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Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes wher ...
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“Learn how acclaimed writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid writer’s block.” Each week, host Kelton Reid chats with guests like Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah, on life after becoming a laureate; #1 New York Times bestselling author, Emily Henry on her past life as a YA mid-lister; Celebrated author, Walter Mosley, on his conflicted feelings after winning a National Book Award; NY Times bestselling author, Lisa Scottoline, on what she learned from literary lion Phili ...
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Welcome to the grand debut of the Indie Author Showcase! Join us as we spotlight talented independent authors, dive into the challenges and triumphs of the indie author’s journey, and explore the ins and outs of writing and publishing!
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Ladies of YA

Ladies of YA

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What's more fun than reading books? Talking about them! We three ladies will be your guide through the world of young adult...and beyond (into, like, space or something). Join us for tea drinking and book talking.
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Booking Back

Penn & Friends

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Do you long for those schoolyard days where you had all the time in the world to finish a good book? This podcast revisits the books that gave us happiness as children and maybe even later as adults!
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In Authors & Audiences, YA author and presentation coach Caroline Leech, chats to authors, illustrators, booksellers, librarians, publishers and other randomly fascinating guests, and invites them to share the secrets of their public speaking confidence and their media/social media strategies. Caroline will also share her own extensive knowledge of public speaking, storytelling, event planning and media strategy, so if you want to feel sure you can present yourself and your books with both c ...
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The Written in Melanin Podcast is the space where you come for your weekly dose of melanated creativity. Hosted by C. M. Lockhart, an author of fantasy books featuring Black girls who aren't all that nice, and the owner of the Melanin Library, this podcast is a glimpse into the journey of Black authors. New episodes are released every other Wednesday! Purchase her latest book from her website https://CMLockhart.com 🤎
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Books and Boba

Potluck Podcast Collective

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Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.
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Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication.
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Jot Notes

Jot Notes - Where we discover the newest, hottest books & Authors on the scene

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Welcome to Jot Notes - Where we dive into the newest, hottest books and Authors on the scene. My name is Jenna Greene, YA fantasy author – author of the Imagine series and the award-winning novel REBORN. With me is my co-host Miranda Oh, a contemporary chick-lit writer, author of the “Chin Up, Tits Out” series.
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He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
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Where Ya From?

Sara Benincasa

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Comedian and author Sara Benincasa talks to fascinating people about their origin stories - literal, metaphorical, and beyond. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whereyafrom/support
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Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, as she sits down with fellow YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Subscribe to listen in on fascinating new conversations every other week.
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The Adventurous Author | How to Write a Book, Character Development, Beat Writer’s Block, Creative Writing, World Building

Author DK Drake | Fantasy Author, Adventurous Author Coach, League of Adventurous Authors Leader

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Hey, Christian Author! Wanna write great fiction? BUT writing is hard because you… - Have NO TIME because you work a full-time job or go to school full-time - Doubt your writing ability. - Have no idea how to write the kind of captivating stories you love to read. Then welcome to The Adventurous Author, the podcast with short and entertaining episodes for Christian authors in high school, college, and beyond. Through these episodes, you will… - Gain confidence in your author identity. - Mast ...
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The PikeCast is an in-depth discussion of the work of YA horror author Christopher Pike. Like your favorite book club, in each episode, we break down one of his novels and discuss it from a modern perspective as well as looking through our teenage eyes at the violence, sex, and goofiness that was so prevalent in his writing.
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The term "Zero Suit" refers to a mode from the popular Metroid video game franchise, in which the main character Samus is not wearing her famous full-body armor. By extension the "Zero Suits Podcast Situation" is a patreon-funded podcast in which two black creatives—PhD candidate and Afrofuturist producer & rapper Sammus as well as YA author Lanre Akinsiku—remove their armor to discuss the highs and lows of their new journey as full-time artists in Philly, as well as their relationships with ...
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A Book and a Chat

