First Draft with Sarah Enni

Little did I know when I met up with Brandy Colbert, author of POINTE and LITTLE AND LION, due out 2017, that I was meeting my future roommate and one of my best writing buddies. She's the cat's pajamas, and I hope you enjoy our convo as much as I did!

Brandy Colbert Show Notes

Sweet Valley High

Clueless (movie)

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

Verla Kay's Blue Boards

CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers

LIVING DEAD GIRL by Elizabeth Scott

Center Stage (movie)

Brandy’s post on Nova Ren Suma’s blog about the book of her heart

I Know My First Name Is Steven (movie)

ZZ Packer DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE

Colson Whitehead SAG HARBOR

Coe Booth

Varian Johnson

Matt de la Pena

Jacqueline Woodson

Judy Blume’s IGGIE’S HOUSE

Tina Wexler

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:28am PDT

Drink 'em if you got 'em: Join me and Sarah McCarry (aka The Rejectionist), author of ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS, DIRTY WINGS, and the third book in the trilogy, ABOUT A GIRL, as we talk about mosh pits, the gift of anonymity, and waiting for the end of the world in a temperate rain forest. HEADS UP -- this interview has significant background noise, so I'm providing a transcript of our entire conversation (even more than appears in the audio episode)!

 

Sarah McCarry Show Notes

HARRIET THE SPY by Louise Fitzhugh

THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt

TAM LIN by Pamela Dean

Sara Goodman at St Martin’s

THE INTERN (aka Hilary T Smith, listen to her First Draft interview here)

Nathan Bransford’s blog

Miss Snark

Kelly Link

Elizabeth Hand

Francesca Lia Block WEETZIE BAT

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop

Gift (movie) 

Jane’s Addiction (band)

GIRL WALKING BACKWARDS by Bett Williams

TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES by Joy Nicholson

Sarah Hannah Gomez, Sumayyah Daud (her First Draft interview), Kaye 

Guillotine 

Bojan Louis

 

Kim Gordon

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

Nina LaCour, author of Morris Award nominated HOLD STILL, THE DISENCHANTMENTS, and EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU, is a freaking delight. Join us as we discuss west coast travels, novels springing from one beautiful sentence, and Nina’s story about a school visit that makes me cry every time I hear it.

 

Nina LaCour Show Notes

John Green LOOKING FOR ALASKA

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD by K.L. Going

THE FIRST PART LAST by Angela Johnson

FOREVER by Judy Blume

Zoetrope All Story fiction contest

Joan Didion

Michele Bachmann

Southern Poverty Law Council 

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Stephanie Perkins

Sarah Dessen

Katie Byron

Like Crazy (movie)

 

SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertali

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:16am PDT

Apply SPF 70 and get into the shade with me and John Corey Whaley, author of Printz and Morris award-winning WHERE THINGS COME BACK and National Book Award finalist for NOGGIN, while we talk about vague endings in teenage stories, the magic of librarians, and when books just don’t work.

John Corey Whaley Show Notes

Printz Award

Morris Award

Jessica Love, and her First Draft interview

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger

ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth (her First Draft podcast interview)

Maggie Stiefvater

Daniel Handler

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

Holly Goldberg Sloan COUNTING BY SEVENS

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Imagine you’re watching a sherbet-colored sunset in the Hollywood hills while enjoying avocado toast with Anna Carey, author of the EVE trilogy and DEADFALL, the sequel to BLACKBIRD, out now!

Anna Carey Show Notes

Lorrie Moore

Aimee Bender

Nicole Krauss

Amanda Davis

Lisa Papademetriou

The Sackett Street Writer's Workshops

Julia Fierro

826NYC & the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

Michael Cunningham

Etsy print of It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect, it Just Has to Exist, by Gemma Flack

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Jonathan Safran Foer

Ira Glass quote

Alison Cherry FOR REAL (her First Draft interview)

Stephen King ON WRITING

YALLWest

Ransom Riggs, Gretchen McNeilKatie Alender

Anna Solomon

Dr. Brene Brown

NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am PDT

Find a spot to sit in the sun and enjoy my conversation with the lovely Robin Benway, author of AUDREY, WAIT!, THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY & JUNE, the ALSO KNOWN AS series, and EMMY AND OLIVER, out now!

 

Robin Benway Show Notes

Rob Roberge, author and teacher at UCLA extension

Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA

David Leviathan THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

My So-Called Life (TV Show)

Freaks and Geeks (TV Show)

Rachel Cohn, author of YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME and others, and co-author of DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES

Rooney’s “I’m a Terrible Person” (song)

Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, The SmithsSuede

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh

Ally Carter (Heist Society series)

Morgan Matson

Article with Joss Whedon  (inspiration for Firefly)

Sara Zarr

Stephanie Perkins ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

John Green THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

Holy Harry Potter superfans, it’s Adam Silvera! He calls himself tall for no reason, but I think the reason is he is solidly 6 foot something worth of awesome. Grab a comfy chair and enjoy my delightful chat with the debut author of MORE HAPPY THAN NOT about his self-made MFA, reppin’ the Bronx, and the theme of choice in all our lives.

Adam Silvera Show Notes 

Charmed (TV show)

Supernatural (TV show)

SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater

Brooks Sherman, Adam’s agent

Hannah Ferguson, literary agent

WINGER by Andrew Smith

Erin Bowman

Figment.com

Shelf Awareness

Paper Lantern Lit

Lauren Oliver

NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz

SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIEN AGENDA by Becky Albertalli

ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END

David Arnold (MOSQUITOLAND)

MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga

THE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison

Joseph Delaney THE LAST APPRENTICE

Heidi Schulz HOOK’S REVENGE

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster

THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum

Courtney C. Stevens FAKING NORMAL

Victoria Schwab 

 

Julie Murphy SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

Settle in somewhere quiet and contemplate the beauty around you with Hilary T Smith, author of WILD AWAKE and A SENSE OF THE INFINITE, out May 19! 

Hilary T Smith Show Notes

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR BUT WERE TOO FREAKED OUT TO ASK

Hilary’s guest post on YA Highway about how to be a nomad

DUNE by Frank Herbert

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:29am PDT

Petite in stature, big in life experience and YA book feels, join me and Corey Ann Haydu, author of OCD LOVE STORY, LIFE BY COMMITTEE, and MAKING PRETTY, out May 12, as we talk acting, traveling, loneliness, and the shifting, shifty concept of “work.”

Corey Ann Haydu Show Notes

Sylvia Plath

Corey’s essay on loneliness

SAVVY by Ingrid Law

LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow

RULES FOR STEALING STARS, Corey's new middle grade book, due out September 2015

Susan Van Metre, teacher at the New School MFA program

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Katherine Paterson

 

THE LAST OF THE REALLY GREAT WHANGDOODLES by Julie Andrews Edwards

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:59am PDT

Get your taste buds ready for a walk through a farmer’s market, and a kitchen-based adventure with Kristin Halbrook, author of NOBODY BUT US and EVERY LAST PROMISE (out now!). 

Kristin Halbrook Show Notes

TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer

BALLADS OF SUBURBIA by Stephanie Kuehnert

Bechdel Test

HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff

JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta

HOW TO WRITE THE BREAK OUT NOVEL by Donald Maass

 

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT