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Overflowing Bookshelves is a podcast for people who love the written word. Could you spend hours browsing through a bookstore? Is your happy place curled up under a blanket with a good book, or perhaps writing a story of your own? Are you constantly adding to your “to be read” list even though your bookshelves are already overflowing? If so, this podcast is for you! Tune in to hear authentic conversations with published authors about their creative process, paths to publication, and advice for living your most fruitful and inspired life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dallas-woodburn/support

Overflowing Bookshelves Dallas Woodburn

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

Overflowing Bookshelves is a podcast for people who love the written word. Could you spend hours browsing through a bookstore? Is your happy place curled up under a blanket with a good book, or perhaps writing a story of your own? Are you constantly adding to your “to be read” list even though your bookshelves are already overflowing? If so, this podcast is for you! Tune in to hear authentic conversations with published authors about their creative process, paths to publication, and advice for living your most fruitful and inspired life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dallas-woodburn/support

    Episode 45: Interview with Rebecca Prenevost

    Episode 45: Interview with Rebecca Prenevost

    Rebecca Prenevost is the author of The Mom Walks series: Starting in Fifth, Getting Crushed, and Catching Up. Never in a million years did Rebecca think she’d be a writer. But she was looking for fiction books that reflected her everyday struggles of parenting tween girls, and she couldn’t find them. She wanted something light, heart-warming, and relatable. So she tried writing one, and she had a blast. If you liked The Baby-Sitters Club books when you were younger and enjoyed Gilmore Girls not too long ago, her books could be perfect for you.

    http://rebeccaprenevost.com/


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    Episode 44: Interview with Shanthi Sekaran

    Episode 44: Interview with Shanthi Sekaran

    Shanthi Sekaran's most recent novel, The Samosa Rebellion, was written for 8-13 year olds, but it's definitely the kind of book adults can get into, too. (I LOVED it!) Her most recent adult novel, Lucky Boy (Putnam/Penguin), was named an IndieNext Great Read and an NPR Best Book of 2017. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, LA Review of Books and Huffington Post. When she's not writing books, she writes for television, on the staff of the NBC medical drama, New Amsterdam. Shanthi lives in Berkeley with her family and a cat named Frog.  Connect with Shanthi at www.shanthisekaran.com.


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    Episode 43: Interview with Audiobook Narrator Elise Arsenault

    Episode 43: Interview with Audiobook Narrator Elise Arsenault

    Elise Arsenault is the amazingly talented voice actor who narrated the audiobook of my novel The Best Week That Never Happened. She is a classically trained actor, singer, and voice-over artist. She has worked throughout the country with various regional theaters, including Merrimack Rep, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Ivoryton Playhouse, Imagination Stage, and the Discovery Theater at the Smithsonian Institute. She has narrated more than 130 audiobooks in a variety of genres, from nonfiction to cozy mystery to sci-fi. She is also a career coach for actors!

    Connect with Elise at her website http://www.elisearsenault.com/


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    Episode 42: Interview with Joan Steinau Lester

    Episode 42: Interview with Joan Steinau Lester

    Joan Steinau Lester is an award-winning commentator, columnist, and author of critically acclaimed books, including Mama's Child and Black, White, Other. Her writing has appeared in such publications as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, and Huffington Post. Her latest book Loving Before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White chronicles her marriage to the Black writer Julius Lester, and tells the story of a writer and activist fighting for love and justice before, during, and after the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision striking down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia. Speaking candidly about every facet of her life, Lester illuminates her journey to fulfillment and healing.

    Connect with Joan at www.joanlester.com.


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    Episode 41: Interview with Ruth Mitchell

    Episode 41: Interview with Ruth Mitchell

    Ruth Mitchell is the author of the award-winning novel Deleted, described as "Inception meets 50 First Dates." She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and grew up writing plays for the neighborhood kids and “exploring” the woods near her home. In high school, she founded a Dead Poets’ Society, as well as successfully campaigning to make the school’s all-male service club accept female students. She met her husband, Bill, on their first day of classes at the University of Utah, where she graduated with a BA in journalism. Working for the Deseret News, she reported on wildfires, shootings and human interest stories. When her husband finished medical school, they moved with their two small daughters to Texas. In Dallas they learned to love good barbecue, bluebonnets and Texans. With a little Texan in tow (a boy!) they moved to San Diego. In California, they welcomed another son and put down roots. In addition to dreaming up new book ideas, Ruth loves long rambling conversations, baking, hiking, party-planning and running (slowly) along the coasts and canyons of Southern California.

    Connect with her at www.literallyruth.com.


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    Episode 40: Interview with Rachel Huffmire

    Episode 40: Interview with Rachel Huffmire

    Rachel grew up in the middle of a wheat field where she found plenty of time to read and dream. Her mom paid her a dollar per classic novel
    she read so, in a quest to amass a small fortune, Rachel read over 200 classic novels before junior high. After dabbling with writing novels
    and stage plays, she ran to the BYU bookstore for her first job. She sat behind the register, voraciously reading Shannon Hale novels while
    Brandon Sanderson and other internationally-selling authors held book signings in front of her. That was when she began dreaming up plots of
    her own.

    Rachel's debut novel SHATTERED SNOW was a Whitney Award finalist, Swoony Award winner, and Deep Magic E-zine highlighted novel. She is
    also the author of SPINNING BRIAR and GRANTED: CURSE OF THE EMERALD JINN. In addition to writing novels, Rachel works as the marketing
    manager for Immortal Works Publishing. She currently lives in Southern California where she enjoys sand at its finest: the beach and the
    desert. She loves to play board games with her kids, browse Pinterest for tasty recipes, and read a bedtime story to her husband every night.

    https://www.rachelhuffmire.com/


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Spartan in Ca! ,

Great conversation!

A refreshing look into what inspires writers.

Chicago Mom of 4 ,

Love this pod!

I love listening to this podcast and learning about fellow writers processes and journeys. It can be so easy to see a finished book and not realize the ups and downs that went into that publishing journey. I love you Dallas’s conversations dig into the larger story behind books I love!!

ace jg ,

Real answers from authors. Loved it.

I enjoyed hearing the behind the scenes of books. There is always something fun or unique to learn about an author or the writing process. And Dallas introduced me to some great authors that I may never have known before. I also like the length about 25-30 minutes. It’s perfect.

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