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Be our guest! We’ve invited acclaimed children’s, middle-grade and YA book Authors and Illustrators from Holiday House Books + Pixel+Ink to share the stories behind their stories, with all of you!
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The Guest Book Holiday House & Pixel + Ink

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Be our guest! We’ve invited acclaimed children’s, middle-grade and YA book Authors and Illustrators from Holiday House Books + Pixel+Ink to share the stories behind their stories, with all of you!
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    Authors Cristin Bishara and Jodi Meadows in conversation with Holiday House Editor Mora Couch

    Authors Cristin Bishara and Jodi Meadows in conversation with Holiday House Editor Mora Couch

    Holiday House Editor Mora Couch talks fantasy with Authors Jodi Meadows (NIGHTRENDER) and Cristin Bishara (VIAL OF TEARS). From childhood favorites to writing styles and the challenges of complex world-building, these YA authors cover the challenges and rewards of writing and publishing their latest novels.
     
    VIAL OF TEARS is available wherever books are sold. NIGHTRENDER will become available January 11th, 2022. You can find Cristin Basharai at @cristinbishara on Instagram and Jodi Meadows at @jodimeadows on Twitter and @unicornwarlord on Instagram. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about these books and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House, Peachtree, and Pixel+Ink authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 31 min
    SONG FOR JIMI’s Author Charles R. Smith Jr. and Illustrator Edel Rodriguez talk with Vice President & Publisher Neal Porter

    SONG FOR JIMI’s Author Charles R. Smith Jr. and Illustrator Edel Rodriguez talk with Vice President & Publisher Neal Porter

    Neal Porter Books / Holiday House Vice President & Publisher Neal Porter talks to SONG FOR JIMI’s author/illustrator duo Charles R. Smith Jr. and Edel Rodriguez about everything Jimi Hendrix. From their personal connections to the superstar guitarist, their discussions on how to decide where to finish Hendrix’s story, to the use of songwriting conventions when writing the story and how the colors built up to the psychedelic art of the final sections of the book. Includes an excerpt read by the author.
     
    SONG FOR JIMI from Neal Porter Books / Holiday House is available wherever books are sold. You can find Charles R. Smith Jr. at @CRSjr on Twitter and Edel Rodriguez at @edelstudio on Twitter and @edelrodriguez on Instagram. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more book news and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House, Peachtree and Pixel+Ink authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 38 min
    Authors Dianne K. Salerni and Mary Amato in conversation with Holiday House Editor in Chief Mary Cash

    Authors Dianne K. Salerni and Mary Amato in conversation with Holiday House Editor in Chief Mary Cash

    Holiday House Editor in Chief Mary Cash talks Sci-Fi with Authors Dianne K. Salerni (JADIE IN FIVE DIMENSIONS) and Mary Amato (STAR STRIKER: GAME ON!). From their Sci-Fi inspirations (both hard and soft), early starts in Sci-fi TV and fanfiction, and how all of the above influenced their Fall 2021 debut middle grade novels in the genre.
    JADIE IN FIVE DIMENSIONS and STAR STRIKER: GAME ON! are available wherever books are sold. You can find Dianne K. Salerni at @diannesalerni on Twitter and Mary Amato at @maryamato on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about these books and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House, Peachtree, and Pixel+Ink authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 36 min
    I TALK LIKE A RIVER’S Author Jordan Scott and Illustrator Sydney Smith in conversation with Professor Sylvia Vardell

    I TALK LIKE A RIVER’S Author Jordan Scott and Illustrator Sydney Smith in conversation with Professor Sylvia Vardell

    Author Jordan Scott and Illustrator Sydney Smith talk about their book I TALK LIKE A RIVER with Sylvia M. Vardell, Ph.D.Professor at Texas Woman's University School of Library & Information Studies, with a focus on Poetry for Young People. A year on from publication, what are the takeaways from the Author/Illustrator duo? The discussion covers a variety of topics, from how poetry allows for creative expression in depicting speech types (specifically stuttering) to the way in which the illustrations impact the way in which the text is read. 
     
    We’re chatting today timed to International Stuttering Awareness Day, which is October 22nd. 
     
     
    I TALK LIKE A RIVER from Neal Porter Books / Holiday House is available wherever books are wols. You can find Jordan Scott at @jscottwrites on Twitter and @squeezedlight on Instagram and Sydney Smith at @Sydneydraws on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more book news and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 42 min
    Authors Janet Nolan, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Caroline Brooks DuBois talk about stories about 9/11 for today’s children

    Authors Janet Nolan, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Caroline Brooks DuBois talk about stories about 9/11 for today’s children

    Authors Janet Nolan, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Caroline Brooks DuBois join Associate Marketing Manager for Trade Elyse Vincenty to discuss their books SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL, 14 COWS FOR AMERICA, and THE PLACES WE SLEEP. They discuss the inspiration for writing their stories, the importance of bringing stories about September 11th to children today, and more.

    SEVEN AND A HALF TONS OF STEEL by Janet Nolan, 14 COWS FOR AMERICA by Carmen Agra Deedy, and THE PLACES WE SLEEP by Caroline Brooks DuBois are available wherever books are sold. Follow Holiday House on social media @HolidayHouseBks and Peachtree on Twitter and Facebook @PeachtreePub and Instagram @PeachtreePublishing. Subscribe to hear future episodes on The Guest Book with other Holiday House, Peachtree, and Pixel+Ink authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 48 min
    Authors Crystal Maldonado and Kate Albus in conversation with Producer Keith Strunk about their Debut Novels

    Authors Crystal Maldonado and Kate Albus in conversation with Producer Keith Strunk about their Debut Novels

    Authors Crystal Maldonado (FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA) and Kate Albus (A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON) talk with The Guest Book Producer Keith Strunk about their books, both published in Spring 2021. From the inspirations behind their stories to the way in which they can relate to each other's characters, their go-to quarantine reads, and the titles they’re working on now!
     
    FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA and A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON are available wherever books are sold. You can find Crystal Maldonado at @crystalwrote on Twitter and Instagram and Kate Albus at @katealbus on Twitter. Follow Holiday House on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @HolidayHouseBks for more about this series and for book giveaways. Subscribe to hear future episodes of The Guest Book with other Holiday House authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals!

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    • 34 min

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