Young Adult Author Interviews

Interview and Web Links for Author Ransom Riggs

This interview inspires two projects: write a story based on a photograph and illustrate a story with photographs. This is a great interview by Ransom Riggs. He starts out talking about the pressure of writing a second book after having published a first book that was exceptionally successful. He then talks about how, in Hollow City, […]

A Video and Internet Links for Madeleine L’Engle

This is a video of an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the the publication of  “A Wrinkle in Time.” Children, as well as adults, are interviewed. A good introductory video to show before assigning the book. Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is an American author who wrote A Wrinkle in Time, a Newberry-Award-winning book that has so far sold eight million copies. […]

Sarah Kay, Poet and Storyteller: TEDxEast Talk on Writing

Sarah Kay (born 1988) is an American poet who began performing poetry at age 14. Sarah Kay specializes in spoken-word poetry. The performance aspect of her work is clear in all of her videos. To start getting to know Sarah Kay’s work and philosophy, watch her TEDxEast talk above, titled “How Many Lives Can You Live?”. If […]