Episode 219: SCBWI 2017
This week, it's time again for Dietrich and Josh to sit down with a trio of authors from the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference here in Nashville, getting a chance to speak with some really fascinating authors. Laurent Linn started his career working with Jim Henson's Muppets, and his career has branched out in impressive directions since then, as he's acted as the art director for several books and written Draw The Line, an illustrated young adult novel. Jessica Young is the award winning author of My Blue is Happy, the Finley Flowers series, and more, and speaks with Josh about her approach to creating these books. David Arnold, the author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite, talks about the many roads to inspiration that he's traveled, and about writing young characters in a way that speaks to his audience. It's one of our favorite events of the year, and we'd like to thank SCBWI and Alisha Klapheke in particular for making it a joy every time. We'll be back in two weeks with a regular episode, but until then, you can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.