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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Skinny Dip

Janet Taylor Lisle

Skinny Dip with Janet Taylor Lisle

For this interview, we chat with Janet Taylor Lisle, Newbery Honor-winning author of Afternoon of the Elves, the Scott O’Dell Award-winning The Art of Keeping Cool, and the thriller Black Duck, along with many other reader favorites. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? I’m quite sure Emily Dickinson, […]

Ed Spicer

Skinny Dip with Ed Spicer

For this interview, we visit with Ed Spicer, educator, author, curriculum guide writer, and ALA committee member many times over. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? I would love to spend some time in a confidential, friendly chat with Michelle Obama. Which book do you find […]

Cynthia Grady

Skinny Dip with Cynthia Grady

We visit with Cynthia Grady, author and librarian, at her home in New Mexico. She tells us her favorite childhood candy, the person she’d ask to meet her at a coffee shop, and much more.

Debby Dahl Edwardson

Skinny Dip with Debby Dahl Edwardson

For this interview, we visit with Debby Dahl Edwardson, author of the National Book Award finalist My Name is Not Easy and co-founder of the LoonSong Writers’ Retreat. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? Anne Lamott. I feel like I already know her so well though […]

Heidi Hammond

Skinny Dip with Heidi Hammond

For this interview, we visit with Heidi Hammond, associate professor at St. Catherine University in the MLIS program, long-time school librarian, and author of Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: a Guide to the Illustrations, along with co-author Gail D. Nordstrom. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a […]

Pamela S. Turner

Skinny Dip with Pamela S. Turner

For this interview, we visit with Pamela S. Turner, children’s book author with two new books out in 2016, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune and Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird: Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? Sir Richard Francis […]

Mélina Mangal

Skinny Dip with Mélina Mangal

For this interview, we visit with Mélina Mangal, children’s book author and librarian: What’s your favorite late-night snack? My favorite ANYTIME snack is white cheddar popcorn.   Most cherished childhood memory?   Roaming through the north woods, climbing trees with my sister and brothers.  I loved being outdoors so much.    Illustrator’s work you most […]

Nancy Johnson

Skinny Dip with Nancy Johnson

We are pleased to share a Skinny Dip with Nancy Johnson, professor, children’s/young adult literature and English/ language arts education, Western Washington University.

April Halprin Wayland

Skinny Dip with April Halprin Wayland

Today we welcome author and educator April Halprin Wayland to Bookology. Her most recent picture book, More Than Enough, is a story about Passover. April was one of nine Instructors of the Year honored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Creative Writing. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? I […]

Polly Carlson-Voiles

Skinny Dip with Polly Carlson-Voiles

Today we welcome author Polly Carlson-Voiles to Bookology. Her book, Summer of the Wolves, has been a favorite adventure story with middle grade readers, a recent contender for the Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? Jane Goodall. Which book do you find yourself recommending […]

Eric Rohmann

Skinny Dip with Eric Rohmann

  Today we welcome author, illustrator, and Caldecott medalist Eric Rohmann to Bookology. He agreed to give us the skinny on several topics of vital importance. Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? Darwin, Newton, William Blake … and so many others I’ll need a big coffee shop. […]

Bobbi Miller

Skinny Dip with Bobbi Miller

Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? My definition of celebrity is someone whom I admire, who I think has contributed to society in his actions or words. To me, celebrity is more than a pretty face. He does more than recite words that someone else wrote, […]

Barbara O'Connor

Skinny Dip with Barbara O’Connor

  Which book do you find yourself recommending passionately? Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. I read it at a time when I was struggling to find my writing voice. I was so struck by the strong sense of place in that book. It was obvious that West Virginia was Rylant’s heart’s home. So I decided […]

Marsha Qualey

Skinny Dip with Marsha Qualey

 Which celebrity, living or not, do you wish would invite you to a coffee shop? Joni. And I’d come prepared with questions about her painting, not her music, because then, just maybe, she’d see beyond the gobsmacked fan. Maybe she’d draw something on a napkin for me.   If she didn’t show, I’d be okay […]