“People to Watch:” Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith

The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, a publication of the International Reading Association, this month features authors Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith as “People To Watch,” (“an occasional short exposé on up-and-coming authors of young adult literature”), offering reviews (continuing to page 2) of “A Real-Live Blond Cherokee and His Equally Annoyed Soul Mate” by Cynthia from Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today edited by Lori M. Carlson (HarperCollins, 2005) and Tofu and T. rex by Greg (Little Brown, 2005).

The Journal also offers an interview with us by James Blasingame. Read the abbreviated (scroll) or full version.

In the interview, I talk about mixed-blood Native identity, the romanticized moral compass, assumptions, integrating cultural detail, my home office and writing habits, my personal background, mentoring, promoting literary trade books, my Web site and blogs, as well as current and upcoming projects.

Greg talks about writing humor, his recent companion books, the evolution of The Peshtigo School, his writing life, his childhood background, as well as his site and blog.

And that’s not all! Read the review of Tofu and T. rex by Colleen Mondor from Ecelctica Magazine. (Among other things, she says: “Maybe we should send this book to every member of Congress. (I’m not kidding.)”)

Cynsational Notes

Thanks to author Lisa Yee for her recent comment on cynsations LJ syndication.