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The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Marketing With Kelly DeVos

The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Marketing With Kelly DeVos

July 22, 2019

 

 Today’s guest is Kelly DeVos whose work on body positivity has been featured in the New York Times as well as on Vulture, Salon, Bustle and SheKnows. Her debut novel, Fat Girl on a Plane, named one of the “50 Best Summer Reads of All Time” by Reader’s Digest magazine, is available now from HarperCollins. Her second book, Day Zero, is coming in 2019 from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins.

Kelly joined me today to talk about the sophomore experience in publishing, the importance of networking, and how NOT to market yourself. Also covered: jumping genres but still remaining true to your author brand.

 

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Writing A Novel Set In the Publishing World with Lauren Mechling

Writing A Novel Set In the Publishing World with Lauren Mechling

July 15, 2019

Today’s guest is Lauren Mechling, who has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online, and Vogue, where she writes a regular book column. She's worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Harvard College, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Lauren joined me today to talk about how her own experiences in print media helped form the world of her new novel, How Could She, the complexities of female friendships as a storytelling concept, and how podcasts figure into Lauren’s new novel.

 

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Website: https://www.laurenmechling.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenmechling

IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurenomics/

  

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A Map for Wild Hearts: How to Make Art Even When You're Lost by Andrea Hannah

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Making Art Even When You’re Lost with Andrea Hannah

Making Art Even When You’re Lost with Andrea Hannah

July 8, 2019

Today’s guest is Andrea Hannah, an award-winning author, essayist, and workshop leader. She teaches on living a healthy creative life at her Wild Heart Retreats and writes about making art on Twitter and Instagram (@andeehannah). Andrea joined me today to talk using the same process whether she’s writing fiction or non-fiction, and the constant hustle of being a successful freelancer, how her upcoming release A Map for Wild Hearts, is designed to help creatives find their way through the obstacles blocking their artistic goals, and writing through chronic pain, illness, and depression.

 

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Website: http://www.andreahannah.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeHannah

IG: https://www.instagram.com/andeehannah/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.hannah

 

 

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Research For The Orphan’s Song Plus Writing For Adults Vs. Teens with Lauren Kate

Research For The Orphan’s Song Plus Writing For Adults Vs. Teens with Lauren Kate

July 1, 2019

Today’s guest is Lauren Kate. the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Fallen novels, the Teardrop novels, and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Kate joined me today to talk about the inspiration for her newest adult historical, The Orphan’s Song. Also covered: what differences – if any – there are in writing for the adult vs. the YA market.

 

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Website: http://laurenkatebooks.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenkatebooks

IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkatebooks/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenKateAuthor/

 

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