12/02 Wednesday: Bestselling Young Adult Author Ellen Hopkins, S.T.A.R., and the J.R. Ball on Governor Elect John Bel Edwards


Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children√ïs Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a regular speaker at schools, book festivals and writers conferences across the US, and now throughout the world.  

She shares her book Traffik.  

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling author of Tricks.

Racheal Hebert

Racheal Hebert is a community organizer and nonprofit director with experience in a variety of programs, including initiatives involving sexual trauma, violence prevention, crime victims' rights, and women’s health.  Hebert comments on State Senator Troy Brown's assault charges which he denies.  


J. R. Ball 

J.R. Ball is the managing editor at the Baton Rouge, nola.com.  He shares his article: Government leaders quick to promise, but slow on the all-important delivery.  Ball also comments on LSU's football season and Les Miles.