Sunday, December 12, 2010

Video: Trent Reedy & I Discuss WORDS IN THE DUST

When I was in Boise, Idaho, in September for the Idaho SCBWI conference, author Trent Reedy drove over from Spokane to film a video for the Scholastic Librarian Preview Webcast, promoting his wonderful novel Words in the Dust.

During a break in our formal video shoot, Trent and I talked at a little more length and in a little more depth about the book, its backstory, how it was written and edited, his friendship with Katherine Paterson (who wrote a lovely introduction for the book), and sundry other topics. You can see that conversation in two parts here:

(Aren't those just the most attractive stills ever?) There will be more excitement with this book coming later this week; in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this glimpse of the most excellent Trent and the book, and our conversation.


  1. Yay! Hoorah! And all sorts of jazz! I love this book, and it was so nice to watch the videos. And so sorry I missed drinks tonight! Will you be in the office at all next week? I may have a Christmas surprise to send your way.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these interviews with Mr. Reedy. I read Khaled Hosseini's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, and it broke my heart to learn about the hardships endured by common Afghan people. As an illustrator, I burn through a LOT of audio books. Do you have an audio version planned?

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