Debut MG author Heidi Schulz talks reimagining Neverland for HOOK’S REVENGE, the pros and cons of chicken husbandry, and the only bad way to draft a novel.
For more of my interview with Heidi, including the story of why she hates giraffes, click here!
Heidi Schulz Show Notes!
Australorp breed of chickens
J.M. Barrie, author of PETER PAN and PETER PAN AND WENDY
Peter Pan (2003 film)
Brooks Sherman, Heidi’s agent
John Hendrix, illustrator for HOOK’S REVENGE
Heidi’s drawing of a sad robot being launched into space
Claire Legrand, MG author
Emma Trevayne, MG author
KidLit authors Beverly Cleary, Diana Wynne Jones, and Judy Blume
Authors of creeptastic things, Stephen King and V. C. Andrews
A podcast in which firstdraftwithsarahenni goes full Barbara Walters on me and I almost start crying. (She’s that good.)
Hook’s Revenge is coming—tomorrow! Look for it online and in bookstores near you 9/16.
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Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT. WANT ONE.”
I thought girls didn’t like Super Heroes.
You thought what?
Also, bless five-year-old girls who can confidently pronounce the words ‘cybernetic enhancements’ because they’re so interested in superhero adventures that they saw no obstacle to learning anything at all to understand them better.
And can do it wearing a pink flower headband, if they feel like it.
GIRLS LIKE SUPERHEROES. GIRLS LIKE COMICS. GIRLS HAVE LIKED THESE THINGS FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LIKE.
(behold, three girls and one boy avidly reading new comic books in New York City, 1947, photographed by Ruth Orkin)
What girls don’t like is when they’re patronised, and herded towards titles designed according to what grown men think girls are supposed to like, and ignored with regard to titles that those men assume are just for boys and men. What girls don’t like is not being allowed to choose for themselves what they like.
This is not a new concept. This is noted in Chaucer. What every woman most desires is to choose her own way.
"What every woman most desires is to choose her own way." Oh my goodness, yes.
(Source: mutant-101, via byericacameron)
Hook’s Revenge will be out on 9/16!