swoony boys podcast (author talk)

We cannot express all the excitements we feel when introducing our featured author to you today in our latest Author Talk Podcast Episode: Jeff Zenter, author of the extraordinary The Serpent King! *epicflails* We're thrilled that he stopped by to chat with us, along with our favorite twinnies from Fiction Fare. We know you’re as excited as we are to hear what Jeff has to say about all the things, so jump right on in, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments.

Podcast Notes

  • Jeff gives us his elevator pitch for The Serpent King. There's an echoish noise. We're sorry about that, but we promise it goes away by the time we get to question two!
  • Jeff Zentner admits that he was obsessed with teen fashion bloggers ;)
  • We talk about the characters in The Serpent King and lots of interesting things about Jeff's writing process and how much he likes the editing process.
  • We discuss growing up in a small town.
  • Jeff (sort of) admits that he totally meant to make us cry. Even though he basically says he didn't.
  • Jeff shares his favorite scenes. And he makes a reference to Friday Night Lights that made us love him even more. #cleareyesfullhearts
  • We get a glimpse of what's on Jeff's current reads list and massive TBR pile.
  • Jeff tells us what he'd include in a letter to his 17-year-old self.
  • Then, Jeff tells us what he considers "the hottest thing ever" !!!
  • Finally, we play a fun game with Jeff. Where we kind of scare him. And it's pretty dang funny.

Join us for #WYAKW on twitter and check out our instagram challenge!

Direct download: SBP_AuthorTalk_Jeff-Zenter.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 12:51am CDT

Featuring New Adult Romance author Brighton Walsh

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_brightonwalsh.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 1:18am CDT

 We're back and continuing with our Author Series, this time with the lovely Katja Millay, author of The Sea of Tranquility, along with our favorite twinnies, Jaime and Erin, from Fiction Fare!

Warning! This podcast does contain spoilers some for The Sea of Tranquility, so if you haven't read it yet (what are you waiting for?!?), you might want to wait to listen until after you have. We tried to keep them to a minimum though :)

Podcast Notes

  • Katja lets us know what The Sea of Tranquility is about.
  • Everyone makes fun of Kassiah for whining to Jaime about the angst.
  • We find out where the idea for The Sea of Tranquility came from.
  • Katja tells us her favorite scenes
  • Katja lets us know how things evolved as she wrote the story, then she talks outlines.
  • We find out Katja's favorite secondary character.
  • We learn which characters surprised Katja.
  • Katja lets us know how she felt when The Sea of Tranquility was finished.
  • We flail over Josh Bennett.
  • We talk about books that we're loving right now.
  • Katja plays a little word association game with us.

 

P.S. We discuss some love for The Sea of Tranquility in our Boys We Want to Get Contemporary With Podcast Episode, too, so don't miss out on listening to that!.

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here. If you haven't joined us for the "Real Book" Challenge, the The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay is the perfect way to get started, so be sure to sign up and read the awesomeness.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_katjaMillay.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with Special Guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they interview Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 Series.

Podcast Notes

  • We welcome the awesome Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 Series and creator of Chase and Sean!
  • Kristen tells us what would make her throw her book at people.
  • Kristen answers a bunch of questions about the Article 5 Series, including where the inspiration for the series came from, what her favorite parts and characters were, and how she felt when she was finished writing the series.
  • Kristen lets us know some of the swoony boys she's been reading.
  • Kristen gives us the 411 on her upcoming title: The Glass Arrow. We can't wait for this one!
  • Kristen plays a little word association game with us.

P.S. You can find the extra scenes from the Article 5 Series in Chase's POV on Kristen's Site.

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

If you haven't joined us for the "Real Book" Challenge, the Article 5 series by Kristen Simmons is the perfect way to get started, so be sure to sign up and read the awesomeness.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_allthingskristensimmons.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 11:36pm CDT