May 13, 2022
Greg Howard joins us to share his recent novels, Middle School’s A Drag, You Better Werk! and The Visitors. We talk about writing for early adolescent readers in a way that opens conversations about life topics like self-discovery, racism, homophobia, bias, and forgiveness. Then Baz & I share our review of the older film “Latter Days.”
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Greg Howard was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry where his love of stories blossomed at a young age. Following his songwriting dream to Nashville, Greg spent years producing the music of others before returning to his childhood passion for writing stories. His critically acclaimed, debut middle-grade novel, The Whispers was nominated for an Edgar Award and is currently being adapted for film. His second middle-grade novel, Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk! is being adapted for television by Harry Potter producer David Heyman, Heyday Television, and NBC/Universal.
Greg writes for and about LGBTQ youth, creating the kind of books he wishes he’d had access to as a young reader. When he’s not writing books, Greg enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends. He lives in Nashville with his two rescued fur-babies—Molly and Riley.
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