This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by two-time Newberry Medalist and former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo! Topics of discussion include Kate's new book Beverly, Right Here, young people's literature vs. adult literature, what it is like to be a National Ambassador for young people's literature, running away from home in 1979 vs. running away from home in 2020, small towns, Ann Patchett, reluctantly trustful arrangements, and much more!  Signed copies of Beverly, Right Here can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).

This is the 62nd episode of Bookin', which means we are now one up on Roger Maris! This week, host Jason Jefferies and Chris Tonelli conclude their epic trilogy of podcasts on the 2020 North Carolina Book Festival (February 21-23 in Raleigh, NC).  Featured in this episode are New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia and Michael Parker.  Further, Jason and Chris discuss Season Two of the North Carolina Book Festival and Quail Ridge Books Arts & Lecture Series, which features New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler, National Book Award Winner James McBride, and Macarthur Genius grantee Valeria Luiselli.  This is part three of a three part series.  

In this 61st episode of Bookin', Jason Jefferies and Chris Tonelli discuss all things related to the 2020 North Carolina Book Festival (February 21-23, 2020 in Raleigh, NC), including some exciting news about the Festival program with Taylor Jenkins Reid (Daisy Jones & The Six) at Kings.  Also discussed is the poetry track at Neptunes featuring Jericho Brown, Tyree Daye, Eduardo Corral, Dorianne Laux and others, the Book Fair at CAM Raleigh, and programs at HQ Raleigh with Michael Parker, New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia, and Cat Warren.  This is part two of a three part series.  

In this 60th episode of Bookin', Jason Jefferies and Chris Tonelli discuss all things related to the 2020 North Carolina Book Festival (February 21-23, 2020 in Raleigh, NC).  Authors featured in this episode include Belle Boggs, Tupelo Hassman, John Kessel, Kim Stanley Robinson, Mur Lafferty, Katya Apekina and Jeff Jackson.  This episode is part one of a three part series.  

For the 59th episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies is joined by Emily Cataneo and Arshia Simkin from the Redbud Writing Project, one of the most exciting recent developments in the Triangle area's literary scene.  Topics discussed include translating the workshop experience from student to instructor, literary influences, book recommendations, the future of the Redbud Writing Project, and courses that are currently available.  Learn more about the Redbud Writing Project at www.redbudwriting.org.  

For the 58th episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies is joined by New York Times bestseller Shannon Messenger, author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.  Topics discussed include film school, J.R.R. Tolkien, different mythologies, Dungeons & Dragons, Hogwarts, and the X-Men.  Signed copies of several of the Keeper of the Lost Cities books can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).  

For the 57th episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies is joined by Mike Noyes, author of the epic sci-fi adventure novel Seven Days, Seven Years.  Topics discussed include transitioning from bookseller to author, religion, the Cowboy Junkies, inspiration, and retrospective editing.  This episode of Bookin' is dedicated to alumni of Borders store #57.  

For this week’s Bookin’, host Jason Jefferies is joined by JP Gritton, author of the sensational debut novel Wyoming, published by our friends at Tin House Books.  Topics discussed include literary heroes, the Midwest, moral codes, road trip novels, and titling books.  Signed copies of Wyoming can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).  

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Christopher McDougall, New York Times bestselling author of Born to Run, who discusses his new book Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero.  Topics discussed include barefoot running, chia seeds, animal hoarding, animal rights, extreme sports, basketball and recovering from depression.  Signed copies of Running with Sherman can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Alan Gratz for the second part of their conversation about Alan's new novel Allies.  Topics discussed include Algeria, episodic storytelling, race relations in the United States from World War II to the present day, and the Dodgers vs. the Athletics.  Signed copies of Allies can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online at here (while supplies last).  Support Bookin' and Quail Ridge Books by buying three audiobooks for $14.99 from Libro.fm here: https://libro.fm/redeem/BOOKIN.  

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