I was extremely honored to be invited to talk with the Jasmine Turner and the Jacksonville Public Library for a Lit Chat about history, writing and podcasting – check it out below!
Sometimes an epic fail can become an epic success. The Space Race in the US started with a failed satellite launch nicknamed “Kaputnik” and the Wright brothers had many mishaps on their way to their first powered flight. For Erik Slader, writing and talking about these epic fails has led to a successful podcast and children’s book series!
Erik Slader is the creator of Epik Fails of History, a blog, and podcast about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle-grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. He’s also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net!
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.
Erik will share his experiences in writing and talking about history at our next Lit Chat, so be sure to join us!