Two writers will discuss behind the scenes workings of the publishing industry, with occasional guests.
S2 E14 - Rewriting, and Chatting with Heather Dixon
Adrienne and Elissa talk about rewriting (ugh!), as Elissa struggles to upgrade her manuscript. They also chat with Heather Dixon, who is publishing two books with two imprints this year (Burlington, with Rising Action; Last Summer at the Lake House, with Storm). They discuss what makes women's fiction women's fiction, and other genre-bending books.
S2 E13 - Connecting with Jamie Lilac
Adrienne and Elissa talk to Jamie Lilac, a YA author whose debut Bellegarde came out with HarperTeen this month. They discuss Barbie, 90s movies, and Jamie's experience as a debut with a new baby.
S2 E12 - Revisiting Jackie Khalilieh and Something More
Adrienne and Elissa talk to Jackie Khalilieh, whose YA debut Something More came out in June. Listen to what she says is "weird" about the day after pub, her thoughts on representation in novels not being a "lessons book," and more.
S2 E11 - Getting to Know Yume Kitasei
Adrienne and Elissa talk to Yume Kitasei, whose debut novel, The Deep Sky (Flatiron Books) comes out in mid-July. They discuss being Japanese-American and straddling two cultures (something Elissa relates to as well), plus Yume's way of worldbuilding and writing her novels.
S2 E10 - Budgeting Your Time and Year with Laekan Zea Kemp
Adrienne and Elissa talk to Laekan Zea Kemp, an Austin author who writes across age categories (YA, MG, PB), and how she structures her year financially. Laekan offers a debut author boot camp in the summer and fall; check out the next session starting October 2nd at laekanzeakemp.com with a 25% off discount for our listeners with code HITSEND2RFQ7DQ.
S2 E9 - Revisiting Revisions and Justine Pucella Winans
Justine Pucella Winans (Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything, The Otherwoods) rejoins Adrienne and Elissa as they discuss what it's like to debut TWICE! (Once in YA; another in Middle Grade.) Also, when is a project done-done? Elissa and Adrienne talk about that, too.