Skip to main content

Archives - August 2013

Interview: Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers & Saints Boxed Set

Aug 30, 2013

All told, Gene Luen Yang just released about 500 pages’ worth of graphic novel. He’s spread that out over two phenomenal books, Boxers and Saints, both of which detail the Boxer Rebellion from decidedly different viewpoints. We took a walk back through history with Yang and interviewed him about the creation of these two impressive titles.

Interview: James Patterson, author of Treasure Hunters

Aug 23, 2013

James Patterson is an author who needs no introduction. Frequently on best-seller lists for both adult and children's books, he's known for writing great stories. But did you know about his efforts to get children reading? For the past decade, James has been devoting more and more of his time to championing books and reading --- from the James Patterson Pageturner Awards, to his website ReadKiddoRead.com, to  his regular donations of hundreds of thousands of books to schools here in the states and troops overseas and more.

In this interview, Patterson talks about why he began writing books for kids, how reluctant readings can get hooked on reading and what books he's working on!