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First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

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Award-winning and best-selling author of fantasy and romance, Jeffe Kennedy shares her first cup of coffee of the day with listeners, giving a daily insight into the realities of being a career author.
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Putting ethical behavior and decency before the love of money, authors behaving badly - and about the idea that some scenes don't drive the story and should be cut, along with a lovely review of THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE.The lovely review I mention is here.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Made-up words in fantasy, recommendations on reading KUSHIEL'S DART, how to make beginnings smoother, Laurel Birch, and happy wriggles over the inauguration.The Stories Live! recording is here. Preorder DARK WIZARD here!First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
A shout-out to Kate Pearce's THE RANCHER MEETS HIS MATCH. Also thoughts on young heroes, names, and memories of being on a float in New Orleans at RT convention.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Some of my gripes about how other people treat deadlines, thoughts on commas, fan fiction, contractions, and creating realistic characters who will still never be like a real person.You can preorder the print version of The Golden Gryphon and the Bear Prince now! Links here. First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Reflections on how Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jayne Ann Krentz modeled author friendships for me, the old people's website, and the perils of hand-drawn maps.You can see the Susan and Jayne shows here and here (among other places, I'm sure).First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Some thoughts on my epic reread of Jacqueline Carey's KUSHIEL'S DART, how literary styles change over time and wrestling worldbuilding and character backstory. Also maps!First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
On finding balance and controlling what you can, buying digital versions of print books I already own and thoughts on my personal theme music.Sasha, who made the earrings I show, let me know that the main stone is not glass, but something  called mystic quartz. It is supremely high-grade quartz crystal that has been irradiated to create that iridescence. The small stones are either amethyst or possibly Iolite. There’s even a chance they’re Tanzanite.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
My viralish tweet - why I said snake instead of scorpion - making time to play, updates on revisions, and how it's a small world.You can see my viralish tweet here. You can preorder THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE here.Sign up for my newsletter here!First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Some hints on upcoming surprises in the newsletter, insights into Astar's appearance on the cover of THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE, and my 2021 calendar fiasco.You can preorder THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE here.Sign up for my newsletter here!First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
A shoutout today to Saranna DeWylde's FAIRY GODMOTHERS, INC., a new para-rom-com. Also how my cover reveal got pre-empted by a failed coup attempt and why this is not a civil war.You can find out more about FAIRY GODMOTHERS, INC on Goodreads. First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Little bells for today's #earringplan2021 - and why they remind me of a fantasy story that give me an epiphany. Maybe you know who wrote it? Also why there's no such thing as too much sleep.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
A tour of my new jewelry cabinet! And renovated master bath! Plus my #earringplan2021 and thoughts on taking critique even when it's truly painful.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
A Very Special New Year's Day episode! Okay, not really - but it sounded good. Thoughts on prologues and the place of the Bridgerton books (and awesome Netflix series!) in the Romance canon.You can find information on my Sexual Tension workshop, which I'm giving online for the Greater Seattle RWA tomorrow, January 2, 2021, here (https://gsrwa.org/about-us/upcoming-meetings/).First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
How to know where to start a story and why this can be such a struggle even for experienced authors, how to take critique and make decisions on what to fix and how to go about it - and beginnings and endings in general!First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Creating the shape of your life on a daily basis, how THE PROMISED QUEEN was my pandemic year book, tips on writing Dedications and Acknowledgments and the upcoming @farofeb event!You can find the FaRoFeb Facebook group here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/429207234870645).First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
I'm sideways! (Only on video though.) And back from holiday, talking about rest and recovery, lessons of the pandemic year, and how writing must always take priority.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
CW for writing about sexual assault and how we do and don't handle those issues when writing fiction. Also discussion on some cool stuff I've been reading and watching.The books I mention are Alice Sebold's (I was right!) The Lovely Bones & Lucky.  Also Chanel Miller's Know My Name.The movies are Let Them All Talk and A California Christmas.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
On nurturing inspiration, taking care of new, shiny ideas so that you avoid shaken baby syndrome, and not giving your fire away too soon.The quote I mention is correctly "Be careful how quickly you give away your fire," by Robert Bly.You can read my post about Shaken Baby Syndrome here (http://lovepowerandfairytaleendings.blogspot.com/2011/07/shaken-baby-syndrome.html).And you can read THE LONG NIGHT OF THE CRYSTALLINE MOON - to celebrate our own longest night! - in the UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology here (https://jeffekennedy.com/under-a-winter-sky). First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
I'm breaking down how I track revising - both how to avoid the negative wordcount blues and tracking pages revised to predict how long a revision will take.First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
Talking today about balance, focus, building a foundation for productive creativity - and what to do if someone knocks you off your pillow.You can read up on #DisneyMustPay here (https://www.sfwa.org/2020/11/18/disney-must-pay/).First Cup of Coffee is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!Support the show (http://paypal.me/jeffekennedy)
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