If you are not tuned in to the Mad Cave Showcase 2.0 what in the heck are you doing with your life? It runs until 5 pm est today! Here's what you missed in hour #1
Interview with Mark London
First, Jazzlyn Stone (who moderated the first showcase this spring) is already killing it! Mark London in addition to being excited how much Mad Cave has blown up recently, brought us up to date on his three ongoing titles, and when we can expect them:
This is big news, because Mark London's titles (with all of the attached creators etc.) bring the heat! They are what got me hooked to Mad Cave to begin with.
Maverick is Launching!
Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Mad Cave Studios is launching their own YA Imprint, Maverick. As the Reporter Notes:
"The imprint, Maverick, will debut in fall 2021, with a bi-monthly release schedule of material from a mixture of new and established creators including Jay Sandlin (Over The Ropes), Lela Gwenn (Bad Luck Chuck), and David Pinckney (Fight Like A Girl)."
There was small interview with Chris Sanchez (Editor in Chief) highlighting the individual titles we can expect to see in the first wave.
I think this is an amazing announcement. As both a fan of Mad Cave and an educator, I'm looking to find new stories to share with my students which can relate to. Sanchez during the interview said he is the most excited for "Of Her Own Design" (Birdie Willis, Jess Taylor and Stephanie Palladino) because it is the story he can relate to the most as a creator. Below is the summary from Mad Cave's announcement:
In the small town of Holden, sixteen-year-old Brie Page has been struggling with a tremendous bout of writer’s block. And that’s a problem. One of many she has, actually. Parents that constantly fight, her former best friend/current bully Viv Kinsley, and the gorgeous new girl Kay Ardiger are causing a bit of stress. Brie used to hide from it all by creating her own fictional worlds and stories, but all of that seems so far away now.
The first hour wrapped up with an interview with the creators of Good Game, Well Played, Rachel Smith and Katherine Lobo.
I'm excited to see what happens in hour two as we roll into an interview with the creative team behind Nightmare in Savannah. More in an hour!
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