Rick Starkey on “AT THE CROSSROADS: Blues Bones Book Two”

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The Return of Rick Starkey, author of Blues Bones and At the Crossroads: Blues Bones Book Two

Hey everyone,

In a brand new episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we welcome one of our past guests who had introduced his wonderful middle-grade book, The Blues Bones.  Author Rick Starkey is coming back to the podcast to talk about his latest released Blues Bones Book Two: AT THE CROSSROADS.

In our exciting interview, Rick talks about Blues Bones and At the Crossroads: Blues Bones Book Two, his main interest in writing novels for a middle-grade audience, his love for carving bears from logs with a chainsaw, playing his guitar, and working on his next novel!


More about the Author

Leap on over to Leap Books!Rick Starkey is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. His main interest is writing novels for middle grade. Rick has sold short pieces to Highlights for Children.

Rick Starkey lives in a 200-year-old log cabin in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he and his wife, Betty, own and run Make It Magic, a magic shop and craft store. A day in Rick’s life includes recommending and performing magic tricks for
customers of all ages, carving bears from logs with a chainsaw, playing his guitar, and working on his next novel.


You can learn more about Rick Starkey by visiting 


Visit Rick’s Magic Shop: www.makeitmagic.com

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Rick-Starkey

Follow him on Twitter: @RJStarkey



More about “AT THE CROSSROADS: Blues Bones Book Two”

Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has discovered the secret of playing every song in the world. Hoodoo!

Rodney’s dream of joining a real band has come true, and the bandleader has already booked their first gig—her cousin’s birthday party. Now, Rodney has a week to learn the most difficult guitar part ever for the birthday girl’s favorite song. Failure could mean his rival, Eddie Manford, taking his place.

Rodney has dabbled with spells before, and he knows there can be consequences. Like losing his voice after trying a spell to help him sing, and a car accident that may take someone’s life. Rodney’s search for a magical fix leads him to a crossroads at midnight, waiting for a man to tune his guitar. Some say the man who shows up will be the devil—coming for Rodney’s soul!

Can Rodney afford to pay the price?




In this episode

  • Rick Starkey talks about Blues Bones and describes the main character of his book, AT THE CROSSROADS
  • What motivated him to write middle-grade books and what was the inspiration behind Blues Bones books?
  • Rick gives us a peek inside his upcoming books & some interesting facts about his writing. Be sure to listen to find out more about Rick Starkey & Blues Bones!


We would like to say a huge thank you to Rick Starkey for doing this interview and we are very excited to see what he does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for his future books.


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We’d love to hear from you!  Contact us and together we can discuss what ideas you think should be included in a future episode, and we can explore potentially setting up an interview. Our goal is to have all voices at the table!

Thanks for tuning in. We’ll be coming soon to entertain and educate you with more author interviews, book reviews & Family game reviews!!!

  stay tuned!

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