27 episodes

Discover debut authors with Debutiful. Each month, host Adam Vitcavage will talk to a debut author about their debut book from inspirations to process to editing.

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    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Discover debut authors with Debutiful. Each month, host Adam Vitcavage will talk to a debut author about their debut book from inspirations to process to editing.

    11 - Melissa Faliveno, Tomboyland

    11 - Melissa Faliveno, Tomboyland

    Adam Vitcavage is joined by Melissa Faliveno to discuss her debut essay collection Tomboyland. The two chat creative non-fiction, teaching young writers, and Roller Derby names.

    Please consider donating to an organization that helps fight tyranny in America of your choosing. I’m choosing to highlight the Okra Project, is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Visit them at https://www.theokraproject.com/.

    Follow the author:
    http://www.melissafaliveno.com
    http://www.twitter.com/melissafaliveno

    Thank you to Rocky Collin for letting me use their song “What Is It” for this podcast. Follow the band at http://www.RockyCollin.com.

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    • 46 min
    10 - Leah Hampton, F*ckface

    10 - Leah Hampton, F*ckface

    Adam Vitcavage is joined by Leah Hampton to discuss her debut story collection F*ckface. The two chat about Appalachia, how she follows characters, and why research is just as important for stories as it is novels.

    Please consider donating to an organization that helps fight tyranny in America of your choosing. I’m choosing to highlight the Okra Project, is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Visit them at https://www.theokraproject.com/.

    Follow the author:
    http://www.leahkhampton.com
    http://www.twitter.com/pludger

    Thank you to Rocky Collin for letting me use their song “What Is It” for this podcast. Follow the band at http://www.RockyCollin.com.

    Follow Debutiful and check out the website for more interviews you can read:

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    • 43 min
    09 - John Fram, The Bright Lands

    09 - John Fram, The Bright Lands

    Adam Vitcavage is joined by John Fram to discuss his debut book The Bright Lands. We discuss being an outsider, writing modern noirs, and police brutality in media. Please read his New York Times piece "How White Crime Writers Justified Police Brutality" here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opinion/crime-fiction-police-brutality.html

    Please consider donating to an organization that helps fight tyranny in America of your choosing. I'm choosing to highlight the Okra Project, is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Visit them at https://www.theokraproject.com/.



    Follow the author:
    www.johnfram.com
    www.twitter.com/johnsfram


    Thank you to Rocky Collin for letting me use their song "What Is It" for this podcast. Follow the band at www.RockyCollin.com.

    Follow Debutiful and check out the website for more interviews you can read:

    www.twitter.com/debutiful
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    • 58 min
    08 - Zaina Arafat, You Exist Too Much

    08 - Zaina Arafat, You Exist Too Much

    Adam Vitcavage is joined by Zaina Arafat to discuss her debut book You Exist Too Much. We discuss how she wanted to subvert expectations for what a Palestinian-American looks like as well as what it was like for her writing for American media outlets in a post-9/11 world.

    Please consider donating to an organization that helps fight tyranny in America of your choosing. I'm choosing to highlight the Okra Project, is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them. Visit them at https://www.theokraproject.com/.



    Follow the author:
    www.zainaarafat.com
    www.twitter.com/zainaarafat


    Thank you to Rocky Collin for letting me use their song "What Is It" for this podcast. Follow the band at www.RockyCollin.com.

    Follow Debutiful and check out the website for more interviews you can read:

    www.twitter.com/debutiful
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    • 33 min
    07 - Jean Kyoung Frazier, Pizza Girl

    07 - Jean Kyoung Frazier, Pizza Girl

    Adam Vitcavage is joined by Jean Kyoung Frazier to talk about her debut novel Pizza Girl. The two discuss pickles on pizza, basketball, and baking soda. Oh, and a little bit about how Frazier crafted such a hilarious yet dark novel about sexuality and desire.

    Please consider donating to an organization that helps fight tyranny in America of your choosing. I'm choosing to highlight the Black Trans Travel Fund for this episode: https://www.blacktranstravelfund.com/donate.

    Follow the author:
    www.gojeanfraziergo.com
    www.twitter.com/gojeanfraziergo
    www.instagram.com/gojeanfraziergo

    Thank you to Rocky for letting me use their song "What Is It" for this podcast. Follow the band at www.RockyCollin.com.

    Follow Debutiful and check out the website for more interviews you can read:

    www.twitter.com/debutiful
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    www.debutiful.net

    • 49 min
    Digital Book Tour - Carter Sickels

    Digital Book Tour - Carter Sickels

    Digital Book Tour #14 features Carter Sickels reading from his second novel The Prettiest Star and being interviewed by Adam Vitcavage.

    You can visit the author at www.cartersickels.com, www.instagram.com/carter_sickels, and www.twitter.com/cartersickels.

    Please follow Debutiful at www.instagram.com/debutiful, www.twitter.com/debutiful, and www.facebook.com/debutiful.

    Read more interviews at www.debutiful.net.

    • 34 min

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7 Ratings

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I have been loving how this podcast highlights debut authors. There are so many great questions about how the authors came to be published. AND SO MANY craft questions. 🤩

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