This week, we answer listener questions and talk to DVPit alum and author of A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD, Amanda Joy about what it’s like going to auction & having a following on bookstagram before becoming an author !
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!
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!
This week, Claribel and Kat talk about Frankfurt and what goes on at one of the most important events in the book world plus an interview with the legendary Ellen Oh where she dishes about writing creepy middle grade, social media, and her new book The Dragon Egg Princess.
Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. She is the author of the middle grade novel The Spirit Hunters, Spirit Hunters: The Island of Monsters, and the YA fantasy trilogy The Prophecy Series. She is the editor of WNDB’s middle grade anthology Flying Lessons and Other Stories, and the YA anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings out in June 2018. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel.
CCBC 2017 Multicultural Statistics: http://ccblogc.blogspot.com/2018/02/ccbc-2017-multicultural-statistics.html
THE DIVERSITY GAP IN CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHING, 2018: https://blog.leeandlow.com/2018/05/10/the-diversity-gap-in-childrens-book-publishing-2018/
“When you’re used to privilege, Equality feels like oppression.” (uncredited, https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/10/24/privilege/)
Molly Ker Hawn Frankfurt Thread: https://twitter.com/mollykh/status/1184154108640542721?s=20
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This week, we talk about hyping yourself at book events and conferences and interview NYT Bestselling author, Kerri Maniscalco about her new book Kingdom of the Wicked, serial killers and being a murderino!
This week we talk about the agent author relationship plus an interview with author of The Devouring Gray, Christine Lynn Herman where she dishes about The Sims, her publishing & Pitch Wars journey and how she got through one of the darkest times in her life. #WordyMondays
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!
This week we talk about Twitter burn out, finding balance with social media and interview adult military Sci-Fi author Michael Mammay who drags Claribel’s first drafts and talks about starting your writing career after a whole other career!
This week Kat breaks down her debut experience and we talk to literary agent Jim McCarthy who takes us on a day in the life of a literary agent and answers your questions!
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.