Authors & Audiences

#25 - Joy Preble & Melissa Buron discuss school visits

April 27, 2023 Caroline Leech Season 1 Episode 25
Authors & Audiences
#25 - Joy Preble & Melissa Buron discuss school visits
Show Notes


Joy Preble is both a successful YA author, and the Children’s Programming Director at Brazos Bookstore in Houston. Her first picture book, Lost and Found Hanukkah, will be published in 2025 by Chronicle Books.

Melissa Buron is one of Houston Independent School District’s Library Media Specialists. She is also an author and illustrator, and in 2016, created her own publishing company, Mab Media, a boutique publishing company specializing in fantasy, fairy tales, and folktales.

This is the third episode of my mini-series on School Visits, and you can listen to the other episodes here:
Episode 22 - MG debut author and teacher, Lisa Stringfellow
Episode 24 - YA & MG author, Scott Reintgen

If you are planning your own school visits, don’t forget to request the SCHOOL VISITS 101, the guide to school visits which Scott Reintgen have put together just for you.

You can find out more about Joy and all her books at, and find her book recommendations on the Brazos Bookstore website. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

You can find Melissa at her publishing company, Mab Media, and she is on Instagram and Twitter. Melissa and her colleagues in the Library Services team at Houston ISD can also be found on Facebook.

We also talked about:

Tae Keller's interview on Authors & Audiences

Keir Graff's Phantom Tower and his school visits

 Alana  Arnold's Harriet Series and her school visits

And two Paris bookstores:
Shakespeare and Company
The Red Wheelbarrow/The Red Balloon

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