LILbooKtalks are online discussion panels in which two (or more) authors talk about a theme that is related to both of their books. This segment was created by Kester in an effort to bring something new not only to the blog but to the book blogging world itself.

December 2017: “Overcoming Obstacles in Middle Grade Fiction” with Emily Blejwas and Brooks Benjamin

January 2018: “The Importance of Historical Fiction for Young Readers” with Linda Williams Jackson and Gwen C. Katz

February 2018: “Healing through Stories: Two Novels of Uniting Families” with Corabel Shofner and Leslie Hauser

March 2018: “From Film to Fiction to Film Again” with Jennifer Brody and Brittany Goodwin

April 2018: “Portraying Pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement for Young Readers” with Alice Faye Duncan and Andrew Maraniss

May 2018: “Mermaid Tails and Fairy Tales” with D. G. Driver and Tobie Easton

June 2018: “Never Losing Hope in a Future of Uncertainty” with Dana Middleton and Alyssa Hollingsworth

July 2018: “Finding Your Narnia: Transporting Readers to Magical Worlds” with Christina Soontornvat and K. E. Ormsbee