December 2012 Write On! Radio Archives

What a show — we speak with two bestselling authors — Steven Johnson and David Cay Johnston. Steven Johnson discusses his new book Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. He is also the author of Everything Bad is Good for You and Where Good Ideas Come From, among other titles.

We speak with Loren D. Estleman about his new book The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. He is also the author of over 60 novels, including the Amos Walker private detective series; Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula, or The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count; and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes.

We speak with Anna Dewdney, who writes the beloved Llama Llama series of children's books, the newest being Llama Llama Time to Share. There are over 4.8 million Llama books in print, which speaks to how highly regarded this series has become.

We also speak with humorist Dan Gutman, who chats about writing for children who would rather not read at all. He has written dozens of books for children, including the My Weird School chapter book series.

We speak with National Book Award-winning author William Alexander about his amazing fantasy novel for young readers Goblin Secrets.

We also speak with Jon Klassen, who wrote I Want My Hat Back, which was selected as one of the 10 best illustrated children’s books of 2011 by the New York Times, and its follow-up, This Is Not My Hat.