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Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
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First Draft Episode #359: Traci Thomas Traci Thomas is the creator and host of The Stacks Podcast, a show about books featuring interviews with authors and book lovers. New episodes out every Wednesday! In this episode, we discuss my choice to put First Draft on indefinite hiatus, effective immediately. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Hear Sarah Enni’s episodes of The Stacks, here and here Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #358: Nina LaCour Nina LaCour is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels, including: We Are Okay, and Hold Still. She joins to talk about her first picture book, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle, and her debut adult novel, Yerba Buena. THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY Out of the Blue, the queer YA rom-com by Jason June, author of the breakout Jay’s Gay Agenda, available now! Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Hear Nina’s previous appearances on First Draft, here and here! Hear Sarah Enni on Nina’s podcast, Keeping a Notebook, here!   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episod #357: Samira Ahmed Samira Ahmed is the bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Internment, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book mini-series. She joins us to talk about her latest YA contemp, Hollow Fires. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #356: Kristin Dwyer Kristin Dwyer is the debut author of YA romance, Some Mistakes Were Made. THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY… Fundamentals of Design, a crash course in design tailored specifically for authors. Head to embowman.com/workshops to enroll, and use promo code FIRSTDRAFT20 to save $20 off the $79 price through the end of May 2022. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #355: Shannon Hale Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty children's and young adult books, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy. THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY… Fundamentals of Design, a crash course in design tailored specifically for authors. Head to embowman.com/workshops to enroll, and use promo code FIRSTDRAFT20 to save $20 off the $79 price through the end of May 2022.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #354: Zibby Owens Zibby Owens is the founder of the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and new publishing company Zibby Books, as well as author of picture book Princess Charming and forthcoming memoir, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #353: Adrienne Celt Adrienne Celt is a cartoonist and author of The Daughters, Invitation to a Bonfire, as well as cartoon collection, Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary. She joins to talk about her latest, End of the World House. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle (the animated movie) The Loft Cinemas in Tucson, AZ Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment, which covers aesthetics and teleology French feminist philosopher Hélène Cixous, author of The Third Body French philosopher Paul-Michel Foucault, author of The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences Love Among the Lampreys, Adrienne’s webcomic Stanford Continuing Education creative writing courses Story Studio, writing center in Chicago If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino Emma Patterson at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents Inc., Adrienne’s literary agent Russian Doll (TV show) Groundhog Day (movie) Being John Malcovich (movie) The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje Arrival (movie) Valentines For People You Are Committed to Destroying in Secret (cartoons by Adrienne) Pale Fire by Vladimir Nobokov Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #352: Elissa Sussman Elissa Sussman is the author of adult romance Funny You Should Ask, and YA novels Drawn That Way, Burn, and Stray.  This episode is brought to you by Revision Season, the seven-week virtual master class in novel revision led by award-winning author Elana K. Arnold. The Spring 2022 course will run from May 1 to June 23 and enrollment is open now! Learn more at ElanaKArnold.com. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Elissa’s previous interviews on First Draft here and here (with illustrator Arielle Jovellanos) Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35, and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club. She joins to talk about her first novel, In a New York Minute. Jennifer E. Smith, author of YA novels The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between and more. She’s here to talk about her first picture book, Creature of Habit (with illustrator Leo Espinosa), and her first adult novel, The Unsinkable Greta James. “Chris Evans: American Marvel,” by Edith Zimmerman for GQ “Tom Hiddleston on Taylor Swift, Heartbreak, and Great Bolognese,” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner for GQ “The Full Tatum,” by Jessica Pressler for GQ Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #351: Mac Barnett Mac Barnett, two-time Caldecott Honor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of picture books like Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole with illustrator Jon Klassen, and the Jack book series with illustrator Greg Pizzoli. Mac joins us to talk about The Great Zapfino, his new picture book with illustrator Marla Frazee (hear her First Draft interview here). Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest and A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka, illuistrated by Lane Smith Wanda Gág, author of Millions of Cats Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight, Moon (hear Mac and other writers talk about Margaret Wise Brown and Goodnight Moon on this Remember Reading podcast episode) The Far Side by Gary Larson Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Mystery Science Theater 3000 Billy Twitter and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex Dinotopia, A Land Apart From Time by James Gurney 826LA and its Time Travel Mart Dave Eggers, author of The Circle, What is the What, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and founder of McSweeny’s and the 826 Literary non-profit No Country For Old Men (movie) Dear Genius by Ursula Nordstrom Steven Malk, Mac’s literary agent with Writer’s House The Picture Book Manifesto “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children,” by Julie Bosman for the New York Times Carson Ellis, author and illustrator of bestselling picture books Home and Caldecott Honor book Du Iz Tak?, talks about her newest picture book, In the Half Room. The Horn Book Magazine Marla Frazee, two-time Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator of The Boss Baby, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, All the World, and many more. She joins us to talk about the Farmer series: The Farmer and the Clown, The Farmer and the Monkey, and The Farmer and the Circus, out now. Hear her First Draft interview here. Jon Klassen, Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the I Want My Hat Back series, who is back with a book he wrote and illustrated: The Rock From the Sky. Hear his First Draft interviews here and here. The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Sciezka and illustrated by Julia Rothman The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Shawn Harris 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author best known for picture books with illustrator Lane Smith, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and more. Hear his First Draft interview here. Ben Zhu. author, illustrator, and founder of Gallery Nucleus, talks about his debut picture book, Dessert Island. Hear his First Draft interview here. Oliver Jeffers, visual artist, climate activist, and author and/or illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto, and Here We Are, joins us to talk about his newest picture book, There’s a Ghost In This House. Hear his First Draft interviews here and here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you
First Draft Episode #350: Amanda Oliver Amanda Oliver, former librarian and author of OVERDUE: Reckoning with the Public Library. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Reza Aslan, professor at U.C. Riverside’s MFA program and author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Claire Comstock Gay, author of weekly horoscopes for New York magazine’s The Cut, and her debut book about astrology, Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars, Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Ibi Zoboi, New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award Finalist American Street, Pride, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich and co-author with prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of Punching the Air. She joins us to talk about her first work of non-fiction Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler. Hear her First Draft interview here. Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of many novels and nonfiction books for kids and teens, including How It Went Down, The Season of Styx Malone, and her newest, Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People. Hear her First Draft interview here. Helen O’Hara, film critic, editor-at-large for Empire magazine and co-host of the Empire film podcast, talks about her newest non-fiction, Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and RIse of Women in Film and its accompanying podcast, Women vs Hollywood With Helen O’Hara. Hear her First Draft interview here. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #349: John Cho John Cho, actor, producer, writer, and author of debut middle grade novel, Troublemaker, with Sarah Suk. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder Fifth Chinese Daughter by Jade Snow Wong The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston Sarah Suk, author of Made in Korea and the forthcoming The Space Between Here and Now 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and former head writer for Saturday Night Live, talks about his debut picture book, I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared with Rob Syegh. Hear his First Draft interview here Jacqueline Woodson, 2020 MacArthur Genius fellow, National Book Award winner, Newberry, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King winner, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Red at the Bone, Another Brooklyn, Before the Ever After and many, many more. She joins us to talk about her picture books with Rafael López, The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly. Hear her First Draft interview here. Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know, The Way You Make Me Feel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, and Since You Asked. Listen to her First Draft interviews here, here, and here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #348: Kate Spencer Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35, and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club. She joins to talk about her first novel, In a New York Minute. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Kate’s first First Draft interview Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Twilight by Stephenie Meyers Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon Plane Baes Song Exploder podcast Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and former head writer for Saturday Night Live, talks about his debut picture book, I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared with Rob Syegh. Hear his First Draft interview here. Sweet Bobby podcast @90sArtSchool 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Doree Shafrir, co-host of the Forever35 podcast and author of Startup, joins us to talk about her debut memoir, Thanks For Waiting: The Joy (& Weirdness) of Being a Late Bloomer. Hear her First Draft interview here. Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, talks about their latest queer rom-com, One Last Stop. Hear their First Draft interview here. Jennifer E. Smith, author of YA novels The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between and more. She’s here to talk about her first picture book, Creature of Habit (with illustrator Leo Espinosa), and her first adult novel, The Unsinkable Greta James. Hear her First Draft interview here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #347: Seth Meyers Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and former head writer for Saturday Night Live, talks about his debut picture book, I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared with Rob Syegh. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant, the first book in the Babar series by Jean de Brumhoff Spider Man: The Short Halloween written by Seth Meyers and Bill Hader Richard Scarry, author and illustrator of Trucks, A Day at the Airport, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go! and many more Jill Benjamin, Seth’s writing partner from his Improv Olympic days Documentary Now! on IFC Watership Down (movie) The Secret of NIMH (movie) The Black Cauldron (movie) The Hobbit (movie) Seth Meyers on Sesame Street (with The Count and with Elmo) Sandra Boynton, author and illustrator of picture books like Snuggle Puppy: A Little Love Song, Barnyard Dance!, Pajama Time! and many more. Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Jill Twiss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo and Emmy winning comedy writer on Last Week Tonight. Hear her First Draft interview here. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of many young adult novels, including The Fault in Our Stars and Printz-winning Looking For Alaska, joins to discuss his new essay collection, The Anthropocene Reviewed. He is also one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course. Hear his First Draft interview here. John Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author best known for picture books with illustrator Lane Smith, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and more. Hear his First Draft interview here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #346: Jennifer E. Smith Jennifer E. Smith, author of YA novels The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between and more. She’s here to talk about her first picture book, Creature of Habit (with illustrator Leo Espinosa), and her first adult novel, The Unsinkable Greta James. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Hear Jennifer E. Smith’s first First Draft interview Illustrator Leo Espinosa St. Vincent (musician) A League of Their Own (movie) Katie Lovejoy, screenwriter for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Vanessa Caswill, director of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight The cast of the movie includes: Hayley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Rob Delaney, Jameela Jamil This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith Field Notes on Love, which Jenn is adapting for the screen with Lauren Graham 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years, The Dinner List, and more, talks about her new novel, One Italian Summer. Hear her First Draft interview here. Emma Straub, New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married, talks about her most recent novel, All Adults Here, out in paperback now. She and her husband own Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic. Hear her First Draft interview here. Catie Disabato, author of The Ghost Network and the new adult contemporary novel U Up? Hear her First Draft interview here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #345: Rebecca Serle Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years, The Dinner List, and more, talks about her new novel, One Italian Summer. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Rebecca’s first First Draft interview Leila Sales, author of “The Case for Cancelling Everything,” by Yascha Mounk for The Atlantic The Brave Little Toaster (movie) Honey I Shrunk the Kids (movie) Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery   🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Small Great Things, and two young adult novels with daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She joins to talk about her latest, Wish You Were Here. Listen to her First Draft episode here. Emma Straub, New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married, talks about her most recent novel, All Adults Here, out in paperback now. She and her husband own Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic. Listen to her First Draft interview here. Catie Disabato, author of The Ghost Network and the new adult contemporary novel U Up? Listen to her First Draft interview here. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #344: Sabaa Tahir Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series talks about her new contemporary YA, All My Rage. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Don’t miss Sabaa’s first First Draft interview, and her second First Draft interview! “The Ghosts of Our Motel,” by Sabaa Tahir for Vox The Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir Nina LaCour, Printz-winning author of We Are Okay, and other contemporary YA titles like Everything Leads to You and Hold Still. Host of the Keeping a Notebook podcast and creator of the Slow Novel Lab and Writing Together. Hear Nina’s first First Draft interview, and her second First Draft interview. Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, Concrete Rose, and co-author of Blackout. Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star talks about her new YA, Instructions For Dancing and her brand new publishing venture: co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. Hear her first First Draft interview, and her second First Draft interview. Jandy Nelson, Printz-winning author of I’ll Give You the Sun and The Sky is Everywhere. Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know, The Way You Make Me Feel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, and Since You Asked. Hear her first First Draft interview, her second First Draft interview, and her third First Draft interview. Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow and Bone series, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology, and adult contemporary fantasy novel, Ninth House. Hear her first First Draft interview here, her second First Draft interview here, and her third First Draft interview here. 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Garth Nix, New York Times bestselling author of Sabriel, returns to the Old Kingdom series with his latest YA fantasy, Terciel & Elinor. Hear his First Draft interview here. Roseanne M. Brown, New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and its sequel, A Psalm of Storms and Silence. Hear her First Draft interview here. Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel Our Violent Ends. Hear her First Draft interview here. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #343: Abdi Nazemian Abdi Nazemian, screenwriter and author of Stonewall Honor book Like a Love Story talks about his most recent YA, The Chandler Legacies. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Abdi’s first First Draft interview TIME’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time Rebecca Serle, author of The Dinner List, In Five Years, and the forthcoming One Italian Summer To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank The White Lotus (TV show) The Gilded Age (TV show) Ordinary Joe (TV show now streaming on Hulu and Peacock) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… David Levithan, editorial director at Scholastic and the author of many young adult novels, including Boy Meets Boy, Every Day, and co-author with Rachel Cohn of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Hear his First Draft interview here. Catie Disabato, author of The Ghost Network and the new adult contemporary novel U Up? Hear her First Draft interview here. Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, talks about their latest queer rom-com, One Last Stop. Hear their First Draft interview here. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #342: Adam Rubin Adam Rubin, New York Times bestselling picture book author known for Dragons Love Tacos, Those Darn Squirrels!, Robo-Sauce and more with illustrator Daniel Salmieri, about his new collection of middle grade short stories, The Ice Cream Machine. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: “Weird Al” Yankovic Monty Python Mr. Bean The Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson (find the first collection, The Far Side, here) Calvin and Hobbes, cartoon by Bill Watterson (check out the first collection, Calvin and Hobbes) Klutz Books, like Juggling For the Complete Klutz, created by John Cassidy Exploratorium books like The Art of Curiosity Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Olympic Leo Burnett advertising agency Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author best known for picture books with illustrator Lane Smith, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and more. Hear his First Draft interview here. Good Night, Good Night Construction Site Adam and Dan’s Robo-Sauce video High Five by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rex illustrator Adam Rex El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin with illustrator Crash McCreery Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park Kurt Vonnegut (author of Slaughterhouse Five and more) lecture about The Shapes of Stories Illustrator Charles Santoso Cartoonist Liniers Illustrator Emily Hughes Illustrator Nicole Miles Seaerra Miller, illustrator Improvise: Scene From the Inside Out by Nick Napier 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Jon Klassen, Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the I Want My Hat Back series, who is back with a book he wrote and illustrated: The Rock From the Sky. Ben Zhu, author, illustrator, and founder of Gallery Nucleus, talks about his debut picture book, Dessert Island. Oliver Jeffers, visual artist, climate activist, and author and/or illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto, and Here We Are, joins us to talk about his newest picture book, There’s a Ghost In This House. Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
First Draft Episode #341: Jon Scieszka Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author best known for picture books with illustrator Lane Smith, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and more. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio Jacqueline Woodson, 2020 MacArthur Genius fellow, National Book Award winner, Newberry, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King winner, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Red at the Bone, Another Brooklyn, Before the Ever After and many, many more. She joins us to talk about her picture books with Rafael López, The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly. Hear her First Draft interview here. Dr Seuss, author of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Green Eggs and Ham and more Go, Dog, Go by P.J. Eastman Franz Kafka, author of The Metamorphosis, The Trial, The Castle, and more Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and more Edgar Allen Poe, author of The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, and more Jon’s Science Verse The Astronuts, Jon’s series with Steven Weinberg Jonathan Baumbach, author of The Pavilion of Former Wives, Dreams of Molly and many more Thomas Pynchon, author of Gravity’s Rainbow, Inherent Vice, and The Crying of Lot 49 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and more Carlos Fuentes, author of Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and more Charles McGrath, former editor of The New York Times Book Review and former deputy editor of The New Yorker. He is currently a writer at large for The New York Times Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel Boy: Tales From Childhood and Going Solo are autobiographical books written by Roald Dahl Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita Oliver Jeffers, visual artist, climate activist, and author and/or illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including The Day the Crayons Quit, How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto, and Here We Are, joins us to talk about his newest picture book, There’s a Ghost In This House. Listen to his First Draft interviews here and here. Battle Bunny by Mac Barnett and Jon Scieszka Matt de la Peña, author of seven critically acclaimed young adult novels including Mexican Whiteboy and Newbery Medal–winning author of Last Stop on Market Street talks about his newest collaboration with illustrator Christian Robinson, Milo Imagines the World. Listen to his First Draft interview here. Adam Rubin, author of Dragons Love Tacos, Those Darn Squirrels, Robo-Sauce and more with Daniel Salmieri The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (TV show) Jon’s autobiography, Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood, a memoir by Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet Monty Python Saturday Night Live Jon Klassen, Caldecott Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the I Want My Hat Back series, who is back with a book he wrote and illustrated: The Rock From the Sky. Listen to his First Draft episodes here and here. The Far Side cartoon by Gary Paulsen Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson Guys Read Kate DiCamillo, is one of six people to win two Newbery Medals, for her novels The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses, and author of Newbery Honor book Because of Winn-Dixie, National Book Award finalist The Tiger Rising, as well as New York Times bestselling novels The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician’s Elephant, the Mercy Watson series, and more. DiCamillo was the U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2014 and 2015. Her most recent novel, Beverly, Right Here completes the trilogy of Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home. Dog Man by Dave Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants Shannon Hale, author of Princess Academy, The Goose Girl, Austenland and more Adele Griffin, two-time National Book Award honoree and author of almost thirty books for Young Adult and middle grade readers, including The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, The Becket List, and Sons of Liberty and Where I want to Be. Hear her First Draft interview here. Lisa Brown, illustrator of The Phantom Twin, The Airport Book and more Katherine Paterson, author of The Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, and more Dave Shannon, author and illustrator of No, David! Loren Long, author and illustrator of Otis, Little Tree, and many more The Treehouse books (The 13-Story Treehouse all the way to The 143-Story Treehouse) by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton The Rijksmuseum, the museum that has Rembrandts available online Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of critically acclaimed books, including National Book Award finalist Ghost, Newberry and Printz-honored Long Way Down, Coretta Scott King Honoree As Brave as You, and his latest, middle grade Look Both Ways, which was just named to the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature. Listen to his First Draft interviews here and here. Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster, The Glory Field, Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary Gene Luen Yang, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author and illustrator of American Born Chinese The Rabbit hOle’s Explor-A-Storium The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka and Julia Rothman   Thanks for Listening!   🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. 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First Draft Episode #340: Swan Huntley Swan Huntley is the author of adult literary novels The Goddesses, We Could Be Beautiful, and her newest, Getting Clean With Stevie Green. The presenting sponsor for this episode is Sips By, a multi-brand, personalized monthly tea subscription box. Use offer code "draftsips” for 50% off your first Sips By box! Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: “The Sociopath Who Loved Me Enough,” by Swan Huntley in AutoStraddle Drinking: A Love Story by Carolyn Knapp Anne Hood, New York Times bestselling author of The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, and the upcoming Fly Girl, taught writing at the New School, where Swan discovered the Novel Template Election by Tom Perrotta The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron The MacDowell Colony Yaddo Swan’s cards! Tarot For Change by Jessica Dore is the Tarot book I keep talking about! 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Catie DiSabato, author of The Ghost Network and the new adult contemporary novel U Up? Hear her First Draft interview here. Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record and Yolk. Hear her First Draft interview here. Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network, talks about her latest feminist thriller, The Husbands. Hear her First Draft interview here.   Thanks for Listening! 🏆 Support the Show Join the First Draft Patreon, or make a monthly or one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletter to hear about news, recommendations, and upcoming events 👕💯 Get First Draft merchandise ✍️ Track Changes Learn how the traditional publishing industry works in the Track Changes podcast mini-series. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
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