Tue, 31 July 2018
Julian Winters, author of RUNNING WITH LIONS, talks about starting to write so he could create happy endings for his own life, being more creative when working at night, wanting to chuck the rulebook, and his nontraditional publishing journey.
Julian Winters Show Notes
Felicity (TV show)
Scandal (TV show)
Robbie Rogers (out soccer player)
Tue, 24 July 2018
Katie Cotugno, author of HOW TO LOVE, FIREWORKS, TOP TEN, and 99 DAYS and its sequel, 9 DAYS AND 9 NIGHTS, talks about the correlation between how she’s feeling and whether she’s writing, her ten-year debut novel, and making sense in the quiet after the loud.
Katie Cotugno Show Notes
The Office (TV show)
Tue, 17 July 2018
Emily X. R. Pan, debut author of the New York Times bestselling THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER, talks about how she discovered her creative life after going to business school, her many years of writing and re-writing her book, and finding her bravery to put herself on the page.
Penguin (now Penguin Random House)
Professor Chuck Wachtel at NYU
“Losing Face” in Chinese culture
Tue, 10 July 2018
Brendan Kiely, author of THE GOSPEL OF WINTER, THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY, and co-author of ALL AMERICAN BOYS. His newest novel, TRADITION, is an exploration of the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school. Brendan talks about the nature of authorship, the heroic value of humility, and working hard to not have an office.
Brendan Kiely Show Notes
Jessie Chaffee (Brendan’s wife)
Rob Weisbach (Brendan’s agent)
Chris Lynch (YA author)
Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
I Have the Right To by Chessy Prout
Tue, 3 July 2018
Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of SKY IN THE DEEP, talks about having a no-boundaries critique partner relationship, unhealthy (but effective) drafting processes, and how Saturn’s return led to her debut novel.
Adrienne Young Show Notes
Edward Scissorhands (movie)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (movie)