August 10, 2020

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 (plus some Anti-Racist Resources). Then they talk to the wonderful Shveta Thakrar about her path to publication, how she wrote for many magazines and short stories before getting her novel debut with the upcoming Star Daughter, what a copy editor does, and how she made such big friends in the industry

Bio: 

Shveta Thakrar is a part-time nagini and full-time believer in magic. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, and Toil & Trouble. Her debut young adult fantasy novel, Star Daughter, is forthcoming from HarperTeen on August 11, 2020. When not spinning stories about spider silk and shadows, magic and marauders, and courageous girls illuminated by dancing rainbow flames, Shveta crafts, devours books, daydreams, travels, bakes, and occasionally even plays her harp.

Follow Shveta online: Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook

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Mentions:  

Diversity Baseline Survey 2019 Results https://blog.leeandlow.com/2020/01/28/2019diversitybaselinesurvey/

People of Color to Publishing: We’re Not Okay

‘A Conflicted Cultural Force’: What It’s Like to Be Black in Publishing

Anti-Racist Resources: https://writeordiepodcast.com/anti-racist-resources/

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Order VICIOUS SPIRITS (sequel to WICKED FOX)

www.katchowrites.com

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