A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Patton of The Picturebooking Podcast to talk about my process, my research, and the story behind Neighborhood Sharks. I’m really proud of this interview—it’s an intimate look at how I think and work through making books—and I’m delighted that it’s up and ready to listen to as of this afternoon. Pull on your favorite pair of headphones and check it out here. Thanks in advance for listening in, and a big thanks to Nick hosting our conversation!
A final note about current events in the kid’s lit world: The ALA Youth Media Awards—basically the Oscars of the book world for kids and teens—will be held on Monday, February 2nd, starting at 8:00 AM Central Time during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Join them for a live webcast of the press conference here, or follow them on Twitter at @ to be among the first to know the 2015 winners. Huge advanced congratulations to the winners-to-be!