A Book and a Chat

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"A Book and a Chat" has proved a hugely popular radio program with people of all ages. With over seven hundred shows already recorded, Barry's format of "a chat over a cup of tea" has received nothing but rave reviews from guest and listeners alike. The writer of a successful young adult romance book "Across the Pond" Barry has himself appeared on a large number of radio and TV programs. "A Book and a Chat" is a program for writers and readers, not so much a literary show, more like... let’s ...
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Skip to the Good Part

Cara Tanamachi and PJ Benoit

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We interview your favorite romance authors! Join your co-hosts, Cara Lockwood, a bestselling author of more than 30 books whose first novel, I Do (But I Don't) was made into a Lifetime Original movie, and her co-host, husband, and real-life romantic hero, PJ as they get to know the writers behind your favorite Happily Ever Afters. We'll skip to the good parts - of new books, backstories, and inspirations. Join us and add a little more Happily Ever After to your day! For more on Cara's books, ...
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Listen to Sofia talk about everything fantasy in God's world. Any teen, young adult or young at heart will love to listen in on current topics and her favorite subjects, movies and books! Be ready to listen to Sofia interview authors, reader enthusiasts (even the unenthused), other podcasters and many more!
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Writer's Block? Rejection? Impostor Syndrome? Writing is full of ups and downs, but we can still find plenty of joy on this creative journey! Bestselling author Marissa Meyer interviews writers and industry professionals about books, craft, and publishing, to find out how we can all bring more joy to our writing process and career.
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Welcome to Plotting and Scheming where Maya Ameyaw, an aspiring Young Adult author, will explore all things YA and her own writing journey. Cover art photo provided by rawpixel on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@rawpixel
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Monday YA

Mckinley Huffman

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Welcome to Monday YA, the young adult book podcast, by a teen, for teens (oh yeah, and her non-bookworm friend, for comedic relief purposes). Every Monday, I’ll post a pocket-sized episode, where I’ll review one or two books, and dive deep into the author’s craft, and how they made that book so great... or not so great. I’ll also get excited about some upcoming YA, and talk about the books at the top of my TBR.
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Conversation for the love of bikes...all of them. We can't promise that it won't get too nerdy at times but always try to keep it fun and entertaining. We will touch on subject matter ranging in topics for newbies to the hardcore racer and everyone in between. Cyclocross, bike packing, road, mtb, bmx, gravel or just riding in general ...we got ya covered. Interviews with athletes and industry insiders as well as stories that will hopefully entertain as well as inspire you to ride.
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The Query Show

Blair Thornburgh

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A podcast to help writers get published, hosted by editor and author Blair Thornburgh. Each episode takes a deep dive on a query letter (or two) and diagnoses its strengths and weaknesses so that authors can put their best foot forward into the world of agents and editors.
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Author Allison Tait and teacher-librarian-author Megan Daley, co-founders of the Your Kid’s Next Read community, talk books and reading for children of all ages. From board books and picture books, to junior fiction, middle-grade novels and YA blockbusters, they’ll help you find the perfect next book for the young readers in your life. Plus, practical tips on getting (and keeping) kids reading and writing, a whole lot of fun and … YKNR book question bingo.
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Politics and Religion. We’re not supposed to talk about that, right? Wrong! We only say that nowadays because the loudest, most extreme voices have taken over the whole conversation. Well, we‘re taking some of that space back! If you’re dying for some dialogue instead of all the yelling; if you know it’s okay to have differences without having to hate each other; if you believe politics and religion are too important to let ”the screamers” drown out the rest of us and would love some engagin ...
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Listen to Confessions of a Debut Novelist, hosted by author Chloe Timms, to hear from new and up-and-coming writers about their debut novel. We talk writing journeys, tips and advice and what it's like to be new to the world of publishing. Each episode features a writer about to have their debut novel published, covering adult, YA and children's in a range of genres. We'll hear about rejections and setbacks, how writers signed with their agent and whether their book deal was with an indie pu ...
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A monthly podcast for all things Australian YA, featuring interviews with authors, readers, publishing folk and booksellers, upcoming releases and events around the country, and much more!
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Storyteller Station

