Workshop Episode 4 (Guest Host: Gail Carson Levine)

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 3, with Gail Carson Levine and Jacci TurnerGail Carson Levine, recognized by the New York Times, LA Times, Library Journal and numerous other Best-Seller lists, joins us at the table to discuss Jacci Turner’s intriguing YA tale of time-travel. Everyone weighs in and, by the end of the episode, Jacci departs with a large bag of Roundtable Podcast gold. (Also, you don’t want to miss Gail’s Showcase Episode)

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Workshop Episode 4 (Guest Host: Gail Carson Levine)

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can check out this episode on iTunes, too!


by Gail:

Gail’s Blog:

Gail’s Website:

Forgive Me, I meant to Do It, a book of false apology poems (View)

Gail’s writing a sequel to “A Tale of Two Castles” (View)

by Jacci:

Jacci Turner’s Website

“The Cage” – Jacci’s first book in the Birthright Series (available in paperback and e-book)

Stay tuned for Jacci’s next book in The Birthright Series, “The Bar” available in e-book soon!

Other References…

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (View)

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

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Comments (4)

This was so much fun. Loved listening to it and remembering!

I am surprised that no one mentioned the parents POV from the idea of “your child disappeared 35 years ago, and now some child shows up claiming to be yours, when you child should be a grown woman by now! But she looks just like your daughter did back then!” Lots of angst, conflict, and accusations of being an impostor.


That’s an excellent point, Doc. I guess we were kinda wrapped up in the main character’s POV, but you’re right… there would be a lot of confusion and (at least) the realization on the part of everyone involved that something “impossible” has happened.

I mean, if the daughter AND her friends all show up looking and talking like they did 35 years ago, as bizarre and traumatic as that would be, the “imposter” accusation would likely be the first and briefest assumption, followed by “but how can this be?”

And it all depends on the tone Jacci takes with the book. I’ve experienced lighter-toned narratives that have characters accepting some of the strangest things as either vaguely peculiar or barely worthy of comment.

Thanks for weighing in, Doc. I need to touch base with Jacci and see how she’s progressing on this one.

I’m not progressing! I’m editing book three of the Brithright series and now have this middle grade fiction idea burning up my brain! Yikes, may need to go there.

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