First Draft with Sarah Enni

First Draft Episod #357: Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is the bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Internment, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book mini-series. She joins us to talk about her latest YA contemp, Hollow Fires.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

First Draft Episode #356: Kristin Dwyer

Kristin Dwyer is the debut author of YA romance, Some Mistakes Were Made.

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

First Draft Episode #355: Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty children's and young adult books, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:27am PDT

First Draft Episode #354: Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens is the founder of the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and new publishing company Zibby Books, as well as author of picture book Princess Charming and forthcoming memoir, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

First Draft Episode #353: Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt is a cartoonist and author of The Daughters, Invitation to a Bonfire, as well as cartoon collection, Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary. She joins to talk about her latest, End of the World House.

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

First Draft Episode #352: Elissa Sussman

Elissa Sussman is the author of adult romance Funny You Should Ask, and YA novels Drawn That Way, Burn, and Stray

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

First Draft Episode #351: Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett, two-time Caldecott Honor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of picture books like Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole with illustrator Jon Klassen, and the Jack book series with illustrator Greg Pizzoli. Mac joins us to talk about The Great Zapfino, his new picture book with illustrator Marla Frazee (hear her First Draft interview here).

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

First Draft Episode #350: Amanda Oliver

Amanda Oliver, former librarian and author of OVERDUE: Reckoning with the Public Library.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

First Draft Episode #349: John Cho

John Cho, actor, producer, writer, and author of debut middle grade novel, Troublemaker, with Sarah Suk.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:38pm PDT

First Draft Episode #348: Kate Spencer

Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35, and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club. She joins to talk about her first novel, In a New York Minute.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

First Draft Episode #347: Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and former head writer for Saturday Night Live, talks about his debut picture book, I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared with Rob Syegh.

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

First Draft Episode #346: Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith, author of YA novels The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between and more. She’s here to talk about her first picture book, Creature of Habit (with illustrator Leo Espinosa), and her first adult novel, The Unsinkable Greta James.

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

First Draft Episode #345: Rebecca Serle

Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years, The Dinner List, and more, talks about her new novel, One Italian Summer.

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

First Draft Episode #344: Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series talks about her new contemporary YA, All My Rage.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:56pm PDT

First Draft Episode #343: Abdi Nazemian

Abdi Nazemian, screenwriter and author of Stonewall Honor book Like a Love Story talks about his most recent YA, The Chandler Legacies.

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

First Draft Episode #342: Adam Rubin

Adam Rubin, New York Times bestselling picture book author known for Dragons Love Tacos, Those Darn Squirrels!, Robo-Sauce and more with illustrator Daniel Salmieri, about his new collection of middle grade short stories, The Ice Cream Machine.

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

First Draft Episode #341: Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author best known for picture books with illustrator Lane Smith, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and more.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

First Draft Episode #340: Swan Huntley

Swan Huntley is the author of adult literary novels The Goddesses, We Could Be Beautiful, and her newest, Getting Clean With Stevie Green.

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

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award Finalist American Street, Pride, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich and co-author with prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of Punching the Air. She joins us to talk about her first work of non-fiction Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

Jacqueline Woodson is a 2020 MacArthur Genius fellow, National Book Award winner, Newberry, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King winner, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Red at the Bone, Another Brooklyn, Before the Ever After and many, many more. She joins us to talk about her picture books with Rafael López, The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly.

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

First Draft Episode #337: Lamar Giles

Lamar Giles, author of the acclaimed novels Fake ID, Endangered, Overturned, Spin, Not So Pure and Simple. He joins us to talk about his middle-grade series The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, Last Chance for Logan County, and and The Last Mirror on the Left.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:10am PDT

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