Meet Erin Stewart, a freelance writer/editor, and author of SCARS LIKE WINGS
It feels so so good to be back! We have an exciting show for you today!
Our guest today is Erin Stewart, author of a debut YA fiction SCARS LIKE WINGS. Erin is joining us to talk to us about her book that tells the story of a 16-year-old burn survivor going back to high school after a house fire left her severely disfigured. It’s a young adult fiction about friendship and trauma and resilience and the power of love to rebuild our lives.
We also take you to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and talk to the members of The Good Time Kids, a weekly show with youth engaged in six exciting, entertaining and inspiring segments: Dance Time, Game Time, Music Studio, Youth Network, Youth Film Short, and At the Movies. Visit the show’s website
More about the Author
Erin Stewart is the author of SCARS LIKE WINGS, her debut novel. Erin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BYU undergraduate who works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City.
Erin lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She is represented by the amazing Brianne Johnson of Writers House.
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More about SCARS LIKE WINGS
An Amazon Book of the Month Pick
A Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated Books of the Fall
A 2019 BookExpo America Buzz Book
Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.
“Before, I had a place. I was a daughter. A friend. A singer. I was a million things. Now I’m only one— the Burned Girl.”
Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.
A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal” again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.
But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.
Interview Talking Points & Questions
- Learn all about SCARS LIKE WINGS at 2:54
- “We all have these scars. Some you can see. Some you can’t. We are all walking around with them. We all are trying to figure out how to deal with the Trauma” at 3:59
- Who or what was the inspiration for SCARS LIKE WINGS? at 5:45
- How did your friend react to the story of your book? at 7:00
- Letting people into our lives and being worthy of their love makes you heal faster after trauma. The love of other people makes our life beautiful. at 9:20
- How did writing SCARS LIKE WINGS has changed you as a person? 10:17
- Learn about Erin’s heart failure survival experience and how did she incorporate those experiences into her book at 11:40
- What kind of conversations Kids and parents could have after reading SCARS LIKE WINGS?14:15
- What’s The Good Time Kids is all about? (25:28)
- Where can people find more info about the show?
A big Thank You to Erin Stewart for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.
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