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Ellen Oh: Researching and Writing the Prophecy Trilogy

  Bookologist’s note: Last month we fea­tured Cather­ine, Called Birdy and an inter­view with the author, Karen Cush­man. In that inter­view, non­fic­tion writer Claire Rudolf Mur­phy asked Cush­man about her research and incor­po­ra­tion of his­tor­i­cal fact into her fic­tion. Con­tin­u­ing that explo­ration, this month Bookol­o­gy vis­its with nov­el­ist Ellen Oh. King, the final vol­ume of […]

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Cathy Camper: Writing Lowriders in Space

Lowrid­ers in Spacewrit­ten by Cathy Camper illus­trat­ed by Raul the Third Chron­i­cle Books, 2014 When did you first become aware of (or involved in) lowrid­er cul­ture? Prob­a­bly in the ear­ly 1980’s, when I vis­it­ed a friend of mine who lived in the Mis­sion Dis­trict of San Fran­cis­co. There were a lot of lowrid­ers in the […]

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Raul the Third: Illustrating Lowriders in Space

   Lowrid­ers in Space writ­ten by Cathy Camperillus­trat­ed by Raul the ThirdChron­i­cle Books, 2014 When did you first become aware of (or involved in) lowrid­er cul­ture? I feel like I’ve been aware of lowrid­er cul­ture for my entire life. When I was in high school I would draw the type of imagery you might see […]

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Karen Cushman: Researching and Writing

inter­view by Claire Rudolf Mur­phy Con­grat­u­la­tions, Karen. Your first nov­el and New­bery Hon­or book Cather­ine Called Birdy is 20 years old and still going strong. The sto­ry still res­onates with teen read­ers, espe­cial­ly girls, and is remem­bered fond­ly and reread by many read­ers who are grown up now. One such fan is actress Lena Dun­ham, […]

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Chris Van Dusen: Illustrating Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

  Leroy Ninker first appeared in Mer­cy Wat­son Fights Crime as the crim­i­nal. Did you con­scious­ly change his appear­ance for Leroy Ninker Sad­dles Up to make him a more sym­pa­thet­ic char­ac­ter? I’m not sure that I con­scious­ly changed his appear­ance. I tried to make him look like the same char­ac­ter. In the orig­i­nal series he […]

Katherine Tillotson: Illustrating <em>Shoe Dog</em>

Katherine Tillotson: Illustrating Shoe Dog

I have always been attract­ed by col­lage. In the past, I have enjoyed cut­ting up pat­terned paper and arrang­ing the pieces in unex­pect­ed ways. The com­put­er has made it pos­si­ble to re-imag­ine the tech­nique of col­lage. Now I am able to com­bine marks that would have been impos­si­ble to mix if I was work­ing con­ven­tion­al­ly.

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Nancy Bo Flood: Creating Cowboy Up!

When you con­ceived of Cow­boy Up! was the poet­ry for­mat a part of your plan? If not, when did that occur? I was stand­ing next to the fence watch­ing a young girl rid­ing her horse bar­rel-rac­ing, speed­ing around the are­na, kick­ing up dirt and smil­ing from ear to ear. I thought, I want to do […]