Interview with Victoria Bond Episode 237


Victoria Bond is a writer and professor. Her novel, Zora and Me, co-written with T.R. Simon, won the John Steptoe/Coretta Scott King Award for New Talent and was nominated for an Edgar Award in the category of Juvenile Fiction, as well as being a Junior Library Guild Selection. Victoria holds a MFA in poetry. The occasional essayist on issues both personal and political, she teaches first year writing at John Jay College, The City University of New York.


  • How Victoria and her co-writer work together
  • How they created the series together
  • What’s based on reality and what did the authors invent
  • How much reality should one use when writing historical fiction
  • How far can you go when creating new information based on someone’s actual life
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