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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.

 

Direct download: sbp_sarah-dessen.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: Emily-Henry.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

  • We kick things off with Tricia Levenseller's elevator pitch for Daughter of the Pirate King.
  • Tricia shares where she got the idea for Daughter of the Pirate King and what a typical day in the life of Tricia looks like.
  • We find out what kind of writer Tricia is and what the (longgg) publishing process was like for her.
  • Tricia lets us know about some of her research for the series, including a very interesting Pirate story! And she gives us plenty of deets about her research trip to the bahamas:
  • We dish swoony AF Riden, the other characters, and the awesome banter in Daughter of the Pirate King.
  • Tricia shares her favorite scene from the book. Spoiler: It's one of our favorites, too!
  • We find out which character Tricia would love to introduce Alosa to, and we beg her to write fanfiction for this pairing!
  • We play Two Truths and a Lie with Tricia. Which makes us love her even more.
  • We find out what Tricia would include in a letter to her 17 year-old-self.
  • Tricia talks about some of her favorite characters from other people's books, some of her most-loved underappreciated books, and gives us a glimpse into her TBR. Things take a crazy turn, and we start contemplating being #teamjames. Or nah. Tricia also really tortures Meg with the number of times she slips the "W" word into this episode.
  • We wrap things up with a fun word association game.

 

Direct download: Tricia-Levenseller.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 12:56am CDT

  • Kasie West gives us her elevator pitch for By Your Side and lets us know where her idea for the book came from.
  • Kasie tells us about her writing environment and how she develops her writing.
  • Then she shares her publication process and how she celebrates new releases.
  • Kasie gives a heartfelt message about dealing with anxiety and how she wanted to portray her MC, Autumn.
  • We find out the three authors Kasie would like to be stuck in a library with.
  • Kasie shares how she writes swoony boys but doesn't give us any clues on where to find them in real life. :)
  • We talk about Kasie's favorite scenes in By Your Side and the ones she's glad she added in after the first draft.
  • Next we switch things up a bit and find out the characters that Kasie would like to introduce her characters too. If you know us, you know we're happy with her answer!
  • Kasie shares three fun things about herself with us and lets us know what she would write in a letter to her 17-year-old self.
  • We talk about Kasie's TBR and books she wants to help get the word out on. And we make fun of Jaime's reading schedule. As usual.
  • Kasie shares her favorite swoony boys and what she likes the most about them.
  • We play a fun word association game with Kasie to wrap things up. And it's hilarious!
Direct download: kasie-west.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 1:46pm CDT

Author Talk with Erin Summerill
  • Erin Summerill gives us her elevator pitch for the first book in the Clash of Kingdom series, Ever the Hunted and tells us where she got the idea for the series.
  • We get the 411 on Erin's writing environment--and what she likes to wear while she writes!
  • We find out about Erin's outlining process, her drafting time, and how she planned to celebrate the release of Ever the Hunted.
  • Erin dishes on the setting for the series and some of her favorite scenes.
  • We talk other characters, Kass and Erin take us on a journey about the awesomeness of Sarina Bowen's books.
  • Erin Summerill gives us two truths and a lie, and we have to figure out which are true!
  • Erin shares what she would include in a letter to her 17 year old self.
  • Then we talk about what's on Erin's TBR, some of her favorites, and a few books she feels are underappreciated.
  • Then everyone fusses at Jaime for reading too far ahead of schedule.
  • Erin tells us some of her favorite swoony boys.
  • We wrap things up by playing a fun word association game with Erin, and it's awesome!

 

Direct download: erin-summerill.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 12:36am CDT

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