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🎧 The Reader's Heart | Guest: Sarah Everett

Updated: Mar 2

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 

Although I try not to show it, I am often very nervous when interviewing authors or illustrators for The Reader's Heart. It's hard not to be completely star struck when chatting with people I admire so much and this episode is a prime example of that. Like a lot of people, I was deeply moved by last year's The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett, and was nervous to chat with her about the ways she approaches the work of crafting such memorable stories for young people. With that in mind, it was such a delight to find that not only is Sarah humble and approachable, but that her work is deeply rooted in her own experiences as a reader. I can't wait to read her latest book - which you can preorder at the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy our conversation as I much as I did!


EPISODE INFORMATION:

  • EPISODE NUMBER: 005

  • GUEST: Sarah Everett


Sarah Everett is the author of several books for teens. Charlotte’s Web was the first book that ever made her cry, and while she despises spiders, she still has an abiding love of stories that move her. When she is not reading or writing, she is dreaming about summer, gearing up for her next travel adventure, perfecting her tree pose, or yodeling with her dog. She lives in western Canada. Her next book, The Shape of Lost Things, (check out that gorgeous cover!) will be released in October of 2024.




EPISODE TRANSCRIPT 


RESOURCES & LINKS 

Please enjoy a special discount of 20% off the titles mentioned in this episode (or others of your choice) by visiting Bookelicious and using the code JENNIFERLAGARDE. Note: I do not make any money from the sales, but I am delighted that you get to save some!



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MORE ABOUT THE READER’S HEART 

Rooted in the belief that our world needs the magic of children’s literature now more than ever, the Reader’s Heart podcast captures conversations with authors and illustrators about children's literature as a vehicle for empathy and joy in a dark world. I'm so excited about this project and it's my wish that it brings you as much light and hope as it has brought me.


Special thanks to Corinna Luyken for creating the beautiful illustration that will serve as the show's logo. I've always found Corinna's art so moving and she perfectly captured the spirit of what I am trying to do, which is to put warmth and love into the world during a time when so many are working to limit kids' access to the warmth and love inherent in children's literature. (Also, don't forget, you can use the discount above to buy Corinna's books from Bookelicious, too!)


Weekly episodes will drop on Tuesdays. Once you've had a chance to listen, I hope you will consider leaving The Reader's Heart a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review! Podcast reviews are one of the best ways to support your favorite shows and help others find these conversations.


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