KidLit Podcast: Tim Federle After Hours

Podcast Ep 9: Tim Federle Hickory Daiquiri Dock  Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist

KidLit TV has a special podcast episode of StoryMakers in store for you with special guest author Tim Federle. This is our first “after hours” StoryMakers episode, just for grown-ups! Tim tells us about the inspiration behind writing his series of literary cocktail books and how one complimentary tweet nearly knocked him off his seat!

“Tim is the author of the literary cocktail recipe book Tequila Mockingbird, which was voted the #1 Cookbook of 2013 on Goodreads (and was a clue on Jeopardy). His cocktail recipe guide for new parents, Hickory Daiquiri Dock, has been called “More fun at a baby shower than a Diaper Genie” by the Tampa Bay Times.”–Running Press Books

Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist
Move over, Mother Goose.
As absolutely necessary for new parents as Absolute!
Drinks include:
—Ring Around the Rosé
—Old MacDonald Had a Flask
—Baa, Baa, Black Russian
Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she’s got your twinkling eyes, he’s got your perfect nose, and we’ve got your aching back. Welcome to Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist—the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere.
Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it’s time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you’ve finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to.

Tequila Mockingbird Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Drinks include:
–The Last of the Mojitos
–Romeo and Julep
–A Rum of One’s Own
–Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, “Tequila Mockingbird” is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes–paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels–the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.
Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do.

Gone with the Gin
Here’s drinking with you, kid. We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you’re the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there’s a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you.
A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout. So go ahead, make my drink.

TIM FEDERLE GREW UP IN SAN FRANCISCO and Pittsburgh before moving to New York to dance on Broadway.

Tim Federle grew up in San Francisco and Pittsburgh before moving to New York as a teenager to dance on Broadway.

Better Nate Than Ever — Tim’s debut novel about a small-town teenager who crashes an audition for E.T.: The Musical — was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year before inspiring a sequel that won the Lambda Literary Award.

Tim’s forthcoming YA novel, The Great American Whatever, was called “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation” (Kirkus) and received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist.

Described as “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (The Huffington Post), Federle also writes bestselling recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird (over 200,000 copies sold) and the Gone With the Gin.


With Tony nominee Claudia Shear, Tim is co-writing Tuck Everlasting on Broadway, based on Natalie Babbitt’s novel (with music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw). Tuck begins previews this March.

Profiles of Tim can be read in The New York TimesAtlantic MagazineEntertainment Weeklyand CNN .

Profiles of Tim can be read in The New York TimesAtlantic MagazineTIME Magazine for KidsEntertainment Weeklyand CNN — and his press kit can be accessed here.

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Watch the Video for this Episode HERE!

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