Author Interviews – Read an Ebook Day

Author Interviews


The hosts of the Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) podcast work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for ebooks and audiobooks through your local library and school. With over 600,000 downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books. Check out some of authors who have joined the podcast to get yourself ready for Read an Ebook Day on September 18th!

Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz

In this episode, Jill and Adam interview Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Daughters of Erietown. They discuss Connie’s inspiration for the book, working-class America in the 1960s and now, and the state of journalism in 2020.

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Connie Schultz

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

In this episode, Jill interviews best-selling author Emma Straub live from Nashville at a library conference. Along with discussing her new book All Adults Here, Jill and Emma talk about the fabulousness of Miss Piggy and  the classic television show Gilmore Girls.

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Emma Straub

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

In this episode, we have National Book Award-winning author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Adam interviews Dr. Kendi first about Stamped from the Beginning, and then sits down with Jason at about the 25-minute mark. These are both exceptional conversations on social justice and racial inequality.

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry

n this episode, Adam and Jill interview the living legend and multiple Newbery Award-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars. She shares anecdotes from a lifetime of literature both sentimental and hilarious while also discussing the true origins of her newest book On the Horizon.

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Lois Lowry

Layla F. Saad

Layla F. Saad

In this episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and leadership. Layla’s Instagram challenge #MeAndWhiteSupremacy became a global phenomenon and then a workbook before becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. They dive into how this novel came to be, communicating about race and so much more.

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Layla F. Saad

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

In this episode, Adam sits down with one of the giants of young adult writing, Cassandra Clare. They discuss her new Shadowhunter novel Chain of Gold, her research into Edwardian England, and they have a long conversation about tattoos. Her friend (and previous PBN guest) Holly Black naturally comes up as well.

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Cassandra Clare