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What Book Hooked You?

A podcast centered around the books that have had impact in our lives. In each episode Brock asks a creative guest about the work that had a hand in making them the person they are today. Listen in to hear entertaining conversations dedicated to the...

A podcast centered around the books that have had impact in our lives. In each episode Brock asks a creative guest about the work that had a hand in making them the person they are today. Listen in to hear entertaining conversations dedicated to the influence reading has in our lives.

A podcast centered around the books that have had impact in our lives. In each episode Brock asks a creative guest about the work that had a hand in making them the person they are today. Listen in to hear entertaining conversations dedicated to the influence reading has in our lives.
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A podcast centered around the books that have had impact in our lives. In each episode Brock asks a creative guest about the work that had a hand in making them the person they are today. Listen in to hear entertaining conversations dedicated to the influence reading has in our lives.




081 Author Carlie Sorosiak

Author Carlie Sorosiak's debut novel Wild Blue Wonder comes out on June 26th from HarperTeen. In this episode Carlie talks about some of her favorite books and what goes into her writing. Episode Mentions: Harry Potter I'll Give You the Sun The Sky Everywhere Twilight Oxford Toni Morrison Judy Blume Sweet Valley High If Birds Fly Back John Green Sarah Dressen Wild Blue Wonder Lady Bird Manchester by the Sea Norse Mythology Odyssey The Handmaid Tale Hemingway Shakespeare Margaret Atwood N....


080 Author Aminah Mae Safi

Author Aminah Mae Safi's debut YA novel NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR comes out on June 19th from Feiwel & Friends. Hear about the books have inspired Safi to create her stories. Episode Mentions: Pride & Prejudice Harry Potter Oscar Wilde I Capture the Castle His Dark Materials Twilight Not the Girls You're Looking For Habibi Born Confused Does My Head Look Big in This Ten Things I Hate About Me Looking for Alibrandi Saving Francesca The Way You Make Me Feel The Grisha Trilogy Six of...


079 Author Jenny Torres Sanchez

Author Jenny Torres Sanchez's 4th release, The Fall of Innocence, comes out on June 12th. Hear how Sanchez has grown as a writer and the stories that have inspired her. Episode Mentions: All Summer and a Day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Outsiders The Stranger The Great Gatsby On Writing The Downside of Being Charlie Death Dickinson and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia Because of the Sun The Fall of Innocence A Street Car Named Desire Moby Dick Harry Potter We Are Okay


078 Author Kelly deVos

Debut author Kelly deVos's new book, Fat Girl on a Plane comes out on June 5th from Harlequin Teen. Listen in as Kelly talks about her journey as a writer and the books that have been important to her. Episode Mentions: Trixie Belden Pretty Little Liars Burned The Old Man & the Sea Gabriel García Márquez Colson Whitehead Twilight Pitch Wars Fat Girl on a Plane Leah on the Offbeat Puddin' Mammoth Undead Girl Gang The Summer of Jordi Perez Structure Your Novel Workbook Jurassic Park...


077 Author Stephanie Garber

Author Stephanie Garber's sequel to her best selling debut CARAVAL goes out on May 29th from Flatiron Books. Hear as Stephanie talks about writing her new book LEGENDARY in the shadow of a best seller and the final installment, FINALE. Episode Mentions: Twilight Uglies Marissa Meyer Borders The Hunger Games The Godfather Jurassic Park The Lord of the Rings Harry Potter SCBWI This Moral Coil Illuminae Series Across the Universe Caraval Legendary Finale Stardust Red Queen Enchantee


076 Author David Arnold

Author David Arnold newest book THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK comes out on May 22nd. Listen in as David talks about the book, how music influences his writing, and the supportive communities he has found within the industry. Episode Mentions: Pierre, A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue The Hardy Boys Jurassic Park Elliott Smith The Champion and His Burning Flame Cinema Cycle Mosquitoland J.D. Salinger Kurt Vonnegut A Confederacy of Dunces The World According to...


075 Author Mindee Arnett

This week on the podcast author Mindee Arnett talks about some of her favorite books and her new release Onyx and Ivory. Episode Mentions: The Hero and the Crown The Black Stallion The Island Stallion The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Jennifer Robinson Chronicles of the Cheysuli Stephen King The Nightmare Affair Story Maggie Stiefvater Twilight The Hunger Games Onyx & Ivory WriteOnCon Dark Angel Gillian Flynn Dark Places Gone Girl Dennis Lehane Tami Hoag The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit Wonder...


074 Author Stacey Filak

Author Stacey Filak's debut THE QUEEN UNDERNEATH comes out on May 8th. Listen in as Stacey talks about the books that she loves and the journey to writing her first novel. Episode Mentions: The Thorn Birds The Baby Sitters Club Sweet Valley High Robin Cook Back to the Future Gone With the Wind Scarlett Michael Crichton John Grisham Jurassic Park Ernest Hemingway The Winter of Our Discontent The Last Picture Show Flowers in the Attic Harry Potter The Wheel of Time The Lord of the Rings The...


