M-E Girard, author of GIRL MANS UP, joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the amount of research involved in the agent hunt, different stages of the authorial journey, writing queer YA, a day in the life of the successful and (not-so-beautifully) tortured artist, and the worries of setting a book in Canada when writing for the US audience.
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Justina Ireland, author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows talks with host Mindy McGinnis about such topics as the real-life breakdown of big advances, writing for your audience versus writing for the gatekeepers, white as default for readers, and the question of whether authors should write outside their race.
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Guest Sci-Fi author RC Lewis author of Stitching Snow and Spinning Starlight talks with host Mindy McGinnis about how she got her agent and the writing forum that they both credit with helping start their careers. Also, the pros and cons of pitch contests, finished books that remain unpublished, the always changing world of publishing, and the importance of critique partners - how to get one, how to be one, and how to process their criticism.
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In the first episode, host Mindy McGinnis talks with author Kate Karyus Quinn about her journey from aspiring to published author. From the query process to professional jealousy, the life of a writer is not all wine and roses.
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Books by Kate Karyus Quinn: ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, DOWN WITH THE SHINE, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT
Kate’s Manuscript Critique Services
BNCWI Buffalo Niagara Children's Writers and Illustrators
THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS by Danielle Mages Amato Kate’s PitchWar’s mentee)