Category Archives: Interviews

Interview with Blythe Woolston for Morris Award Finalists

As the ALA Midwinter Conference approaches, the Morris Award finalists are embarking on a blog tour. To kick off my leg of the tour, I’ve posted an interview I did with the wonderful Blythe Woolston. Here I talk a little about my writing process, and the influence of my MFA program at Columbia College Chicago.

Interview in Hypertext Magazine

The lovely and talented Christine Rice, who was a teacher of mine at Columbia College Chicago, recently interviewed me for Hypertext Magazine, a great publication that she founded and that I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to several times since its inception in 2010.

Interview with DNAinfo

In this interview with Heather Cherone, the northwest side reporter for DNAinfo Chicago, I talk about writing, teaching, and the surreal experience of a dream coming true:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141015/jefferson-park/nw-side-teens-forced-move-ireland-subject-of-taft-teachers-first-novel

Interview with Chicago Literati

I recently spoke with Kristen Nathan of Chicago Literati about place, point of view, and music in my new novel, The Carnival at Bray.

My interview about YA lit in the Chicago Tribune

I talked recently with Tribune contributor Donald Leibonson about YA lit, my publisher, Elephant Rock Books, and my forthcoming novel, The Carnival at Bray.