Friday, November 9, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ai: E.J. Wesley


in today's episode we superspeed through the news
then interview E.J. Wesley, author of the MOONSONGS series
Book One of which is now availabe

e.j. links:
BLOOD FUGUE on Amazon  (only 99cents)
BLOOD FUGUE on Goodreads
E.J.'s Blog
NA Lit Chat Blog

news links:

The Poignancy of Media for Youth
Johnny Depp Literary Imprint
SHADOW AND BONE by dreamworks!!!
SLAMMED optioned
self-pubbed quantities
B&N credit card hack
John Franklin Stephens vs Anne Coulter
S&S restructure
month9books OPEN

Rose Cooper: 2-book deal with Random House DEAD SERIOUS
Lisa Amowitz VISION

Friday, October 12, 2012

episode 18: our worst pod ever


heya guys!
in this week's episode we kinda...  ramble.
this is what happens when you combine a lack of direction with legal drugs.  O.O
hope you enjoy.

bullying survey
disney paper sourcing
A WRINKLE IN TIME graphic novelization
EMBRACE the cw
YA mash-up trends

Friday, August 31, 2012

episode 14: squeals of terror

back cover of WINGER  (from andrew smith's facebook)


heya guys!
in this week's episode em and i discuss some experiences that have chilled us to the core... or at least made our toes a little cool...

flash fiction contest
WINGER cover and illustration process (in a small part)

Friday, August 24, 2012

episode 13: em's going to be a size z????

self-portrait by emily white (of the future)


check out the rack on katniss...
image credit

heya guys!
another more free form episode this week... but what's cRaZy about this episode???
miss em makes a shocking confession about a pet fantasy she's been harboring for i don't know how long.
tune in and be prepared for a jaw-dropping good time...
image credit

Brain Hive e-book lending service
SoHo Teen new imprint
Strange Chemistry new imprint
Woman Get's Suprise on Receipt
Insta-Love in YA post
Sarah Fine's series on writer's block -post #1

Deals Announced this Week:
Kelly Hashway's THE MONSTER WITHIN to Spencer Hill Press coming April 2014


Friday, August 3, 2012

episode 11: squirrelly violence

heya guys!
in today's episode, emily tells us of her lifechanging experience this week
and then
we discuss violence and the media- and who beget who


nathan bransford's article
pod people blog

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

episode 9-the things book chicks fight about

heya guys!

this week's episode starts with the news as usual... with a brief interlude about emily's body hair.
then proceeds to cover the usefulness of pinterest before diving into a tailspin of a bunny trail concerning the words "genre" and "YA"

there may be an inappropriate amount of passion concerning the silly topic, and the decibel of the conversation increases...ummm... a bit.

Download Here

News Links:

Gaiman HarperCollins deal
LTM's blog!  CONGRATS, girl!!!!
Nora Roberts self-publisher conflict
Write Club

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

ai Kendra Saunders- episode 7

heya guys!

in this week's episode, there is no news.  mostly because vic spaced out on it...

moving on!
what we DO have is an awesome interview with author Kendra Saunders.

she self-published her debut novel INANIMATE OBJECTS, a "dark and glittering novel of artists and magicians, muses and immortals. At the heart of the story is Leonidas Bondi, a charismatic young artist who falls under the watchful gaze of Matilda August. Matilda has been a patron to the stars for hundreds of years, but this fickle muse is more than a little taken with her new protégé, blurring her own lines of work and obsession. Providing opposition is Matilda’s son, Elisha, a moody figure who holds revenge above all else after he suffers a terrible wrong."

i was impressed with her vivid imagination and insights into humanity.
i hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did!

Vagabonds video - see more of the Leonidas model!!! :)
Kendra's site

Saturday, June 16, 2012

episode 5- social medi-huh?

aw yeah kitty tummy!

(we've been having some technical difficulties, if the ep says it's longer than an hour, don't believe it)
heya guys!
click here to get to the download site

in this week's news we discuss:

the passing of Mr. Ray Bradbury,
the opening of Words Like Candy editing service,
a new book picked up by Spencer Hill Press

then we get to hear a bit about the BEA experience as an exhibiting author,
and em and i discuss the importance of finding your niche in social media.
(something i'm still trying to figure out).

hope your week has been going well! :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

ai- Susan Kaye Quinn

IMPORTANT: the episode is only 51 minutes, we're trying to figure out what is happening to our episode lengths, but they are reading wrong...

