Behind the Scenes at Booker Manchester: Eric Pinder

If you talk to any of the creative writing students at NHIA one name will undoubtedly stand out: Eric Pinder. This is for a myriad of reasons: He is talented, he is caring and understanding, and he makes cute stories often times focused around bears. But Eric is so much more than just an awesome children’s book writer. Eric sat down with Bookery Manchester to discuss nature, writing for kids, and the novel that equaled a chapter.

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Marlana Trombley
Behind The Scenes at Bookery Manchester: Paul Durham

To say Paul Durham is a family man is to speak only a half truth. Despite the fact Paul writes in an abandoned chicken coup on the edge of a swamp, which may or may not have magical properties, he would not be where he is were it not for his family. Paul is many things: He is a father, he is a husband, he is an artist, he is a fighter, and he was willing to sit down with Bookery Manchester for an interview about middle grade fiction, connecting with his audience, and Telling Lies to Children.

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Jared Carlson
Behind the Scenes at Bookery Manchester with Hope Jordan

Hope Jordan may not be a name readily on your tongue, but there is something in Manchester which wouldn’t be the same were it not for Hope: Poetry. Perhaps you have been, perhaps you have only heard, and perhaps you haven’t heard of it (but will be eager to check out once you see Hope in person); Hope was instrumental to the creation of Slam Free or Die, New Hampshire's nationally recognized Slam Poetry team

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InterviewsJared Carlson
Behind the Scenes at Bookery Manchester: Spencer Wise

Spencer Wise has written across all genres, writing for such publications as Time Out NY and Sports Illustrated. The Emperor’s Shoes is his first novel, and it is about something he knows well: Shoes. Spencer’s family has a long heritage of shoemaking, tracing all the way back to Poland. Bookery Manchester wanted to flip the pages of Spencer’s brain, kick the dust of his literary shoes, and get to the sole of him and his art.

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Jared Carlson