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S5E4 - Benjamin Dreyer, DREYER'S ENGLISH

4/26/2019
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Synopsis: Vice president, executive managing editor, and copy chief of Penguin Random House Benjamin Dreyer talks about his new writing style guide Dreyer's English, how and when to break certain writing "rules," whether "proper" english is classist, how words become part of the language, and how the publishing industry has changed over the last 25 years. Benjamin also explains why "grey" and "gray" are two different colors. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Audible: Get a FREE...

Duration:00:43:39

S5E3 – Rob Hart, TAKE-OUT

4/10/2019
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Synopsis: Rob Hart stops by to discuss his collection of food-themed short noir stories, TAKE-OUT. Rob also talks about how where we grow up shapes our writing, how New York City has changed throughout the years, social commentary through genre fiction, and where to find the best burritos. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Audible: Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. Make sure to...

Duration:00:47:27

S5E2 – Alyssa Palombo, THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL

3/8/2019
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Synopsis: Alyssa Palombo discusses her latest historical tale, THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL, a Legend of Sleepy Hollow retelling told from the point of view of Ichabod Crane's beloved, Katrina van Tassel. Alyssa also talks about the care in retelling a well-known story, her research process, and staying true to an often-told tale while also turning it on its head. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Audible: Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000...

Duration:00:46:01

S5E1 – Laura Zats and Erik Hane, PRINT RUN PODCAST

12/22/2018
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Synopsis: Welcome to season 5! On this episode, literary agents Laura Zats and Erik Hane of Red Sofa Literary stop by to discuss how they got started in agenting, why the dreaded query letter might not be so dreadful, the ongoing problems plaguing the publishing industrial complex, and what it’s like running the best darn podcast for querying writers. Oh, and we finally learn where the Loon came from. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: FeedPress: Blog and podcast analytics starting...

Duration:01:00:52

S4E14 – Less Harper, THE BULLET JOURNAL METHOD (COVERED Book Club)

12/7/2018
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Synopsis: In the season 4 finale, author, blogger, and podcaster Less Harper joins Harry in discussing Ryder Carroll’s new self-help productivity book, The Bullet Journal Method and how it applies to their own writing processes. It’s a lively discussion about drafting, editing, self-publishing and traditional publishing, marketing, and whether these systems can help us write better books. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: FeedPress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a...

Duration:00:59:22

S4E13 – Sarah Ward, AESOP LAKE

10/26/2018
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CONTENT WARNING: The passage Sarah reads utilizes strong language and a hateful slur as part of the antagonist’s dialogue. If you would prefer to skip this section, it goes from 2:35 to 6:19. Such language is not used for the remainder of the episode. Synopsis: Sarah Ward discusses her debut LGBTQ+ YA novel, AESOP LAKE, as well as writing a story for allies, why people don’t abandon toxic belief systems, our capacity for empathy, and the changing state of the world under a president who...

Duration:00:48:43

S4E12 – Alice Kaltman, WAVEHOUSE

9/28/2018
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Synopsis: Alice Kaltman returns to COVERED to discuss her new YA novel, WAVEHOUSE, as well as surfing on the Long Island Sound, writing introverted main characters, the adult influence on YA publishing, publishing with a small press, the marketing grind, and the unending brilliance of Beth Gilstrap. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: FeedPress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting at just $8 a month. Use promo code COVERED to get 10% off your...

Duration:00:51:56

S4E11 – Anne Wheaton, PIGGY AND PUG

7/13/2018
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Synopsis: Anne Wheaton stops by to talk about her new picture book, PIGGY AND PUG, self-publishing a picture book with a huge social media presence, found families, spreading kindness on Twitter, the importance of beta readers (especially the little ones), impostor syndrome, finding a book’s true audience, and her experiences at BookCon and Emerald City ComicCon. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: FeedPress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting...

Duration:01:12:13

S4E10 – Steph Post, WALK IN THE FIRE

6/29/2018
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Synopsis: Author Steph Post discusses her thrilling Judah Cannon series, including LIGHTWOOD and WALK IN THE FIRE, as well as her forthcoming supernatural novel, MIRACULUM, what it means to write “grit lit”, being the “voice” of a demographic, breaking out of marketing boxes, and the exhaustion of writing a series. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: FeedPress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting at just $8 a month. Use promo code COVERED to get...

Duration:00:46:24

S4E9 – Shobha Rao, GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

4/26/2018
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Synopsis: Author Shobha Rao discusses her debut novel, GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER, as well as the plight of human trafficking in India, how fiction has changed in a post-9/11 world, the perseverance of the human spirit, whether fiction writers have an obligation to expose the dark truths about humanity, and how she wrote the book in two months while living in complete isolation. Also, apologies for the abrupt ending – we had a lengthy conversation about my own writing I didn’t think anyone wanted...

