What NYT Best-Selling Author D.J. MacHale Learned from Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock & Not-So-Famous Folks

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    Sep 08
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
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    Sep 10
    7:00 am -
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D. J. MacHale Book StormNYT best-selling author D. J. MacHale's YA thriller trilogy The Sylo Chronicles is going strong with publication of Book #3, Strike, slated for mid-October 2014. Book #2, Storm, hit stores in March. In this rebroadcast interview, first aired in July 2013 shortly after publication of Book #1, Sylo, D. J. shares secrets of success he's gleaned from famous people (Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Haig Manoogian) and the less well known (a young fan, a school librarian, and his then 10-year-old daughter). D.J. explores the best way to help reluctant readers, wordsmithing vs. storythinking, the reading preferences of long-haul truckers, and many other topics. He also shares his thoughts on fan fiction, Skype school visits, and Sylo, deemed even then as "unputdownable" by Kirkus. For a fascinating glimpse into the creative process employed by a high-energy, high-achiever in TV, film, and YA fiction, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and D.J. MacHale.