Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded millions of times, and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”) while gracing the "Popular Podcasts, Books" (formerly Literature) page of iTunes/Apple Podcasts nearly every day since the show's launch in 2015. Join Linda (herself an award-winning, bestselling author, writing coach, and ex-ghostwriter + magazine editor) and her celebrity co-hosts for deep, funny interviews w/ top authors on breakout success to staying power. Heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world. Guests include Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo, Van Jones, Cheryl Strayed, Nia Vardalos, Terry McMillan, Joel Stein, Deepak Chopra, Tom Hanks, Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Candice Bergen, Meg Wolitzer, Austin Channing Brown, Dean Koontz, Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Steven Pressfield, Anita Moorjani, Tosca Lee, Brené Brown, Lee Child, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Dani Shapiro, Gabby Bernstein, Martha Beck, Seth Godin, Danielle LaPorte, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, #1 NYT Fantasy Authors (and besties) Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, and former WME super-agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers over coffee to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book, consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant, and swearing, optional (although highly appreciated). Find out more: https://www.beautifulwriterspodcast.com
Elizabeth Gilbert & Marie Forleo: Behind the Bestsellers
"I'm glad I'm not competitive," Elizabeth Gilbert said when listing her dear friend Marie Forleo's assets and calling her a "quintuple threat" before adding how incredibly loyal, decent, and giant-hearted she is. It's with that kind of feel-good...
“Best-Of” Part 4 Episode
It's here—our 4th annual Beautiful Writers Podcast "Best-Of" episode! Just in time to save your creativity in the New Year from all that binge-watching and doomscrolling. It's been a year—2020 (hence why this Summer episode's dropping in Winter). I...
Tomi Adeyemi & Sabaa Tahir: YA Superstars on Living & Writing Heroically
Two of the top-selling YA Fantasy authors of ALL TIME give us a master class on earning, output, and living as epic a life as the stories they’re writing. On this fifth birthday of the Beautiful Writers Podcast, these #1 New York Times bestselling...
Valarie Kaur & Chris Jackson: A World-Changer and Her Superhero Publisher
Chris Jackson, legendary publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is here with Valarie Kaur, one of his star authors—or, as he prefers to see his writers, who include Trevor Noah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jay-Z, and Mira...
Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Patchett: Longings—In Writing & Life
The world feels like it’s exploding. With Covid-19 and anti-racism protests both raging through our streets, I had a sensitive, maybe even a bold question to ask Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Patchett, two longtime literary idols of mine. How are a couple of...
Dr. Jane Goodall & Keely Shaye Brosnan: Power of the Pen to Heal Mother Earth
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace, is with us from the UK for a special eco-edition of the Beautiful Writers Podcast. I’m excited to celebrate the release of the Nat Geo film The Hope—showcasing...
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first time author, living through this podcast
as I navigate my first book deal and book creation, this podcast has been a safe space for me to learn, contemplate and absorb. I listen early in the moring before I sit down to write, and feel filled up by the amazing guest insights and Linda's beautiful leadership. If you have an interest in writing, this is a must listen.
Saved me during quarantine… AND inspired me to write!
Love love LOVE this podcast!
I’ve always been a “write at the coffee shop” kind of gal, so when Stay-At-Home orders were first issued, I had to find a new ritual or risk losing my mind. I bought a French Press, eventually found my new favorite coffee (turns out I like Ethiopian blends best), and discovered this absolute gem of a podcast. There I found daily inspiration in the form of intimate conversation with authors I knew and new ones I’d yet to read. Laughter, tears, and surprising validation and encouragement for my own non-traditional path to writing. Linda’s style is approachable, her laugh is contagious, and I adore how much she loves what she does. Immeasurable gratitude for what she, Danielle, and this podcast have brought to my world. An unexpectedly beautiful gift out of crazy times. Write on!
Booster dose of wisdom, mojo and comfort for writers
Thank you, Linda, for your work. Linda’s superpower and gift to the world is to jam-pack inspiration, motivation, practical tips, craft and comfort for writers into one hour.
Just like a great book or movie, you can enjo an episode over and over again — and gain something new every time. I just listened to the "best of" episode off and on yesterday, and am about to listen again. It lifted me back into hope, re-inspired me and re-focused me on my "true north." Write on, beautiful writers! The world needs us and our work.