Swoony Boys Podcast
Author Talk with Katie McGarry


  • We chat with Katie about Walk the Edge and how she came up with the idea for the Thunder Road Series.
  • We talk a little about partying. :)
  • Katie lets us know what her not so typical writing day looks like and her writing and publication process. And she gives us a Pushing the Limits spoiler!
  • We are completely mesmerized by Katie explaining the inspiration for her swoony boys. For real.
  • We talk a little more about Katie's characters, and she gives us some insight into the couple we'll see in the next Thunder Road book.
  • Katie talks about some of the most powerful scenes in her books.
  • Katie gives us one of the most fun answers ever when she tells us who she'd most like to introduce to her characters.
  • Katie has some more fun with us and lets us know three things that might surprise her readers.
  • We accuse Katie and Erin of having a conspiracy when Katie reveals her most recent reads and what's on her TBR.
  • We fangirl with Katie over one of her favorite authors, Trish Doller!
  • Katie reveals her original book boyfriend, and we try to talk her into writing fanfiction.
  • We play a fun word association game with Katie before letting her go.
Direct download: sbp_AuthorTalk_Katie-McGarry.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

We Love BEA (2016 Edition)
  • Just like last year, we remind you about our previous posts about BEA, including our 2013, 2014, and 2015 Podcast Episodes and our Pre-BEA posts filled with fun tips.
  • We mention our favorite grabs (and biggest disappointments) from BEA this year, which can be found on our website.
  • We talk about bookish schedules and lament on the ineffectiveness of samplers.
  • And we get off on a crazy tangent and talk about lines and the seven kinds of hell they cause as well as why the autographing table spaces aren't being utilized in the best way they could be.
  • We discuss how some of us were more selective about what we brought home. Go us!
  • We mentioned some of the authors we were the most excited to squeeze meet.
  • We make fun of Erin's #pressback face.
  • We talk about how impressed Meg and Kass were that Jaime and Erin didn't consume copious amounts of Starbucks.
  • We dish about some of the awesome blogger events and signings we got to attend.
  • We talk about the wonderfulness of Anderson's Bookshop.
  • We giggle over Will Ritter's Hat.
  • We go over some fun aspects of hanging out in Chicago.
  • Then we discuss PierceCon BookCon some more, including the crowds:
  • We have lots of thank yous.
  • We make our early plan for next year--back in NYC!
  • We mention lots of other stuff on our website, so be sure to head over there and check it out!
Direct download: SBP_BEA2016.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:30pm CST