E50: Troll Dowries, Tar Pits of Justice, and an Interview with Jenny Ziegler of Project WISE

In our 50th episode, McElroy explains why she actually looks forward (??!) to the sugar rush that is Valentine’s Day on an elementary school campus with her book talk on Helga’s Dowry, by Tomie de Paola.  Mauser overcomes some of her aversion to short stories with Margo Lanagan’s incredible collection titled Black Juice, and Hauser introduces us to her favorite living American author, Jonathan Tropper, with a review of One Last Thing Before I Go.

In the second half of the episode, we have the honor of welcoming author Jenny Ziegler who gives us the lowdown on Project WISE (Writers in Schools for Enrichment), a wonderful project that brings authors into schools FOR FREE!.