Far too often I’ve heard a student say, “I don’t read."  To the end of hearing those words replaced with “I love to read,” I’m joining Colleen Mondor’s Summer Blog Blast Tour.  Here’s the scoop on the tour from Colleen herself:

Starting next Sunday, with an interview posted at Finding Wonderland with 2006 NBA finalist and Printz Award winner Gene Yang, there will be multiple blogs in the kidlitosphere conducting multiple interviews for the following week. We will average ten interviews a day with authors like Justine Larbalestier, Brent Hartinger, David Brin, Hilary McKay, Christopher Golden, Kazu Kibuishi, Chris Crutcher, Holly Black, Kirsten Miller and Shaun Tan. Between Yang’s interview on Sunday and the last one with Justina Chen Headley on Saturday there will be over 50 author interviews posted. These authors include multiple genres (SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Drama), multiple formats (prose, graphic novel, manga) and for mutliple audiences (boys and girls, straight and gay). Many of the authors agreed to more than one interview although fans should not be worried - the bloggers were careful to make sure that different questions were asked each time. In the end we hope to provide a wealth of information about how these authors create, the kind of books they write and what they have to offer to new readers and long time fans.

We plan, quite simply, to rock the literary world.

Here’s my schedule:
Monday, June 18
Dana Reinhardt

Thursday, June 21
Kazu Kibuishi

I’ll post links to the other interviews as they appear.  The full schedule will be available at Chasing Ray tomorrow.  

Thank you so much to Colleen for organizing the tour and inviting me to participate, to the other bloggers for sharing their interviews, and to the authors for answering our questions!