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Mike Lupica Masters Two Trades

Journalist/novelist shares secrets of his craft

By Maya Williams | April 26 , 2011

Author Mike Lupica reveals how he structures his stories and creates his characters when he sits down to talk to Scholastic News Kid Reporter Maya Williams. As a sports reporter and fan, Lupica also discusses the importance of sports in every kid's life, the topic of most of his young adult fiction.

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For more about Mike Lupica's latest book, Hero, check out Maya's Author Interview video with Lupica and her review of the book!

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