Interviews

Interview with Grace Lin

March 6, 2017

published in AudioFile Magazine; December 2016-January 2017 Z Grace Lin “When I was younger, there were lots of times books became my friends. I hope I create books that have become friends for kids.” Rent audiobooks Talking with Grace Lin Grace Lin read more »


Chapel Hill picture book author has gift for rhyme and pacing: Linda Ashman-Interview

April 9, 2016

Author Linda Ashman will sign books at the Chapel Hill Library April 10.  BY SUSIE WILDE (published in the News and Observer, 4/8/16) Linda Ashman appeared to do the unthinkable earlier this year: She had three children’s books come out read more »


Christa Lewis Interview

February 23, 2016

published in AudioFile (February/March 2016) Christa Lewis’s last three narrations earned AudioFile Earphones Awards. All three of them are challenging books that reveal the talents of someone relatively new to the field of narration. In Ryan Graudin’s  WOLF BY WOLF read more »


Euan Morton Interview

published in AudioFile (December 2015/January 2016) At age 6, Euan Morton found himself surrounded by snowballs made of rolled-up newspapers, playing Frosty the Snowman for a children’s festival. He knew then that he wanted to be an actor or a read more »


Interview with Jorjeana Marie

October 21, 2015

Jorjeana Marie Jorjeana Marie has given voice to more than 100 audiobooks in a spectrum of genres for all ages. She now knows that when she was a child, she wanted to grow up and narrate audiobooks, though she didn’t read more »


Julia Whelan Interview

U – Z Julia Whelan Listen to a clip from I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN Julia has read audiobooks across all ages and genres. She performs using “equal parts analysis, instinct, and emotion.” Recent audiobooks Unlike many children, narrator Julia read more »


Kevin Henkes to Appear at Flyleaf Books

September 20, 2015

This interview was published in the Chapel Hill Herald, September 20, 2015 Kevin Henkes has published more than 30 picture books, many of them award-winning, most of them loved by children and their parents. Ironically, he’s never had to wait read more »


Wry humor, rollicking fun in tale of Jackrabbit

September 4, 2015

(This article was published in the News and Observer 8/30/15: Lucy Rozier will be signing at the Regulator in Durham on Saturday, October 10th at 3 p.m.) When Lucy Rozier entered my 2011 children’s book writing class, I saw in read more »


Interview With Jandy Nelson

December 29, 2014

Author Jandy Nelson is a self-described “audiobook fanatic.” She listens at the library, buys the audiobook, and then buys the print book–“so I don’t have to sit in front of my apartment for hours listening.” But sometimes she does that read more »


More about Kwame Alexander

October 16, 2014

Kwame Alexander I have been working on a piece about diversity lately and I keep thinking about Kwame Alexander. He was such an amazing person to interview that I hated getting off the phone and learned so much I had read more »