00:28 - Introduction: our favorite books as kids
7:35 - Speaking of JK, how do we feel about the Hogwarts houses?
13:58 - What house do you WANT to be in, Susan?
17:00 - THE SORTING BEGINS
23:50 - The results! (and quiz analysis)
26:25 - Susan's thoughts on HP Book 1
29:11 - Intro to Orphan Island and Emily's review
32:29 - Interview with Laurel Snyder
34:45 - What house is Laurel in?
37:04 - Where did the idea for the novel come from?
42.10 - Order & age on the island
44:48 - The neglected middle grades
46:30 - Do middle grade books get the middle grade experience wrong?
49:47 - Why is reading a survival skill in the novel, and why did Laurel mention the books she picks?
54:13 - Who does Laurel write for?
56:14 - Will there be a sequel?
58:30 - Or maybe a prequel?
60:50 - Free time! Extreme reactions to the book
63:16 - GIVEAWAY DETAILS: We are giving away an author-signed copy of Orphan Island!
65:30 - What's on the blog? What's coming up?
69:13 - Next time on the podcast: our discussion of Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff!
Thanks again to Laurel Snyder for taking the time to answer our questions! Learn more about Orphan Island here!