Episode 21 – Grant Faulkner

October 17, 2017

The very first sentence of Grant Faulkner’s bio reads “As a boy, I spent my allowance on all sorts of…

Episode 20 – Lynnda Pollio

October 5, 2017

We all know that books make great gifts. When I fall head over heels in love with a book, I…

Episode 19 – Kevin Smokler

September 21, 2017

Kevin Smokler is a dear friend who changed my world when he asked me to be part of his panel…

Episode 18 – Byron Pitts

August 24, 2017

You may recognize Byron Pitts’s name and face because he has been part of the American landscape for a number…

Episode 17 – Laurie Halse Anderson

August 10, 2017

Laurie Halse Anderson is a writer known to many of you, but she was unknown to me until I walked…

Episode 16 – Erika Napoletano

July 27, 2017

Several years ago, I was waiting to board a plane in Baltimore and passed the time reading a galley copy…

Episode 15 – Jeff Goins

July 6, 2017

I first met author Jeff Goins in the back of a car on the way to the airport in Dallas….

Episode 14 – Jacqueline Woodson

June 23, 2017

Today we are excited to welcome award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson to the Why I Write podcast. Our Annual Convention will…

Episode 13 – Brad Montague

C.C. Chapman
June 9, 2017

From the moment I first watched A Pep Talk from Kid President to You and heard the classic line, “Not…

Episode 12 – Daniel Suarez

C.C. Chapman
May 5, 2017

I’m a self-admitted geek and love technology. So when the words of Daniel Suarez’s writing entered my world, I was…