First Draft with Sarah Enni

Hear Sona Charaipotra, co-author of TINY PRETTY THINGS and SHINY BROKEN PIECES and co-founder of CAKE Literary, talks about her Halloween welcome to the U.S., being married to your greatest accountability partner, and fostering mentorship.

Sona Charaipotra Show Notes

Bollywood

The Partition of India

The Babysitter’s Club by Anne M. Martin

The Vampire Diaries (TV show)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Dhonielle Clayton (listen to her First Draft interview here)

 

Bombay Talkie by Ameen Amir

Judy Blume

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

YA authors Siobhan Vivian, Jenny Han (listen to her First Draft interview here), Coe Booth

Alloy Entertainment

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Patrick Swayze

 

Book by Kaye (@gildedspine) sold to Salaam Reads

Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano

 

Bajirao Mastani (Bollywood film)

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

 

 

Direct download: Sona_Charaipotra_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:08pm PST

Hear Amie Kaufman, New York Times best-selling co-author of the STARBOUND trilogy and the ILLUMINAE series, talk shipwrecks and her favorite sound, how science fiction is fantasy for the real world, using "shenanigans ensue" as a plotting device, and my new favorite thing: the “shut up and take my money” list.

 

Amie Kaufman show notes

THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie and Meagan Spooner (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Enid Blyton

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner

THE BABY SITTERS' ISLAND ADVENTURE The Baby Sitters' Club Super Special #4 by Ann M. Martin

Gravity (film)

THE HORSE AND HIS BOY by C.S. Lewis

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne

Anne McCaffrey, THE DRAGON RIDERS OF PERN, THE TOWER AND THE HIVE series

Alan Lee, iliustrator of THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series)

SKYLARK by Meagan Spooner

John Green's Vlogbrothers video, “What Makes Us Human

Firefly (TV show)

#LoveOzYA

Stephenie Meyer

Marie Lu, THE YOUNG ELITES and LEGEND

UNEARTHED, Amie’s new book with Meagan Spooner

Indiana Jones (films)

Tomb Raider (video game)

Phillip Pullman, HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy

Quote from Pullman (in THE GOLDEN COMPASSabout ideas having a “soap bubble” phase: “The idea hovered and shimmered delicately, like a soap bubble, and she dared not even look at it directly in case it burst. But she was familiar with the way of ideas, and she let it shimmer, looking away, thinking about something else.”

Victoria Schwab (listen to her First Draft interview here)

THE ANDROMEDA CYCLE, the new series coming from Amie and her co-author Jay Kristoff

Stephanie Perkins’ blog post: Love Lists

Kelly Link

Sarah Rees Brennan

Direct download: Amie_Kaufman.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:25pm PST

Some past and future First Draft interviewees share their stories about voting, how their characters would vote, love of stickers, and one story of a jujutsu-master suffragette!

Special Election Podcast Show Notes

Morgan Matson, author of THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING, AMY AND ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR, and more (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Elana K. Arnold, author of INFANDOUS, FAR FROM FAIR, the forthcoming WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, and more (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Sabaa Tahir, author of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT

Mackenzi Lee, author of THIS MONSTROUS THING and THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Brandy Colbert, author of POINTE and the forthcoming LITTLE AND LION (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Cat Winters, author of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, and THE UNINVITED, and more (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Somaiya Daud, author of the forthcoming MIRAGE (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Amy Plum, author of the DIE FOR ME series, the AFTER THE END series, and the forthcoming DREAMFALL (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Marie Lu, author of the LEGEND series, the YOUNG ELITES trilogy (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Maurene Goo, author of SINCE YOU ASKED and the forthcoming I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Claire Legrand, author of THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS, and FOXHEART, and more (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Amy Lukavics, author of DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS, THE WOMEN IN THE WALLS, and the forthcoming THE RAVENOUS (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Lance Rubin, author of DENTON LITTLE'S DEATHDATE and DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD (listen to his First Draft interview here)

Samantha Mabry, author of A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON and the forthcoming THE REAL MARVELOUS (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Natalie C. Parker, author of the BEWARE THE WILD series and editor of the forthcoming anthology TRIANGLES: THE POINTS OF LOVE ANTHOLOGY 

Elissa Sussman, author of STRAY and BURN (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Kirsten Hubbard, author of RACE THE NIGHT (out today!), WATCH THE SKY, WANDERLOVE and LIKE MANDARIN (listen to her First Draft interview imminently!)

Direct download: Special_Election_Podcast_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:11am PST

Join me and Josephine Angelini, author of the STARCROSSED trilogy, and the WORLDWALKER series (the finale, WITCH’S PYRE, is out now!), as we talk about houses burning down, trading a diary for writing fiction, and how long you can avoid the reality that you are meant to write.

 

Josephine Angelini Show Notes

MISTS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Details on the sexual assault allegations against Bradley by her daughter

Anne McCaffrey DRAGON RIDERS OF PERN

DARKOVER series by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Ursula le Guin A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

GRACELING by Kristin Cashore

ON THE JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta

Direct download: Josie_Angelini_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Join me and Ransom Riggs, New York Times best-selling author of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN - which was recently released as a major motion picture - and the new selection of short stories, TALES OF THE PECULIAR, as we talk about living side by side with the past, making friends with the neighbor kids, and the freedom of having no expectations.

Ransom Riggs Show Notes

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Stephen King

Dragonlance (video game)

The Legend of Zelda (video game)

The Terminator (movie)

The Shining (movie)

Friday the 13th (movie)

Win Wenders (filmmaker)

Kenyon College (and their alumni magazine's interview with Ransom here!)

USC Cinematic Arts

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

Edward Gorey

 

Direct download: Ransom_Riggs_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:18am PST

Join Tahereh Mafi, New York Times best-selling author of FURTHERMORE (out now!) and the SHATTER ME series, as we discuss childhoods full of new starts and goodbyes, the ways contemporary books can feel like fantasy, and writing 5,000 words every single day for two years (!).

Tahereh Mafi Show Notes

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Judy Blume

Absolute Write forums

Kami Garcia

Julie Strauss-Gabel

Direct download: TMa.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

Hear Zan Romanoff, whose brilliant debut novel A SONG TO TAKE THE WORLD APART is out now, talk about using her Yale diploma to ward off Hanson haters, generational trauma, the terrifying power of puberty, and her follow-up novel, GRACE AND THE FEVER (May 2017)!

 

Zan Romanoff show notes

Kate Hart (listen to her First Draft episode here)

The Iowa Review

The Babysitter’s Club by Anne M. Martin

Anne McCaffrey

Frank McCourt

Winnie-the-Pooh

Hanson, “Mmmbop

Dawson’s Creek (TV series)

Brenna Yovanoff, PLACES NO ONE KNOWS

Don Delillo

"California Girls," Zan’s piece in the Paris Review about Joan Didion

Girl Crush Zine, by Jenna Wortham & Thessaly La Force

Writing Workshop LA

Edan Lepucki 

"There is No Such Thing as the Young Adult Novel," Zan’s article on The Millions about what is YA

Logan Garrison Savits, Zan’s agent

GIRLS ON FIRE by Robin Wasserman

One Direction

Zan’s essay about Taylor Swift conspiracy theories in Broadly

Larry Stylinson

Direct download: Zan_Romanoff.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:11pm PST

Leila Howland, author of NANTUCKET BLUE, THE FORGET-ME-NOT SUMMER, and its sequel THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF SUMMER (and the forthcoming HELLO, SUNSHINE, due out next summer!), talks writing hiatus, learning structure from screenwriting, and finding inspiration in well-intentioned missteps.

Leila Howland Show Notes

STUART LITTLE by E.B. White

A LITTLE PRINCESS and THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

HEIDI by Johanna Spyri

THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien 

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame

Young Frankenstein (movie)

Sara Crowe (agent)

SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder

10 Cloverfield Lane (movie)

The Godfather (movie)

THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LAUNDAU BANKS by E. Lockhart

Lost It by Kristin Tracy

Bridesmaids (movie)

Elin Hilderbrand (author)

Josephine Angelini (author)

 

Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper on Mad Men, TV show)

HELLO SUNSHINE, forthcoming book from Leila

Barnsdall Art Park

Kayla Cagan (author)

 

SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY by Juliana Romano (Leila's review for her debut book, FIRST THERE WAS FOREVER)

Robert Hass: “Take the time to write. You can do your life’s work in half an hour a day.

