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Ep. #255 – Interview with Keiko Agena

On today's episode, Adam and Jill get to talk with Keiko Agena who played Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls. Along with acting, she is also a visual artist who has a new workbook for artists out now called No Mistakes. Part adult coloring book, part artistic exercises, this workbook is perfect for anyone wanting to stretch their artistic limits whether you are a writer, an artist, or still trying to find your creative voice.

Adam and Jill also offer up some recent reads for listeners. 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The Call by Peadar O'Guilin

Final Girls by Riley Sager

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Beard Science by Penny Reid

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

 

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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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Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel is one half of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. He’s been working at OverDrive since 2010 where he’s responsible for helping new users discover OverDrive around the world and manages the OverDrive library blog.

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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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