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Podcast episode 40: Sara Holland on writing contemporary fantasy, plotting, and surviving the quarantine!

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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. We chat with authors and industry pros about their books, including new releases and old favorites. I’m Lauren and this is episode 40, where I chat with bestselling author Sara Holland!

Sara is the author of HAVENFALL, as well as the Everless books, and she sat down with me to discuss what it’s been like writing contemporary fantasy vs secondary world fantasy, magic in our world, and plotting. We also discussed the quarantine and what we’ve been reading. All this and more on this episode!

Also, we have an international giveaway! US has a chance to win a signed copy of HAVENFALL, and international has a chance to win signed HAVENFALL swag! Entries open until 11:59 pm EST on April 3rd, 2020.

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Podcast episode 39: Bookstagram 102- Tips and behind the scenes insight from bookstagrammer Amanda the Bookish

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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. We chat with authors and industry pros about their books, including new releases and old favorites. I’m Lauren and this is a special episode ,episode 39, where I chat with bookstagrammer Amanda the Bookish

Get insights into how to create a bookstagram page, and some info on what it takes to run a sucessful account from @amanda.the.bookish! \

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Podcast episode 38: Patricia Briggs on writing an ongoing fantasy series, and ending books with emotional satisfaction


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Welcome to episode 38, where I chat with bestselling author Patricia Briggs!

In this interview I chat with Patty about her newest Mercy Thompson book, SMOKE BITTEN (out 3/17/20), but we also spend a lot of time chatting about urban fantasy in general, what it’s like writing such a long-running fantasy series, why she puts her characters through the wringer, and more. We also chat a lot about other urban fantasy authors and series we both love, so if that’s a genre you’re into, you’re in luck! This is also a great episode for someone who hasn’t read these books, as there’s lots of good details about writing and plotting without too many detailed specifics to confuse new readers. All this and more in this episode!

Some of the authors she mentions:
Laurell K Hamilton
Tanya Huff
Illona Andrews
Jim Butcher
Charlaine Harris
Kim Harrison
JD Robb
Lois McMaster Bujold

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Podcast episode 37: Cassandra Clare on her newest Shadowhunter book, connecting with fans, and keeping the creative gas tank fueled!

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Welcome to episode 37, where I chat with bestselling author Cassandra Clare!

I’m so glad I got to sit down and chat with Cassie about her upcoming novel CHAIN OF GOLD, and we cover lots of great topics! I started by seeing how her life has been over the past few years with all the books and movie/tv stuff. We then get some insight into where CHAIN OF GOLD came from by taking us through the creation of The Infernal Devices and how that lead to these new characters. She talks about the unique writing challenges that come with a book that has both a past and a future locked in, and how she still kept the story surprising. We dig into her amazing connection with fans, work-life balance, and the importance of putting fuel in your creative tank. We also talk about what it was like writing a queer character in a time period that can’t use today’s verbiage. We also spend a bit of time talking about her upcoming adult novel SWORD CATCHER, what it was like writing in a new world and as an adult fantasy. All this and more on this episode of the Ink Feather Podcast! 

Also, be sure to enter the international giveaway for a book and some rare swag! Don’t wait to enter, the giveaway is running only until 11:59 pm EST on Monday February 17th, 2020!:

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Podcast Episode 36: THE DARK IS RISING! Amie Kaufman and Garth Nix join me in discussing this beloved series by Susan Cooper!

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Welcome to episode 36, where I chat about THE DARK IS RISING SEQUENCE by Susan Cooper with bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Garth Nix.

This episode has been a long time coming, and I’m so glad I was able to finally bring it to life. This is the book series that got me into loving fantasy, and over the years of interviewing authors, I found so many like-minded souls. I knew I wanted to have a conversation about these books, and I was able to get Amie Kaufman (The Illuminae Files) and Garth Nix (Sabriel) to join me!

We discuss myth and legend, Susan’s writing, the emotional connection we have with these books, and so much more! I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do!

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Podcast Episode 35- Adam Silvera on writing fantasy, streamlining plot, mental health, and more!

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Welcome to episode 35, where I chat with bestselling author Adam Silvera!

It was lovely talking to Adam about his first fantasy book, INFINITY SON! We delved into the history of this story and the importance of fantasy to him. We talk about what it was like writing magic systems, how he chose to pace the plot, and also about mental health and work-life balance.

There are lots of fun Harry Potter references, good humor, and a really insightful conversation into the writing and creating process of one of today’s most popular authors. I hope you enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 33: Garth Nix on Angel magic, equality, and drawing inspiration from curiosity

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Welcome to episode 33, where I chat with bestselling author Garth Nix!

Garth writes some of the best fantasy books out there, and I was really excited to dig into his newest book, ANGEL MAGE. We talked about the creation of this story, including how he was inspired by the Three Musketeers, and mixing iconography with angelic magic. We also dig into writing, drawing inspiration from our curiosity, and more! this was a really cool interview that gives insight into the creative process of one of today’s masters of fantasy.

And, be sure to check out signed author swag from Garth Nix and many other fantasy authors over on our etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/InkFeatherShop

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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 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 on Multiple POVs, long-term editing, and magic with soul

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Welcome to episode 31, where we chat with debut author Katy rose Pool about her new YA fantasy THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS!

Hear all 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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