RAR #100: Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks, and over 4 Million Downloads

05.14.2018 - By Read-Aloud Revival

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Can you believe it? It's Episode 100!  And amazingly, we just crossed over a pretty huge milestone here at The Read-Aloud Revival: over 4 million downloads of the podcast.

You know, I couldn't have picked a better guest for this week's 100th episode celebration. In today's episode, I'm chatting with Jeanne Birdsall, author of the Penderwicks series.

The final book in the series, The Penderwicks at Last is available today, so your Penderwicks fans are going to want to get their hands on that right away.

In this episode, you'll hear:

what is was like for Jeanne to get her first book publishedhow she always imagined the Penderwicks series as one single storywhich books inspired her writing (I bet you can guess a few!)

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1:49 Meet Jeanne3:32 The first Penderwicks book gets published8:23 Jeanne's writing process11:53 Where the story came from14:28 Get signed copies!15:09 Which books inspired Jeanne16:52 What you might not know about the characters21:03 Ahhhh, Mr. Penderwick22:27 Questions about the craft of writing27:42 The hardest part of writing29:26 Let's talk about revision32:23 What's next from Jeanne BIrdsall...33:53 Book 5: The Penderwicks at Last37:58 Fan mail39:14 Writing tips44:06 Let the kids speak

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