Episode #44 - First and Foremost
News and Updates (00:01:34)
- Dior Goodjohn’s Are You Afraid of the Dark season 3 is airing right now on Nickelodeon!
- For a moment, Karen forgets how to watch real TV.
- It looks like Percy Jackson and the Olympians is filming the Capture the Flag scene.
- Make sure you check out the cover reveal for the Maze of Bones graphic novel.
- Roseanne A. Brown wants to remind you that she did NOT write Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting under the patronage of an eccentric professor.
- We discuss Rick’s August 6 blog post.
- There are a lot of books coming out from Rick Riordan Presents!
- We get an update on the Solangelo book—including possible tour plans and Rick’s reaction to the cover.
- Mark Oshiro’s book with the cool mushroom cover is called Into the Light.
- What’s this other book project Rick is working on??
- Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows is officially out in the world!
- We’re super excited for the Paola Santiago adaptation!
- Tehlor wrote a really beautiful letter saying goodbye to the series.
- Abuela has some tips and tricks if you happen to find yourself in possession of an arma del alma.
- But more importantly…which Paola Santiago character are you?
- It’s time to talk about the first book in the Paola Santiago series!
- By the way, the narrator for these books (Frankie Corzo) is REALLY good.
- How did Kristen feel about reading River of Tears for the first time?
- We definitely know how to pronounce the Gila River.
- Paola reminds us a little of Aru Shah, tbh.
- Science girls for the win!
- This book really nails the boy/girl middle school dynamic.
- Paola’s mom really doesn’t serve much of a role in this book except to cause some friction for the main character.
- Abuela might not have a huge role, but she’s a pretty important character.
- We included Emma, even though she doesn’t feature too prominently in this book.
- Look, it’s been a while since Karen read this one. Give her a break.
- WE DEFINITELY TALK ABOUT BRUTO.
- Is Riptide…an arma del alma?
- Would you like to live in Limbo for your whole life?
- Which of the monsters did we like most?
- Put us down as not fans of the mano pachona.
- Karen scars Kristen with images of the the lechuza.
- The SPOILER SECTION starts at 00:58:40
- La Llorona’s castle was pretty amazing.
- Kristen was personally attacked by Marisa.
- Okay, we know La Llorona has a reputation, but why is she so MEAN?
- Abuela is a total badass, and we are HERE for it.
- There’s not too much to say about Los Niños de la Luz…for now.
- Following on the heels of the Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows release, we spoke with Tehlor Kay Mejia about the series as a whole.
- If you’ve read Paola Santiago, you won’t be too surprised by her choice of go-to snacks.
- Is there an editing critique that she has the most trouble with?
- Tehlor talks a bit about reconnecting with her culture’s folklore and how different families connect to different ones in a variety of ways.
- When did Tehlor come up with the idea for Paola Santiago?
- Are any of the characters in these books based on people she knows?
- How did Tehlor make sure the books weren’t too scary for her audience?
- Which scenes hit the cutting room floor? Are there any monsters she wishes could’ve been included?
- And, more importantly, would she ever write more stories in this vein so she could include them?
- After getting Naomi on her character quiz, we ask what similarities and differences she has with her.
- Is it TOO personal to ask what kind of nightmares El Cucuy would show someone?
- Out of all three books, which scene is the MOST Paola Santiago?
- We find out the answer to one of our favorite questions to ask—who would be Tehlor’s godly Greek parent?
- What’s the best book she’s read lately?
- And, of course, we have to ask how it feels now that Paola Santiago is getting its own adaptation!
- Does Tehlor have any upcoming projects she can talk about?
- What else is on that author bucket list of hers?
- We get another email from Caoimhe, who tells us about tír na nóg and Setanta (sorry for butchering the pronunciation!!).
- We’re definitely going to do future episodes about more than Greek myths.
- How did Kristen and Karen first meet?
- Caoimhe’s friend Eimear also did a little drawing for us, and it’s so good!
This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.
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