Interview With Author Melissa Hart

book cover image for Better with Books by Melissa Hart

If you love books (and if you don’t, I’m not really sure what you’re doing here), you might want to check out the Luna’s Reading Corner interview I did for New Moon Girls with author Melissa Hart.

Melissa wrote Better with Books: 500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Teens and Tweens. She is also a columnist for The Writer magazine.

I read Melissa’s book in November, and its focus on diversity was a great “prologue” to get me in the mood for my Year of Expanded Reading.

I had SO much fun flagging all the books I want to read from Melissa’s booklist, and taking out a red colored pencil to make notes in the margins of my copy.

I ran out of kitty page flags reading this book! Luckily, I got a new package from my mom in my Christmas stocking. 🙂
I marked up my copy of the book with the following notations: “Read,” for books on the list I’ve already read; “on list” for books on the list that I already knew about and have on my TBR list; and “own but haven’t read” for books on the list that I already have a copy of that I haven’t read yet. All the books I want to read that weren’t already “on list” or on my bookshelves got one of those cute kitty page flags!

If you’re interested in other author interviews I’ve done for the Luna’s Reading Corner podcast, you can find them here. All of them contain great kernels of writing wisdom.