UPDATE:  Still having some technical difficulties... :(  

link to the show!  :)

heya guys!!!

vic here.
this week we host our VERY FIRST guest!!!

and HOO BOY!  what a guest!!!

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of several YA novels.

LIFE, LIBERTY, and PURSUIT released by Omnific Publishing

and her self published MindJack series


i gotta say, Sue is genius!  and she brings a lot of insight into publishing in this interview.
tune in and listen up, you're likely to learn bunches.  :)

thank you miss sue for coming on the show!

Friday, June 1, 2012

BEA competitive- episode 3

heya guys!

you should be able to pick up the episode here or download from iTunes within 24 hours.  :)

in today's episode Em and i discuss the implementation of kickstarter to try to fund the theatrical version of KC Going's FAT KID RULES THE WORLD.  (see the second trailer at the end of the post)

then we each talk about two books we're really looking forward to being released in june 2012.

and the BIG TOPIC for the day:
BEA!!!!! (book expo america!!!!)
emily's going and she's scared outta her wits.  vic gives her some unbelievably profound advice (i know, right?).  tune in to hear whether she's willing to take it or not... dun.dun.duuuuuuunnnnn.....

what new releases are you looking forward to?

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD / Kickstarter PW article
FKRtheW on Kickstarter
FKRtheW on Amazon
FKRtheW on Facebook
SURRENDER by Elana Johnson
ZOE LETTING GO by Nora Price
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
mr. joshua
dan cohen
Live Chat with Emily White- June 1st
Opening Day at Sketcher Girl Studios- June 7th


Friday, May 25, 2012

episode two: BAN THIS!!!

episode two is now available via lisbyn here  and within 24 hours on iTunes! :)

so, in this episode's YA NEWS segment, we discuss the one and only Neil Gaiman's commencement speech, The Writer's Voice competition, and Kate Hart's amazing analysis of 2011 YA covers.

and then we move on to discuss book banning, challenging, and the banned books that each of us read in preparation for the episode.

now, the important question:
is it pronounced GUY-man  or GAY-man... please educate us in the comments.

AND don't forget to vote in the poll on the sidebar!

to inform you as a voter, emily suggested these pics:

and vic, the right one, suggested these pics:

this one bears repeating on the correct side of the issue...

sexy stuff, people!!!


so, out of all the banned books you've read, what's your favorite?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

welcome to the madness!!!

it has landed!!!!
emily and i discuss recent YA news, some of our top favorite YA novels and genres, and potty mouths...
i plead the fifth-filth-fifth?!?!?
i hope you enjoy!  YAY!!!
you can download it from here...

p.s.  we are trying to get onto iTunes for your subscription ease, but we are awaiting approval.

some linksies- per mr. rusty's request (and common sense would suggest including--- oops!)

news links:
When publishing goes wrong- the Mandy DeGeit/ Undead Press thing
Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2011
new literary podcast!  The Other Side of the Story with Mark Myklusch

books mentioned:
contemporary/ literary
HATE LIST by jennifer brown
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by john green
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by john green and david levithan
THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by jandy nelson
LIVING DEAD GIRL by elizabeth scott
THE MOCKINGBIRDS by daisy whitney
HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT by natalie standiford

A LONG LONG SLEEP by anna sheehan
CINDER by marissa meyer

THE HUNGER GAMES by suzanne collins
THE DEA-TOSSED WAVES by carrie ryan
THE MAZE RUNNER by james dashner

BAD TASTE IN BOYS by carrie harris
A MONSTER CALLS by patrick ness
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by neil gaiman

THE REPLACEMENT by brenna yovanoff
CITY OF BONES by cassandra clare

let me know if i missed any, and i'll be happy to link you! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

first episode coming soon!!!!!

heya guys!
vic here.
just letting you know that our VERY FIRST episode will be available for download on Friday May 18th!!!
in the mean time, you can follow us here in the sidebar (by email or google friend connect) and like our page on facebook!
looking forward to invading your ear canals!