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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...

Sarah Dessen
Bestselling Author Sarah Dessen: “I Was Sure That My Career Was Over”

It's hard to believe that hugely successful young adult author Sarah Dessen, with eleven previous bestsellers to her name, could lose confidence in her writing.But that's exactly where she found herself, grinding through a book twelve storyline she had lost faith in, staring into the abyss, absolutely convinced her writing career was finished.Where did her confidence go?In this interview with...

Nicholas Kristof�s Inspiring Path

We are a society of planners and organizers. As creative beings, we use our best assumptions to look forward to create a life and career structure; a logical path to follow that incorporates our best thinking at the time.That was the case for Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist Nicholas Kristof, the co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity...

Author Ian McEwan on the Struggle to Find Writing Confidence

I love this short video interview with author Ian McEwan, linked above.McEwan�s work is remarkable for its consistency and critical praise. He won the Whitbread Novel of the Year for The Child in Time in 1987. He�s been nominated for the Man Booker prize six times, winning the prize for his novel Amsterdam in 1998. In 2008,...