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On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.
In this episode we interview Peter Manno, Manager of the Friends of the Library Book Sale about the upcoming Fall Book Sale. We also talk to Young Adult Librarian and soon-to-be-published author Megan England from our Crozet Branch about her writing process just in time to kick off NaNoWriMo.
Abby and Erica talked about the following books that they have been reading.
- White Working Class by Joan Williams (mentioned JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy)
- Bones and All by Camille DeAngelis
- The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (mentioned Peter Brannen’s The Ends of the World)
- Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret (and the film it inspired), Wonderstruck, and The Marvels
Peter talked about becoming a Friend of the Library, Valuable and Attractive Books available at the book sale, Beyond the Books library programming brochure, and mentioned he was about to begin reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell and Philip Pullman’s latest The Book of Dust since he so enjoyed Pullman’s popular His Dark Materials series.
The book sale begins this Saturday, November 4th. Find details about dates and times here.
Megan talked the roles that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Pitchwars have played in her writing and publishing experiences.
- What inspired her: Star Wars films and books, particularly Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray, and the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis. She also recommends the Illuminae Files series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
- Books she’s currently reading: Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and Ship It by Britta Lundin (upcoming).
- Megan and Erica also discussed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
To follow Megan’s work online
- Add The Disasters to Goodreads here.
- Subscribe to her Monthly Newsletter, where she shares everything first: cover reveals, release date, signings, exclusive content and giveaways.
- Megan and her writer friend Jamie Pacton have a weekly live show on YouTube, Tea & Type.
- You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and visit her website is here.
This podcast is made possible with generous support from the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Find out more about the Friends, what they do, and how to support them at the following link.