This week JJ interviews Roshani Chokshi, author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, a Hades and Persephone-inspired romance infused with Indian mythology and imagery! We talk about world building, discuss settings outside of the West, and about Roshani’s publication journey and where story ideas come from!
A Contemplation on Cookies: A Publishing Tale A year and a day ago, I was in class. I should have been listening about how to calculate damages in a contracts case, but instead I was pondering the cookie options that would be available at Einstein’s. When could I get the cookie? Did I deserve a cookie? What if someone gets to the cookie before me? My deeply philosophical thoughts were disrupted by THE EMAIL. […]
I’m thrilled to introduce author Shannon Parker as our special guest today. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Shannon is here to talk about her upcoming YA debut, The Girl Who Fell, about a high school senior who is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school. Shannon M Parker shares the inspiration for The Girl Who Fell. But It is such a small word. Three tiny letters. […]
First things first! Here’s the gorgeous cover! Isn’t that incredible? And here’s a summary of what you’ll find inside: Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex-rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister Luna, indie rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t […]
This week JJ talks with New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis about her publishing journey, revision, how she learned to revise and critique, and what she’s reading and enjoying!