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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.




103 Author Kevin Emerson

Author Kevin Emerson's 18th novel ANY SECOND comes out on November 20th. Kevin comes on the podcast to talk about his journal to becoming a writer and what went into his latest book. Episode Mentions: Catalyst The Hardy Boys Cujo Firestarter Dean Knootz Madame Bovary Kurt Vonnegunt Ernest Hemingway Douglas Adams David Foster Wallace The Poisonwood Bible Louis Sachar Harry Potter The Golden Compass Jerry Spinelli The Writer's Market From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Carlos...


102 Author Mary Crockett

Author Mary Crockett comes on this week's podcast to talk about her love of language and her new book HOW SHE DIED HOW I LIVED. Episode Mentions: Midquest The Ella Fannie Elephant Riddle Book Tom Angleberger Cece Bell Strange Case of Origami Yoda Madelyn Rosenberg Dream Boy Beloved Catch-22 Anne Taylor Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant How She Died How I Lived Forgiveness from Charleston church shooting Jane Austen Persuasion Divergent The Handsmaid's Tale


101 Author Jill Baguchinsky

Author Jill Baguchinsky is on the podcast this week to talk about her newest release MAMMOTH and the fun, hands-on research she got to do for the book. Episode Mentions: Misery The Babysitter Club Sweet Valley High Beverly Cleary Judy Blume Christopher Pike R.L. Stine Anne Rice Spooky Girl Ghostbusters The Hunger Games Mammoth Waco Mammoth National Monument The Hate U Give The Summer of Jordi Perez The Little Mermaid Beauty & the Beast Frozen Moana Jurassic Park The Stand Hope Never Dies...


100 Author Kheryn Callender

On the 100th EPISODE I'm happy to have author Kheryn Callender on the podcast. Kheryn is the author of HURRICANE CHILD and their newest book THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY comes out on October 30th from Balzer + Bray. Episode Mentions: Animorphs Darius the Great Is Not Okay Adib Khorram's Episode Rainbow Boys fanfiction.net Sarah Lawrence College Boy Meets Boy This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda...


099 Author Virginia Boecker

Author Virginia Boecker's newest book AN ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND TREASON on October 23rd from Little Brown. Virginia joins me to talk about some of her favorite historical fiction books and what went into hers. Episode Mentions: Gone with the Wind North and South The Quiet American Shelby Foote Alison Weir Jean Plaidy Elizabeth Chadwick The Other Boleyn Girl Maggie Stiefvater The Scorpio Races Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Tutors The Hunger Games The Witch Hunter The King Slayer An...


098 Author Candice Montgomery

Debut author Candice Montgomery comes on the podcast to talk to Brock about the first book she saw herself in and her novel HOME AND AWAY. Episode Mentions Pointe Brady Colbert's Episode Home and Away photo of girl football player and cheerleader Page Street's Ashley Hearn Dahlia Adler Kasie West Corey Ann Haydu To All the Boys I Loved Before Love, Simon Harry Potter Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now Dana L. Davis's Episode


097 Author Scott Westerfeld

Legendary author Scott Westerfeld is on the podcast this week to talk about his return to the Uglies Universe with his brand new, NYT bestseller IMPOSTORS. Episode Mentions: Charlotte's Web The Hobbit NASA's Apollo Program Uglies Extras Impostors LeakyCon YouTuber Matt Lees Article Ballad of Black Tom


096 Author Katherine Locke Returns

Katherine Locke visits the podcast again to talk about her sophomore YA release The Spy with the Red Balloon and all that went into her newest book. Episode Mentions: Katherine's 1st Visit to the Podcast Code Name Verity Station Eleven The Girl with the Red Balloon Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman The Manhattan Project The Spy with the Red Balloon Oak Ridge, Tennessee Paul Krueger Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge The Emotional Craft of Fiction The Dragon Prince Lord of the Flies The Great...


095 Author Megan Shepherd

Author Megan Shepherd is back with her 8th book Grim Lovelies. In our conversation, Megan talks about her young life surrounded by books, the project that inspired her to be a writer, and the book that made her want to write YA. Episode Mentions: The Hunger Games Harry Potter Peace Corps Senegal Roald Dahl Hatchet My Side of the Mountain Island of the Blue Dolphin Grim Lovelies The Madman's Daughter The Island of Doctor Moreau Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Frankenstein The Cage...


094 Author L.L. McKinney

What if Buffy fell down the rabbit hole instead of Alice? Swords will shatter. Hearts will break. Heads will roll . . . That's the tagline for A BLADE SO BLACK coming out on Sept 25th and it's author L.L. McKinney tells us about the journey of writing this story. Episode Mentions: Artemis Fowl Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Interview with a Vampire J.R.R. Tolkien Harry Potter Sailor Moon The Vampire Chronicles Dragonlance Anne Rice Twilight the book of Revelations Kansas City's The Writers...


093 Author Jen Doll

Author Jen Doll comes on the podcast to talk about her first YA book UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE. Hear Jen reveal her early role as a storyteller and the inspiration behind her latest book. Episode Mentions: The Littles The Borrowers A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Beverly Cleary Judy Blume Torn Tree Lorrie Moore Rainbow Rowell Harriet the Spy Anastasia Krupnik From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler The Emperor's Children Doll's writings Unclaimed Baggage Save the Date The Princess Bride Harry...


092 Rec-it Rachel’s Rachel Stolle

In this week's special episode Brock talks to Rachel Stolle. If you are active within book twitter, you may know her as @recitrachel. Rachel talks about her role as a teen librarian and her overall love of books. Episode Mentions: Fire Harry Potter Rec-it Rachel website Rachel's twitter Victoria Swabe Jasmine Warga Jasmine's Episode Percy Jackson The Mortal Instruments Vampire Academy The Hate U Give Manga Michael Vey Proxy Pride Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Love, Simon Scythe...


091 Author Nova Ren Suma

Best selling author Nova Ren Suma is on the podcast to reveal the book that changed her as a writer, what went into her new book A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES, and her new project FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. Episode Mentions Aimee Bender The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Tin House Imaginary Girls Margret Atwood Cat's Eye Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea Good Morning, Midnight Vermont College of Fine Arts Feathered Boy Heaven Rita Williams-Gracia Laura Ruby A Room Away From the Wolves Shirley...


090 Author Adib Khorram

Debut author Adib Khorram joins the podcast to talk to Brock about the books that got him into writing and his new book DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY coming out on August 28th from Dial. Episode Mentions: Animorphs Star Trek: The Next Generation Babylon 5 Battlestar Galactica Farscape Mechwarrior BattleTech Magic the Gathering Darius the Great is Not Okay NaNoWriMo The Fault in Our Stars Ready Player One Grasshopper Jungle Winger The Hunger Games Divergent Doctor Strangelove Atlas Shrugged...


089 Author Maggie Ann Martin

Maggie Ann Martin joins the podcast to talk about her newest book TO BE HONEST, the unique journey into publishing, and the books that inspire her. Episode Mentions: Junie B. Jones Harry Potter Twilight The Hunger Games vlogbrothers John Green Rainbow Rowell Becky Albertalli The City of Bones The Big F Swoon Reads Figment To Be Honest The Biggest Loser My Mad Fat Diary Dumplin' Puddin' The Upside of Unrequited Leah on the Offbeat The Summer of Jordi Perez Fat Girl on a Plane Kelly deVos's...


088 Author Kit Frick

Debut author Kit Frick comes on the podcast to talk about her book SEE ALL THE STARS. Kit also shares with us how she came to be a writer and how poetry plays into her fiction writing. Episode Mentions: Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library Baby Sitters Club Interstellar Pig House of Stairs The Face on the Milk Carton RL Stine Christopher Pike Sarah Lawrence College Girl, Interrupted The Virgin Suicides Jesus' Son The Hunger Games Divergent The Giver See All the Stars Echo, Echo, Light Kill...


087 Author Jessi Kirby

Jessi Kirby's 6th book THE OTHER SIDE OF LOST comes out on August 7th from HarperTeen. In this episode Jessi talks about how she got into writing and the inspiration behind her latest release. Episode Mentions: The Alchemist Moonglass Sarah Dessen Deb Caletti Jenny Han Justina Ireland Roald Dahl Judy Blume Christopher Pike Siddhartha In Honor The Other Side of Lost John Muir trail Instagram Star Quit Wild Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix The Lord of the Rings Save the Date


086 Author Jennifer Gilmore

Author Jennifer Gilmore's second YA novel IF ONLY comes out on July 31st from HarperCollins. In this episode Jennifer talks to Brock about balancing her reading & writing life and creating books in both the adult & YA spaces. Episode Mentions: Jane Eyre The Wolves of Willoughby Chase The Summer of the Swans The Outsiders I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Jayne Anne Phillips Geoffrey Wolff Black Tickets The Bell Jar Philip Roth Goodbye, Columbus Portnoy's Complaint Something Red We Were...


085 Author Derek Milman

This week author Derek Milman talks about his early book influences and the research and thought that went into his book SCREAM ALL NIGHT. Episode Mentions: The Andromeda Strain Travels The Great Train Robbery Sphere Rising Sun Jurassic Park Misery It Pet Sematary Night Shift The Hardy Boys Nine Stories Franny and Zooey The Catcher in the Rye Tom Sawyer Huck Finn Moby Dick Raymond Carver Scream All Night Arrested Development The Munsters Hammer Horror Films The Art of the Hammer The Toxic...


084 Author Tiffany Brownlee

Author Tiffany Brownlee bought herself a laptop as a present. Twenty days later she had her debut release, Wrong in All the Right Ways. Find out what else had to go into the book until it's release on July 17th. Episode Mentions: The Fault In Our Stars An Abundance of Katherines Hurricane Karina Harry Potter Forever Divergent The Hunger Games Wrong in All the Right Ways Wuthering Heights Agent Jill Kramer Christy Ottaviano Books Everything, Everything A Court of Mist and Fury You'll Miss Me...