Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Joel L. Daniels

Truth time – I hate twitter more than I love twitter. And lately, given the state of politics and hate and chatter – I’m really not a fan. BUT, a couple of months ago, I found light in the dark chasms of positivity. I found words of hope coming across my screen when it seemed like the whole world was mad. I found the tweets of author/storyteller/artist/performer/father extraordinaire, Joel L. Daniels.   … Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: R.M. Drake

Hello Beautiful People, If you haven’t followed R.M. Drake on instagram, you should start right now.  His feed will give you glimpses into his artistic endeavours, beautiful snippets of this unbelievably poetic soul. When Rob agreed to participate in our School Time Author Q&A, I practically fainted from sheer delight. So, ladies and gents, meet R.M. Drake – MM: First things first, did you always want to be a writer? RM: I… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Lyndsay Faye

Hello Beautiful People, I was first introduced to Lyndsay Faye by my colleague, friend, and Write Teacher(s) Team member, Anna Ty Bergman. You may even remember her from our Artist(s) of New York Column  – (it’s amazing, trust me!) So, when Lyndsay was able to do an interview for our Author Q&A Series, I was ELATED. MM: First things first, did you ever envision yourself as an author? LF: Absolutely not–it came… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Shannon Moroney

Hello Beautiful People, I’m so pleased to introduce you to our latest featured author, Shannon Moroney. Shannon was a practicing teacher and counselor when violence tore her life apart. After personally discovering the lack of help available for families of criminals, she became a restorative justice advocate who speaks internationally on the ripple effects of crime. A volunteer with Leave Out Violence (LOVE), she is also a contributor to The Forgiveness Project. Shannon now lives in Toronto… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Anna Shinoda

Hello Beautiful People, I couldn’t be happier to introduce you all to our latest featured author in the School Time Author Q&A Series, Anna Shinoda.  Anna holds a BA in Communication Studies from Long Beach State, a member of Society Of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and has been nominated twice for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award. She married musician Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park in 2003, and has led… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Lauren Oliver

Hello Beautiful People, When we first launched Maggie Keenan-Bolger’s column, one of our greatest supporters was Lauren Oliver.  And so, I’m just unbelievably honored and grateful that she has so graciously participated in our School Time Author Q&A Series! For those of you who don’t know, Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA novel Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Kenny Weissberg

Hello Beautiful People, Kenny Weissberg has been a radio disc jockey, music critic, rock ’n’ roll singer, bandleader, and concert promoter. He has now added “author” to the mix. In his memoir, Off My Rocker, Kenny presents a rollicking backstage look at the joys and painful realities of a life devoted to music. Surrounded by an all-star cast, he shares uncensored stories about James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Elvis… Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Tracey B. Wilson

Hello Beautiful People, A few months ago, I was invited to the Heal This Way book launch, in Manhattan.  Truthfully, I had no idea what this book was about.  But, when you get invited to an event that deals with Lady Gaga – you go. Or at least I did, as my curiiosty was peaked. And so, I went. And then I met Tracey B. Wilson. And may I just say…wow. What…. Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Doug Robertson

Hello Beautiful People, Doug Robertson is a teacher, father, quite the comedian, and the author of the book, He’s the Weird Teacher.  I couldn’t think of a better person to round out the School Time Author Q&A Series at The Write Teacher(s), and am absolutely thrilled to introduce him to you all! Ladies + Gents, meet Doug Robertson… MM:  First things first, did you ever envision yourself as an author? DR: Yes…. Read More

School Time Author Q&A Series: Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Hello Beautiful People, At the risk of sounding cheesy…well, no, I know I’m going to sound cheesy, Jennifer Ashley Tepper has changed my life for good.  And yes, you musical theater lovers, that Wicked pun was definitely intended.  She’s by far one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met, and I will constantly marvel at how she does it all.  Jen has this uncanny ability to bring out the best in all… Read More