The Storyteller Station

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Truth or fiction, fact or fairytale, we all have a story to tell! Indie-author-mom Sarah Fenlon Falk shares interviews and thoughts on the craft of creating stories. Storyteller Station is for those who love to hear stories and for those who love to share them!
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Do you love books? Are you in the mood for a laugh? Join Megan O'Russell's journey as she dives further into the epic adventure of being an author, explores her love and obsession of all things book-related, and finds the humor in writing roadblocks. With twenty books across six series, Megan has taken the Indie Book world by storm. Her journey from traditional publishing to prolific Indie author has been filled with lots of laughter and more than a few tears. Whether you're an avid reader o ...
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Psychedelic Brain Science

Psychedelic Brain Science

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Psychedelic Brain Science is a multimedia approach dedicated to bringing scientific, psychological, anthropological, and cultural information as it relates to psychedelics. Join scientists Alaina Jaster, PhD and Zarmeen Zahid, PhD (almost!!) as they work to provide better understanding of the ongoing research about psychedelics through their two segments: Your Brain on Science and Your Brain Beyond Science. Content only reflects opinions of the authors and does not reflect the opinion of oth ...
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The Book of Life is an interview-format podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly, with occasional coverage of YA/adult books, music, film and web, established in December 2005. Host Heidi Rabinowitz is a Judaica librarian at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, FL, and the podcast reveals the backstory of materials that might be found in a synagogue library like Heidi's.
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Tune in to the award-winning, Reed, Write, & Create podcast to hear bite-sized pep-talks for BIPOC writers at every stage of the writing game. Author, educator, and creative writing coach, Lori L. Tharps (award-winning author of ”Hair Story,” ”Kinky Gazpacho,” and ”Substitute Me”) knows how hard it is to stay motivated and inspired to write - whether you’re working on that debut novel, a gut-wrenching memoir, or an essay about your trip around the world. Writing can be your passion, but that ...
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The Book of Life is an interview-format podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly, with occasional coverage of Jewish YA/adult books, music, film and web, established in December 2005. Host: Heidi Rabinowitz Sponsors: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida & the Association of Jewish Libraries
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Book Bridges

Angie Beumer Johnson

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Inspirational audio highlights from diverse young adult (YA) authors & speakers from WORDBridge Now (www.wordbridgenow.com) LIVE online T.E.A.C.H.* Enrichments--*Teachers, Educators, & Authors Collaborate against Hatred. WORDBridge Now: Igniting a passion for diverse literature through live online author meet-ups--because WORDS build BRIDGES to UNITE.
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Pamela E. Williams

