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HM Waugh talks Clockwork Angel - KidLit Classics podcast Season 2, Episode 12

About this episode’s KidLit Classic:

Clockwork Angel is the first book in best-selling author Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, part of her expansive and treasured Shadowhunters world.

In this episode children's author Hm Waugh discusses how this was the perfect escapist read that got her into writing her own books for children. We also discuss author's varied journeys to publication, building literary sci-fi worlds for middle grade, and Heather's new book, Mars Underground.

About this week’s guest, HM Waugh

Heather Waugh is a children's author, educator, and environmental scientist with a long-term love of wild places who aims to empower kids through knowledge and literacy. She is an avid kidlit reader and an active member of SCWBI.

Connect with HM Waugh on Instagram: @hm_waugh / Website:

Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website

Find out more about Cassandra Clare website

Buy Clockwork Angel here

Mentioned in podcast:

Spellhound by Lian Tanner

Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody

Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Ottilie Colter by Rhiannon Williams

The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La-brooy

Trilby Moffat by Kate Temple

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker

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Opening and Outro music:

‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks.

'Creepy Sounds at Midnight'.

Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.

Sound files:

‘crack glass' by 13FPanska Cerny Jan

'door slams' by jjboeke

'success fanfare trumpets' by fun with sound


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