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The Porchlight is brought to you by Bethany Hegedus, Creative Director at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. (thewritingbarn.com) Join us as we chat with authors, illustrators and other creatives in and outside of the kid-lit field.
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The Porchlight Podcast: Episode 26 with Deborah Hopkinson
7 days ago
This episode of the Porchlight features Deborah Hopkinson, author of more than 50 books for young readers, including picture books, middle grade fiction and nonfiction. Her she discusses her newest book, Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen, a picture book biography of a now famous author - who was neither rich nor famous during her lifetime. She talks about the writer's role as an observer of everyday life and how the events of childhood contribute to who we become as adults, as well as the importance of revision and growing as a writer. And how even after 50 books, she still goes through many, many drafts and has several books rejected each year. Deborah Hopkinson website: https://deborahhopkinson.com/ Publishers link to book: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062373304/ordinary-extraordinary-jane-austen Melissa Sweet's nonfiction categories posts: https://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2017/12/behind-books-nonfiction-family-tree.html & http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-nonfiction-family-tree-book-lists.html (mentioned in the discussion)
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