Fri, 16 February 2018
We start off with a debate on whether or not "y'all" should be used by everyone. Spoiler alert: It should.
Susan Dennard gives us her elevator pitch for the Witchlands series.
We find out where the idea for the series came from and what a typical writing day looks like for Susan.
Susan shares her writing process and what the publication process is like for her.
We chat about what it was like to go back to the beginning with Sightwitch and Susan shares some fun secrets.
Susan tells us her favorite part about writing in the YA Fantasy genre--and the most difficult parts.
We find out if there were any scenes cut in Sightwitch and who she would introduce her characters to if she could introduce them to any other author's characters.
Susan tells us two truths and a lie about herself, and we have to guess which is the lie. We're still losers. 😆
We find out what advice Susan would give to her 17-year-old self.
Susan shares her most-anticipated upcoming (at the time of recording) new releases, a few of her go-to re-reads, and her favorite swoony boys.
We wrap things up with a fun Word Association Game
Thu, 25 January 2018
Erin starts us off with the boy she can't wait to warm up with: Drix from Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
Kass chooses Fletcher Scott from Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross
Jaime whines about not being able to have hot cocoa with Xander, then selects Jamie from Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate-Strohm
Meg rounds out our choices with Carver from Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Next, Jaime lets us know her hottie of the month: Lennon from Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Kassiah follows up with her hottie Riden from Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller. *swoon*
Erin heats things up with her choice: Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco from Royally Matched by Emma Chase
Meg closes out the category by cheating and choosing almost all of the boys from Meet Cute, especially: Wolf from Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno, Tyler from The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer Armentrout, Dev from The Unlikelihood of Falling In Love by Jocelyn Davies, Philip from 259 Million Miles by Kass Morgan, Sean from Say Everything by Huntley Fitzpatrick
We finish up with our Honorable Mentions.
Mon, 18 December 2017
We get started with what's on our Bookish Christmas Wishlists!
We talk about the Books We Hope Santa Will Be Bringing to Us
We also talked about Erin and Kassiah's need for tools, why coloring books stress some of us out, and the magic of Gifster.
Finally, we discuss our favorite reads in 2017.
Thanks for listening!
Tue, 26 September 2017
Anna-Marie McLemore starts us off with a brilliant elevator pitch for her latest title, Wild Beauty, and where the idea for the story came from.
We get some insight into how Anna-Marie works and how she develops what she's writing.
We find out what the publishing process has been like for Anna-Marie and why she's so thankful for her editor.
Anna-Marie tells us why celebrating the release of Wild Beauty will be unlike any other launch day she's had. Hint: You might be seeing her.
We chat about Fel and his swoony-ness, then Anna-Marie delves into why diversity in YA is so important to her, and it's one of the best answers in the history of ever.
Anna-Marie shares the most difficult thing about writing in this genre--and what the best part was, too.
We talk about Anna-Marie's favorite scenes in Wild Beauty.
Anna-Marie lets us know which of her characters she would love to introduce to any other character. It's fun!
Anna-Marie lets us know the two upcoming releases she's most excited about and about the books she loves to re-read and recommend to everyone.
We talk about Anna-Marie's favorite swoony boy and give her a little history lesson on our evolution of swoon.
We get serious as Anna-Marie lets us know what she would include in a letter to her 17-year-old self.
We wrap things up with a fun word association game and a big thanks to Anna-Marie McLemore for joining us on Swoony Boys Podcast.
Thu, 3 August 2017
Thu, 15 June 2017
Sarah Dessen shares her favorite scenes from Once and for All.
Sarah lets us know what book character she would love to introduce Louna to.
We talk a little about how Sarah has evolved as a writer over the years--this is her 13th book! And we find out about the publication process for her.
Sarah spills her secrets...or she tells us her favorite swoony boys and how she discovered Ambrose.
We find out what books she feels are underappreciated.
Sarah tells us what advice she'd give her 17-year-old self.
We're stumped again when Sarah tells us Two Truths and a Lie about herself and we try--incorrectly to guess which is which!
We wrap things up with a fun word association game.
Wed, 31 May 2017
Emily Henry kicks us off with her elevator pitch for A Million Junes and tells us her inspiration for the book. Grab a tissue, pretties!
We find out what a typical writing day looks like in the world of Emily Henry and how she develops her writing.
Next, Emily shares how writing A Million Junes was different from anything else and why she would be leaving in handcuffs if the cops were to show up at her house.
Then Emily lets us know how about the publishing process for A Million Junes and how many adverbs she had to remove from her initial drafts.
We dish about Saul and his swoony-ness and what it was like to develop his relationship with June as well as about June's relationship with Hannah and how it does mirror some relationships in Emily's own life. #besties4lyfe
We talk about genre-bending and some of Emily's favorite scenes and parts of A Million Junes.
Emily tells us the character she'd most like to introduce June to.
We play two truths and a lie, which leads to an interesting discussion about the joys of cilantro and a hilarious mishap she had in her mom's car. *grin*
Emily tells us what she would write in a letter to her 17-year old self, and it's deep.
We shift gears and talk about what's on Emily's TBR pile and the books she wants to help spread the word about. Then she tells us who her favorite swoony boys are--we think you might be surprised when you find out a few of her picks!
We wrap things up with a fun word association game.
Thu, 11 May 2017
Fri, 3 February 2017
Thu, 5 January 2017