Welcome to the 20th episode of “This One’s Dedicated to…,” in which Jennifer Ziegler and I share our quick conversation with bestselling author Stuart Gibbs about his new middle grade novels Charlie Thorne and the Lost City (March 2021) and Bear Bottom (May 2021) and the deeply personal dedications that connect them.

Subscribers to my monthly Bartography Express newsletter (folks can sign up here) are eligible for our giveaway copies of Bear Bottom and Charlie Thorne and the Lost City (both published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).

If you’d like to be the winner of one of these books, by the end of May 2021 either say so in the comments below or email me directly, and you’ll be in the running. (U.S. mailing addresses only.)

Thanks for watching, and please visit the main “This One’s Dedicated to…” page for more conversation videos and a look at who Jennifer and I will be talking to soon.