Swoony Boys Podcast

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