Really Deep Conversations is back with DAVID LEVITHAN!

Well, folks, I haven't had a new REALLY DEEP CONVERSATIONS WITH YA AUTHORS episode since March, so it's about damn time. And this one's kind of amazing because it's with THE MAYOR OF YA himself, DAVID LEVITHAN! We actually filmed this episode in July, but I promise everything in it is still highly relevant.

Topics discussed include (if you click on Youtube link, you can go directly to any of these topics!):

*David’s start in the publishing industry (2:01)
*the creative impulse behind Boy Meets Boy (4:25)
*David talks LGBT books (7:56)
*strides made by We Need Diverse Books(9:41)
*David’s writing schedule(12:36)
*collaborating with: Nina LaCour(13:58)
                                    Rachel Cohn(14:26)
                                    Andrea Cremer(17:27)
                                   John Green(19:25)
*the NICK AND NORAH movie (20:47)
*editing The Hunger Games and whether or not David knew it was gonna be a hit(23:35)
*David’s advice for writers (27:41)
*David’s book recommendations (29:01)
*david levithan’s awesome office tour!! !!!! !  (30:58)

Books mentioned:
Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
Every Day, by David Levithan
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
You Know Me Well, by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
Weetzie Bat, by Francesca Lia Block
Baby Be-Bop, by Francesca Lia Block
Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger
Keeping You a Secret, by Julie Anne Peters
The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson
The Rainbow Books, by Alex Sanchez
Totally Joe and the Misfits, by James Howe
Proxy, by Alex London
George, by Alex Gino
Invisibility, by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
Kill the Boy Band, by Goldy Moldavsky
The Haters, by Jesse Andrews
Shades of Darkness, by A.R. Kahler

Hope you enjoy this episode. More to come soon! And if you wanna see me and/or David Levithan in person, come to YALLFest next week in Charleston, SC!