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Ep. 54 Interview with Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts creator and author of The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting

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Ilana Wiles, the mom behind the Mommy Shorts website and the author of The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting, is this week’s featured guest.

In our conversation, we talk about how the Mommy Shorts website began and evolved over the years, what advice she would give to someone starting a blog and her favorite parenting topics to write about, which happens to be great advice for all parents. And of course, we talk about The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting and what Ilana hopes parents take away from reading it.

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Ep. 53 Interview with Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, NYT Bestseller & 6-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner

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Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, is this week’s featured podcast guest! Thanks to the success of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a 6-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Jeff was on the set of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie (The Long Haul) on the day we spoke and we talked about what’s it’s like for him to see his books turned into movies. We also talked how he comes up with the plots for his books, how his family and neighbors view his celebrity and about how he started posting Diary of a Wimpy Kid online, long before a book was ever published. We also talk about his brand new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, which is sure to be his next bestseller.

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Ep. 52 Interview with Carl Hiaasen, author of many NYT bestsellers including the Newberry Award-winning book Hoot

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New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen is this week’s featured guest. Carl’s many bestsellers include the Newberry Award-winning book Hoot, which was adapted into a movie starring Luke Wilson, Logan Lerman and Brie Larson.

In my conversation with Carl, we talk about how his newspaper background influences his writing, why he began writing young-adult books after a successful career writing books for adults and how responsive kids are to stories about the environment.

I spoke to Carl at an event supporting the First Amendment Foundation in Florida. If you want to learn more about the First Amendment Foundation and their work to support free press, free speech and open government, you can check out their website at floridafaf.org.

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Ep. 51 Interview with Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize Winner, NYT Bestseller & One of the Funniest Writers Alive

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Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author Dave Barry, who happens to be one of the funniest writers alive, is my featured guest this week. Dave has written more than 30 books and even had a CBS sitcom called Dave’s World based on his books. But if you ask him, his most enduring achievement is that one of his columns is largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year.

I spoke to Dave at an event supporting the First Amendment Foundation in Florida. If you want to learn more about the First Amendment Foundation and their work to support free press, free speech and open government, you can check out their website at floridafaf.org.

In my conversation with Dave, we talk about how his perspective of parenthood has changed over the years, what he thinks of so many parents writing publicly about parenthood these days and how he always finds the humor in everyday life.

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