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Ashley Audrain On The Complexity of Motherhood & Writing Advice She Loathes

Ashley Audrain On The Complexity of Motherhood & Writing Advice She Loathes

January 25, 2021

Ashley Audrain, author of The Push, a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, talks about the complexities of motherhood, and her fiction's focus on the maternal links we pass on with or without knowing. Also featured - the one piece of writing advice she loathes.

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Indie Author Len Joy On Publishing Later In Life

Indie Author Len Joy On Publishing Later In Life

January 11, 2021

Len Joy, author of Everyone Dies Famous, talks about delaying the publishing journey until arriving in his 60s, after being dissuaded in his teens. Also covered: parallels between endurance athleticism and novel writing.

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Robert McCaw Shares the Importance of Good Editing for Self-Publishing

Robert McCaw Shares the Importance of Good Editing for Self-Publishing

December 30, 2020

Today's guest is Robert McCaw, author of the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery series, talks about the importance of good editing, cover design, and other elements of self-publishing correctly. Also covered- making the transition from self-published to traditional publishing. 

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Jeff Lindsay on the Dexter Finale & Return, Plus New Riley Wolfe Series

Jeff Lindsay on the Dexter Finale & Return, Plus New Riley Wolfe Series

December 28, 2020

Jeff Lindsay - author of the Darkly Dreaming Dexter series, which was adapted for Showtime as the hit show Dexter - talks about the much-hated series finale, its return, and his new series featuring another anti-hero, Riley Wolfe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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