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Hello! Welcome to my brand new podcast; Beth's Bookshelf. I've pretty much used this podcast as an excuse to contact writers that I admire so I can fangirl over them during interviews! Here you will find an archive of conversations with wonderfully creative people, discussing their backgrounds, journeys, and relationships with literature. Grab some earphones, a cup of tea and enjoy these interviews about creative processes, friendship, feminism, fandom, books, and more with writers from my bookshelf! Let me know your thoughts through twitter @bethmayashley & follow for updates! I really hope you enjoy!

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Hello! Welcome to my brand new podcast; Beth's Bookshelf. I've pretty much used this podcast as an excuse to contact writers that I admire so I can fangirl over them during interviews! Here you will find an archive of conversations with wonderfully creative people, discussing their backgrounds, journeys, and relationships with literature. Grab some earphones, a cup of tea and enjoy these interviews about creative processes, friendship, feminism, fandom, books, and more with writers from my bookshelf! Let me know your thoughts through twitter @bethmayashley & follow for updates! I really hope you enjoy!

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast #7: Jess Phillips – Writing Everywoman, Female Politicians as Humans, and Feminism.

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast #7: Jess Phillips – Writing Everywoman, Female Politicians as Humans, and Feminism.

     
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    • 38 min
    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #6 Meredith Russo – If I Was Your Girl, Transgender Characters in Literature, and Art.

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #6 Meredith Russo – If I Was Your Girl, Transgender Characters in Literature, and Art.

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    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #6 Meredith Russo – If I Was Your Girl, Transgender Characters in Literature, and Art.

    Today’s episode of Beth’s Bookshelf is going to be really interesting because I have Meredith Russo along with me to talk about her book; If I Was Your Girl.

    If I Was Your Girl is a story that has meant to so much to people everywhere and is a huge inspiration. It was chosen by Zoella for her WHSmith book club, and is a huge hit on Goodreads! Meredith Russo is on the podcast today to talk about the process of writing the fantastic novel, the inspiration behind the plot and characters, and about the representation of transgender characters in literature. We also had a chat about how just because you’re an artist, particularly an artist belonging to a minority group, doesn’t mean it’s your responsibility to always talk about ‘the struggle’.

    Meredith is an incredibly interesting writer and I can’t wait to see what other works she brings us. You can follow her for updates...
     
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    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #5 Michael Grant – Front Lines, Hidden War Stories, and Women in Battle

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #5 Michael Grant – Front Lines, Hidden War Stories, and Women in Battle

    If it’s your first time visiting the blog or podcast, hello! Welcome to Beth’s Bookshelf, the podcast for all things writing and literature. This podcast is a collection of conversations with creative writers, perfect for lovers of literature and/or inspiring writers.

    Today’s episode is a super exciting one because I have the wonderful Michael Grant with me. Egmont Publishing Group invited me to go down to their offices and interview Michael about his trilogy; Front Lines for the podcast, and it was a super exciting day! Michael is the author of around 160 books, some co-written with his wife. These include the Animorphs series, the Gone series, the BZRK series, the Magnificent 12 series, the Messenger of Fear series, and soon Soldier Girl series. He’s on the podcast today to talk about his new series, Front Lines, where he manipulates the story of WW2 and writes the events of what could have happened if women were allowed to fight on the front line alongside men. We also have a bit of a...
     
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    • 24 min
    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #4 Ava Dellaira – Creativity, Letters, and Self Promotion

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #4 Ava Dellaira – Creativity, Letters, and Self Promotion

    Welcome to the Beth’s Bookshelf podcast, hosted on iTunes, Acast, and right here on my blog (otherwise, how would you be here?!) For today’s episode, my guest is Ava Dellaira, which has me fangirling just a bit as we’re discussing her novel; Love Letters to the dead, which I was obsessed with a couple of years ago, when it first came out. Love Letters to the Dead is Ava’s first young adult fiction novel, surrounding themes of death, grief, friendship, and growth. The book follows the protagonist, Laurel, after she loses her sister and begins to write letters to dead celebrities she once admired (such as Kurt Cobain and other famous faces we’ve unfortunately lost) in order to move on. Want to know more? You’ll have to buy the book

    Today, Ava Dellaira is on the podcast with me to discuss her creative routine, how long it takes to write the first draft of your novel, the importance and sentiment behind writing letters, and...
     
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    • 44 min
    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #3 Erin Summerill – Ever the Hunted, book recommendations & some nattering!

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #3 Erin Summerill – Ever the Hunted, book recommendations & some nattering!

    Today I’m bringing you the third episode of my podcast, Beth’s Bookshelf. I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcast so far. I’ve really been enjoying experimenting with a new kind of platform and getting to chat with some of my favourite writers! Today’s episode is particularly exciting because my guest is Erin Summerill, author of Ever the Hunted, a 2016 released YA fantasy which sent the internet a little crazy! No matter where I turned on social media, I was seeing cute flat lays and in-depth reviews of this novel, so I bought it. And then I read it in two days, only to find that all the hype was very much deserved!

    I asked Erin onto the podcast and she kindly agreed to chat with me about Ever the Hunted and her experience as well as recommending us a few reads to flick through. She’s an incredibly warm person who is lovely to talk to and I think that really shows through in this episode! It’s a fun one

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    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #2 L.E Delano – Writing, Autism in Literature and Book Sniffing!

    Beth’s Bookshelf Podcast: #2 L.E Delano – Writing, Autism in Literature and Book Sniffing!

    Hi guys! I hope you enjoyed the first episode of Beth’s Bookshelf last week with Danika Stone. I’m really enjoying podcasting! Today, I have L.E Delano (Ellie) on the podcast with me, the author of ‘Traveller’, a much anticipated young adult novel for 2017 published by Swoon Reads. The story surrounds Jessa, a character who, during the novel, finds out she can travel through alternative universes. Ellie is a fantastic author, and a wonderful person to chat to. Especially about writing and literature! In this episode of Beth’s Bookshelf, we got talking about fan fiction, Once Upon a Time (which was the inspiration for her novel), the representation of autism in literature, and how writers can find inspiration to get creative! We even got talking (in some serious depth) about how great it is to sniff books. If you’d prefer, you can now listen to

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