First Draft with Sarah Enni

The wondrous Amy Plum (author of the DIE FOR ME series, the AFTER THE END series, and DREAMFALL, due out in 2017) and Lenore Appelhans (author of the MEMORY CHRONICLES series) share stories of starting their literary careers writing letters, the false reality of social media, and psychopaths (real ones).

 

Amy Plum & Lenore Appelhans Show Notes

Vermont College of Fine Arts

SCBWI

J.R.R. Tolkien

Madelein L’Engle, A WRINKLE IN TIME

Robert A. Heinlein (SF writer)

Isaac Asimov

C.S. Lewis

Ursula LeGuin

Emma Trevayne, CODA

 

Flatliners (movie)

Wes Craven’s THEY (movie)

The Far Side by Gary Larson

 

Direct download: Amy_Plum__Lenore_Appelhans.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:19pm PST

Pour a glass of wine to keep up with me and Kendare Blake, author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, the Goddess War series, SLEEPWALK SOCIETY, and the forthcoming THREE DARK CROWNS (due out in 2016), as we talk about her training as a stock trader, screeds about Superman, and living with anxiety.

Kendare Blake Show Notes

Stephen King, On Writing

Anne Rice, Prince Lestat

Fear Street, Freeze Tag

Silent Hill (video game)

Supernatural (TV show)

 

 

Direct download: Kendare_Blake.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:28pm PST

Pour a strong drink and leave your denim culottes at home for this conversation with Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, who together make up blogging and writing duo the Fug Girls (of Go Fug Yourself)! We talk about how terrible the new X Files is going to be, hear behind the scenes stories about America’s Next Top Model, talk writing as a team, and ask the universe for an oral history of how Summer '07 was the best time Hollywood gossip ever.

 

Fug Girls Show Notes

Pamela Ribon

Television Without Pity (previously Mighty Big TV)

Tough Enough (MTV show)

Judging Amy

BrilliantButCancelled.com

Wolf Lake (TV show)

Linda Holmes, NPR's pop culture reporter

Richard Glatzer (director, Still Alice)

Morgan Spurlock

Sleepover (movie)

Brooks Barnes (formerly WSJ, New York Times)

The Royals (TV show)

Fug Girls articles on The Toast

Direct download: Heather_Cocks_and_Jessica_Morgan_the_Fug_Girls_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:59pm PST

Get red lipstick and fill up a goblet to enjoy this chat, wherein Leigh Bardugo, New York Times best-selling author of The Grisha series and the newest book in that world, SIX OF CROWS, talks about being a childhood outsider, making rules for magic, and profesh makeup tips.

Leigh Bardugo Show Notes

Inside Out (film)

DUNE by Frank Herbert

Jacqueline Kerry, author of KUSHIEL'S DART

Ava Dellaira

Aziz Ansari and Eric Klineberg, MODERN ROMANCE

NK Jemisin

Writing with Color

 

Direct download: Leigh_Bardugo.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:55am PST

For the first First Draft Live event on October 30, Marie Lu (NYT best-selling author of the LEGEND trilogy, THE YOUNG ELITES and its sequel, THE ROSE SOCIETY), Margaret Stohl (NYT best-selling co-author of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, author of ICONS, IDOLS, and of Marvel's Black Widow's YA adaptation, FOREVER RED), Anna Carey (author of the EVE trilogy, and YA thriller BLACKBIRD and its sequel DEADFALL), and Kali Wallace (debut author of SHALLOW GRAVES, due out in January 2016!) got together at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena to talk about scary stories and why we love them.

Also! Listen to full First Draft interviews with Marie Lu; Margaret Stohl; and Anna Carey.

I want to thank three local authors and members of the First Draft Live team for making this possible: Elissa Sussman (author of STRAY and its forthcoming sequel, BURN); Maurene Goo (author of SINCE YOU ASKED and a forthcoming K-Drama rom-com due in 2017); and Kirsten Hubbard (author of middle grade series WATCH THE SKY and its forthcoming sequel RACE THE NIGHT, and YA books WANDERLOVE and LIKE MANDARIN).

Direct download: First_Draft_Live.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:08pm PST

Join me and Samantha Mabry, debut author of A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON*, in Dallas discussing JFK assassination conspiracy theories, grandmothers warnings about witches, and being close but not too close to dangerous things.

*Note: In the show, Sam refers to A FIERCE AND SUBTLE poison by its earlier title, LEAVES.

