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Podcast Episode 32: Leigh Bardugo on Ninth House, Netflix, needing to be real, and more!

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Welcome to the Ink Feather Podcast, which explores the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy books through those who bring them to life. Every other week we chat with authors and industry pros about their books, including new releases and old favorites. I’m Lauren and this is episode 32, where I chat with bestselling author Leigh Bardugo!

This episode gets real! Leigh and I go deep on some topics such as self-care and body positivity, being vulnerable and real online, and finding balance for creating. We also explore her journey with NINTH HOUSE, how it came to be, and where the inspiration for the story came about. And, last but definitely not least, we talk about her upcoming Grisha Netflix show! She goes into what it’s like being involved, the things she’s excited to see, some of her favorite elements so far, and much more.

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Podcast Episode 31: Katy Rose Pool

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Welcome to the Ink Feather Podcast, which explores the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy books through those who bring them to life. Every other week we chat with authors and industry pros about their books, including new releases and old favorites.

I’m Lauren and this is episode 31, where we chat with debut author Katy rose Pool about her new YA fantasy THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS!

Hear about Katy’s publishing journey and how she got to being on the shelf (hint, it’s lots and lots of editing!). We also talk about how long-term editing shaped the story, twists at the end vs. knowing before the characters early on, the benefits and challenges of having multiple points of view, and more.

We dig into her creating a magic system all connected in spirit, the benefit of strong secondary characters, and and an ATLA/Korra discussion (what else is new!). All this and more this episode, including some great book recs at the end.

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Podcast episode 30: Lit Agent Jen Azantian on launching an agency, tips for writers on finding an agent, and more!

 

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In episode 30 I chat with Literary Agent Jen Azantian!

We chat about the growing pains of starting an agency and the learning curve (she had to run an auction on her third ever book she was submitting to editors!), as well as how she’s established her voice as an agent.

We also dig into tips she has for authors who are looking for an agent, things to pay attention to and to implement to get ahead of the game. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to get published, as it gives you insight into the agency process right from someone who knows!

We are also doing a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY(US only)! Jen has graciously agreed to give away a stack of all of her client books to one lucky winner! Click on this link to head over to enter!

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Podcast episode 29: Roshani Chokshi on writing middle grade, creative balance, and proving yourself

 

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In episode 29 I chat with best-selling author Roshani Chokshi!

We chat about how her Aru Shah story became the first book in Rick Riordan’s new imprint, and all about the series, which is based in hindu mythology. She gives her insight into the differences in writing young adult vs middle grade, and we delve deep into the ways middle grade challenged her as a writer. Lots of really good stuff if you’re a writer and want some insight into how to differentiate between the two age ranges.

We also spend a good chunk of time talking generally about art and creating, what it’s like to prove yourself as a woman, how the things that make us weird kids make us awesome adults, and so much more. I had an absolute blast chatting with her, and I think anyone with a creative streak will get something out of her thoughts and words.

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Podcast episode 28: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff on AURORA RISING, their new Scifi!

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In today’s episode I talk with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on their upcoming new scifi book, AURORA RISING!

A good chunk of this interview was us diving deep into what it’s like writing with a partner. They talk about how the new book differed from writing THE ILLUMINAE FILES together, how the seven main characters came to be created, and the ways that working together makes them better writers, including the trust needed to be vulnerable with your craft.

 

We also talked about the preorder bonus, an ILLUMINAE FILES prequel novella all about AIDEN! Plus we discuss what they’ve been reading recently that they loved, info on the tour, and so much more!

Here’s a list of their recent reads:

Amie: FOUR DEAD QUEENS by Astrid Scholte

Jay: THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon (and check out our interview with Samantha about this book!)

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Podcast episode 27: EMILY A. DUNCAN on creating her dark, gothic fantasy WICKED SAINTS

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In today’s episode I talk WICKED SAINTS with author Emily A. Duncan! We delve into what it was like creating a dark Gothic fantasy, how she pulled from Slavic myth, why her monsters are so damn creepy, the interesting way she creates her manuscripts, and more!

Here’s a list of her recent reads:

Truly Devious and The vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson- she did audio and enjoyed it.

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Providence and The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

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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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