 

  

Direct download: Leila_Howland.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:20am PST

Join me and Jenny Han, New York Times best-selling author of the TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE series and the SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY series, among other things, about reading in the bathtub, how food is political, intense first love, and mixing friendship and money by co-writing with your best friend.

 

Jenny Han Show Notes

 

DEAR MR HENSHAW by Beverly Cleary

BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Beverly Cleary

HATCHET by Gary Paulsen

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C. S. Lewis

THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E. L. Konigsburg

Leigh Bardugo (listen to her First Draft interview here)

My So-Called Life (TV show)

Romeo + Juliet (movie)

Basketball Diaries (movie)

Titanic (movie)

Silence of the Lambs (movie)

X Files (TV show)

Law & Order (TV show)

John Grisham

Particia Cornwell

Mark Cuban

THE BABYSITTER’S CLUB by Ann M. Martin

SWEET VALLEY HIGH by Francine Pascal

SLEEPOVER FRIENDS by Susan Saunders

PEN PALS by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

SADDLE CLUB by Bonnie Bryant

Christopher Pike

Sarah Weeks (middle grade author)

When Harry Met Sally (movie)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia

WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by David Leviathan and John Green

LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

 

Direct download: Jenny_Han.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:38pm PST

Hang with me and Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of TINY PRETTY THINGS and its sequel, SHINY BROKEN PIECES (out now!), as well as author of forthcoming series THE BELLES (spring ’17). She talks about weekly childhood trips to the bookstore, being a writing n00b, accidentally getting a boarding school job, and writing to arrested development.

And don't forget to take the First Draft Podcast listener survey!

 

Dhonielle Clayton Show Notes

X Men

THE PAHNTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

Virginia Hamilton

Walter Dean Myers

I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen

Hillary Homzie

The Hanging Garden (group of writers on Tumblr)

David Leviathan

Sarah Weeks

The Longstockings: Jenny Han, Coe Booth, Siobhan Vivian, Lisa Graff

Tin House

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Pretty Little Liars (TV show)

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mildred Taylor

Shonda Rimes

Grey’s Anatomy (TV show)

Alloy Entertainment Books

Paper Lantern Lit

Full Fathom Five

The Story Foundation

Victoria Marini, literary agent at ICM

THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

WITHER by Lauren DeStefano

The Princess Bride (movie)

We Need Diverse Books 

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Katherine Peterson

Direct download: Dhonielle_Clayton.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:28am PST

Grab a beer with me and Lance Rubin, author of DENTON LITTLE’S DEATHDATE and its sequel, DENTON LITTLE’S STILL NOT DEAD (Feb. ’17!) while we talk improvising teen dramas, the importance of establishing reader expectations, and the ephemeral nature of art.

 

Lance Rubin Show Notes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON by Frank Asch

PEE WEE SCOUTS Judy Delton

MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN by Bruce Coville

Louis Sachar

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN by Jon Sciezka

Beverly Cleary

Judy Blume

JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton

Dick Francis (Is Dick Francis a horse?)

Mary Higgins Clark WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN

Mr. Show (TV show)

Upright Citizens Brigade

Ray Munoz (his friend, of The Lance and Ray Podcast)

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Dawson’s Creek

Felicity

The O.C.

Beverly Hills 90210

Judd Apatow advice to Freaks & Geeks, telling them to write

Joe Iconis?? Jason Sweet Tooth Williams

Broadway Bounty Hunter” at Barrington Stage, Written by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason "Sweettooth" Williams 

BIRD BY BIRD Ann Lamott

ON WRITING Stephen King

THE WAR OF ART by Steven Pressfield

 

Direct download: Lance_Rubin.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:54am PST

Join me and Lindsey Klingele, debut author of THE MARKED GIRL, as we discuss magical forests, being in the room where stories happen, and our favorite portals.

 

Lindsey Klingele Show Notes

First Draft Live 2, with Lindsey

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis

Amie Kaufman

Ann M. Martin

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV show)

Veronica Marsx (TV Show)

X-Men (comic)

Philip Roth

 

That article about watching Vinyl instead of Game of Thrones, written by Jeffrey Sconce, an associate professor of film and media studies at Northwestern University

 

The Lying Game (TV Show)

Twisted (TV Show)

Chuck Pratt, Jr. (Melrose Place)

Homeland Security hires science fiction writers to identify possible future threats

The Last Bookstore

Children of Tendu (podcast)

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Direct download: Lindsey_Klingele.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:26am PST

Pretend to be an adult with Julie Buxbaum,New York Times best-selling author of TELL ME THREE THINGS, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE, and AFTER YOU, who chats with me about gathering at the AMPM market, creating myths about yourself, and writing parent hate mail (to your own parents).

