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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.




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...


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...


083 Author Tracey Baptiste

Author Tracey Baptiste is a talented writer who has released a wide array of books for kids. Her latest is MINECRAFT: THE CRASH. Hear how Tracey has approached her different projects. Episode Mentions: The Friends Grimm's Fairy Tales Lesley University MFA The Jumbies Angel's Grace Rise of the Jumbies Minecraft Mojang Minecraft: The Crash The Hunger Games Anne of Green Gables The Red Pencil


082 Author Shawn Smucker

Shawn Smucker has found two outlets for his writing as not only a creator of his own stories but also a co-writing, where he helps brings the experiences of others to the page. Listen in as Shawn talks about his experiences as a co-writer, and his new book THE EDGE OF OVER THERE, a follow-up to THE DAY THE ANGELS FELL. Episode Mentions: A Prayer For Owen Meany John Irving Simon Birch The Chronicles of Narnia The Lord of the Rings Madeleine L'Engle The Catcher in the Rye The Portrait of an...


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...