In episode 42 of Working Title podcast, I’m joined by children’s author Charles Long. He shares the remarkable 10-year journey of his first book to publication. Along the way he offers his tips for writing children’s books, successfully collaborating with illustrators, and speaking before an audience of any age.
Recorded on: January 8, 2020
Length: 66 minutes
Intro and outro music in the podcast is called, “The Strategy.”
I enjoyed reading this because of it’s a simple straight-forward reluctant vampire tale told from the perspective of Mara, a 1,600-year-old woman recounting her life. She’s not the glamorous, wealthy, worldly vampire one might expect in this kind of story, nor did she participate in consequential historic events or meet those who shaped them. She’s plain, poor, and practical. And tragically, cruelly, she lost the love of her life.