Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
The Perfect Kind of Accident With Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs, New York Times best-selling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children series, which is wrapping up with the sixth book, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre, out now!
Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired With Mary H.K. Choi
Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record and her newest YA, Yolk, answers listener questions.
Questions and Obsessions With Anna Carey
Anna Carey is the author of This is Not The Jess Show. She’s also the author of The Eve Trilogy (Eve, Once, Rise) and the Blackbird series (Blackbird, Deadfall).
Subtext and Ghosts With Loan Le
Loan Le, editor at Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books and debut author of A Phở Love Story.
Fun is Important With Catie Disabato
Catie Disabato, author of adult literary novels The Ghost Network and her newest, U Up?
The Acquisition of Possibility With Matt de la Peña
Matt de la Peña, author of seven critically acclaimed young adult novels including Mexican Whiteboy and Newbery Medal–winning author of Last Stop on Market Street talks about his newest collaboration with illustrator Christian Robinson, Milo Imagines the World.
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Greetings from PSU
As a graduate student in the publishing program at Portland State, I just want to say that your podcast is so useful. I’ve learned so much from the podcast, not just about writing but about the details that go behind the scenes in the publishing industry. I keep telling all of my fellow classmates about First Draft, because I really thing it should be part of the curriculum. Haha.
Love this podcast! Listen every week and it’s given me inspiration while writing. You’re track changes newsletter was also very helpful. Would love more adult author (commercial, literary, any genre really!). Thanks!
The Best Writing Podcast
This show has been my favorite writing podcast for years (I know, I know, I should have reviewed it sooner!). It’s such an entertaining, immersive listen and I learn so much every time. Sarah Enni is enthusiastic, intelligent, charming, and a truly incredible interviewer. Her journalism chops, preparation, and immense respect for her subjects make every episode shine. I’m so glad the show is still going strong because it is a gift to writers, YA lit, and honestly podcasting in general.