Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith of "Tantalize" from the Columbia County Rural Library District of Dayton, Washington.
Peek: "I've been a writer since third grade or so. Maybe even first. First. I remember… I wrote a story about crawdad fishing, and it was read over the elementary school sound system. That was my first 'audio publication.'"
Tantalize is available on audio (2008), read by Kim Mai Guest, from Listening Library. In a review of the production, the Horn Book Magazine calls the story, "...a gothic elixir, a dark romantic thriller that is equal parts Bon Appetit and Dracula." Listen to a clip.