Author: Karen Campbell Fahle

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Octavia Spencer: â��I Never Felt Like a Rock Star Until I Wrote a Book”

Octavia Spencer is not only an Academy Award-winning actress, but also an author that kids adore. Octavia�s second book in her popular Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series is out now, titled The Sweetest Heist in History.In this interview for Book View Now on PBS.org at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Octavia spoke with Astral Road Media co-founder Rich...

Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs On Saying YES to a Writing Career

Ransom Riggs did, indeed, say YES to a lot of different things, thereby setting himself up to hit the bulls eye, unexpectedly, and form a career out of writing fiction.Ransom sat down with Rich Fahle of Astral Road Media at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to say he always assumed he�d be making films for a living after...

Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka On A Writing Life That Satisfies

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger is the 2nd book in the Frank Einstein series by writer, Jon Scieszka.Jon sat down with Rich Fahle, of Astral Road Media, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about his new book as well as a host of other topics related to his inspiring career as an author of books for...

Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer on Curating his Originality

A lot of people know Brian Grazer as a successful American TV and film producer. What they don�t know is that Brian has been making a concerted effort to seek out advice and learn from a diverse group of individuals for over 30 years.Every two weeks or so, Brian will meet with an accomplished person from some field other than...

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Small is the New Black

We live in a small house. It�s an old village home with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms.When we moved in we were a family of four. This house was our starter home. Or so we thought. Turns out, this house is our family�s home. We�re still here, 15 years later, now a family of six.Most people we know live in...

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Find Your Space to Bring Out Your Best Self

Every year we take the kids to the Adirondack Mountains in New York state. We live in Michigan so it�s a bit of a drive. But we go anyway because spending time in a place we love so much is good for our souls. I know I�m a better person when I�m in those woods. The kids absorb my relaxed...

Lunch Bag
One Last Brown Bag Lunch

Today was the last day I wrote �Aidan� on a brown paper lunch bag.My heart skipped a beat as I pulled out the green sharpie.I still look forward to writing his name. It�s one of the reasons I chose it. It flows effortlessly from my fingertips. And I love looking at the final result. Aidan. Such a fine name.But, truth...