The opportunity to do this interview with Newbery Honoree and New York Times Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt was one of the great honors of our professional lives! Were you hoping to get a mini-MFA from this master of middle grade storytelling? You've come to the right episode. You'll notice this one is longer than usual, and we're grateful for every gracious minute Gary shared with us. Learn about Gary's thoughtful, unique writing process. Gain more insights into his characters, and feel the genuine goodness of Gary as a person. We spend extra time on a deep dive discussion of JUST LIKE THAT, a companion novel to Gary's acclaimed novel, THE WEDNESDAY WARS.
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The Wednesday Wars
Okay For Now
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
Just Like That
Other books mentioned by Gary during interview:
Picture Book: REBEL by John Schoenherr
Charles Dickens- BLEAK HOUSE (mentor text)
Markus Zusak- THE BOOK THIEF
Katherine Paterson- BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA; JACOB HAVE I LOVED
themes of hope
Liza Ketchum- latest THE LAST GARDEN (autobiography)
Patricia Wrightson- THE NARGUN AND THE STARS
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