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November 11, 2019

S2 E6: Melissa de la Cruz & Look Where the Bench is Now

In this week’s episode Kat and Claribel talk about taking on IP projects versus working on your original ideas PLUS an interview with bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz where we chat about genre jumping, an editor lunch that led to a rejection and her new novel THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!

November 4, 2019

S2 Episode 6: Axie Oh & 90s Kpop

This week Kat & Claribel talk to Axie Oh, the New Visions Award winning author of Rebel Seoul & Rogue Heart! Axie discusses submitting to the New Visions contest, MFA programs, and the experience of writing her own heritage into her novels! Plus lots of k-pop fangirling!

October 7, 2019

GHOSTOBER: S2 E1 Leigh Bardugo & Michelle’s Couch

This week, Claribel and Kat talk all about being on submission and the dangers of judging authors based on their perceived standing in the publishing world. PLUS we talk to THE LEIGH BARDUGO about her publishing journey, the new Shadow and Bone series, interacting with fandom and her new adult book, Ninth House!

September 16, 2019

S2 Episode 3: Rebecca Kuss & What The Heck Does a Scout Do?

In this week’s episode we talk publishing trends with former scout and current editor Rebecca Kuss, plus trusting the timing of your own writing journey.

September 9, 2019

S2 Episode 2: Katy Rose Pool & There Will Come a Sequel

On this week’s episode Claribel and Kat talk about having hobbies outside of publishing, the author as a brand and an interview with Katy Rose Pool author of THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS where she talks about her long revision process, becoming friends with Kat and her obsession with Animorphs!

September 2, 2019

Season 2: Episode 1 – Susan Dennard & #UghJay

In this week’s episode Kat & Claribel talk all about author burn out, taking breaks and what projects they’re currently working on plus an interview with NYT Bestselling author of the Witchlands series, Susan Dennard! 

Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series, and she also hosts the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits & Daydreamers. When not writing, she is slaying darkspawn (on her PS4) or earning bruises at the dojo.

She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband, two spoiled dogs, and two grouchy cats. Learn more about her on her twitter, instagram, or newsletter.

Podcast mentions:

Tasha Suri

EMPIRE OF SAND (2018), Upcoming: REALM OF ASH (Nov. 2019Get her books! Link: https://tashasuri.com/books/

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May 20, 2019

35: Tiffany D. Jackson & A Handbook for Writers

Tiffany D. Jackson is the critically acclaimed author of YA novels including the NAACP Image Award-nominated ALLEGEDLY and MONDAY’S NOT COMING, a Walter Dean Myers Honored Book and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner.She received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University, her master of arts in media studies from the New School, and has over a decade in TV/Film experience. The Brooklyn native is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking. Her forthcoming novel, LET ME HEAR A RHYME (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books) releases May 21st, 2019.

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April 29, 2019

Episode 34: Tara Sim & Just Let Girls Love Their String Cheese Men

Tara Sim is the author of SCAVENGE THE STARS (Disney-Hyperion) and the TIMEKEEPER trilogy (Sky Pony Press) and writer of all things magic. She can often be found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California.

When she’s not writing about mischievous boys in clock towers, Tara spends her time drinking tea, wrangling cats, and occasionally singing opera. Despite her bio-luminescent skin, she is half-Indian and eats way too many samosas.

Tara is represented by Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Name pronunciation: “tar-ah” (not “terr-ah”).

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April 15, 2019

Episode 33: Joan He & A Slice of Life

I’m horrible at bios so let’s do a fact list instead:

  • As a second-generation Chinese American, I was raised on a diet of Chinese cartoons and dramas. Journey to the West was basically my Sponge Bob.
  • I’m a recent grad of the University of Pennsylvania, where I majored in Psychology and minored in East Asian Language and Cultures.
  • Cats and wombats for life.
  • The weirder the story, the better.
  • I should really be sponsored by Starbucks.
  • I am represented by John Cusick of Folio Lit.

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When your book gets called out for being problematic, Part I

When your book gets called out for being problematic, Part II

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April 8, 2019

Episode 32: Swati Teerdhala & Send Me Your Pages Betch

Swati Teerdhala is a storyteller and writer.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Finance and History, she tumbled into the marketing side of the technology industry. She’s passionate about many things, including how to make a proper cup of chai, the right ratio of curd-to-crust in a lemon tart, and diverse representation in the stories we tell. She currently lives in New York City.

 Swati is represented by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency. 

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REBEL SEOUL & ROGUE HEART by Axie Oh

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