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Episode 66 — A Conversation with Kristin Cashore


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 24:20
Original Air Date Published October 03, 2013

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.



Kristin Cashore is one of those rare authors whose books are deep and beautiful, and whose work helps readers gain perspective on their own lives. The worlds she creates in her fantasy novels serve as context for philosophical questions and her characters’ inner growth. Because they’re complex structurally and emotionally, her novels are compelling for all kinds of readers. Tune in to hear about Kristin’s process of writing Bitterblue, how music helps her with writing, and how she copes when writing gets hard.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • Graceling (Harcourt, 2008)
  • Fire (Dial, 2009)
  • Bitterblue (Dial, 2012)