Gizmodo has posted a rockin' two-part interview with Bruce Coville about his My Teacher is an Alien series, conducted by a rabid fan all grown up. Having read these (and other Coville classics) when I was a kid, of course I clicked through.
Coville talks about the writing process, his thought process during the writing of the series, and how much technology has caught up to his vision. Which as it turns out, it hasn't very much, but that's not really that important anyway. Then as now, the story's the real thing.
Part One here, and Part Two here.
Thanks to Chicken Spaghetti for the link.