Tue, 30 October 2018
Tiffany D. Jackson—author of ALLEGEDLY, whose latest book, MONDAY’S NOT COMING, is out now! Her next book, LET ME HEAR A RHYME, is due out May 21, 2019!—talks about still considering herself a newbie writer, the allure of horror stories, and being honest about the emotions of publishing.
Tiffany Jackson Show Notes
Get Out (movie)
Tue, 23 October 2018
Laini Taylor is a National Book Award finalist for Lips Touch Three Times, New York Times bestseller for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and Printz Honoree for Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, out now!
Laini Taylor Show Notes
Jim di Bartolo, illustrator and Laini’s husband
Arthur Levine, publisher at Scholastic
Gentleman and Phantoms, Laini’s story which appears in the Foretold anthology
Tue, 16 October 2018
Tochi Onyebuchi, author of CROWN OF THUNDER, the second book in the BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT series--which is out now--talks about the audacity of new writers’ ideas, writing himself and his family into a book for the first time, and being an award-winning witness.
Tochi Onyebuchi Show Notes
Renee Ahdieh (listen to her First Draft interview here)
Eugène Delacroix, French Romantic artist
Black Panther (movie)
Tue, 9 October 2018
Sam Maggs, author of A FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: A Handbook for Geek Girls and WONDER WOMEN: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, talks about her most recent book, GIRL SQUADS, a non-fiction collection of 20 female friendships that changed history. Sam shares the Google search that kicked off the new book, the surprising (and alarming) stories she stumbled on while researching GIRL SQUADS, and deploying her pronunciation skills for the audiobook.
Sam Maggs Show Notes
The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, CA
Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
Tue, 2 October 2018
Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of DEAR MARTIN, talks about her newest young adult novel, ODD ONE OUT, out October 9! Nic talks about lies of imagination versus lies of convenience, “high taste” readers, and the benefits of eavesdropping.
Nic Stone Show Notes
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
“Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors,” a friendship theory by Rudine Sims Bishop
Mae Carol Jemison (Astronaut)
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD. (president of Spellman University)
Rena Rossner (NIc Stone’s agent at The Deborah Harris Agency)
Phoebe Yeh, Nic’s editor
Jordan Davis, a young black man killed in Florida over loud music
The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Aminah Mae Safi (listen to her First Draft podcast here)