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Surprise! A Podcast! – Special Guest Alexandra Bracken

HBPodcast_photologo_croppedHey, look! Here’s a podcast!

Siân chats with author Alexandra Bracken about living in Arizona, her new book (Wayfarer), Mo Willems’s man bun, and Star Wars. We chatted in a hotel lobby so there’s a few background noises. Only a few of said noises are very noisy.


Alex’s links:


Authors we talk about:
Melissa de la Cruz  (podcast episode)
Eoin Colfer
Rick Riordan
Mo Willems

Books we talk about:
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Harry Potter, obvi
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: A Fiendish Arrangement by Alexandra Bracken
A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken

Movies we talk about:
The Ring
Star Wars
Rogue One

Sparkly Jacket
Whipstone Farm
Harvard Book Store
Alex’s publicist Seale Ballenger
Brooding YA Hero (THAT tweet)
College of William and Mary
The Devil’s Bridge

Siân Gaetano About Siân Gaetano

Siân Gaetano is assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @KidLitChick.



  1. I have been missing my weekly time with Roger and Sian so thank you for this podcast. I really enjoyed your interview with Alexandra Bracken. Immediately went to the library shelves and checked out Passenger. Loved her Star Wars book as well. Thank you. Great to hear Sian again.

  2. Siân Gaetano Siân Gaetano says:

    Thanks for listening! I’ve been missing my weekly time with y’all. 😉 Alex was super fun and really nice to hang with. I’m glad she was able to meet up for a chat.

  3. Hi. I really miss the Horn Book Podcast! It was something that I looked forward to each week. I hope you’ll be back soon, and that you are well.

  4. Siân Gaetano Siân Gaetano says:

    We’ll actually be back next week! I just recorded an episode with author Rebecca Podos. 🙂 Thanks for listening and we’ll “see” you soon!

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