Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Interviewing Jessie Haas on Friday, author of the Saige books!

We're excited to interview Jessie Haas this Friday. She is the author of the Saige books. She is a very interesting person who has written over 35 books. Wow!

We are going to ask her many questions about Saige and also about her life on a farm. What questions would you want to ask her?


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Smart Girl's Manners for the New Year, with author Nancy Holyoke!

Hello American Girl fans!

We hope you are enjoying the start to a new year! We were both able to get back in the studio to publish another podcast episode. We look forward to sharing a great interview we had with Nancy Holyoke. She has written a bunch of Smart Girl's Guides for American Girl, including A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners.

Ever wonder what the polite thing is when you are served food you don't like? Or what to say in an uncomfortable situation? Mrs. Holyoke shares some expert advice with us all in this episode!

In this episode, we mention Christa's trip around the world in 2012 and Mia's newly adopted family member! We included some pictures below.

Thank you so much for listening! We love hearing from you! Contact us at Let us know who your favorite doll is and why! Also, what are some of your favorite winter activities? Thanks!

16: A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners with author Nancy Holyoke
Mia's New Brother!

Pictures from Christa's Trip!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Audio only: Ringing in the New Year with Mary Casanova, author of the McKenna Brooks books!

Earlier today we published a video podcast of our interview with Mary Casanova, author of the 2012 Girl of the Year McKenna books (among many other books!).

We are posting this audio-only version of the episode for those who do not have the ability to watch videos on their mp3 players.

Here's the audio! Enjoy! Let us know what you liked about what Mrs. Casanova talked about!

15: Ringing in the New Year with Friends and Mary Casanova, author of McKenna books!

Ringing in the New Year with Friends and Mary Casanova, author of the McKenna books!

Hello American Girl fans!

A couple years ago we got some friends together for Christmas and made a video podcast celebrating the holiday. It just so happened that all of us were together again over New Years. So we decided to do another video podcast! It's crazy to see how much older everyone looks!

In addition to the fun with friends, this episode includes our interview with the amazing Mary Casanova! We've heard from many listeners that her previous interview was one of their favorites and we're excited to bring this episode to you! Mrs. Casanova talks about the 2012 Girl of the Year, McKenna Brooks. Plus she answers questions that some of you submitted!

You can watch the video below or sync it through iTunes if you have subscribed to our podcast. We'll also publish a separate episode that is audio only for listeners that don't have access to video iPods or iTunes.

Have you checked out the McKenna microsite on We invite you to try the McKenna's Take the Challenge to identify your strengths. It's fun! Leave a comment with what your top 3 strengths are! It will be fun to see what people find!

Thank you so much for listening! We love hearing from you. Contact us at Thanks!

Ringing in the New Year with friends and Mary Casanova, author of McKenna books!

For audio only:

Monday, December 26, 2011

Announcing McKenna Brooks, the 2012 Girl of the Year!

Well, girls, it's time to unveil the 2012 Girl of the Year: McKenna Brooks!

In this episode we interview Susan Jevins who is the Senior Public Relations Associate at American Girl. Ms. Jevins tells you everything you need to know about McKenna and the launch that American Girl is planning in 2012!

Next week we are scheduled to talk again with Mrs. Mary Casanova, who wrote the McKenna stories. As we mentioned in a previous post, if you have a question you'd like to ask Mrs. Casanova, let us know! If we're able, we'll include your question in the interview (and we'll mention your name)!

What a fun year it's been with Kanani! It's going to be so sad to see her go! But we've LOVED the McKenna stories and know you're going to love her and her friends as well!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Have a great finish to 2011!

14: Introducing McKenna Brooks, the 2012 Girl of the Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What Would You Like to Ask Mary Casanova About the 2012 Girl of the Year?

We had a great interview today with American Girl about the new 2012 Girl of the Year! Our agreement is that we can't release any information until 12/26 but watch for the interview on that day!

We're speaking with Mary Casanova next week since she authored the books about the new character. Do you have a question you'd like us to ask Mrs. Casanova? If so, e-mail us at or leave it in a comment on this post. If we can, we'll ask your question, including mentioning your name!

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Girl of the Year!

We were so excited to receive the press packet this week for the 2012 Girl of the Year! We've been reading the books--she's a very fun girl! She's a beautiful doll and has a great story written by one of our favorite authors!

Our arrangement with American Girl is that we can't publish any details until the Embargo Date of December 26 but watch for an episode coming out just after Christmas!

Christa and Mia