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Erin E. Adams, Author of JACKAL

On today’s episode, Joe talks with Erin E. Adams about her debut novel JACKAL (out October 4, 2022) and about the true horrors of returning home for a wedding. Erin shares about her process, her research and how her work in theater and screenwriting helped to build such strong pacing. An amazing read anytime, but […]
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We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school. With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.

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Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer is a Product Trainer at OverDrive, where she provides support to Public Library partners. Prior to joining the Training team, Emma was an OverDrive Content Specialist and she brings a great deal of library, publishing, and book knowledge to her current team.

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Joe Skelley

Joe Skelley manages the tour route for OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile and helps introduce new users to Libby through virtual training sessions. In college, Joe majored in promotional communications, and literature reading everything from the classics to local authors in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

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Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunenwald is the creator and other half of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast and loves talking about books almost as much as she loves reading them. She joined OverDrive in 2015 as a Collection Development Analyst, helping libraries select and purchase content for their users.

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Ready for some October ghost-y audio goodness? GHOST 19 is now available and is just long enough for some afternoon chores or a short road trip. Ebook coming January 4 👻 https://adbl.co/3P78jaC

HAPPY PUB DAY!!! JACKAL is officially out in the world today. 🎉🎉🎉

It takes a village to make a book and I am so so grateful for mine all days and especially today. I’m so honored to share this story with all of you.

Thank you 🖤


Whoa. JACKAL has been selected as an Amazon Editors’ best of the month Category Pick for October!! 😱😱😱

And there’s an orange banner 🧡🧡🧡

What a way to start pub week!!!


Today, Joe is talking with @iameeadams about her new book JACKAL, out TOMORROW (10/4).

If you're ready for a spooky season read, JACKAL is ready for you! Give this ep. a listen and get ready to read!

🎧: https://professionalbooknerds.com/erin-e-adams-author-of-jackal/

timothée chalamet is the new benedict cumberbatch in the sense that you can say ANYTHING and we know who you mean. tiffany chevrolet. timpanogos charlemagne. symphony cabernet. jiminy castaway.

Next Fall 🎃 My 3rd book comes out! It’s a sharp-tongued slasher called YOUR LONELY NIGHTS ARE OVER—the title and the story’s killer, Mr. Sandman, drew from the ending of this horror gem 💎

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