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Sometimes things are as clear as the nose on your face or as my momma says, "if it had been a snake, it would've bit ya." I’m Pamela E. Williams (just call me Pam) blogger, author, and Harry Potter enthusiast. That Makes Sense is a weekly podcast where I share the life lessons I have learned going through breast cancer, growing up in the South and much more.
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YA Author Jennifer Chen joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss her journey to publication. Jennifer Chen is a freelance journalist who has written for Oprah Daily, Real Simple, and Today. Her debut YA rom-com book, Artifacts of an Ex, is out now. Jennifer: Query | Website | TikTok | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | Bookshop | Libro FM Q…
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Today I am joined by debut author Emily Locker to chat about her YA Rom Com, Running Mates! Take a listen as Emily and I chat about her journey to becoming a traditionally published author, romance novels, our love for independent bookstores, the fantastic characters and plot line, our swoony cinnamon role love interest, youth activism, star-crosse…
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Javan comes soooo close to collecting his first dragon today...but then he makes a cocky mistake that lands him (literally) in a sticky situation. Listen in and enjoy your visit to Zandador! Your friend, DK Escape into the Land of Zandador: Get your free D.K. Drake Starter Library Purchase one or all of the Dragon Stalker Bloodline Saga books on Am…
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On this author chat, we sit down with Sheila Sundar about her debut novel Habitations, a decades-spanning story of identity, immigration, expectation and desire, and of love lost and found, exploring the stories of immigrant scholars, and what it means to make a home. Sheila shares with us her journey to becoming a novelist, as well as the inspirat…
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#1 New York Times bestselling author, Tomi Adeyemi, spoke to me about the film adaptation of Children of Blood and Bone, her evolution as a writer, and the final book in her Orisha trilogy, Children of Anguish and Anarchy. Tomi Adeyemi is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Hugo and Nebula award-winning novelist and screenwriter who was named one of…
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Willow Nightingale was an integral part of Mercedes Mone’s debut at AEW in Boston, and explains how a previous match with Mercedes in Japan led to events on Dynamite. Willow details that NJPW match she had with Mercedes that ended with Mercedes’ injury and Willow unexpectedly becoming the inaugural New Japan Strong Women’s Champion. Willow also rec…
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Are REPUBLICAN VOTERS AGAINST TRUMP our greatest BULWARK against authoritarianism and the most significant constituency in DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER? (Dad jokes about the future of our Constitutional Republic aside...) Bill Kristol shares his thoughts on the state of our democracy and how this year's consequential election is shaping up. So glad…
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Picture Book Author Anna Lazowski joins Queries, Qualms, & Quirks this week to discuss her journey to publication. Anna Lazowski wrote her first picture book for a class assignment in the sixth grade and has been creating stories ever since. Now an award-winning radio producer, Anna has an MA (Journalism) from the University of Western Ontario and …
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In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I’m talking to Kristen Perrin about her mystery novel How to Solve Your Own Murder. We discuss playing fair with your readers when writing crime, how she used flash fiction character sketches to help flesh out her side characters and her surprise but successful move to withdraw her full manuscript…
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This week we were joined by our Brother and favorite guest host Chris Padavana. Post Paris-Roubaiz we wondered out loud if there is any stopping Mathieu van der Poel...we are divided. And, after listening to Michael Ceely's podcast with Legendary Cyclist Michael King we lamented the decline of road racing in North America. What has happened to Supe…
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Elizabeth Hurley stars in the new film, Strictly Confidential, which was written and directed by her son, Damian! She talks about acting in the movie and serving as producer, and how she managed to keep the professional relationship separate from just being “mum.” She also has tons of stories about working with Mike Myers on the Austin Powers movie…
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Allison and Megan go behind the scenes of children’s literary festivals to discuss why parents/carers/educators should take young readers long, what makes a terrific author presentation, and how authors can get themselves on the program. Plus, Megan is fan-girling over one Australian author. Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsne…
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Sunday Times bestseller Kate Thompson talks about her latest book, The Wartime Book Club, based on the true story of the occupation of the Isle of Jersey during World War II. Nazis have ordered Grace La Mottée, the island's only librarian, to destroy books that threaten the new regime. Instead, she hides the stories away in secret. Along with her h…
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Marissa and Joanne get together to answer listener-submitted questions about publishing, getting into nitty gritty details of what it’s like to be a published author. Also covered in this jam-packed episode: word count guidelines, what happens after signing with an agent, the submission process, what it’s like to break up with an agent, advances an…
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What do we say when others label us one way or another? Why do folks have a tendency to do that in the first place? Why is it important to engage when someone mischaracterizes our views? And, if we don't fall neatly into one category, what might be a more accurate way to describe how we do identify politically? In this edition, host Corey Nathan go…
