Author Amy Ephron stopped by the Beat on 1 to talk about her latest young adult novel, Carnival Magic, which she describes as "a modern-day mash-up of old-fashioned children's books." Ephron spoke to the Beat on 1 anchors about her transition from screenwriter to successful young adult and children's author, as well as the surge in interest in middle grade fiction, which she believes stems from a need for escapism.