Ep. 13: Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Author/Illustrator of Hey, Kiddo

This week’s episode features an interview with Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Jarrett is the author and illustrator of the new graphic memoir for young adults, Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father And Dealt With Family Addiction, which is a National Book Award finalist.

 

You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Shownotes:

You can visit Jarret J. Krosocka’s website at studiojjk.com and follow him on social media @studiojjk.

Jarret will be at an upcoming event at the Boston Athenæum:

TEEN BOOK TALK: HEY, KIDDO

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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Hey, Kiddo

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

with guest author Jack Gantos

“In this talk about his National Book Award longlist graphic memoir for teens, Jarrett J. Krosoczka will take the audience through the steps he took to create this moving, raw book and present a multi-media reading, followed by a conversation with guest author Jack Gantos (who makes a cameo in Hey, Kiddo) about writing and the saving power of creativity and literature.”

Registration is NOT required, but recommended. Free and open to the public

For more information visit the event website.

 

Books Mentioned on This Week’s Episode:

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Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 12: Laura Vanderkam, Author of “Off the Clock”

I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Laura Vanderkam this week, author of several time management and productivity books, including her latest Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

 

 

You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Shownotes:

You can visit Laura Vanderkam’s website at lauravanderkam.com.

Check out the Best of Both Worlds podcast:

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Are you reading a book mentioned on the blog or podcast? I’d love to hear. Tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 11: Author and Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal on “Alma and How She Got Her Name”

Author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her latest picture book, Alma And How She Got Her Name. Juana is also the illustrator of La Madre Goose and La Princesa and the Pea, for which she won the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal Award for Illustration. We chatted about the backstory of Alma, Juana’s journey as an illustrator, and the ways this book can start important conversations in homes and classrooms.

 

 

This episode is also available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Shownotes:

Learn more about Juana Martinez-Neal on her website http://juanamartinezneal.com.

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 10: Jo Piazza, Author of “Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win”

Author Jo Piazza joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her latest book, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. Jo Piazza is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and digital strategist. She has written seven critically acclaimed books, both fiction and non-fiction including How to Be Married, The Knockoff, and Fitness Junkie. Her new novel follows Charlotte Walsh, who leaves her high-powered Silicon Valley job and returns to her small hometown in Pennsylvania to run for the Senate.

 

 

You can also listen to this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Shownotes:

You can find Jo Piazza on Instagram @jopiazzaauthor and her website is JoPiazza.com.

 

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 9: Boston Book Festival Deputy Director Norah Piehl

This week on the podcast we get an inside scoop on an incredible bookish event coming up on Saturday, October 13th: The Boston Book Festival! Deputy Director, Norah Piehl joins me to highlight some of the incredible free author sessions and children’s offerings at this year’s day-long festival.

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“Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight,
and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events
culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading
and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.”

 

 

You can also find this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

For more information about the Boston Book Festival and to see the full schedule of sessions and presenters you can visit  bostonbookfest.org and follow them on Twitter @BostonBookFest.

Books Recommended In This Episode:

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  I also participate in the Indiebound Affiliate program.

 

Ep. 8: Lucy Tan, Author of “What We Were Promised”

Lucy Tan joins me on the podcast this week to discuss her debut novel, What We Were PromisedEntertainment Weekly calls the novel, “A luminous family saga” and Library Journal says, “A novel of class, culture, and expectations; readers who enjoyed works like Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians will likely find Tan’s surprising and down-to-earth tale an entertaining read.”

You can also find this episode on Overcast or wherever you get your podcasts.

Books, Authors, and Links Mentioned In This Episode:

You can find out more about Lucy Tan and see links to her social media here.

 

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If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 7: An Interview with Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Jan Turnquist joins me on the podcast this week to discuss a special bookish destination for fans of Little Women. Orchard House, the home of the novel’s author, Louisa May Alcott is located in Concord, Massachusetts. We discussed why you should visit Orchard House, upcoming special events to mark Little Women’s 150th anniversary, favorite Alcott related reads and more.

You can also find this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Books, Authors, and Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Orchard House

Orchard House is holding a celebration on Sunday, September 30th to mark the day Little Women was published 150 years ago:

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You can find the event details here.

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Orchard House Documentary

If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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Ep 6: Author Karina Yan Glaser on “The Vanderbeekers And The Hidden Garden”

Author Karina Yan Glaser joins me on the podcast this week to discuss the second book in her beloved middle-grade series, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. Vanderbeeker fans will get to revisit this lovable family beginning September 25th when the book comes out.

You can also find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Books and Resources Mentioned On This Episode:

Look for these books at your local library or bookstore or use the links below to order them online.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

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The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

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The Saturdays 

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All of a Kind Family

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Anne of Green Gables

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Mandy

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Harry Potter

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The Secret Garden

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Business Pig

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You can find out more about Karina Yan Glaser on her website, karinaglaser.com Follow her on Twitter @KarinaYanGlaser and on Instagram @karinaisreadingandwriting. You can find Karina Yan Glaser on Book Riot here and sign up for her kidlit newsletter here.

If you’re enjoying the podcast, be sure to subscribe and rate and review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. To stay up to date on bookish happenings, you can follow me on Twitter @ABookishHome.

Happy Reading and Listening!

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

 

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Ep. 5 Chelmsford Public Library’s Head of Reader Services: Jessica FitzHanso

Have checked out your local library lately? Librarian Jessica FitzHanso joins me on the podcast this week to discuss getting the most out of your library card, the books she is recommending to patrons right now, and more.

To find out more about the Chelmsford Public Library you can visit their website and follow them on Twitter @chelmsfordlib. Be sure to check out their Event Calendar as well if you are local to the area.

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please make sure to rate and review on  iTunes and subscribe to be sure you never miss an episode.

Stay connected. I’m on Twitter @ABookishHome and my blog is ABookishHome.com.

Books Mentioned on This Episode:

Jessica mentioned so many wonderful titles in this episode–21 in all!

Visit your local library or indie bookstore to pick up one of the books mentioned on this episode. You can also click on the links below to order the books online.

1. Crazy Rich Asians

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2. China Rich Girlfriend

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3. The Perfect Couple

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4. The Summer Wives

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5. The President Is Missing

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6. The Nightingale

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7. The Great Alone

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8. We That Are Young

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9. Killing Commendatore 

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10. Kingdom of The Blind

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11. The Witch Elm

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12. The Dublin Murder Series, Book 1: In the Woods

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13. Don Quixote

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14. Anna Karenina

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15. Mrs. Dalloway

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16. 1984

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17. Olive Kitteridge

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18. A Visit from the Goon Squad

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19. Netherland

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20. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

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21. Station Eleven

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Ep 4: Louise Miller on The Late Bloomers’ Club

Louise Miller joins me to discuss her new book, The Late Bloomers’ Club. We chatted about the book’s Gilmore Girls feel, her advice for aspiring writers, a very special upcoming bake-off , and more.

You can also find this episode on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode.

Books and Authors Mentioned on This Week’s Episode:

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  • The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

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  • Belong To Me

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You can find Louise Miller on her website: http://louisemillerauthor.tumblr.com, on Twitter and Instagram @LouisetheBaker, and on Facebook @LouiseMillerAuthor

If you read The Late Bloomers’ Club or The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and love them as much as I do, reach out! You can find me on Twitter @ABookishHome. Happy Reading!

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