Hey there word nerds!
Today I have the pleasure of hosting Kevin Brooks on the show!
Kevin is a critically acclaimed young adult novelist whose first book, Martyn Pig, was named a Publishers Weekly “Flying Start” selection. Kevin has written many books since then including Black Rabbit Summer, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Carnegie Medal, and The Bunker Diary, which won the Carnegie Medal in 2014.
His most recent novel, Born Scared, is a terrifying thriller about a 13-year-old boy named Elliot confined to his home by incapacitating fear. But then on Christmas Eve, a mixup at the pharmacy leaves him with not enough pills. His mother must go out into the snowstorm to get more, and when she doesn’t come back Elliot has to venture out after her on his own.
This book really resonated with me on so many levels and I’m sure it will resonate with many of you as well.
So listen in as Kevin and I talk about this amazing book, and learning how to embrace the fear of writing not just on the page but as writers.
In this episode Kevin and I discuss:
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