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First Draft Episode #334: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Small Great Things, and two young adult novels with daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She joins to talk about her latest, Wish You Were Here.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #333: Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of young adult thrillers, including the One of Us Is Lying series (now a Peacock TV show), Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, joins to talk about her latest, You’ll Be the Death of Me.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #332: Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong is the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel Our Violent Ends.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:40am PST

First Draft Episode #331: Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers, visual artist, climate activist, and author and/or illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto, and Here We Are, joins us to talk about his newest picture book, There’s a Ghost In This House.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #330: Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne A. Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and its sequel, A Psalm of Storms and Silence.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:14am PST

First Draft Episode #329: Garth Nix

Garth Nix, New York Times bestselling author of Sabriel, returns to the Old Kingdom series with his latest YA fantasy, Terciel & Elinor.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #328: Helen O’Hara

Helen O’Hara, film critic, editor-at-large for Empire magazine and co-host of the Empire film podcast, talks about her newest non-fiction, Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and RIse of Women in Film and host of its accompanying podcast, Women vs Hollywood With Helen O’Hara.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #327: Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer, vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief of Random House, and New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style and Dreyer’s English (Adapted for Young Readers): Good Advice for Good Writing.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:38am PST

First Draft Episode #326: Elissa Sussman and Arielle Jovellanos

Elissa Sussman and Arielle Jovellanos, author and illustrator, respectively, of YA contemporary novel Drawn That Way. Elissa is also the author of Burn, Stray, and the upcoming adult novel, Funny You Should Ask. Arielle illustrated Evil Thing, a Cruelle de Ville backstory novel written by Serena Valentino, as well as graphic novel Black Star, written by Eric A. Glover.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #325: Ayana Gray

Ayana Gray, debut author of Beasts of Prey, which is being adapted into a Netflix film.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #324: Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series, Anna Dressed in Blood, and more, talks about her new historical thriller, All These Bodies, and her upcoming YA novel set in the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, In Every Generation.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Mini-Episode: First Draft Patreon With Sarah Enni

Creator and host of First Draft, Sarah Enni, announces the launch of the First Draft Patreon, a way listeners can help support the show by pledging $5 or $10 a month. In exchange for that monthly donation, supporters will gain access to an exclusive community forum, get monthly video chats with Sarah, get 15% off First Draft merchandise, and get a shoutout at the top of a First Draft episode and on the First Draft supporter page.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:02am PST

First Draft Episode #323: Christine Riccio

Christine Riccio, New York Times bestselling author of Again, But Better and Better Together and creative force behind PolandBananasBooks, her BookTube channel with more than 400,000 subscribers, and co-host of Booksplosion, the largest book club on YouTube.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #322: Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is the Emmy Award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including YA novels All the Bright Places, Holding up the Universe, Breathless, and Take Me With You When You Go (with David Levithan).

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #321: Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss and the horror novel There’s Someone Inside Your House (watch the Netflix film adaptation Oct. 6!) talks about her newest scary book, The Woods Are Always Watching.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #320: Sarah MacLean

Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of romance novels, including Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, A Rogue By Any Other Name, and many more, talks about Bombshell, the first book in her new Hell’s Bells series. Sarah also co-hosts the Fated Mates romance podcast.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #319: S. K. Ali

S. K. Ali is the New York Times bestselling author of Morris Award Finalist Saints and Misfits and its sequel Misfit in Love, Love From A to Z and its forthcoming sequel, Love From Mecca to Medina, and picture book The Proudest Blue. She also co-edited, with Aisha Saeed, the middle grade anthology Once Upon an Eid.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #318: Chandler Baker

Chandler Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network talks about her latest feminist thriller, The Husbands. She is also the co-author with Wesley King of YA novel Hello (From Here), out September 7!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #317: Margot Wood

Margot Wood, founder of Epic Reads, talks about her debut young adult novel, Fresh.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:32am PST

First Draft Episode #316: Kerry Winfrey

Kerry Winfrey, author of romantic comedies Waiting For Tom Hanks, Not Like the Movies, and her newest, Very Sincerely Yours. She is also the author of YA novels Love and Other Alien Experiences and Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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First Draft Episode #315: Isaac Fitzsimons

Isaac Fitzsimons is the debut author of The Passing Playbook.

This episode was brought to you by Vision Season, a seven-week, virtual master class in tending your creative garden with award-winning author Elana K. Arnold (hear her First Draft interviews here and here). The Fall course of Vision Season will run from August 8th to September 25th. To learn more about Vision Season and to sign up for the Fall course, visit elanakarnold.com.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:11am PST

First Draft Episode #314: Ben Zhu

Ben Zhu, author, illustrator, and founder of Gallery Nucleus, talks about his debut picture book, Dessert Island.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #313: Co-authors of Blackout: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon 

The co-authors of Blackout: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon talk about their New York Times bestselling collaborative novel.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #312: Tanaz Bhathena

Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That and The Beauty of the Moment talks about her fantasy series, Hunted by the Sky and its sequel, Rising Like a Storm.

