Monday, August 10, 2015

Sara Nickerson

Sara Nickerson began her professional writing career working in television and film. Her second novel, The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me, was inspired by her very first job: picking berries on a small blueberry farm in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons, two cats and one brave Chihuahau.

Recently I asked Nickerson about what she was reading. Her reply:
Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays about gender, race, culture, and politics. After reading, “I Was Once Miss America,” which broke my heart, I raced out to buy Book One of Sweet Valley High, the beloved series of Gay’s childhood. Gay’s essays can make a person do a thing like that.

Five, Six, Seven, Nate is Tim Federle’s follow-up to his middle grade debut, Better Nate Than Ever. Nate is a 13 year-old boy from a Pennsylvania suburb who loves musical theater. He’s also starting to admit to himself that he might like boys instead of girls – something he knows will not go over well in his home or his town. He has a wonderful best friend in Libby, who shares his passion for musical theater (the two of them substitute names of Broadway flops for swearwords and it never gets old). In Better Nate Than Ever, when they hatch a plan to get Nate to NYC for the audition of ET: The Broadway Musical, it feels like a new take on the classic, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Five, Six, Seven, Nate picks up where the first one left off, with Nate now an understudy on Broadway, working to discover his unique place in the world.
Visit Sara Nickerson's website.

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The Page 69 Test: The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me.

My Book, The Movie: The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me.

--Marshal Zeringue