Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Starting the Journey

The genesis for my new blog focus is somewhat sprawling. It’s taken me a long time to figure out what I want to say about the real world (fiction comes easy). But I like to think that when a course… Read the rest

On Violence and Racism, Then and Now

I’ve just been reminded of this video interview that I did for Zetta Elliott more than a year ago, after a panel at the New York Public Library. This is one of my favorite videos to date of me talking… Read the rest

Cynsational Me

My guest post was featured yesterday on Cynsations, author Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s awesome all-things-kidlit blog. I blogged about my inspirations for writing Camo Girl, my novel about friendship and fitting in in middle school. Camo Girl deals with some hot-button… Read the rest

Camo Girl on the Radio

I was recently invited to speak on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson show, interviewed by (you guessed it) Michael Eric Dyson, bestselling author, educator and radio personality. It’s always fun and exciting to be interviewed, but it’s even more so to… Read the rest

The Brown Bookshelf: 28 Days Later

I am featured on The Brown Bookshelf today as part of their 28 Days Later campaign, an annual tribute to African American authors and illustrators. Author Kelly Starling Lyons interviewed me on such compelling topics as The Rock and the… Read the rest

SCBWI Soundbite

Blogger Lee Wind interviewed me as a first time SCBWI Conference attendee. I talked about my experience. Not too shabby, for a spontaneous “What did you learn this weekend?” on-camera moment. If I do say so myself…. For more videos… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants: Writing Multicultural Characters

Okay….so I just wrote a long post about why everyone should pop over to Chasing Ray and read the latest “What a Girl Wants” conversation….then Blogger ate it. Grrr. So, more on the why later, but anyone with an interest… Read the rest

What a Girl Wants: Detective Stories

The next installment of Colleen Mondor’s “What a Girl Wants” panel interview series is up at Chasing Ray. It’s an awesome discussion! Today we’re talking about the role of the girl detective in YA literature. So…… Nancy Drew? Agatha Christie?… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants, What A Girl Reads

The “What a Girl Wants” interview series has launched over at Chasing Ray. Today we’re talking about what we read as tweens/teens that most impacted us. Check it out! And then join the discussion in the comments section. This is… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants

Colleen Mondor, of Chasing Ray , is hosting a brand new, exciting round table of women authors talking about “What a Girl Wants.” It launches later this week, and I’ll be participating! Here’s a sneak peek at Colleen’s introduction to… Read the rest