On a stormy Friday last February, I flew to Ohio for a school visit and the amazing Dublin Literacy Conference. The school visit…well…was one of the quieter ones I’ve had (school was closed for a snow day, so we had to connect via Skype later on) but the conference itself was a whirlwind of bookish enthusiasm. One of the other speakers was Jarrett J. Krosoczka of LUNCH LADY fame, and during one of our breaks, he interviewed me about CAPTURE THE FLAG for his Sirius XM Live Show “The Book Report.”
That show is available online now, along with Jarrett’s interviews with Tomie dePaola, Norton Juster, Grace Lin, Amy Ignatow, and Dav Pilkey. (Fun fact for Dav’s fans… My Scholastic editor for the MARTY MCGUIRE series also edits CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. So they’re like…literary second cousins or something.)
Anyway, you’ll want to check out Jarrett’s Book Report archives, especially if you’re a teacher or librarian. The interviews average around ten minutes each and are great for author studies or just to share along with a read-aloud.