Consider passing the time by listening in on the recent interview I did with Barry Eva of A Book and a Chat. Download the podcast here.
Here are some highlights and where to find them in the interview:
2:00 — Magic tricks with Caroline the Great
3:25 — Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence on my writing
5:40 — Deserts: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico
9:20 — Marmite, Vegemite, and Promite
11:00 — Poetry in the classroom
17:40 — Reflections on the word “poet”
19:00 — How MAY B. came to be a verse novel
20:30 — Emily Dickinson’s poems and Gilligan’s Island
23:35 — Books I wrote before MAY B.
24:20 — Roald Dahl’s writing advice
26:20 — Inspiration behind MAY B.
29:30 — MAY B. and dyslexia
34:15 — Mail order brides
36:05 — MAY B. overview
37:03 — sod houses
41:05 — more on MAY as a verse novel
43:40 — A little secret about my exposure to verse novels
44:47 — My publication journey
49:00 — The amazing Karen Cushman
49:35 — The Classes of 2k11 and 2k12
53:50 — Future projects
Great interview. As as a fellow writer who is in the midst of my own first novel in verse, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your process with writing May B. (I can’t wait to read it, btw.)
I love how much ground you covered in your interview!
Liesl Shurtliff says
I have a mountain of laundry to fold tomorrow. I cant wait for the discussion on Vegemite. It sounds as good as Spam, maybe.
Kimberley Griffiths Little says
Can’t wait to listen to this – after my company leaves next week! 🙂
Caroline Starr Rose says
Thanks, all! It was really fun. Sadly, Liesl, I’ve never tried Spam. 🙂