Thu, 30 March 2017
Kayla Cagan, whose debut novel PIPER PERISH is out now, on fighting the green monster, the ultimatum that led to her first book deal, and how she wrote a book one day at a time (30 minutes a day).
Kayla Cagan Show Notes
Leave it to Beaver (TV show)
Dukes of Hazard (TV show)
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Stephen F Austin State University
Samuel Beckett (playwright)
The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Marsha Norman (playwright)
David Lindsay-Abaire (playwright)
David Auburn (playwright)
Robert Hass (poet)
Maria Ines Gul (illustrator)
John Cusick at Fiolio (literary agent)
Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo
On Writing by Stephen King
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Direct download: Kayla_Cagan_EDIT.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:27am PDT
Tue, 21 March 2017
The 100th episode of the First Draft podcast—wow!! Several of the amazing authors who attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival answer lightning-round questions from listeners!
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North Texas Teen Book Festival Show Notes
R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series
Victoria Aveyard, author of the Red Queen series. The most recent book in the series, King’s Cage, is out now! (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Maurene Goo, author of Since You Asked and the forthcoming K-Drama rom-com, I Believe In A Thing Called Love, out May 30! (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Kate Hart, author of After the Fall. (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series and Carve the Mark. (listen to her most recent full First Draft interview here... and the first one, here!)
Samantha Mabry, author of A Fierce and Subtle Poison and All The Wind In The World, out October 10! (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven Cycle series, Scorpio Races, and the Shiver series
Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After, and Summer Days and Summer Nights, as well as the forthcoming There’s Someone Inside Your House due out Sept. 17!
Renée Watson, author of Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me and more, and founder of the I, Too, Arts Collective (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Kirsten Hubbard, author of Watch the Sky, Race the Night, Wanderlove, and Like Mandarin.
Brendan Reichs, author of Nemesis, out today!
Jennifer E Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and the forthcoming Windfall, due May 2!
Nina LaCour, author of We Are Okay, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, and more. (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Sara Shepard, author of The Amateurs series and the Pretty Little Liars series
Kiersten White, author of And I Darken, Paranormalcy and so many others! (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Christina Soontornvat author of The Changelings and the forthcoming The Ramble Shamble Children, due in 2018!
Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark & Grimm and So You Want To Be A Jedi?
Julie Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things and the forthcoming What To Say Next, due July 11! (Listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Claire Legrand, author of Some Kind of Happiness, Foxheart, and the forthcoming Ashborn, due in 2018! (listen to her full First Draft interview here!)
Direct download: North_Texas_Teen_Book_Festival_2017.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:19am PDT
Tue, 14 March 2017
Get a hot weather beverage and relax on a porch with me and Sarah Nicole Lemon, whose debut novel DONE DIRT CHEAP (out now!) talks about being a 14-year-old high school junior, writing books in secret, motorcycle clubs, and Appalachian female revenge.
Sarah Nicole Lemon Show Notes
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Barbara Poelle (literary agent)
Holly Root (literary agent)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Sons of Anarchy (TV show)
Better Call Saul (TV show)
Direct download: Sarah_Nicole_Lemon_Final.m4a
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT
Tue, 7 March 2017
A special co-episode with Sara from Adventures in YA where we talk about the podcasting process. Sara and I discuss our equipment, software, workflow, and promo processes, and touch a bit on feeling like we’re shouting into the void, and also tips for moderating at book festivals and other events.
Adventures in Podcasting Show Notes
The North Texas Teen Book Festival
Adventures with Words (podcast)
Kate and Rob's off-shoot British YA show (podcast)
This Creative Life with Sara Zarr
Behringer Q1202USB 12-Channel Mixer
Behringer Microamp Ha400 Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
How to Start a Podcast – A Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial
Interview with NPR’s chief sound engineer
Elise Gets Crafty (podcast)
Direct download: Special_Ep_Adventures_in_Podcasting.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT