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Samantha Shannon

Emma chats with returning guest, Samantha Shannon, to talk about A Day of Fallen Night, returning to the Roots of Chaos world, crafting complex female characters, immortality, dragons, and Katniss Everdeen.

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Rachel Koller Croft

Emma is joined by Rachel Koller Croft to discuss her debut novel, Stone Cold Fox! They also chat about villains as main characters, the 1%, found family, and the difference between writing for the screen and writing for the page.

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Monica Heisey

Emma chats with Monica Heisey about her novel, Really Good, Actually. They also discuss divorce at a young age, the triumph of oat milk, writing for television versus writing fiction, the best advice, Toronto Public Library’s reading challenge, and how to find the funny in writing and life.

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Ana Reyes

Today on the pod, Joe chats with Ana Reyes about her debut title (and Reese’s Book Club January pick) The House in the Pines. They talk about writing twists, researching in your hometown, and why she thought TS Elliot was her mother’s enemy!

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Rainbow Rowell

Emma, Joe, and Jill are joined by the one and only Rainbow Rowell in today’s incredibly special episode. We chat about her new short story collection, Scattered Showers, writing across genres and formats, She-Hulk, fanfiction, historical figures in love, hair dye disasters, and more.

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Grady Hendrix

Join Joe for a conversation with Grady Hendrix! They talk about his new book, How to Sell a Haunted House, writing structure, Lemony Snicket, and just what it takes to empty out the clutter of a life gone by.

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Holly Black

In this episode, Emma chats with Holly Black about her new novel, Book of Night. Emma and Holly discuss the transition to writing for adults, if we’ll see these characters again, what the writing process was like, The Home Edit, and how great coffee is for any occasion.

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Akwaeke Emezi

In this episode, Joe is joined by multidisciplinary artist and writer Akwaeke Emezi, to talk about their debut romance title, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty. They talk about selling film rights (and the slowness of the Hollywood machine), creating art AND book jackets, their TikTok For You Pages, and Abbott Elementary!

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Emily Henry

In this episode, Emma FANGIRLS over Emily Henry and her latest novel, Book Lovers. They also chat about their favorite romance tropes, Hallmark movies, bright pink book jackets, book hangovers, the impact of TikTok, the magic of iced coffee, and a kayak scene that didn’t make the cut. Oh, and Oscar Isaac.

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Simone St. James

Today on the podcast, Joe is joined by Simone St. James, to discuss her new book, The Book of Cold Cases. Simone talks about what started her writing journey, how she creates stories and characters, and what she’s likely to order at the sushi restaurant.

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Rosie Walsh

In this episode, Rosie Walsh comes on to discuss her new book, The Love of My Life. She shares her immersive approach to researching her characters’ occupations and living spaces, she shares her experience of having a child during a global pandemic, and convinces Joe that everyone needs a garden shed to escape into!

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Jennifer Weiner

In this episode, Emma is joined by Jennifer Weiner to discuss her new book, The Summer Place. Jennifer discusses the conclusion of her summer book series, lobster cobb salad, how the pandemic changed everything, motherhood, and Sutton Foster!

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