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Aug 20, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk about rewriting (ugh!), as Elissa struggles to upgrade her manuscript. They also chat with Heather Dixon, who is publishing two books with two imprints this year (Burlington, with Rising Action; Last Summer at the Lake House, with Storm). They discuss what makes women's fiction women's fiction,...

Jul 24, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk to Jamie Lilac, a YA author whose debut Bellegarde came out with HarperTeen this month. They discuss Barbie, 90s movies, and Jamie's experience as a debut with a new baby. 

Jul 9, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk to Jackie Khalilieh, whose YA debut Something More came out in June. Listen to what she says is "weird" about the day after pub, her thoughts on representation in novels not being a "lessons book," and more. 

Jun 25, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk to Yume Kitasei, whose debut novel, The Deep Sky (Flatiron Books) comes out in mid-July. They discuss being Japanese-American and straddling two cultures (something Elissa relates to as well), plus Yume's way of worldbuilding and writing her novels. 

Jun 11, 2023

Adrienne and Elissa talk to Laekan Zea Kemp, an Austin author who writes across age categories (YA, MG, PB), and how she structures her year financially. Laekan offers a debut author boot camp in the summer and fall; check out the next session starting October 2nd at with a 25% off discount for...