96 episodes

Authors Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid iron out the wrinkles in writing, publishing, and everything in between . . . One podcast at a time. Writers With Wrinkles is the  go-to podcast for aspiring authors, and those in the trenches, who want to successfully publish a novel...or ten! Join us each week as we dive deep into writing and the publishing industry, providing expert interviews, insightful discussions, and practical tips. With our engaging and informative format, you'll get the guidance you need to navigate the complex world of publishing. Start your journey today!Visit www.WritersWithWrinkles.net for more info.

Writers With Wrinkles Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Authors Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid iron out the wrinkles in writing, publishing, and everything in between . . . One podcast at a time. Writers With Wrinkles is the  go-to podcast for aspiring authors, and those in the trenches, who want to successfully publish a novel...or ten! Join us each week as we dive deep into writing and the publishing industry, providing expert interviews, insightful discussions, and practical tips. With our engaging and informative format, you'll get the guidance you need to navigate the complex world of publishing. Start your journey today!Visit www.WritersWithWrinkles.net for more info.

    Behind the Book: Insider Tips from Editor Hannah Kimber on Crafting Standout Submissions

    Behind the Book: Insider Tips from Editor Hannah Kimber on Crafting Standout Submissions

    Send us a Text Message.Episode Summary:Hannah Kimber, associate editor at Andrews McMeel Publishing, shares insights on making book submissions stand out and the detailed acquisitions process. She emphasizes the importance of sensitivity readers, understanding market trends, and open communication between authors and editors.Guest Bio:Hannah Kimber is an associate editor of children's books at Andrews McMeel Publishing. She acquires middle grade graphic novels and prose, as well as some young...

    • 45 min
    ENCORE EPISODE: Library Joy and Inclusivity: Mychal Threets on the Transformative Power of Libraries

    ENCORE EPISODE: Library Joy and Inclusivity: Mychal Threets on the Transformative Power of Libraries

    Send us a Text Message.Mychal Threets is a librarian currently collaborating with PBS Kids. He's known for his viral videos highlighting library joy. At the time of this recording he was the Supervising Librarian for Solano County Library. Mychal began his journey with libraries at a young age, getting his first library card and job at the same branch he eventually supervised. Raised in Solano County, Mychal has a passion for libraries and the role they play in communities. He is known f...

    • 30 min
    ENCORE EPISODE: Queen of the Beach Read, Author Hannah McKinnon

    ENCORE EPISODE: Queen of the Beach Read, Author Hannah McKinnon

    Send us a Text Message. Hannah McKinnon is an award-winning author of eight women's fiction and beach read novels with Simon & Schuster. Her notable titles include The Summer Club, (July 23rd), Message in the Sand, The View from Here, Sailing Lessons, The Summer House, Mystic Summer, and The Lake Season. Her latest release, The Darlings, came out on May 2nd. Previously, she published two YA novels, Franny Parker and The Properties of Water, with FSG Macmillan. Hannah resides in Fairfield ...

    • 32 min
    ENCORE EDITION! Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published, with editor Erinn Pascal

    ENCORE EDITION! Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published, with editor Erinn Pascal

    Send us a Text Message.ENCORE EDITION! (One of our favs from season 2!)Erinn Pascal is the Senior Editor for Kids Books and Licensing at Andrews McMeel Universal. She has previously held editorial positions at Scholastic, Disney, and Simon & Schuster. Erinn grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and holds a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. When she's not editing, Erinn enjoys veganizing family recipes, taking her mini Bernedoodle, Obi, to the dog park, practic...

    • 33 min
    ENCORE: Insider Insights with Editor Sara Schonfeld

    ENCORE: Insider Insights with Editor Sara Schonfeld

    Send us a Text Message.ENCORE EDITION!(PLEASE NOTE: All comments and opinions in this podcast are strictly Sara's own.)In the latest episode of Writers with Wrinkles, we're thrilled to host Sara Schonfeld, an editor at HarperCollins, specializing in middle grade and YA literature.Our discussion spans the joys and challenges of editing, insights into the acquisitions process, and invaluable advice for writers on submissions, social media presence, and the evolving landscape of genre blen...

    • 41 min
    The 31 Day Build Your Author Platform Challenge is NOW!

    The 31 Day Build Your Author Platform Challenge is NOW!

    Send us a Text Message.Key Discussion Points:1. Summer Slump in Writing: Beth and Lisa discuss how summer activities can lead to a writing slump and share personal experiences and tips for overcoming it.2. Character Development: Lisa shares her struggle with her character's emotional journey and how understanding her character's background helped overcome writing challenges.3. Author Accelerator Book Coaching: Beth talks about her experience with the Author Accelerator's book coaching certifi...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

lvanweel ,

Love these ladies!

I stumbled upon Writers With Wrinkles purely by accident, and I’m so glad I did. As a writer I love listening to them chat and laugh about this crazy career, and the author interviews are fantastic. It feels like sitting down to lunch at a book festival with a bunch of your favorite fellow authors and talking. I’ve gone back and listened to almost every episode at this point, and I’m going to be sad when I run out of content and have to wait for their newest episode! Keep up the good work ladies!!!

DAS66!! ,

Lively and informative podcast about all things kidlit…

Beth and Lisa, the spirited co-hosts, cover digestible nuggets of publishing insights, interviews and tips in 30 minutes or so. Topics are current and super helpful for creatives looking to improve their craft.

Knight Don ,

A joyous show about writing and reading!

As an aspiring author of MG fantasy horror and an old soul myself, with more than a few wrinkles of my own, I really enjoy this show. The hosts are light hearted and funny, and, as accomplished authors themselves, very knowledgeable too! And the guests have all been truly great! I’ve learned so much. This show is like having writing allies!

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