Episode #35: A Tuscany Writing Workshop with Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli talks about her writing workshop in Tuscany – sign up now! You don’t want to miss out! Plus a Betsy Bird review of Floating Islands
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Show Notes:

  • The article written by MJ Auch on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
  • Shelterbox and how Maureen Johnson raised tons of money for their efforts in Japan
  • My BrainBurpsAboutBooks Youtube channel debut
  • How Donna Jo researches her novels
  • The March 20 festival signing at Books of Wonder and how you can get signed books (call 800-835-4315) by DAVID LEVITHAN (Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares), E. LOCKHART (Real Live Boyfriends), MAGGIE STIEFVATER (Linger), SARAH MLYNOWSKI (Gimme a Call), MATT DE LA PENA (I Will Save You), and NY Times bestselling author JUDY BLUNDELL
  • Why Breath is her favorite book
  • What happened when Iran said they’re were planning on stealing her book
  • Mining your life for your stories in Donna Jo’s workshop (click here for the PDF describing it) workshop at the Sienna School in Sienna, Italy
  • What you’ll do if you sign up
  • About what a great contact Donna Jo is and how many editors you’ll have access to because of working with her!
  • Donna Jo’s involvement with the deaf community and what that has to do with the Sienna School
  • What E. Lockhart said about stupid writing
  • Advice I got on my as-yet-unsold young adult novel

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