Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire
Anna Meriano On Writing YA With Roots In A Problematic Fandom

Anna Meriano On Writing YA With Roots In A Problematic Fandom

December 14, 2020

Today's guest is Anna Meriano, author of This Is How We Fly, a contemporary YA that focuses on a Muggle Quidditch team. Anna joined me today to talk about writing sports for young audiences, and how she navigated her debut being so closely tied to what has become a problematic fandom.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

 

Links for Anna:

Twitter

Site

Pre-Order Campaign

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Day Zero by Kelly DeVos

Blacktooth the Pirate by Jay S. Willis

The Better Patch

Dina Brumfield On Tracing Women’s Rights In China Through Fiction

Dina Brumfield On Tracing Women’s Rights In China Through Fiction

November 30, 2020

Today's guest is Dina Brumfield, who was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She came to the United States to join her family as a young adult in late ‘80s. After earning her MBA, she worked as a consultant in New York and at various Silicon Valley companies, before quitting to act on her long-held aspiration to write, in English, her second language. It took her 10 years to write and polish Unbound, her debut novel.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Links for Dina:

Facebook

Instagram

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Choose Your Struggle Podcast

Free Lunch Coffee

 

Charise Harper On Her Graphic Novel To Help Middle Graders With Embarrassment

Charise Harper On Her Graphic Novel To Help Middle Graders With Embarrassment

November 9, 2020

Today's guest is Charise Harper whose new release, So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them, a graphic novel for middle graders) releases in November. Charise joined me to talk about how to handle embarrassing situations (even as an adult) and how to help others cope in the moment.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Links for Charise:

Twitter

Instagram

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Richard Osman Talks Promotion When Crossing Over From Television to Publishing

Richard Osman Talks Promotion When Crossing Over From Television to Publishing

October 26, 2020

Today's guest is Richard Osman, British television personality and author of the best-selling new release, The Thursday Murder Club, featuring septuagenarian crime solvers living in a retirement community.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Links for Richard:

Twitter

Instagram

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Puppet Telegrams

WYLD Galleries

Hayley Chewins Talks Writing Upper Middle Grade And How to Handle A Revise & Resubmit

Hayley Chewins Talks Writing Upper Middle Grade And How to Handle A Revise & Resubmit

October 12, 2020

Today's guest is Hayley Chewins, author of The Turnaway Girls and The Sisters of Staygarden Place. Hayley joined me to talk about writing upper middle grade, the process of enduring multiple revise and resubmit stages, and her class - 100 Ideas in 10 Days.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Links for Hayley:

Site

100 Ideas in 10 Days

Twitter

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Puppet Telegrams

Matt Haig Talks Anxiety, Panic, Depression & Writing As Therapy

Matt Haig Talks Anxiety, Panic, Depression & Writing As Therapy

October 5, 2020

Today's guest is Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library, a Good Morning America Book Club pick for October. Matt joined me to talk about mental health as a writer, and how to manage during the pandemic.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Lori M. Lee on Pivoting to Digital Marketing & Managing Depression During COVID

Lori M. Lee on Pivoting to Digital Marketing & Managing Depression During COVID

September 28, 2020

Today's guest is Lori M. Lee, author of the YA Fantasy Forest of Souls. Lori joined me to talk about launching a book during the pandemic, pivoting to online marketing and promotion, and how she handled depression and anxiety during the ongoing epidemic.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

Links for Lori:

Site

Twitter

Instagram

 

Ad Links:

Vellum

Bull City Press

Puppet Telegrams

Indie Editor talks Pros of the Indie Path and Publishing in the Pandemic

Indie Editor talks Pros of the Indie Path and Publishing in the Pandemic

September 14, 2020

Today's guest is Shayne Leighton, Editor in Chief of Parliament House Press, an indie publisher specializing in SciFi and Fantasy. Shayne joined me today to talk about the pros of going the indie route, the need for transparency in publishing, and how the pandemic has affected the industry.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

 

Ad Links:

Bull City Press

I, Ally

Kurt Dinan On The Difficulty of Marketing YA Humor & Learning the Skills For Indie Publishing

Kurt Dinan On The Difficulty of Marketing YA Humor & Learning the Skills For Indie Publishing

September 7, 2020

Kurt Dinan is the author of The Scam List, and Don't Get Caught. In this episode he talks about the difficulty of marketing humor and the learning curve of skills for indie publishing.

 

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

 

Links for Kurt:

Site

The Scam List

 

Ad Links:

Now & When by Sara Bennett Wheeler

Vellum

Historical Novelist Fiona Davis On Writing the Recent Past

Historical Novelist Fiona Davis On Writing the Recent Past

August 24, 2020

Today's guest is Fiona Davis, historical novelist, national bestseller and library darling. Fiona Joined me today to talk about the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library, which is the setting for her newest book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue. We talk about writing historical fiction, research methods, the difficulty of writing dual timelines and the difference between writing recent history versus the past.

Read the Transcript

Support the Podcast

Follow on Facebook

 

Links for Fiona:

Site

The Lions of Fifth Avenue

 

Ad Links:

Now & When by Sara Bennett Wheeler

Vellum

Time Turner Podcast

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App