A podcast from the team at kt literary. We discuss books, writing, and the publishing process.
RWW Greene author of TWENTY-FIVE TO LIFE talks about SciFi and Writing
R.W.W. Greene is a SciFi author, an educator, and an all around great guy. He has such an interesting perspective on the SciFi genre and what makes for a great story. He talks about so many different books in our conversation and if you're a student of SciFi, I recommend you have a pen handy.
We talk about writing near SciFi, what he's reading right now (THE GALAXY, AND THE GROUND WITHIN by Becky Chambers), and his delightful Covid-vaccinated summer plans.
Michelle Ruiz Keil Talks Modern Mythology and SUMMER IN THE CITY OF ROSES
Michelle Ruiz Kiel’s modern stories with mythic sensibilities are some of my favorites. She is someone I wanted to have on the podcast for a long time. I think it started when I heard her panel on modern fairy tales at the ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle a few years ago. I wanted to bring her on and ask her all about writing mythology, magical realism, and modern fairytales.
Michelle join me to talk about all things mythology, storytelling, and her new novel SUMMER IN THE CITY OF ROSES. We also talk about the gorgeous covers for both of her books and the amazing artists who created them! You can find them on Instagram.
Deva Fagan and Ellen Booraem talk MG Fantasy
Today, I have the privilege of speaking with two of our Powerhouse Middle Grade authors, Ellen Booraem and Deva Fagan. These women are both from Maine and they both write beautiful, sharp, emotionally resonant Middle Grade fantasy.
We talk about writing, magic, LARPing, and puppers. We also talk about promoting their books with a group of authors who all release in April 2021. Ellen and Deva have been joined by Nancy Werlin whose YA release is called ZOE ROSENTHAL IS NOT LAWFUL GOOD and Leah Cypess' Middle Grade fantasy THORNWOOD.
I had such a wonderful time speaking with Deva and Ellen and I hope you enjoy the conversation, too.
NYT Bestselling author Jason Hough author of INSTINCT
Today I have the privilege of speaking with New York Times Bestselling author, Jason Hough. Jason is the author of The Dire Earth series, ZERO WORLD, and video game tie in books for Gears of War and Mass Effect. We talk about writing IP for video games, James Bond's pacing, and using movie soundtracks as writing music.
Jennifer Gruenke talks about YA fantasy and Covid Publishing Delays
This week I have the privilege of interviewing novelist Jennifer Greunke. Jennifer’s debut novel, OF SILVER AND SHADOW just came out in February. Jennifer’s book was originally supposed to come out in May of 2020 and the release date was pushed back almost a year because of Covid-19. We have an interesting conversation about that process. We also discuss writing fantasy, and the best way for writers to curate their social media accounts.
One of my favorite parts of the interview, Quick Query Corner was thwarted by technical difficulties, which bummed me out because its always one of my favorite parts of any interview. So sadly, you don’t get to know Jennifer quite as well as I would like you to. But that’s all the more reason for you to go check out her dreamy Instagram page! She is a veteran bookstagrammer and is well connected in the YA writing world. I’ve put a link to her social media in the show notes.
Jen Petro-Roy Interview and Conversation about Balance
Madeline L’Engle once said in an interview “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” I can’t think of a better way to describe Jen Petro-Roy’s books. She’s the author of the books PS I MISS YOU, GOOD ENOUGH, and her brand new release LIFE IN THE BALANCE.
We actually talk a lot about balance in this episode. Balancing honesty and humor. Adult problems in a children’s book. Creativity and quarantine. And one thing that is abundantly clear is that Jen’s a student of children’s literature. Before her life as a writer, she was a librarian, and her love and respect for her young audience shows in her work.
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!