Friday, April 24, 2009

HarperCollins Video Interview with Pike

Although this is not the interview I've been talking about (you'll get that next week, as promised), I wanted to slip in this live interview from HarperCollins for a treat.

Don't you just love it when an author is so genuine and down-to-earth? When I watched this (combined with all of my email interactions w/ Pike arranging excerpts and interviews), I just felt giddy inside: I am thrilled when someone like this "makes it" -- it just feels good!


Charles Gramlich said...


cindy said...

loved the interview. aprilynne is a natural in front of the camera!

Dave said...

I just read the chapter and watched the interview.

What strikes me about the writing is that it has a realistic feel to it. Reminds me of how E.T. starts and how the Narnia Tales start. I'm not talking about specifics, more about the realistic mood. I sometimes feel, as a writer, that we are just supposed to hurry up and start with the action. I sometimes wonder if the movie E.T. was made now, instead of when I was a kid, if it would cut that wonderful dinner table conversation and start with finding ET.

I think that kids will be able to related to these issues. The video interview shows how important they were as a kid. I liked hearing that importance resonate in Pike's voice.

That time of life is so important. It's formative. Perhaps that's why YA lit can be of interest to adults.

laughingwolf said...

love it, thx alex :)

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