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…

Episode 11 – Carmen Agra Deedy

CC Chapman
March 31, 2017

In the days following the Inauguration, I read The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet and instantly knew that I…

Episode 10 – Ellen McGirt

CC Chapman
March 7, 2017

Over the course of my life, I’ve crossed paths with a variety of amazing people and one of those is…

Episode 9 – Sharon Draper

CC Chapman
February 16, 2017

Almost from the first moment of hitting record on this podcast, one name kept coming up as a must-have guest…