S3 E2: Shveta Thakrar & I Thought Office Jobs Would be Like TV

Episode Description:  Claribel and Kat talk about the rising discussions of diversity in publishing (both in the talent and behind-the-scenes) and how these aren’t new talks but they’re finally being taken more seriously and how it’s felt being constantly dismissed as POC in the industry. Then they talk to...

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S3 E1: Claribel, Kat & What We Did on Summer Break!

Episode Description:  Our Season 3 premiere! We discuss what we’ve been up to this summer and our new podcast format! Mentions:   Claribel’s Twitch  Claribel on Good Morning America WorD Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/writeordiepodcast Follow Claribel Ortega online: Twitter | Instagram | Youtube Order GHOST SQUAD Add FRIZZY on Goodreads http://www.claribelortega.com Follow...

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S2 E27: Natasha Diaz & Bat Mixedvah

Claribel and Kat chat about submission and how lonely it can feel. And then they talk to Natasha Diaz about her writing journey from college to writing for a start-up production company to debuting last year with her novel, Color Me In. Bio:  Natasha Díaz is a born and...

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S2 E26: Rachel Stuhler & Christmas Magic Every Ten Pages

Today Kat & Claribel discuss virtual online book events and festivals & Claribel’s new K-drama journey! Plus they interview the amazing writer, Rachel Stuhler, and talk about how she got into writing screenplays for Hallmark and Lifetime and her book Absolutely True Lies! Bio: Rachel Stuhler hails from Rochester,...

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S2 E25: justin a. reynolds & When the Tables Have Turned

Claribel & Kat discuss current events in publishing including their feelings about the new Twilight novel. And when and how to reach out to an agent’s clients. Then they interview justin a. reynolds, the author of the acclaimed debut novel, Opposite of Always, and the upcoming Early Departures. They...

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S2 E24: Write Or Drink (Part 2)

In a continuation of last week, here’s part 2 of Write or Drink!We received a request from a WorDy to do a Q&A while drinking cocktails and we aim to please! So we asked for questions on Patreon, Facebook, and Twitter and ended up recording so much that it...

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S2 E23: Write or Drink (Part 1)

We received a request from a WorDy to do a Q&A while drinking cocktails and we aim to please! So we asked for questions on Patreon, Facebook, and Twitter and ended up recording so much that it will be TWO episodes! Here’s part 1 of Write or Drink! Mentions:...

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S2 E22: June Hur & All We Talk About Is Murder

We answer some AMAs about pre-order campaigns and skin care. Then we interview debut author, June Hur about her YA Historical mystery novel, writing as a diaspora author, and what it feels to debut these days! Bio:  June Hur was born in South Korea, raised in Canada, and studied...

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S2 E21: Claribel A. Ortega & The Bi-Annual Clickbait

Part Two of Kat’s interview with Claribel about her publishing journey! She talks about GHOST SQUAD, how it feels to debut, her social media presence, and how she build up her community! Bio:  Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes YA & MG fantasy inspired by her...

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Claribel A. Ortega

Author & Founder

Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes YA & MG fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic and video games into books, she’s making  GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL. Her debut middle grade novel GHOST SQUAD is coming April, 7th 2020 from Scholastic and her graphic novel RIZOS is out with FIRSTSECOND BOOKS in 2022.

Kat Cho

Author & Co-Host

Kat Cho is a YA author who loves to incorporate her Korean heritage in her writing, especially if it involves describing food. She loves anything that encourages nerding out, including reading, K-dramas, K-pop and anime. She’s the author of Wicked Fox (Putnam/Penguin, 2019).

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