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Bonus Q&A: Betsy Bird Interviews Veera Hiranandani

Bonus Q&A: Betsy Bird Interviews Veera Hiranandani

Update: 2020-03-26
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Listen along as The Story Seeds Podcast host Betsy Bird chats with Veera Hiranandani (author of the Newbery Honor-winning book THE NIGHT DIARY). They go behind the scenes and talk about what it was like to grow 10 year old Willa’s story seed into the short story "Under the Maple Tree" for Episode 2 “From Homeschool to Public School."

In this bonus episode, Veera also shares writing tips, including the importance of drawing inspiration from your own experiences and naming your characters. Plus, she talks about her writing life and tells us the cool story of her journey to becoming a published children's book author. 

Books and Media mentioned in this episode: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. Dora the Explorer. Spongebob Squarepants. Blue's Clues

Call to Action

Kids: Call The Story Seeds Hotline at 646-389-5153, email us at storyseeds@literarysafari.com, or visit our website to submit your story ideas. You can also join The Story Seeds Society, our kids listeners club! 

Imagination Lab: Download our e-zine for this episode which includes 8 pages of activities including writing prompts, a comic book organizer, a recipe for maple fudge, a call for submissions to design your OWN school, and MORE!

Grownups: Visit www.storyseedspodcast.com for subscription links, to sign up for our newsletter, and to download our printable activity e-zines for your kids (or the  kid in you!). You can also follow us on Instagram @storyseedspod, on Twitter @litsafarimedia, and on Facebook @literarysafari

This episode is also available on YouTube. Subscribe here

Show credits:  Matt Boynton and Ania Grzesik of Ultraviolet Audio for the sound mixing, design, and score of our bonus episode. Theme music is composed and performed by Andrew VanWyngarden. And, our host is Betsy Bird. 

The Story Seeds Podcast is a creation and production of Literary Safari www.literarysafari.com

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Bonus Q&A: Betsy Bird Interviews Veera Hiranandani

Bonus Q&A: Betsy Bird Interviews Veera Hiranandani

Matt Boynton, Anjali Sakhrani, Andrew VanWyngarden, Literary Safari, Ania Grzesik, Ultraviolet Audio, Kayla Fedeson, Betsy Bird, Veera Hiranandani, Sandhya Nankani