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ATBF Rae Carson Interview


Rae Carson

Cathie Sue and Adrienne attended the 2013 Austin Teen Book Festival and were fortunate to grab an interview with author Rae Carson. Happy, happy, joy, joy here for you, our favorite listeners, is a bonus podcast with Rae. Thank you so much Rae and to the Austin Teen Book Festival for making it possible.

[Note: We were in a room where other interviews were being conducted so there is some background noise. –ab]


Ernest Cline: A Real Genius

Ernest Cline

This? This is ice. This is what happens to water when it gets too cold. This? This is Ernie. This is what happens when nerds writes books and movies. Total awesomeness!!

Our very special episode SPOILER interview with “Ready Player One” author Ernest Cline. Check out his website for the Easter egg hunt and you, yes, you could win a DeLorean.

emily in the delorean            adrienne and delorean

CYA thanks Hardesty Center for Fab Lab in Tulsa, Booksmart Tulsa, and Cathie Sue for setting up the interview and Ernest Cline for being so wonderfully gracious. It’s always a great day when you can sit in a DeLorean.

Ready Player One book coversready player one cover


Sequoyah Goes Lesesne

Dr. Teri Lesesne

Dr. Teri Lesesne

Dr. Teri Lesesne (rhymes with “insane”) visited with the 2014 Sequoyah Reading Teams for orientation Friday, May 4, 2012. In this meeting Dr. Lesesne was interviewed in the style of James Lipton’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio”. Armed with purple note cards, a microphone and an audience we covered topics from her favorite books as a child, what she learned on her first teaching job, the origin of “Professor Nana”, and her favorite curse word.

Dr. Lesesne speaks to the Sequoyah Reading Teams

Dr. Lesesne is a professor at Sam Houston State University in Austin, TX. She teaches classes in literature for children and young adult in the Department of Library Science. We were honored to have her and to share this interview with you.

Odd-Fish Interivew

The group was very lucky to score a video Skype interview with James Kennedy author of Order of the Odd-Fish.

Order of the Odd-Fish by James Kennedy

Order of the Odd-Fish by James Kennedy

This book is about Jo Larouche who was found with a note declaring her a “dangerous baby”. After thirteen years of a relatively quiet life with her eccentric Aunt, Jo is swept up in an fast-paced adventure and find out just how “dangerous” she really is.

Visit James Kennedy

Listen to the James Kennedy Interview.

December’s book was Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. January’s book is Graceling by Kristin Cashore.