Author & Associate Professor Patricia Park! | TGT Ep.#102
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4M ago
In this week's episode, Melissa and Desiree interview’s special guest Patricia Park! Patricia is an Assistant Professor of Literature at American University, Fulbright scholar in Creative Arts, Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, and author of the debut young adult novel, IMPOSTER SYNDROME & OTHER CONFESSIONS OF ALEJANDRA KIM. Continue watching to learn more about author Patricia Park, we hope you enjoy the interview ..read more
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Author of A Study in Drowning - Ava Reid! | TGT Ep.#101
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by Glendale Library Arts & Culture
6M ago
In this week's episode, Melissa and Desiree interview’s special guest Ava Reid! Ava is the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of critically acclaimed adult fantasies Juniper & Thorn and The Wolf and the Woodsman, as well as the forthcoming A Study in Drowning, her young adult debut. After obtaining her degree in political science from Barnard College, she moved to Palo Alto, where she continues to haunt university libraries. Thank you for watching Teen G.E.N. Talks if you would like to connect with us, learn how to get community service, or be part o ..read more
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Author of Dauntless and Stolen City - Elisa A. Bonnin! | TGT Ep.#100
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7M ago
In this week's episode, Melissa and Desiree interview’s special guest Elisa A. Bonnin! Elisa was born and raised in the Philippines, after which she moved to the United States to study chemistry and later oceanography. After completing her doctorate, she moved to Germany to work as a postdoctoral scientist. A lifelong learner, Elisa is always convinced that she should “maybe take a class in something” and as a result, has amassed an eclectic collection of hobbies. But writing will always be her true love. Publishing a book has been her dream since she was eight years old, and she is thrilled t ..read more
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Author & Editor Deeba Zargarpur! | TGT Ep.#98
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10M ago
In this week's episode, Desiree interview’s special guest Deeba Zargarpur who is an Afghan-Uzbek American. She began her editorial career at Disney-Hyperion and Freeform. Her debut YA novel, House of Yesterday was released on November 29, 2022. Besides being an author, she is also an editor where her aim is to acquire commercial books that empower young people from diverse backgrounds. Deeba is also the founder of Writers of Afghan Heritage, an initiative that advocates, supports and mentors diverse Afghan voices in mainstream publishing ..read more
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YA Fantasy Author Dilani Kahawala! | TGT Ep.#97
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by Glendale Library Arts & Culture
11M ago
In this week's interview, Desiree had the pleasure of talking to Dilani Kahawala. Dilani is an author born in Sri Lanka, who also grew up in New Zealand and Australia. These various cultures inspired many of the characters she’s written about and continue to do so. After graduating from Harvard with a Phd in theoretical physics Dilani decided to create works on extra dimensions. Soon realizing that her works as a physicist were unappreciated she paved a new career path towards young adult and fantasy fiction. Recently she published Blood Moon Prophecy: The Legend of the Nyx, an engaging noneth ..read more
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Award-Winning Author Lynn Slaughter! | TGT Ep.#96
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by Glendale Library Arts & Culture
11M ago
In this weeks episode, Desiree sits down with  Lynn Slaughter! Lynn is the author of award-winning novel, Leisha's Song. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her previous young adult novels also include It Should Have Been You, a Silver Falchion finalist; and While I Danced, an Epic finalist. The ridiculously proud mother of two sons and grandmother of five, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she is at work on her next novel and serves as the president of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, her local Sisters in Crime chapter ..read more
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Author, Artist, & Storyteller Xavier Garza! | TGT Ep.#95
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11M ago
In this week's episode, Melissa and Sarah interviewed Xavier Garza. Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of 20 books, including Creepy Creatures and other Cucuys, Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver mask and the Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel series. Xavier Garza lives with his family in San Antonio ..read more
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Illustrator Rafael Lopez! | TGT Ep.#94
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by Glendale Library Arts & Culture
11M ago
In this weeks episode, Melissa and Desiree got the pleasure to talk with Rafael Lopez. Rafael is an illustrator, muralist and an all around artist. Rafael’s illustrations bring diverse characters to children's books and he works to produce and promote books that reflect and honor the lives of all the young people ..read more
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Owner and Founder of Elevated Gardening Tina Gustafson! | TGT Ep#91
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11M ago
In this weeks episode Melissa & Desiree had the pleasure of talking to Tina Gustafon! Tina is a Northern Arizona Master Gardener with nearly a decade of gardening experience and a Master’s in Environmental Studies. Tina wants to share her love of gardening by helping people create edible gardens everywhere. She believes gardens will improve our sustainability, environmental footprint, and food sovereignty for both humans and pollinators ..read more
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Author of Middle Grade Novels Chad Lucas! | TGT Ep.#90
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by Glendale Library Arts & Culture
11M ago
In this week's episode, Melissa and Desiree interview special guest Chad Lucas, newspaper reporter, communications adviser, freelance writer, part time journalism instructor, parenting columnist, and award-winning author. Chad's childhood love of reading influenced him to write to initially publish a book but as he grew older turned towards journalism to make a living. Love of writing from reading a lot,  trying to get published at a young age, but turning to journalism to help make a living, he learned many different writing skills along the way and eventually the process of publishing ..read more
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