Episode #9 Nancy Werlin Tells How Much She Makes as a New York Times Bestselling Author!

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Episode # 9
Subject: Nancy Werlin’s Extraordinary and Impossibly Great Books
Guests: Nancy Werlin
Email feedback:  Liz Szabla and Elizabeth O. Dulemba 

I kid you not. She does. Nancy Werlin tells how much she makes. Listen and you’ll see!

Nancy Werlin is the brilliant and hugely popular author of eight young adult books.  If you look at them all stacked up from oldest to latest, you’ll see how Nancy has changed focus as an author, going from Edgar award winning mysteries, to National Book Award finalist family drama to romantic mysteries, though I hate to call Impossible and Extraordinary “romances”. Romances are the Rodney Dangerfields of the book world. They don’t get no respect!

Nancy shares how much she makes as a New York Times bestselling author – how extraordinary is that?!

Listen in as I talk to Nancy about her Extraordinary new novel, the arc of her subjects, and how she crafts her novels.

And don’t forget, if you’re in the NY metro area and can come to the annual Celebrate Children’s Book Day, it’s Sunday, Sept 19 at Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s historical home. This big list of famous authors and illustrators will be there and I’m going to do live interviews so if you have questions for any of the authors who are going to be there, call my toll free bookline: 888-522-1929 and I will ask your questions (assuming I can find them not surrounded by hoards of fans)! Here is who you have to choose from:

NEW FOR 2010
Michael Buckley, author of The Sisters Grimm series
Bryan Collier, illustrator of Dave the Potter
Gary Golio, author of Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow
Diane Goode, illustrator of But I Wanted a Baby Brother!
Victoria Kann, author/illustrator of Pinkalicious
Matt McElligott, author/illustrator of Even Monsters Need Haircuts
Lizzy Rockwell, author/illustrator of Don’t Go Up Haunted Hill…or Else!
Tony Abbott, author of Fire Girl
Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied
Richard Brenner, author of World Series Showdown
Elise Broach, author of Masterpiece
Nick Bruel, author/illustrator of Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Alyssa Capucilli, author of the Biscuit books
Jerry Craft, author/illustrator of Mama’s Boyz
Katie Davis, author/illustrator of Kindergarten Rocks!
Barbara Dee, author of This Is Me From Now On
Bruce Degen, illustrator of The Magic School Bus series
Jules Feiffer, author/illustrator of Bark, George
Kate Feiffer, author of Double Pink
Howard Fine, illustrator of Dinosailors
David Gavril, illustrator of Chicken Soup
Jean Craighead George, author of Julie of the Wolves
Dan Greenburg, author of Secrets of Dripping Fang series
J.C. Greenburg, author of Andrew Lost series
Charise Mericle Harper, author of Just Grace series
Christopher Hart, cartoonist of Manga Mania
Arthur Howard, illustrator of Smooch Your Pooch
James Howe, author of the Bunnicula books
Alan Katz, author of Take Me Out of the Bathtub
Chris Kubie, composer of Music of the 13 Moons
Peter Lerangis, author of The 39 Clues
Gail Carson Levine, author of Fairies and the Quest for Never Land
Carolyn MacCullough, author of Once a Witch
Wendy Mass, author of Finally
Florence Minor, author of If You Were a Penguin
Wendell Minor, illustrator of The Last Train
Bernard Most, author/illustrator of How Big Were the Dinosaurs?
Gloria Pinkney, author of Back Home
Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of The Lion & the Mouse
James Preller, author of A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade
Susanna Reich, author of Jose! Born to Dance
Michael Rex, author/illustrator of Furious George Goes Bananas
Marisabina Russo, author/illustrator of A Very Big Bunny
Pat Schories, author/illustrator of When Jack Goes Out
Roni Schotter, author of Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street
Peter Sis, author/illustrator of Madlenka Soccer Star
Jerry Smath, illustrator of Taming of Lola
Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me
Hudson Talbott, author/illustrator of River of Dreams
Tim Tocher, author of Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me
Jean Van Leeuwen, author of Amanda and Oliver Pig series
Matt Van Fleet, author/illustrator of Heads
Eric Velasquez, illustrator of Some Kind of Love
Ed Young, illustrator of Moon Bear

Recent Comments

  • Nancy Tuuling
    September 19, 2010 - 2:54 pm · Reply

    AWESOME podcast! Who knew? Nancy, bravo for talking about the big taboo subject of PAY – personally, I think authors should keep a heck of a lot more than 10%, it seems almost insultingly small for all the blood, sweat and tears you put into your books. Thanks Katie for the interview!

  • Katie Davis
    September 19, 2010 - 4:02 pm · Reply

    Hey yeah! Let's get more than 10%! 😎

    Thank you, Nancy and Bill, for your kind words. Please spread the news about the podcast to anyone you think might be interested!

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