Julie Buxbaum show notes

Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law professor

Elaine Koster, literary agent

THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini

Lauren Groff's quote about balancing work and motherhood (from The New Yorker)

Direct download: Julie_Buxbaum_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:43pm PST

A mashup of lightning-round interviews conducted at the YALLWEST festival with Susane Colasanti, Kody Keplinger, Alexandra Bracken, Kiersten White, Gwenda Bond, Adi Alsaid, Margot Wood, Stephanie Kuehn, Jessica Spotswood, Brendan Reichs, Robin Benway, Ellen Oh, Amy Tintera, Maurene Goo, Marie Lu, Victoria Aveyard, Erin Bowman and Seth Fishman.

YALLWEST 2016 episode show notes

The LATFoB First Draft show

Alexandra Bracken, THE DARKEST MINDS, PASSENGER, A NEW HOPE: THE PRINCESS, THE SCOUNDREL, AND THE FARMBOY

Kiersten White, PARANORMALCY, AND I DARKEN (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

The BOXCAR CHILDREN series 

Adi Alsaid NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES, NORTH OF HAPPY  (listen to his full First Draft interview here)

Amy Tintera, RUINED (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Ellen Oh, the PROPHECY series, THE SPIRIT HUNTERS (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Erin Bowman, TAKEN, VENGEANCE ROAD, RETRIBUTION RAILS (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Gwenda Bond, the LOIS LANE series, GIRL ON A WIRE

Brendan Reichs, VIRALS and NEMESIS

J. R. R. Tolkien THE HOBBIT

Jessica Spotswood the CAHILL WITCH CHRONICLES and WILD SWANS, and A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS

LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

RAYMIE NIGHTENGALE by Kate DiCamillo

Margot Wood EPIC READS

The Addams Family (TV show)

Hannibal (TV show)

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris

TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Maurene Goo SINCE YOU ASKED and I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot

Zadie Smith

Kody Keplinger, THE DUFF, RUN

Rainbow Rowell ELEANOR & PARK

Marie Lu, LEGEND and THE YOUNG ELITES (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Leigh Bardugo, SIX OF CROWS (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Brian Jacques MATTIMEO

Robin Benway, EMMY & OLIVER (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Seth Fishman THE WELL’S END and DARK WATER

LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien

Liz Moore THE UNSEEN WORLD

Stephanie Kuehn THE SMALLER EVIL and CHARM AND STRANGE (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Susane Colasanti LOST IN LOVE

Victoria Aveyard RED QUEEN series (listen to her full First Draft interview here)

Direct download: YALLWEST_2016_Episode.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:44pm PST

Morgan Matson, New York Times best-selling author of THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING, AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR and SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE, among others, on reading on the bathroom floor, death defying road trips, and being forced to think of book ideas because Twitter is down.

 

Morgan Matson Show Notes

Vroman’s bookstore

Christopher Pike

Judy Blume

R.L. Stine FEAR STREET

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares

THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot

WRITING DOWN THE BONES by Natalie Goldberg

Stephanie Kuehn (listen to her First Draft interview here)

David Levithan

Jenny Han

Siobhan Vivian

Coe Booth

Melissa C. Walker

David Benioff (show runner Game of Thrones), CITY OF THIEVES

Stephen King DESPERATION

 

Sarah Dessen THIS LULLABY

Scandal (TV show)

The Good Wife (TV show)

 

Direct download: Morgan_Matson_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

Lightning round questions with some of the fantastic authors I came across at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, including Susan Dennard, Ransom Riggs, M.A. Larson, Tahereh Mafi, Maggie Hall, Danielle Paige, Victoria Aveyard, Kara Thomas, Maurene Goo, and Julie Buxbaum!

