Author Interview: Anna Rose Johnson

THE STAR THAT ALWAYS STAYS By Anna Rose Johnson       Holiday House, ISBN: 978-0-8234-5040-4  $17.99 July 12, 2022 Ages 8-12     I was delighted to hear that the author of THE STAR THAT ALWAYS STAYS, Anna Rose Johnson, was willing to reply to some interview questions. I reviewed it earlier in 2022,… Read more »

Review: Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk

Beyond the Bright Sea By Lauren Wolk Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781101994856, 304pp. Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Writers debate the pros and cons of including prologues, especially in books for young readers. I’d advise writers mulling over that decision to read the prologues in Lauren Wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea  and also in Wolf… Read more »


Warning, readers. This is a longer post than usual, but I hope you’ll find it’s worth every word. Many people are familiar with the adage:  Think globally, act locally. This advice, like much advice, is simple on the surface but more complex when it comes to real life. I support organizations that have proven themselves… Read more »

An Interview with author Gayle Rosengren

Originally posted on THE STORIED PAST: Gayle Rosengren, author of COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET, is a Wisconsin writer and a friend. This book was released in October to coincide with the anniversary date of the Cuban missile crisis and the current efforts (at that time) to re-establish diplomatic relations between the USA and Cuba…. Read more »

Interview with author Carol Estby Dagg

Originally shared 2016 on The Storied Past. When awards season is just warming up, some books released earlier may slip from memory as the year winds down. One title (from 2016) that merits renewed attention when committees begin their discussions is Sweet Home Alaska, released in February, 2016 and reviewed below this interview. Carole Estby… Read more »