073 Author Dana L. Davis

Author Dana L. Davis talks about the her early influences and her debut novel TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW. Episode Mentions: Flowers in the Attic V.C. Andrews Langston Hughes Maya Angelou Shel Silverstein Bye Bye Birdie Damn Yankees Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat TriadaUS Dr. Uwe Stender Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now John Green The Fault in Our Stars Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Outlander Conversations with God Chicken Soup for the Soul


072 Author Brendan Kiely

This week best selling author Brendan Kiely joins the podcast to talk about some of the books he has loved, his interactions with young people at school visits, and his new novel TRADITION Episode Mentions: The Hobbit Frankenstein The Adventures of TinTin Tom Swift The Lord of the Rings The Catcher in the Rye Henry IV Revolutionary Road The Handmaid's Tale Beloved Ceremony Salvage the Bones Where Things Come Back When I Was the Greatest Fault Line All American Boys Last True Love Story The...


071 Author & Podcaster Claribel Ortega

In this episode, writer and entrepreneur Claribel Ortega joins Brock to talks about some of her favorite books, her writing journey, and her new podcast, WRITE OR DIE. Episode Mentions: The House On Mango Street Goosebumps Baby Sitters Club Super Mario Bros. The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit Harry Potter The Hunger Games DVpit Suzie Townsend New Leaf Literary Witches, Punks & Cursed Things Jeffrey West editor GIFGRRL Pitch Wars Write Or Die Podcast Holly Black The Cruel Prince Modern Girls...


070 Author Caleb Roehrig

Author Caleb Roehrig has always loved reading suspenseful thrillers. Listen as Caleb talks about some of his favorites and his new book White Rabbit. Episode Mentions: And Then There Were None All Around the Town A is for Alibi Sue Grafton Alice in Wonderland The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Phantom Tollbooth Mary Higgins Clark Patricia Cornwell N is for Noose Pretty Little Liars Will Grayson, Will Grayson Last Seen Leaving White Rabbit Psycho Game of Thrones The Looking Glass


069 Author Kim Savage

Hear all about what went into author Kim Savage's newest release IN HER SKIN, and the books that have inspired her over the years. Episode Mentions: We've Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson In Her Skin After the Woods Beautiful Broken Girls The Imposer Judy Blume Secret History Fates and Furies In Cold Blood Separate Peace The Outsiders Richard III Sunburn The Vegetarian The English Patient The Talented Mr. Ripley Manhattan Beach A Visit from the Goon Squad A Little Life


068 Author Makiia Lucier

It was a life-long love of books that lead Makiia Lucier to want to write stories of her own. Listen as Makiia discusses her process and her latest release, Isle of Blood and Stone. Episode Mentions: Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables PBS series Prince Edward Island The Baby Sitter Club Sweet Valley High It Jane Austen Jane Eyre Flowers in the Attic Reader's Digest 1918 Spanish Influenza A Death-Struck Year Suzie Townsend A Northern Light Isle of Blood and Stone Indiana Jones Guam...


067 Author Kelly Loy Gilbert

Author Kelly Loy Gilbert's new release PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT comes out on April 10th from Disney-Hyperion. Listen in as Kelly discusses the books that have inspired her and the struggle to write something after her debut CONVICTION. Episode Mentions: Amelia Bedelia The Face on the Milk Carton The Things They Carried Bel Canto Prep An Artist of the Floating World Conviction Picture Us in the Light Station Eleven State of Wonder A River Runs Through It Harry Potter The Strange Fascinations...


066 Author Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland, author of the highly anticipated novel DREAD NATION, takes us through some of the many books that she has enjoyed and been influenced by throughout her life. Episode Mentions: My Brother Sam Is Dead Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark Stephen King Christopher Pike Dean Koontz Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea? Sounder Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry D.A.R.E. Borders The Black Jewels Trilogy Kushiel's Dart The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Twilight The Hunger Games Vengeance...


065 Author Cordelia Jensen

Author Cordelia Jensen joins the podcast to talk about her newest release THE WAY THE LIGHT BENDS. Cordelia talks about some of the books that have influenced her over the years as well as another release she has coming out this spring, EVERY SHINY THING. Episode Mentions: Betsy Tacy Ramona The Babysitters Club The Prince of Tides The Thorn Birds Little Women e.e. cummings Kenyon College The Bean Trees William Faulkner Sharon Olds chapbook The Secret History The Last Flight of Poxl West...


064 Author Emily X.R. Pan

In this conversation debut author Emily X.R. Pan discusses her journey to follow her passion that led her to release her first book THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER coming out of March 20th from Little Brown. Episode Mentions: Harriet the Spy The Babysitters Club American Girl The Boxcar Children The Chronicles of Narnia The Chronicles of Prydain The Golden Compass Number the Stars Harry Potter Rachel DeWoskin Autobiography of Red Fun Home The Girl in the Flammable Skirt The Astonishing...


063 Author Randy Ribay

This week author Randy Ribay joins the podcast to discuss some of the book that have influenced him as a teacher and as a reader. We also talk about his new book AFTER THE SHOT DROPS. Episode Mentions: The Chronicles of Narnia Goosebumps Stephen King Utopia Candide The Odyssey The House on Mango Street James Baldwin Salman Rushdie Walter Dean Myers 145th Street Sharon Flake Jacqueline Woodson Sharon M. Draper Francisco Jimenez The Circuit Things Fall Apart An Infinite Number of Parallel...


062 Author Ashley Woodfolk

On March 6th Delacorte Press releases THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS. Listen in as it's author, Ashley Woodfolk, explains how she came to write her debut and the books that have inspired her. Episode Mentions: Deenie Nancy Drew Fearless series Jandy Nelson The Sky is Everywhere The Beauty That Remains NaNoWriMo The Color Purple Wuthering Heights Jane Eyre Pride and Prejudice Valley Girls Done Dirt Cheap