Entertainment critic Gwen Reyes and Fresh Fiction's Editorial Manager, Danielle Dresser, sit down with writers, creatives, and friends to talk pop-culture, creating stories, and what guests are watching, reading, and listening to.
IT’S A VIBE!: Host check-in & Early 2022 Media Recs
D and G are both feeling Mercury in retrograde. Danielle hosted a small family get-together for her husband’s birthday and Gwen made dinner at home every day!
Host Check-In: Danielle has a new job at a local independent bookstore. Not to worry, the podcast will continue! Gwen is committed to doing more creative endeavors this year!
Pop Culture, but Make It Fashion + Interview with Mimi Matthews
Danielle and Gwen are both basking in the afterglow of taking time away over the holidays and disconnecting! Danielle has been taking care of her health and going to all the doctor’s appointments and Gwen has started eating more veggies at every meal.
Everything We Loved in 2021!
Danielle and Gwen both can’t sleep and are very tired. No one at Fresh Fiction told Danielle about her book’s cover reveal and it went really well; the cover of THE ACCIDENTAL PINUP is now out in the world! Gwen made two new recipes ahead of the holidays: beef pot roast stew and apple cranberry sauce.
Holiday Entertainment + Roan Parrish Interview
Gwen is on a mission to get her cart back! She has not gone to jail and this is a major achievement. Danielle feels accomplished, but is still busy. And she has addressed and stamped her Christmas cards!
Thanksgiving + Listener Requests!
Gwen is BOOSTED! And she is glad she has planned for Thanksgiving in advance.
Danielle is working through THE ACCIDENTAL PINUP’s pass pages and book 2 revisions, and had an awesome chat with Denise Williams on the 11/19 episode of the Boozy Book Broads.
Gwen is thankful for her move across the country, meeting silly dogs and pets in her neighborhood, and feel-good TV like Ted Lasso and Rick & Morty.
Danielle is thankful for the health of her family, her dream coming true of becoming an author, her pandemic hobby (watercolor painting), Harlequin Desire romance novels (we chatted with Naima Simone and Reese Ryan on the pod), and Ted Lasso.
Pop Culture Pets + Lucy Gilmore Interview
Gwen is leaning into Daylight saving. Danielle did a whole bunch of stuff but still feels like she didn’t “do” anything. Gwen learned the importance of cleaning out your fridge. Danielle read a bunch of books (MISS MORIARTY, I PRESUME? by Sherry Thomas, JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Adriana Herrera, THE BAD BOY EXPERIMENT by Reese Ryan, and YINKA WHERE IS YOUR HUZBAND? by Lizzia Damilola Blackburn) and her 8th wedding anniversary is this week!
I love the host and the wonderful authors. You learn so much about books and writing with this one.
I love this podcast.
Such a fun podcast that is informative and funny. I love the tv shows and books they discuss. A favorite.
Good authors, good books
In depth author interviews about their books and their writing lives. It’s cool to hear about writing process as well as works.