Authors are ROCKSTARS!
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This podcast features interviews with young adult authors, book picks from the hosts, as well as rockin' music that relates to the books spoken about on that month's program.
||Ann Stampler: Our Farewell Episode||Hey everyone. This is a hard post to write. After we produced this episode, Allison and I decided that it was time for us to hang up our mics. Now that we live on opposite ends of the West Coast, it has just become a challenge to put these podcasts togeth||2/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sarah J. Maas: Thanksgiving (belated) Podcast||Thanksgiving has just passed, and this month on Authors are ROCKSTARS!, we were thankful for an awesome interview with New York Times bestselling author, Sarah J. Maas! If you're a regular listener, you know we love fantasy here on the podcast, and Sarah'||12/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tamara Ireland Stone: October podcast||Rev up your DeLoreans, listeners, because it's time travel month here on Authors are ROCKSTARS! We've got a terrific interview for you with Tamara Ireland Stone, author of Time Between Us and its recently released sequel, Time After Time. We talked to Tam||10/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jessica Brody: September Podcast||It's been a busy year around here at Authors are ROCKSTARS! While Michelle was preparing for a big cross-state move earlier this year, Allison had the pleasure of interviewing Unremembered author Jessica Brody via Skype. We talked about her journey as a w||9/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gwenda Bond: Special Edition Podcast||We're rounding out the ALA 2013 series of Librarians are ROCKSTARS! podcasts with an interview with the fabulous Gwenda Bond, author of Blackwood. Together with Steve from Circulating Ideas, Allison got to hang out with Gwenda in a quiet corner of the ALA||9/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gene Yang: Special Edition Podcast||We're back with another episode of our special edition series of our podcast, Librarians are ROCKSTARS! We're thrilled to collaborate once more with Steve from Circulating Ideas, the librarian interview podcast. Steve and Allison met up at the American Li||8/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Messenger and Debra Driza: June Podcast||Today on the podcast, we have an extra special treat: two authors in one interview! Debra Driza, author of MILA 2.0 and Shannon Messenger, author Let the Sky Fall. We had an absolutely fabulous time and think you will too! Highlights include Deb sin||6/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Leigh Bardugo: Roadtrip Edition Podcast||Last month, we were thrilled to meet up with Leigh at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena to discuss her upcoming book, Siege and Storm, which comes out on June 4th. We were blown away last year by her debut novel, Shadow and Bone, so we loved sitting do||6/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cylin Busby: Roadtrip Edition Podcast||We are pleased to bring you an interview with the incredible Cylin Busby, recorded at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. We had so much fun chatting with Cylin about her latest book for teens, Blink Once, a suspenseful paranormal thriller- what ki||5/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CJ Redwine: April Podcast||All right, fantasy fans, get excited! We have an interview with Defiance author, CJ Redwine, for you. We had so much fun talking to CJ about what inspired the intense emotions in this post-apocalyptic fantasy, her determination to write while juggling th||4/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lauren Oliver: Roadtrip Edition Podcast||Lauren Oliver, author of the spellbinding dystopian Delirium series, visited the Mission Viejo Library last month, and we were thrilled to snag an interview with this amazing author! Michelle is still on semi-maternity leave with her cute baby, so I was j||4/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jordan Dane: Extra Special Edition||Look at that audiobook cover... you may see a familiar name. That's right-- I'm the narrator of a YA audiobook by the fabulous author Jordan Dane. On today's podcast, Allison and I chat with Jordan via Skype to talk about her newest release Indigo Awaken||3/29/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Messenger: March Podcast & Giveaway||We are thrilled to have Shannon Messenger on the podcast! She is a most delightful person, and her YA debut, Let the Sky Fall, is in bookstores everywhere TODAY. Michelle is supposed to be taking it easy with her baby, but she is currently doing her "happ||3/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Beth Revis: February Podcast||Beth Revis is back on the show, y'all! She joined us via Skype to discuss the stunning final volume in her Across the Universe series. We were utterly thrilled to chat with Beth again, and we know you're going to love this interview. Also in this epi||2/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Annameekee Hesik: Debut Author Edition||We chatted via Skype with Annameekee Hesik, author of The You-Know-Who Girls: Freshman Year. It's a smart, funny read about basketball, girls in love with girls, and self-discovery. We were charmed by Annameekee, and we know you will be, too! Want to dow||2/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Veronica Rossi: January Podcast||Veronica Rossi's debut novel, Under the Never Sky, was one of our favorite reads of 2012. We just loved its unique blend of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and romance-- so we were thrilled to get a chance to catch up with her around the release of t||1/31/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kirby Larson: Special Edition Podcast||In anticipation of the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Seattle this weekend, we present a special project: Librarians are ROCKSTARS! We teamed up with Steve from the Circulating Ideas podcast to interview two very awesome authors about||1/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kevin Emerson: Road Trip Edition Podcast||We are so pleased to bring you the final interview we recorded at the SCBWI conference in LA this summer: Kevin Emerson, author of the super-exciting Atlanteans series! In addition to being a talented writer, Kevin is just about the nicest guy ever. We h||1/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||YA in the Sun: Road Trip Edition Podcast||Last month, we traveled south to the beautiful Encinitas Library in San Diego County for an awesome event called YA in the Sun. There were so many authors there, we couldn't miss it! We had so much fun mixing and mingling with some of our favori||12/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brodi Ashton: Special Edition Podcast||We're so pleased to share another of the interviews we did at the SCWBI in Los Angeles over the summer-- this time we're featuring the lovely Brodi Ashton! Brodi's debut novel, Everneath, dazzled readers when it hit bookshelves in January of this year. Ge||12/10/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Karen Cushman: November Podcast||Over the summer, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Newbery Medal winning author, Karen Cushman, when she was in Los Angeles for the SCBWI conference. We chatted with Karen about her writing, what it was like to win the Newbery Medal (and Honor!),||11/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Fun show with a unique twist!
I'm a new listener to Authors are ROCKSTARS! (having been introduced to the show this past weekend at the YA in the Sun event in San Diego) and so far I'm having a blast with it! Michelle and Allison are engaging hosts with a knack for keeping their guests talking, laughing, and sharing. I've only just begun to catch up on episodes, but so far their conversation with Libba Bray has been a highlight for me, as she is an amazing author and public speaker and was just as funny on the podcast as she is in person. The show really seems to do a good job overall of finding top flight authors in the YA (and occassionally MG) field to interview, and has also made some book recommendations that have caught by interest. But what really separates this podcast from others in the same genre is that, as a listener, you are also treated to an ecclectic sampling of musical suggestions from Michelle and Allison at the end of their episodes. I've already heard a few artists and songs to whom I would not have normally given a try, so I'm discovering not only great reads, but great listens at the same time. Thanks to Authors are ROCKSTARS! for putting on a great show! Looking forward to the next episode!