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Roundup Show Notes

 

Susan Dennard, author of the SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY series and TRUTHWITCH

Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica (TV show)

Mal from Firefly (TV show)

BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young

THE CATHEDRAL OF THE WILD by Boyd Varty

Ransom Riggs author of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

M.A. Larson author of THE PENNYROYAL ACADEMY

Tahereh Mafi SHATTER ME series and FURTHERMORE

RainyMood.com

Maggie Hall author of THE CONSPIRACY OF US and MAP OF FATES

 

Cassandra Clare

Danielle Paige author of the DOROTHY MUST DIE series and STEALING SNOW

Mary Shelley FRANKENSTEIN

Crimson Peak (film)

Guiding Light (soap opera)

Margaret Stohl

Melissa de la Cruz

Kami Garcia

Anne M. Martin

Victoria Aveyard author of RED QUEEN

Kara Thomas THE DARKEST CORNERS and PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

Maurene Goo author of  SINCE YOU ASKED and forthcoming K-Drama romcom!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (film)

Last of the Mohicans (movie)

Wonder Woman theme from Batman and Superman (movie)

Julie Buxbaum (SP) author of TELL ME THREE THINGS

 

Direct download: LATFoB.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:50am PST

Hang out with kittens, wild parrots, and Maurene Goo, author of SINCE YOU ASKED and a forthcoming K-Drama romcom, due out in 2017! We talk about writing fan fiction of her own life, letting teen girls be silly, and not being able to deny being an L.A. girl.

 

Maurene Goo Show Notes

Elvis Costello

THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck

THE BABYSITTER’S CLUB books by Ann M. Martin

Mary Higgins Clark

V. C. Andrews

Charles Dickens

Robin Benway (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Felicity (TV show)

THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot

GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (listen to her First Draft interview here)

John Green 

David Sedaris

How Did This Get Made's “Teen Witch” podcast

Amy Spalding (listen to her First Draft interview here)

STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL by Louis Sachar

Direct download: Maurene_Goo_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:06am PST

This episode is the audio equivalent of a spray tan! Join me and Jessi Kirby, author of THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART, GOLDEN, IN HONOR, and MOONGLASS, as we discuss human hearts, the lasting impact of inspiring teachers, and what actual IRL teens are reading.

Jessi Kirby Show Notes

FRECKLE JUICE, TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING by Judy Blume

Herman Hesse SIDDHARTHA, NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA by Robert K. Massie

Robin Benway (listen to her First Draft interview here)

 THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin

Kerry Winfrey’s blog Year of Romcoms

Nora Ephron

Compatible immune systems

Gail Godwin HEART

 

Direct download: Jessi_Kirby.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:26pm PST

Victoria Schwab (also known as V. E. Schwab), New York Times bestselling author of A GATHERING OF SHADOWS, VICIOUS, THE ARCHIVED, and more!, talks about the slippery nature of memory, book-writing amnesia, why editorial letters should be more like stacked Oreos, and feeding the fanfic trolls. 

 

Victoria Schwab Show Notes

Kristin Kittscher (hear her First Draft interview here)

Harpeth Hall

Robert Ludlum, THE BOURNE IDENTITY

Kelly Link, GET IN TROUBLE

Victoria’s sticker system

Susanna Clarke JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL

Neil Gaiman NEVERWHERE

Victoria Aveyard (listen to her on First Draft Live here, and her First Draft interview here)

Holly Black

 

SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

 

Direct download: Victoria_Schwab.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:13pm PST

Talking to Elana K. Arnold (author of FAR FROM FAIR, out now!, as well as INFANDOUS and THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES) about literal and metaphysical skin suits, sex on the page, whether we write FOR teens or ABOUT teens, and middle grade as a happy place.

 

Elana K. Arnold Show Notes

Cheryl Strayed, “The Love of My Life,” TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Sarah MCarry (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Madonna

Cyndi Lauper

ROOM (and the movie)

Mark Childress CRAZY IN ALABAMA

Thelma & Louise (movie)

SPLENDOR by Elana K. Arnold

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

STORY by Robert McKee

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer

 

Cheryl Strayed’s letter to a young writer ("Write Like a Motherfucker")

Aimee Bender

 

 

Carrie Mesrobian

 

Stephanie Kuehn (listen to her First Draft interview here)

Andrew Karre (editor with Dutton Books for Young Readers)

 

Rubin Pfeffer

 

Neil Gaiman

Paul Auster

 

Direct download: Elana_K._Arnold.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:39pm PST

The prolific and amazing A.R.Kahler, author of SHADES OF DARKNESS (out now!) among many many other things, sits for what is my favorite interview because I got to say, “Where was the circus?”

