Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something? We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 385. Finding Art, And No Damn Bubble Baths: A Conversation with Tasha L. Harrison
If you need a podcast episode to crack you up, here you go. Today I’m talking with author Tasha L. Harrison about writing in multiple genres, the power of supportive groups of friends and of being one yourself, and about finding the art and creative people around you. If you’re looking for a challenge for your writerly self, we also talk about the genesis of her 20k in 5 Days Challenge, and how she looks back on her own writing process to learn from it. Plus, she goes off about self care advice and what we can really do to look after ourselves.
Learning the Tropes: Seduce Me At Sunrise with Special Guest Author Kate Clayborn
Learning The Tropes is back with Book 2 of The Hathaways Series, Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas, and we have a special guest! Author Kate Clayborn joins us to talk about her new book Love Lettering, Virgin River (Spoiler Alert) and all things Kleypas! (Also, we had a few audio issues this episode, so our apologies.)
Shelf Love: The Year of the Ginger Beard. Listener Superlatives: Favorites Romance Reads From 2019 with B. And Her Books
2019 is the Year of the Ginger Beard! “Best Of” lists are extremely subjective, so leaning into the idea that “best” is really a personal measure, I proudly present the Superlatives Episode. My guest, Romancelandia Librarian B., joins me to share listener’s favorite romances and their very personal reasons for why these books were the best reads of the year. The only requirement was that they READ the book in 2019. Games. New Exciting Sound Effects. A Printable Reading List you can download if you sign up for the newsletter list. We are ending 2019 with a bang.
Romance Editor Norma Perez-Hernandez Must Love Dogs (and Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon): Norma Perez-Hernandez, an assistant editor at romance publisher Kensington, warms my heart as we talk about working in publishing, how rom coms are returning to the city, and how people of color pursuing a career in publishing experience systemic inequality. Our Romance Worth Reading is Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon, which is part of the Beards and Bondage series. We discuss recovery, hating your job, sweet dogs, delicious romance tropes, and how this book is both like and very much NOT like a Hallmark movie.
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Megan Angelo
Join Willow as she sits for a spell with the incredibly engaging, multi-faceted writer, Megan Angelo. They discuss some of Megan’s experiences as a first-time published author, her interestingly ambivalent relationships with social media, her characters, and lists, among other things.
Tea & Strumpets: 017 – Bridgertons 4 – Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
It’s the middle of the season and everyone is bored. What is a lady to do? Why, solve a mystery of course! Lady Danbury has tasked the ton with unmasking their favorite gossip, Lady Whistledown! However, this crusade is just the backdrop for our latest Bridgerton tale. Colin Bridgerton has recently returned from travels abroad and for some reason, he discovers that spinster Penelope Featherington is the person he most wants to spend time with. Penelope is not about to protest, but she is shocked to find that Colin is not just the charmer she’s been in love with for 12 years. That being said, Penelope is also not the person she thought she was either – maybe, just maybe, she is something more…and Colin’s heart is unprepared. We’re reading an absolute favorite of the Bridgerton Series: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. **Spoilers and more!**
Too Stupid to Live: Friendship and Chuck Tingle with Amy Spalding
Author Amy Spalding joins Becky to discuss her new book We Used to be Friends and friendship breakups. Then they totally do a 180 and discuss Chuck Tingle.
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: January 3, 2020
I’m *so close* to done on THE FATE OF THE TALA, and I have book brain, but I’m talking about choosing not to suffer and pointing you to Leslye Penelope’s podcast on the RWA situation here. This is Marcella Burnard’s post here.
First Cup of Coffee – January 6, 2020: Some frank talk today on author income – including my own numbers – and thoughts on bumping things up a level. This is Jim Hines’s post on author income here. (http://www.jimchines.com/2020/01/2019-writing-income/ Amanda Palmer’s Ted Talk is here.
First Cup of Coffee – January 7, 2020: I wax emotional today talking about why I withdrew THE ORCHID THRONE and WARRIOR OF THE WORLD from the RITA® Awards – and why it was such a painful decision. Also my hopes for the future of RWA.
First Cup of Coffee – January 9, 2020: A commute podcast today with thoughts on finishing THE FATE OF THE TALA and what’s up next. Also a bit on knowing – and not knowing – how well a book is selling.
Boobies & Noobies: Baby, it’s Hot in Here (Boobsmas #12)
Season 3 of Boobies & Noobies kicks off January 24th, however there’s still plenty of time to catch up on The 12 Days of Boobsmas. For the 12th (and final) Day of Boobsmas, Kelly and her guest read and review the scorching holiday novella, “Baby, it’s Hot in Here” by Olivia T. Turner.