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Podcast Episode 26: SAMANTHA SHANNON on writing a stand-alone, dragon myth, religion and storytelling, and more!

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On today’s episode I talked with author Samantha Shannon about her new epic fantasy standalone THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE. We delve into what it was like creating this 840 page book, including  pulling from Elizabethan history, the good and the bad sides of dragons in myth, the nuance of religion in telling a story, and unique challenges she faced writing a standalone. We also chat about books she’s read recently, what she’s working on now, and who’s really her favorite character in the book (shh, don’t tell the others!). All this and more on this episode of the Ink Feather Podcast!

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Podcast Episode 25: Tricia Levenseller talks coping with burnout, writing monsters from scratch, strong women and their upbringings, and more!

 

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How do you handle burnout? I talk to today’s guest Tricia Levenseller on how she deals with writing burnout (hint- it’s her new book  WARRIOR OF THE WILD!) and what she does to cope. We also delve into creating monsters from scratch, strong women coming to grips with issues from their upbringing,  writing a standalone vs a duology, and more. She also gives a really great list of book recommendations! All this and more on this week’s episode of the Ink Feather podcast.

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Podcast Episode 24: Nicki Pau Preto on Clearing up mental space to write, beloved tropes, and balancing darkness and light!

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On today’s episode I chat with author Nicki Pau Preto about her new book CROWN OF FEATHERS. We chat in length about her road to publishing this book, as well as things like favorite tropes, drawing inspiration, comic relief, and much more! This was an awesome interview about writing what you want to read, and how to create the story you love. Plus, Nicki gives us some great book recs at the end!

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Podcast Episode 22: Leife Shallcross gives us insight into the Beast’s mind in her new retelling THE BEAST’S HEART

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On today’s valentine’s episode we talk with author Leife Shallcross about her re-telling of Beauty and the Beast from the Beast’s point of view. In her book THE BEAST’S HEART, readers get to experience this beloved story in a brand new way- from the man trapped inside the monster who has to come to terms with how he got that way and decide what to do with the woman he has fallen in love with. It’s an awesome read for fans of the story, and Leife takes us into how she created his inner turmoil, what it was like creating this beloved world through a new set of eyes, and being a romantic at heart. All this and more in today’s episide!

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Podcast Episode 22: Brigid Kemmerer talks Beauty and the Beast in her new re-telling A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY!

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Have you ever been on the fence about pursuing your dream? Are you worried you’ll wake up one day, and have been chasing something for years that isn’t what you thought it would be? Author Brigid Kemmerer’s been there. In today’s podcast episode I chat with Brigid about her writing journey with her newest book, A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY. We discuss what it is about Beauty and the Beast that makes it awesome, and how her re-telling was inspired by it. She delves into what it was like writing characters that felt they were cursed, literally or figuratively. We also talk about Brigid’s love of Crossfit and how finding this exercise community changed her life and how it’s affecting all aspects. All this and more in today’s episode of the Ink Feather Podcast.

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Podcast Episode 21: S. A. Chakraborty talks about her sequel book THE KINGDOM OF COPPER!

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Morally gray villains. Loyalty. Choosing what is right vs what is easy. Making impossible choices in general. These are some of the things readers experience in S.A. Chakraborty’s newest novel, THE KINGDOM OF COPPER! S. A. (Shannon) is best known for her incredible first book THE CITY OF BRASS, and this follow up is looking to become just as beloved as the first (and it’s just as good, if not better!)
Shannon chatted with us about writing those morally gray areas, examining the choices we all make, and what it’s like when the readers know what’s coming and the characters don’t have a clue. All this and more in this episode.
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Podcast Episode 20: A. C. Gaughen talks about her Elementae fantasy series!

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In today’s episode I’m interviewing author A.C. Vaughn about her elementae books, the first one, reign the earth, came out last year, and the sequel, imprison the sky is out on January 22nd. Annie talked with me about writing strong female characters who are learning how to deal with the after affects of their powers, non traditional love triangles, why she chose elemental magic, and more. I hope you enjoy the episode!

 

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Podcast Episode 19: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner on their new Sci-fi duology!

In episode 19 I interview bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner on their new sci-fi duology, UNEARTHED and UNDYING! Think Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, as teens, in space. They’re delightful, don’t miss this awesome interview!

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Podcast Episode 18: Christopher Paolini on his new Alagaesia book THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM!

Happy 2019! I’m so excited to bring our listeners an awesome new episode of the podcast to kick off the new year. For this episode I got to interview author Christopher Paolini on his new release, THE FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM, a shot story collection set in the world of Eragon!

 

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Podcast Episode 17: Holiday shopping guide with guest Sara from Novel Vovice!

Happy holidays! We know it’s the time to shop for friends and family, and we have put together an awesome book-inspired guide of tons of fun products inspired by your favorite series! And don’t forget to take note of all the discount codes, to help you save!

Here’s the list of all the shops mentioned:

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photo by Sara Gundell

 

For Sara’s discount codes, click here! 

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