Louder Than Words TV Premieres Tonight!

I’m excited to share that every night his week from 8-9pm EST (5-6pm PST), we’ll be broadcasting a live videochat where the “Louder Than Words” authors and I will be taking questions about the series, the issues the books deal with, what it’s like to be published as a teen, and much more.

The Louder Than Words online show is available for anyone to post in their blog or website, which means, anyone can host the show and chat. So, the show will be carried on social networking sites like and , as well as on book reviewers’ blogs and magazine sites like Teen Voices.

Oh yeah, and I’m airing it too, here on Smart Girls Know. So, you see the video below? Right now you can watch different promos from the show in that little screen. But tonight, at 8pm EST, it will go live and you’ll see yours truly talking about what it was like to create the series and work with such talented young authors.

Each night, Louder Than Words will feature a different theme. Here’s the whole schedule:

Monday, August 10, 8-9 p.m. ET – Deborah Reber, “How the Louder Than Words Series Came To Be”
How were the teen authors chosen? How were the books put together? How much of what happened is true? What has been the most fun part of the project for you? What’s been the hardest part? Are there more books coming? How can I be a Louder Than Words author?

Tuesday, August 11, 8-9 p.m. ET – Marni Bates, author of “Marni”, Compulsive Behavior and How the Internet Can Help
Marni Bates answers questions about her book, “Marni.” Marni has trichotillomania — a irresistible desire to pull out her own hair. What do you have? Marni discusses how the Internet helped her understand the problem, and also how she feels about having her secrets revealed in a book.

Wednesday, August 12, 8-9 p.m. ET – Emily Smucker, author of “Emily” – Sickness and Faith, Pickles and Cake
Emily Smucker will answer questions about what it’s like getting through senior year with a chronic illness. Emily is a Mennonite but, don’t worry, it’s not contagious. She’ll also talk about blogging and writing books.

Thursday, August 13, 8-9 p.m. ET – Chelsey Shannon, author of “Chelsey”, Assembling a New Life with Pieces from the Past
Chelsey Shannon talks about fashioning a new life for herself after her father was murdered a week before her 14th birthday and she had to move away from home and school. She’ll talk about overcoming grief, and how she discovered a group of women writers who helped her get over.

Friday, August 14, 8-9 p.m. ET – Deborah Reber – How to Break Into Publishing for Teen Writers
Description: On Friday, series editor Deborah Reber will answer questions about how teen writers can break into publishing.

*** If you have any questions you want to be sure get answered in the chat, and I’ll pass them along to the producer.***


  1. Shaping Youth » Teen Book Publishers Premiere Louder Than Words TV Said,

    August 10, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

    […] bet is to go straight to the source, where Louder Than Words editor Debbie Reber houses her blog explaining, “The Louder Than Words online show is available for anyone to post in their blog or […]

  2. Alice Said,

    August 13, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

    Hi Debbie and Emily and Chelsey (and you too Marni – I look forward to hearing you tomorrow).

    Fantastic! I was able to watch Chelsey Live tonight and Chelsey, you were fabulous. So composed, articulate and honest.

    Emily, I was not able to watch you Live but I watched the recording and you were also superb. I also loved how honest and composed and articulate you are!

    As I listen and take in your stories and this book concept and the stories I keep admiring and marveling about what a difference you are all making in people’s lives — young and old!

    Thank You for sharing your stories and yourselves – You are making a difference in people’s lives! Looking forward to hearing more…

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