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Refresh Your Reading Goals + Exploring the Hidden History of Adoption pre-Roe v. Wade

It’s a two part episode! We’re about halfway through the year and we want to know: how’s your reading life going? Are you on track to hit your reading goals, or is it time to switch things up? Sally goes through some of her reading goals and shares what she’s focusing on for the rest …

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Author Interview: A.E. Copenhaver

In A.E. Copenhaver’s debut novel, an overwhelmed environmentalist named Cara finds unexpected—and ethically questionable—relief in her boyfriend’s carefree mother Millie. My Days of Dark Green Euphoria is simultaneously a wild ride of an adventure tale and an important exploration of eco-anxiety in our modern world. I spoke with A.E. Copenhaver about what led her to …

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Rhythm and Romance with Ashley M. Coleman

Ashley interviewed Ashley M. Coleman about her debut novel, GOOD MORNING, LOVE. In the interview, Ashley asked about world building in the music industry, writing a meaningful boss who is a Black woman, developing characters with dreams and insecurities, writing Black men who are vulnerable and evolving, and her platform for BIPOC writers, Permission to …

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The Fool’s Journey & Summer Solstice with East S.M.

Rah sits down with Appalachian Occultist, East S.M. to discuss her novel, Mercy’s Quest, scheduled to be released on the Summer Solstice! During the discussion they talk about the Summer Solstice, occult fiction, travel, and tarot. If you have ever been interested in witches, the occult, or tarot- this might just be the episode for …

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Reflecting Colonialism in Horror: A Discussion of Poscolonial Gothic and The Hacienda with Dr. Isabel Cañas

Mariquita talks with Isabel Cañas about her debut novel, The Hacienda, a terrifying and thrilling Postcolonial Gothic set in 1820s Mexico. They also touch on what makes a strong female protagonist, the legacy of colonialism on generations of indigenous people, the enduring role religion and the caste system have in oppression, and just how all …

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Fury, Rebirth, and Coconut Cake with Kristan Higgins

Ashley interviewed Kristan Higgins about her novel OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY. In the conversation, Kristan shares writing about midwifery, embracing fury, the absurdity of social media, Cape Cod, and the power of coconut cake.  Book content warning: Rape, miscarriage, abuse, mention of suicide, diet, death Resources mentioned: RJ Julia Support and follow our guest …

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Lip Service, Objectivity, and Criticism with Tajja Isen

Tayler sits down with Tajja Isen to talk about her new essay collection, as well as her thoughts on objectivity, culture, and social justice. Tajja Isen is the editor-in-chief of Catapult magazine and the author of the essay collection Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service. Books mentioned: Body Work by Melissa Febos …

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