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Hush. Just. Stop. Pop fans, it’s absolutely time that we jumped back into the world of Britney on the podcast! We are travelling back to the year 2000, with location pins dropped from Mars to Miami, to celebrate Britney’s iconic second album “Oops!… I Did It Again” and its accompanying world tour, which saw her in the very same room as our very own…
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On this episode, we sit down with author A.H. Kim to talk about her latest novel Relative Strangers, a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibilities following the Korean-American Bae-Wood family as they find themselves thrown from their home as the result of an unexpected estate battle. We chat with Ann about her inspirations for…
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Stanford Professor, communications expert, and author, Matt Abrahams, spoke with me about tips and tricks to hone your communication skills as a writer, and his award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart. Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of expertise as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in …
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Cheryl Hines plays Cheryl David, Larry David’s wife, on Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is ending this Sunday night 4/7 after a 25-year run on HBO. Cheryl remembers her crazy improv audition process, the first scene she ever shot with Larry David, and what it was like to shoot a sitcom series with no script and no rehearsals! She has stories about the …
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Our democracy is brittle. Many would say our Constitutional Republic is in trouble. So what kind of work can we do on "actually renovating our institutions"? We were fortunate to be joined by Dr. Danielle Allen, a democracy advocate, Harvard professor and nonprofit leader who's doing something about it. We talked about how to maintain a loving spir…
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This morning we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Michael Ceely. An accomplished cyclist in his own right, he's also a high performance coach who helps athletes and other success-driven individuals use the power of psychology to achieve results far beyond their expectations. If you want to improve performance, "breakout" of a slump, rid yo…
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In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I’m talking to Alice McIlroy about her psychological suspense novel The Glass Woman. We discuss her world-building in a novel where the technology is slightly more advanced than our own, writing about AI before it had hit public consciousness and the impact this had on trying to sell the novel and…
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This episode features a discussion with author Tatiana Obey, known for her action-packed, character-driven stories featuring diverse characters. In it, C. M. Lockhart and Tatiana discuss various themes relevant to Black and indie authors, such as the importance of visibility, the challenge of receiving and giving honest reviews, and the significanc…
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The Iron Sheik was author Brad Balukjian’s favorite wrestler as a kid growing up in the 80s, and directly inspired his new book, “The Six Pack: On The Road in Search of Wrestlemania.” Brad took a road trip to find and meet 6 of the Sheik’s wrestling contemporaries including Hulk Hogan, Tony Atlas, Sgt. Slaughter, Jose Luis Rivera, Tito Santana, and…
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Allison interviews dynamic writing duo Kate & Jol Temple about their brand-new junior graphic novel series FROG SQUAD, as well as writing together, great school talks and more. Plus, Megan has new audio book tips. Read the show notes for all book references at yourkidsnextread.com Connect with Allison, Megan and the Your Kid’s Next Read Community o…
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On this episode we discuss our March 2024 book club pick, Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop by Hwang Bo-Reum & translated by Shanna Tan, a story about a woman who leaves her unfulfilling life in the city to start up an independent bookstore in a small neighborhood. We dive into the book's themes as the owner, workers, and customers of the Hyunam-…
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On episode 27 of the podcast, award-winning poet and debut novelist, Phillip B. Williams, is on the show. You might have heard about Williams because his brand new novel, Ours, was one of Oprah’s most anticipated books for 2024. Ours is an epic story about a conjure woman named Saint, who goes around destroying plantations in the south, and then fr…
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Graphic designer Collin Smith joins the podcast to discuss the time when he realized he was on the wrong creative path, discovering his true calling, transitioning from ministry to full-time graphic design, a very important night in Denny's, working with Enclave Publishing, gaming as a dad, and much more. Follow Collin Smith: collinsmithcreative.co…
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Marissa chats with Adib Khorram about his new YA romantic comedy, THE BREAKUP LISTS. Also discussed in the episode: the challenges of pandemic books and virtual launches, the positive influence of We Need Diverse Books, having fun mining your own experiences for fiction, showcasing the people who work behind-the-scenes in theater, identifying and c…
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Today I am chatting about These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Joining me as my guest is Rachel from the Barely Bookish podcast. If you love the story of Romeo and Juliet, you will love this re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic story. Chloe Gong takes the story of Romeo and Juliet and plunges it into 1926 Shanghai. This story has it all; warring …
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SHOW NOTES: https://jewishbooks.blogspot.com/2024/04/project-shema.html As you may remember, in December 2023 I participated in The Artists Against Antisemitism auction, which raised funds for Project Shema. Today we'll talk with April Powers, Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Project Shema, to learn more about their mission and h…
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