131 episodes

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".

The Wicked Wallflowers Club Jenny Nordbak & Sarah Hawley

    • Books
    • 4.9, 164 Ratings

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".

    133 - Book Recs and Laughs: Naima Simone and Katee Robert

    133 - Book Recs and Laughs: Naima Simone and Katee Robert

    We're back with another book recs and laughs episode, this time featuring listener favorites, Naima Simone and Katee Robert!

    • 56 min
    132 - What We're Reading: Antiracist Books

    132 - What We're Reading: Antiracist Books

    In this "What We're Reading" episode, we take a break from romance to highlight some of the antiracist books that have been most impactful to us recently. We discuss our own paths to becoming better allies and ways we can all be doing a better job of examining how racism shapes our lives. We discuss how important it is to be actively antiracist as opposed to being passively "not racist," and how that work begins with deep self-reflection. Please note, this conversation is primarily aimed at our white listeners and may be particularly triggering to our Black listeners. We don't want to add to the burden of anyone who has already been dealing with the trauma of racism in their lives, but we think these conversations need to be happening more between white people. If we have said something problematic, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    131 - Karina Halle: The Forbidden Man

    131 - Karina Halle: The Forbidden Man

    We're taking a break from our Book Recs and Laughs series this week to share the very last interview we got to do in person before lockdown! Jenny got to chat with Karina Halle about her bonkers, immersive writing process, her adventures in Hollywood going to the Westworld premiere and the Golden Globes, and why travel is the best!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Book Recs and Laughs #4: Melody from Heaving Bosoms and Sierra Simone!

    Book Recs and Laughs #4: Melody from Heaving Bosoms and Sierra Simone!

    We've started a new series of episodes to help us all through the isolation! It's kind of a spin on What We're Reading, but with funny stories and lots of old friends! We're having past guests (and some exciting new voices) come on to share "a book rec and a laugh" with us. We're basically crowd sourcing good books and joy for you from some of our favorite people!

    This episode features Melody Carlisle who is a goddamn delight. She cohosts the Heaving Bosoms podcast, which you should definitely check out if you haven't yet! I was about to suggest some favorite episodes and couldn't even narrow it down--literally pick one that sounds interesting and join the cult.

    Our second guest is our beloved Sierra Simone. She shares the most on brand mortifying story ever.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    129 - Book Recs and Laughs #3: Christina and Lauren of Christina Lauren!

    129 - Book Recs and Laughs #3: Christina and Lauren of Christina Lauren!

    We're joined once again by Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings, the dynamic duo that makes up New York Times Bestselling author Christina Lauren! This time, they're back to share some book recs and some funny stories with us! We also discuss TV shows, how we're all occupying ourselves during quarantine, and where you should start if you're going to pick up your first CLo book as a quarantine read!

    • 48 min
    128 - Too Hot to Handle with Andie J. Christopher and Naima Simone

    128 - Too Hot to Handle with Andie J. Christopher and Naima Simone

    Things have gone off the rails here in the Wicked Wallflowers Club. This episode (and the show we're talking about) may or may not be kind of a shit show, but we hope it's a hilarious, delightful shit show. Andie J. Christopher and Naima Simone are back to help us attempt to digest the train wreck that is Netflix's new show, Too Hot to Handle! I have no idea how else to summarize this, so I've included some choice out of context quotes instead of show notes!

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

ChicalooKate ,

Utterly Delightful

I love this podcast. It is smart and funny. It is so great to to hear some of my favorite authors discuss their processes and the books they love. I have been binging all the older episodes trying to catch up.

Molly69 ,

I love your podcast

Because it really give you a great insight into the authors and you guys have giving me some new authors to read that I would not known about before

gramotea ,

Amazing!

This podcast, that many times interviews writers, has an incredibly strong band that will set your ears on fire! They ask great questions, make you feel that you’re part of the discussion, puts the interviewees at ease and it feels like a conversation. I love that both Sarah and Jenny are raw, open and honest about their struggles as writers and the industry, about their lives and bring that out from their interviewees. If you ever wanted to know more about your favorite romance writers - you’ve found the podcast for you! BUT a warning - you’re going to want more AND you’re going to want to read more!

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