First Draft with Sarah Enni (literature)

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT