Author Sherri L. Smith discusses her latest book "The Blossom and the Firefly" as well as her research methods and approaching writing historical non-fiction for younger readers. Diana and Michele continue their book of the month discussion. Be sure to check out our shop on Bookshop.org to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. Check our 'Books of the Month' shelf for "Empire of Gold" by S.A. Chakraborty; browse our "Featured Books" for "The Blossom and the Firefly."
Laptop Mag Editor in Chief Sherri L. Smith on evolving a consumer tech title
Media Voices Podcast
This week, we hear from Sherri Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag, one of Future plc’s tech titles. She talks about her role working across Future’s sister titles, why Laptop mag is broadening its reach to gaming and audio, maintaining editorial integrity with reviews, and how the title will future-proof itself as technology evolves. She also explains how testing, product launches and reviews are continuing amidst the coronavirus crisis. Smart bidets have their first ever mention on the podcast.In the news roundup the Media Voices trio discuss whether it's appropriate (or even good business sense) to impose a paywall on coronavirus content, whether platforms like Google and Facebook donating money to counter misinformation is a sop, and rattle through news in brief to find some cheerful topics. Don't forget our live episode this Thursday!
Sherri L. Smith, author of "Flygirl" and "Orleans," discusses her path to writing fiction for young adults, her interest in writing fiction about the World War era, and her forthcoming Avatar comic book series.This podcast features Creative Commons Licensed Music by Adam Henry Garcia (freemusicarchive.org/music/Adam_Hen…ersey_basement) and Jason Shaw (freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Sh…IC_GUITAR_3-11).
What if hurricanes just get worse and worse? That's the premise for Sherri L. Smith's dystopian tale "Orleans." Students from Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Maryland explain why dystopian novels are actually hopeful. At least for girls. Journalist Cheryl Devall is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host.
Our first Blerd Book Club selection is over and now we're ready to discuss the story of Orleans by Sherri L. Smith! Blerd Book Club members be sure to have your notes and questions ready for Sherri! Book Synopsis: Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.