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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.

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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.

    Painting Impossibilities With Oliver Jeffers

    Painting Impossibilities With Oliver Jeffers

    Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist, illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit, and author and illustrator of How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto, and Here We Are talks about his newest picture book, What We’ll Build.

    • 56 min
    Shooping Together With Carson Ellis

    Shooping Together With Carson Ellis

    Carson Ellis, author and illustrator of bestselling picture books Home and Caldecott Honor book Du Iz Tak?, talks about her newest picture book, In the Half Room.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    International Settings (A Mighty Blaze Panel)

    International Settings (A Mighty Blaze Panel)

    A conversation between Randy Ribay, author of the National Book Award Finalist Patron Saints of Nothing; Kelly Yang, author of Parachutes; Laura Taylor Namey, author of A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow; Mayra Cuevas, author of Salty, Bitter, Sweet.

    • 46 min
    Therapy on the Page With Justin Reynolds

    Therapy on the Page With Justin Reynolds

    Justin Reynolds, author of The Opposite of Always, talks about his new young adult contemporary novel, Early Departures.

    • 57 min
    Queer Love Stories (A Mighty Blaze Panel)

    Queer Love Stories (A Mighty Blaze Panel)

    A conversation between Sam Maggs, author of The Unstoppable Wasp, Girl Squad: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History, and more; Lyla Lee, author of I’ll Be the One; Tobly McSmith, author of Stay Gold; Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars; and Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown.

    • 48 min
    Owning the Audience of One WIth Arvin Ahmadi

    Owning the Audience of One WIth Arvin Ahmadi

    Arvin Ahmadi, author of Down and Across, Girl Gone Viral, and his latest, How it All Blew Up.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

AllisonLane ,

Generous thoughtful interviews, YAS please!

Sarah Enni’s mission, to compile a community of new-ish authors and agents and editors, serves up actionable insights for readers and writers. Her standard questions give touchstones to a similar storytelling journey, and connect each interviewees’ view on writing and publishing.

Ps. the series ‘Track Changes’ is brilliant af and compiles the steps to traditional publishing that are hard for aspiring authors to find and learn. The community of writers owes Sarah a milkshake.

Fig Newtons by the Sleeve ,

Love!

I listened to this for the first time for the Track Changes aspect. I teach creative writing and the information is helpful to pass along to my students.

Samika P ,

One of the best writing podcasts

Sarah is an amazing interviewer! All the interviews are a good balance of writing-related advice and general life advice. The Track Changes series is especially so well done. I’m impressed at the way she broke down the publishing process in such a comprehensive and understandable way. This podcast inspires me every time, and I can’t wait for more content.

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