This episode was brought to you by The Great Godden by Meg Rossof, out from Candlewick Press now. Read sample chapters here.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #311: Doree Shafrir

Doree Shafrir, co-host of the Forever35 podcast and author of Startup, joins us to talk about her debut memoir, Thanks For Waiting: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #310: Chris Appelhans

Chris Appelhans, writer and director of Netflix animated movie Wish Dragon, and illustrator of picture books Sparky! (written by Jenny Offill) and A Greyhound, a Groundhog (written by Emily Jenkins).

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #309: Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, talks about their latest queer rom-com, One Last Stop.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:37am PST

First Draft Episode #308: Sarah Kuhn

Sarah Kuhn, author of the Heroine Complex series, Shadow of the Batgirl with Nicole Gaux for DC Comics, the Star Wars audiobook original Doctor Aphra, talks about her new young adult novel, From Little Tokyo, With Love.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:16am PST

First Draft Episode #307: John Green

John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of many young adult novels, including The Fault in Our Stars and Printz-winning Looking For Alaska, joins to discuss his new essay collection, The Anthropocene Reviewed. He is also one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:05am PST

First Draft Episode #306: Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star talks about her new YA, Instructions For Dancing, and co-founding Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #305: Camryn Garrett

Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure, talks about her new YA, Off the Record.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #304: Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lemoncello series, the Wonderland series, the Haunted Mystery series, and The Island of Dr. Libris. He is also the co-author, with James Patterson, of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, House of Robots, Max Einstein and many others. He joins to talk about his newest middle grade series, Dog Squad, out now!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #303: Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, talks about the first book in her new YA fantasy series, Realm Breaker.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #302: Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date, The Unexpected Everything, and more answers listener questions about life, writing, and her new YA, Take Me Home Tonight.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #301: Sara Zarr

Podcast chat! A conversation with Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist author of eight novels for young adults, most recently Goodbye from Nowhere, about her creative writing podcast, This Creative Life.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #300: Emma Straub

Emma Straub, New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married, talks about her most recent novel, All Adults Here, out in paperback now. She and her husband own Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #299: Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen, Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the I Want My Hat Back series, is back with a book he wrote and illustrated: The Rock From the Sky.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:02am PST

First Draft Episode #297: Brittney Morris

Brittney Morris, author of Slay and Miles Morales: Wings of Fury talks about her newest speculative YA, The Cost of Knowing.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #297: Marla Frazee

Marla Frazee is the two-time Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator of The Boss Baby, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, All the World, and many more. She joins us to talk about the Farmer series: The Farmer and the Clown, The Farmer and the Monkey, and The Farmer and the Circus, out now.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #295: Laurie Devore

Laurie Devore, author of How To Break a Boy and Winner Takes All, talks about her latest contemporary YA, A Better Bad Idea.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:52am PST

First Draft Episode #296: David Arnold

David Arnold is the New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, and The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, talks about his latest genre-bending YA sci-fi, The Electric Kingdom, out now!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #294: Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shadowhunter Chronicles, the forthcoming Sword Catcher duology, and co-author of the Magisterium series. She joins First Draft to discuss her most recent Shadowhunter novel, Chain of Iron, the latest installation of the Last Hours trilogy, and to answer listener questions.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #293: Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs, New York Times best-selling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children series, which is wrapping up with the sixth book, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre, out now!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #291: Mary H.K. Choi

Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record and her newest YA, Yolk, answers listener questions.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #291: Anna Carey

Anna Carey is the author of This is Not The Jess Show. She’s also the author of The Eve Trilogy (Eve, Once, Rise) and the Blackbird series (Blackbird, Deadfall).

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #290: Loan Le

Loan Le, editor at Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books and debut author of A PhLove Story.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #289: Catie Disabato

Catie Disabato, author of adult literary novels The Ghost Network and her newest, U Up?

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #288: Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña, author of seven critically acclaimed young adult novels including Mexican Whiteboy and Newbery Medal–winning author of Last Stop on Market Street talks about his newest collaboration with illustrator Christian Robinson, Milo Imagines the World.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #287: Elise Bryant

Elise Bryant is the debut author of Happily Ever Afters.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #286: Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore is the New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling series, including Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, as well as Jane, Unlimited. She has returned to her fantasy world for her newest novel, Winterkeep.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:39am PST

First Draft Episode #285: Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up talks about her latest book, Concrete Rose, as well as the upcoming Blackout.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

First Draft Episode #284: Koa Beck

Koa Beck, former editor-in-chief of Jezebel and co-host of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s The Takeaway, discusses her debut non-fiction work, White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind.

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