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Holly Black portraits

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 portrait

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 portrait

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 portrait

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 portrait

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 portrait

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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