A podcast from the team at kt literary. We discuss books, writing, and the publishing process.
Katy James author of TOO MUCH MAN
Katy James joins us today to talk about her book TOO MUCH MAN. It's a fun, flirty debut about a grumpy former hockey player and a bisexual coffee-shop owner refuse to commit—to themselves or each other. We talk about identity, hockey, and Katy's day job as an archivist and rare book librarian.
Maya MacGregor and Allegra Verlezza on THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER
THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER is about an autistic trans kid navigating their new school while finding friends—and love, along the way. It’s written by Maya MacGregor, and though they are no stranger to publishing, it’s their debut YA novel!
Maya and Allegra talk about the joys of bringing Sam and their story to life, the exciting time we’re in for queer stories, and telling this story to their past selves. Both these people are fantastic and when we wrapped up our interview, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. I hope this interview makes you feel the same way.
Meet Our New Agent: Kari Sutherland
Meet our new agent, Kari Sutherland! We are so excited to have her on the team!
Patricia A. Jackson on Book Bans and FORGING A NIGHTMARE
Patty is an educator, an accomplished horse woman, and a fantasy super fan. She joined me to talk about her new novel FORGING A NIGHTMARE, her love of messing with established mythology, and how she brought her characters to life. We also talk about the racist and bigoted book banning that’s gone on in her district in Pennsylvania. If you’re in the book world, you’ve heard about this. This story has been featured in CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and many other news outlets. Patty and I discuss the book ban and and the amazing group of students and teachers who stood up and said, “no”!
The Supply Chain 2021 and Publishing with Sara Megibow
What the heck is going on with supply chain issues? Why aren't there more books? What can we do about it? What advice do we have for authors?
This week, Sara Megibow joins the podcast to talk about all these issues and more! We get granular about how books are made, what the "pain points" are in the process, and what that means for books releasing now. And though it all sounds a little depressing, we promise, it isn't! We also talk about a few tangible things that authors and readers can do to get through this.
This is an episode for veteran authors, debut authors, authors on submission, and readers alike.
Mythology and Oral Story Telling with Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev
Mayonn Paassewe-Valchev has always been a storyteller. From her youth in Liberia, to her time living in the Netherlands, and now residing with her family in Georgia, stories have played an important part in her life.
In this interview we talk about mythology, capturing oral storytelling on the page and how she did that in her new book THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON.
Great show about publishing
Great! Interesting interviews and fun topics.
Fun and educational podcast about writing industry
Writing podcasts can be really dry. But the KT Literary podcast has mastered having excellent information AND fun interviews. Renee Nyen brings so much enthusiasm to what she’s talking about that it keeps this podcast really fun and fresh. Highly recommend!
Excited to Listen!
I have been following the KT Literary Agency on Twitter for a while now and I am excited for their new Podcast!