Meet the Author
About This Show
Meet the Author gives students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.” During the live webcasts, authors describe their writing process, character development, and ways to build a plot. Students ask questions and authors respond with inspiring and lively commentary. Nominated for several Emmy Awards & winner of numerous Telly Awards, Meet the Author brings the process of reading and writing to life. The goal of each webcast is to motivate students to read new books, write their own stories, and find and establish their place in a reading and writing world.
Most Recent Episode
She’s a “seeker of lost stories.” During a BookList Reader interview, Ruta Sepetys said, “I want to give voice to those who have never had a chance to tell their story.” Her books are published in over 50 countries and in 36 languages, and read by teens and adults alike. Her latest historical fiction, Salt to the Sea, is a New York Times Bestseller. Told from the character’s point of view, the book follows the struggles of three teenagers who seek refuge during the end of World War II but find tragedy instead. During the live webcast, Ruta Sepetys shares her writing process, insights on research, character development, and telling one’s personal story. She also talks about other her award-winning books Between Shades of Grey and Out of the Easy. In one segment, Stone Middle Schools (FCPS) students packed “virtual suitcases.” Ruta Sepetys also answers questions from students.
Originally recorded on 11/2/17