With a chaotic childhood and feeling like an outcast in her own family, Maegan Beaumont discovered Aerin Firehair the Dragonslayer, and found her own voice after seeing a strong female protagonist that didn't need other people to solve her problems.
At age 9, Barry Lyga may not have had silver eyes, telekinesis, or the ability to talk to animals, but just like Katie Welker, he felt like an outcast living in a new community while his parents were divorcing.
With a new school for 5th grade, a harsh teacher, and bullies afoot, author Karen Odden found comfort with a fish out of water heroine who faced similar challenges.
The first adult book that author Katy Grant read was a much loved American classic that lead her to wanting a Boo Radley living in her small town Tennessee neighborhood.
Author KA Bedford was gobsmacked at the discovery of this award winning Australian science fiction novel which helped him find his own voice in science fiction.
Author Deborah 'Nelle' Lewis shares how she really connected with Anne of Green Gables.
Author Bill Konigsberg discusses how he fell in love with Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin.
In this episode author Dharma Kelleher shares how the book Murder at the Nightwood Bar by Katherine V. Forrest changed her life.