Michael P. Spradlin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Youngest Templar trilogy, the Wrangler Award Winner OFF LIKE THE WIND! THE FIRST RIDE OF THE PONY EXPRESS, and several other novels and picture books. He holds a black belt in television remote
What a great year! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the authors we met in person and via e-mail during 2009 …
Emily Gravett, who I actually met back in 2008 during her promotion of Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, was the first interview that we published in 2009. Actually, it was our first ever podcast!
I traded e-mails with Ingrid Law to produce an interview about her debut novel, Savvy, which won a Newbery Honor Award. She’s a fabulous author with a great personality—we even learned about her own savvy and her favorite stain-remover.
Our next visitor was Bonny Becker, author of the acclaimed A Visitor for Bear. We chatted about her book and what we could expect from Bear in the future, as well as a little tip on love, “All the clichés are true—as in, when you least expect it… .”
What to Expect: Action, Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Orphans, Historical Fiction
I always worry about sequels. It’s especially hard when you liked the first book so much, as I did The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. What if the characters change? What if I don’t like the outcome? And the first book in Michael Spradlin’s series ended on a perilous cliffhanger–will all of my favorite characters survive?
As I mentioned back in April, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Michael Spradlin’s The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. The book seemed so well-done, so well-researched, I couldn’t put it down–or stop recommending it to anyone and everyone who I thought might have even a passing interest in it! Needless to say, I was extremely excited to interview Mr. Spradlin on the newest installment in Tristan’s journey, which comes out in September: The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate.
By Amanda Lynch, The Children's Book Review
Published: April 6, 2009
The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail (Book 1)
By Michael P. Spradlin
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 272 Pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (September 18, 2008)
Left as a baby at a monastery, fifteen-year-old Tristan lives a quiet life among