Episode 69: 10 minutes with Kristin Darell

May 29, 2023

In episode 69 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

10 minutes with Kristin Darell

Allison spends 10 minutes with debut author Kristin Darell, learning all about her new fiction series Football Fever – and her actual Stephen Bradbury moment! Plus, Megan reviews three new releases that have moved her, and Allison has two tips to help kid’s bust through Writer’s Block.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Looking for Alibrandi’ by Melina Marchetta ‘The Jammer‘ by Nova Weetman  ‘How We Came to Be’ by Sami Bayly ‘The Upwelling’ by Lystra Rose ‘A is for Australian Reefs’ by Frane Lessac

10 minutes with Kristin Darell

‘Football Fever’ by Kristin Darrell.

Kristin Darell worked as  a broadcast news and sports journalist for major Australian news organisations for more than twenty years. The first book in Kristin’s four-book debut junior fiction series Football Fever is out now and Allison Tait had a chat with her about the process, the book and writing in general.

Quick tips

Megan encouraged educators and librarians to sign up to publishers newsletters in order to keep up with new releases, teachers’ notes and their educational newsletters. Some of her favourites are: University of Qld Press Allen and Unwin Magabala Books Walker Books  Harper Collins Hachette Penguin Random House  Wild Dog Books 

Connect with your show hosts

Facebook | Allison Tait | Megan Daley Twitter | Allison Tait  | Megan Daley Instagram at Allison Tait | Megan Daley The YKNR community on Facebook here.  Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here. Interview with Kristin Darell about her junior book series about football, Football Fever