 

Alex Kahler Show Notes

Neil Gaiman

Phillip Pullman

The Aerial Angels

Dollhouse (TV show) by Joss Whedon

47 North

Kirsten Hubbard

You Must Remember This (Charles Manson podcast)

WITCH EYES by Scott Tracy

 

C. Alexander London’s First Draft podcast

 

Direct download: A._R._Kahler.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:01am PST

First Draft Live Show Notes

Victoria Aveyard RED QUEEN, GLASS SWORD

Elissa Sussman, STRAY, BURN

Lindsey Klingele, THE MARKED GIRL

Maurene Goo, SINCE YOU ASKED

Kirsten Hubbard, RACE THE NIGHT, WATCH THE SKY, WANDERLOVE, LIKE MANDARIN

Skylight Books

Isaac Asimov

ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine

The Legand of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

DEALING WITH DRAGONS by Patricia C. Wrede

Alexandra Bracken A NEW HOPE: THE PRINCESS, THE SCOUNDREL, AND THE FARM BOY

Joseph Campbell THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES

 

Modern Harry Potter

My Book in a Bar

SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman

1776 by David McCullough

YOU and HIDDEN BODIES by Caroline Kepnes

THE DEVIL AND THE BLUEBIRD by Jennifer Mason-Black

Direct download: First_Draft_Live-Victoria_Aveyard_Elissa_Sussman_Lindsey_Klingele.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:54pm PST

Isabel Quintero, Morris Award winner for GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES, talks getting in trouble for reading in the dark, the final straw that took her away from teaching high school, and when a life crisis almost made her into a pastry chef.

Isabel Quintero Show Notes

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

e e cummings “anyhow lived in a pretty how town”

Michele Serros

William Carlos Williams

Walt Whitman

Pablo Neruda

John Steinbeck

M. Night Shyamalan

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD by K.L. Going

OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse

CRANK by Ellen Hopkins

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney

Direct download: Isabel_Quintero.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:23pm PST

Ava Dellaira, author of LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD, talks writing a book from a great title, hibernating with poetry in Iowa, and we enjoy a little bit of Greek pop music for spice.

Ava Dellaira

Leigh Bardugo called Ava “deep as a well” in her First Draft interview

Nirvana (band)

Lisa Loeb, “Sandalwood,” “Stay,”

The Counting Crows, “Anna Begins

U2, “One

Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

River Phoenix (actor)

Jennifer Egan

 

Direct download: Ava_Dellaira.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:27am PST

Elissa Sussman, author of STRAY and its sequel BURN, discusses the “f—k page” of her teen journal, how ‘guilty pleasure’ is a gross term, and what three things every writer needs.

Elissa Sussman Show Notes

RENT (musical)

Archie comics

Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin

Roswell (TV show)

X-Files (TV show)

Battlestar Galactica (TV show)

Star Trek (TV show)

REDWALL by Brian Jacques

DEALING WITH DRAGONS by Patricia C. Wrede

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (movie)

The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV show)

Downstage (program at Sarah Lawrence)

Adrienne Dawes (playwright)

Vagina Monologues

Angels in America (play)

 

Wicked (play)

Into the Woods (play)

 

Direct download: Elissa_Sussman_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:56pm PST

Hear the lovely Kristen Kittscher, author of THE WIG IN THE WINDOW and THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE talk about getting kicked out of high school, writing characters who are getting all growed up, and visualizing our inner writer.

Kristen Kittscher Show Notes

Danielle Steele

Mary Higgins Clark

Ellen Emerson White, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

HELTER SKELTER by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

STUART LITTLE by E.B. White

THE STAND by Stephen King

WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

Au Revoir Les Enfants (movie)

 

Umberto Echo, THE NAME OF THE ROSE

Write To The Finish (online class)

Taos Writing Conference

Kirsten Miller, KIKI STRIKE and NIGHTMARES with Jason Segel

Rebecca Stead GOODBYE STRANGER

Claire Legrand (her First Draft interview)

 

Direct download: Kristen_Kittscher_2.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:46pm PST

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