Duration:00:47:07

S4E8 – Lisa Lueddecke, A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY

3/23/2018
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Synopsis: Author Lisa Lueddecke discusses her Young Adult fantasy novel, A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY, the origins of its fairy tale-esque story, what draws her to the Young Adult demographic, writing three-dimensional characters, successfully juggling multiple POVs, and the necessity of enthusiastic beta readers. And be sure to order your copy of Jim Warner’s Actual Miles, his third collection of poetry and his first book in over a decade! Criss-crossing Rust Belt mining towns and Filipino...

Duration:00:56:46

S4E7 – Katharine Grubb, WHEN THE TIMER DINGS

1/19/2018
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Synopsis: Author and founder of the 10 Minute Novelist Facebook Group, Katharine Grubb, discusses her new book, WHEN THE TIMER DINGS: ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE TO MAKE THE MOST OF 10 MINUTE INCREMENTS, as well as the guilt of not writing, making time for our passions, running a successful Facebook writing group, launching a new writing conference, and saying no when we don’t want to. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Nacht Sound Engineering: Streamline the process of delivering...

Duration:01:04:31

S4E6 – Meg LaTorre-Snyder, Literary Agent Apprentice at Corvisiero Literary Agency

12/8/2017
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Synopsis: Literary agent apprentice Meg LaTorre-Snyder discusses her role at Corvisiero Literary Agency and answers listener questions about the querying process. Should you personalize a query? Should writers worry about chasing trends? What should authors know when signing with an agent? How long should a “revise and resubmit” take to complete? Meg answers these questions and many more to help aspiring authors polish their manuscripts, brave the query trenches, and ultimately gain...

Duration:00:54:41

S4E5a (BONUS) – Theodora Goss, 5 Lessons Learned While Writing THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER

11/17/2017
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Synopsis: Please enjoy this bonus mini-episode of COVERED as you work toward your own writing and publishing goals. Maybe you’re struggling to write 50,000 words by the end of the month, or perhaps you’re deep in the query trenches looking for a sign of hope. Well, here it is. Theodora Goss shares her wisdom and the five most important things she learned while writing and publishing her novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. Normally, these mini-episodes are only for Patreon...

Duration:00:09:10

S4E5 – Theodora Goss, THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER

11/17/2017
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Synopsis: Author Theodora Goss discusses her Victorian/Gothic mashup, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, as well as why we keep revisiting the same monster stories, their hidden feminism, and the trials and tribulations of writing historical fiction. As a bonus for NaNoWriMo, Theodora’s “Five Lessons Learned” mini-episode, normally a perk only for Patreon members at the $5 level, will be available to everyone. If you enjoy this content and would like to support the show AND...

Duration:01:04:50

S4E4 – Carolyn Porter, MARCEL’S LETTERS

11/3/2017
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Synopsis: Graphic designer and author Carolyn Porter discusses her book, Marcel’s Letters, which details her creation of the script font P22 Marcel and the year-long search for the World War II prisoner whose letters inspired it. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Nacht Sound Engineering: Streamline the process of delivering high-quality shows to your audience and focus on what you love. Feedpress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting at just...

Duration:00:48:28

S4E3 – Emily Fridlund, HISTORY OF WOLVES

10/13/2017
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Synopsis: Emily Fridlund discusses her debut novel HISTORY OF WOLVES, finding a character’s voice, her manipulation of time and memory throughout the narrative, and the surprising story behind her Man Booker Prize nomination. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Nacht Sound Engineering: Streamline the process of delivering high-quality shows to your audience and focus on what you love. Feedpress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting at just $8 a...

Duration:01:03:48

S4E2 – Caroline Weaver, THE PENCIL PERFECT

9/15/2017
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Synopsis: Caroline Weaver of CW Pencil Enterprise discusses her book, The Pencil Perfect, the drama behind the pencil’s creation, why the pencil has endured for four hundred years, and where it might go in the future. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Nacht Sound Engineering: Streamline the process of delivering high-quality shows to your audience and focus on what you love. Feedpress: Blog and podcast analytics starting at $4 a month, podcast hosting starting at just $8 a month....

Duration:01:02:30

S4E1 – Greer Macallister, GIRL IN DISGUISE

9/1/2017
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Synopsis: Season 4 is finally here and we kick off the Season of Women Authors with historical fiction author Greer Macallister and her new novel Girl in Disguise. Greer also talks about taking liberties when writing historical fiction, writing accurate portrayals of the female historical experience, all those “Girl” titles, and what she’s reading now. This episode of COVERED is sponsored by: Nacht Sound Engineering: Streamline the process of delivering high-quality shows to your audience...

Duration:00:47:11

S3E14 – Chris Smith, THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK): AN ORAL HISTORY

5/26/2017
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Synopsis: On the season 3 finale, Harry talks with Chris Smith about his book, The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History, which features interviews with Jon Stewart, the cast, crew, and past guests about their time on The Daily Show. They also talk about Jon’s confrontation with Billy Joel, Lin Manuel Miranda’s love of the book, Chris’s insane six month deadline to catalogue dozens of interviews spanning a 20-year history of the show, and the Daily Show’s legacy on late-night...

Duration:01:05:29