March 4, 2019
I'm giving this year's Lois Lenski Children's Literature Lecture at Illinois State University in my hometown of Normal, IL! Here are the details:
"Eleanor Cameron: Wonderful Flights Through Space and Time"
Date/Time: Monday, March 25, 2109, 7pm
Where: Illinois State University, Stevenson Hall, 300 S. School St, room 101
Description: In this talk, Eleanor Cameron biographer Paul V. Allen will discuss the author's life, career, and core beliefs about children's literature through the lens of her science fiction and fantasy novels, including the popular Mushroom Planet series and the National Book Award-winning The Court of the Stone Children.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
February 15, 2019
I did two segments on Twin Cities-based 89.3 The Current, talking about The Hopefuls: Chasing a Rock 'n' Roll Dream in the Minnesota Music Scene. The first is an interview with Andrea Swensson on The Local Show (including a few songs from the Hopefuls collective). The second is a hour-plus feature on the Local Current stream with host Jay Gabler, showcasing 15 songs I chose personally to help tell the story of the book.
The Local Show: https://www.thecurrent.org/programs/local-show/2019/02/03
Local Current: https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2019/02/11/the-hopefuls
November 7, 2018
I did a Q & A with City Pages about The Hopefuls: Chasing a Rock 'n' Roll Dream in the Minnesota Music Scene (http://www.citypages.com/music/howd-the-hopefuls-lose-hope-a-new-book-looks-back-on-a-local-supergroups-rise-and-demise/499858512), but I made the mistake of not requesting to see the questions first. I was unhappy with some of my answers, so I wrote up a redo here: https://thehopefulsmusic.info/blog/f/q-a-redux.
October 10, 2018
March 7, 2018
I did an interview with my local public radio station about Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement. You can listen here: http://wglt.org/post/local-author-celebrates-favorite-childhood-writer
February 14, 2018
Big things are happening!
August 25, 2017
I'm happy to share the cover of my first book, due out in February from the University Press of Mississippi. The book is now listed in the UPM catalog and is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookshop!