September 2015 Write On! Radio Archives

We speak with Jack Gantos about his new autobiographical novel The Trouble in Me. He is the author of many books, including Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the Newbery Medal – and he's the creator of Rotten Ralph.

We speak with Stephen Yoch about his debut historical novel Becoming George Washington, a meticulously researched work that examines the life of the young adult who went on to become one of our greatest presidents.

We speak with Geoffrey Saign about his new middle grade fantasy Gorgon, the sequel to Whipeye, which won the International Book Award and the Independent Author Network Award. He is a teacher and environmentalist and is the author of Green Essentials and The Great Apes/African Cats.

We speak with Minneapolis author Jane St. Anthony about her new middle grade novel Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart. She is also the author of The Summer Sherman Loved Me and Grace Above All, now available from the University of Minnesota Press.

We speak with Bloomington author Norman Draper about his new novel Front Yard, the sequel to Backyard, which both satire suburbia and the idea of the perfect lawn. Norman Draper is a former journalist with 35 years of experience.