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May 27, 2023

Justine Pucella Winans (Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything, The Otherwoods) rejoins Adrienne and Elissa as they discuss what it's like to debut TWICE! (Once in YA; another in Middle Grade.) Also, when is a project done-done? Elissa and Adrienne talk about that, too. 

May 13, 2023

Elissa and Adrienne discuss critique partners and plotting vs. pantsing (again!). Then, Nicole Hackett, fresh off her pub week with The Perfect Ones, joins the hosts and discusses her pub day reflections. 

Apr 30, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa check in with Nicole Hackett, whose book The Perfect Ones is out in TWO DAYS. How is Nicole doing with her pre-pub jitters? Also, Adrienne and Elissa discuss more disappointments in publishing (our topic from the last time Nicole was on the podcast). 

Apr 15, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk to Jackie Khalilieh, whose YA debut Something More will be out on June 6. They discuss how they come up with titles, plus Jackie's twisty-turny path to publication, and why we shouldn't misuse the word toxic. 

Apr 1, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa discuss poetry and publication with Don Martin ("while i wait to be a god again"). They talk about how hard it is for poetry to find a place in the world, and some behind-the-scenes talk about how advances are split up in this post-pandemic publishing world.