Samantha Mabry Show Notes

LIBRA by Don Delillo

Annie Dillard

Jo Ann Beard

Susan Orlean

HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabelle Alende

Louise Erdrich

Salman Rushdie

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dennis Covington, SALVATION ON SAND MOUNTAIN

Most Haunted (TV show)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER

Esmerelda Santiago CONQUISTADORA

William Carlos Williams, The Fountain of Eternal Youth (essay)

Donald Judd (NY based artist who built Marfa)

Cormanc McCarthy

Direct download: Samantha_Mabry.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:22pm PST

Join me in chatting with Stephanie Kuehnert, author of BALLADS OF SUBURBIA and I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE and a forthcoming memoir of her teen years. We talk about promises made to cats, heart cities, and Riot Grrl.

Stephanie Kuehnert Show Notes

Richard Hugo House

Story Studio (Chicago, IL)

The Replacements

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Riot Grrl

Girl Power! by Hillary Carlip

Stephanie’s essays on Rookie

Sleater-Kinney

Francesca Lia Block

 

Joe Meno, HAIRSTYLES OF THE DAMNED

Susie X, illiustrator

The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD

Pete Holmes’ podcast, You Made It Weird

 

Direct download: Stephanie_Kuehnert_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:33am PST

Amy Lukavics, debut author of YA horror DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS, talks about the appeal of truly scary stories, creepy kids, the tiny details that can drive an entire story, and “candy bar” scenes.

 

Amy Lukavics Show Notes

Kirsten Hubbard

PAINT IT BLACK by Janet Fitch

GOOSEBUMPS, FEAR STREET, R.L. Stine

FULL DARK, NO STARS Stephen King

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters (listen to her First Draft interview)

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Tucholke

Katy Perry “California Gurls

The Red Dragon (movie)

The Woman in Black (movie)

Stephanie Perkins’ Love List

Storm of the Century, written by Stephen King

MISERY by Stephen King

Laura Ingalls Wilder

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK by Alvin Schwarz

AbsoluteWrite.com

Sumayyah Daud (listen to her First Draft interview)

Kody Keplinger THE DUFF

 

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson

 

Direct download: Amy_Lukavics_3.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:01am PST

Talking to Aaron Hartzler, author of WHAT WE SAW (out Sept. 22!) and RAPTURE PRACTICE, about YA memoir, desert hippies, and taking others off the hook for your happiness.

Aaron Hartzler Show Notes

Teen Read Week

Ellen Hopkins

Nicky Weinstock

DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt

The New Yorker: The Lessons of Steubenville; Life After Steubenville; Trial by Twitter

Dan Savage

Josh Sundquist WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME: EMBARRASSINGLY, A TRUE STORY

Paige Rawl, Ali Benjamin POSITIVE: A MEMOIR

POPULAR: VINTAGE WISDOM FOR A MODERN GEEK by Maya Van Wagenen

Nic Sheff TWEAK: GROWING UP ON METHAMPHETAMINES

Kate Sullivan, Senior Editor of YA & MG books at Delacorte

THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

Michael Bourret, agent with DGLM

Andrew Smith

GLASS CASTLE Jeanette Walls

Julia Sweeny, IF IT'S NOT ONE THING, IT'S YOUR MOTHER

Ira Glass, This American Life

Billy Ray, screenwriter

Holly Goldberg Sloan, COUNTING BY 7S

Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER (listen to her First Draft interview here)

New Yorker article: The Scourge of Relatability

Melissa de la Cruz OFF THE BOAT

Malinda Lo

A.S. King

Tim Federle

David Leviathan, HOLD ME CLOSER: THE TINY COOPER STORY, and Tiny Cooper musical

GODLESS by Pete Hautman

Laura McNeal DARK WATER

FAR FAR AWAY by Tom McNeal

Maria Semple THIS ONE IS MINE, WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE

Natalie Goldberg WRITING DOWN THE BONES

Anne Lamott BIRD BY BIRD: SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON WRITING AND LIFE

Direct download: Aaron_Hartzler_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:29am PST

Do you know the difference between a blacksmith and a ferrier? Mackenzi Lee, debut author of THIS MONSTROUS THING (out Sept. 22!), does! Learn about that, Mary Shelley, and so much more in our Harvard Square conversation!

 

Mackenzi Lee Show Notes

The Coop in Harvard Square

Pirates of the Caribbean (movie)

THE STRANGER by Albert Camus

The War of the Roses

Avi, author of THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE, and CRISPIN: THE CORSS OF LEAD

Richard Peck, A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO

THE GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Margaret Murphy (British crime fiction)

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor

IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma

THE THIEF LORD by Cornelia Funke

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld

Mary Wollstonecraft A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN

THE LADY AND HER MONSTERS by Roseanne Montillo

BONES AND ALL by Camille DeAngelis

THE ART OF ASKING by Amanda Palmer

Direct download: Mackenzi_Lee_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:17pm PST