It’s a This Creative Life first! My guests are two authors who are still a year out or more from the publication of their first books. I’ve been eager to do a show like this to remind us all that working writers don’t spring up overnight from nowhere. Not that you thought that, but it’s one of those things that can be easy to forget when you plop down into someone’s career midstream and it seems like they were born with the highly-coveted and often misunderstood “published author” credentials.
Kate Bassett (Words and Their Meanings, Flux, Fall 2014) and Bryan Bliss (title-to-come YA, Greenwillow/HarperCollins, Winter 2015) talk candidly about their paths to publication, their fears and anxieties, and the good and bad surprises post-book-contract.
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Dear listener! As I explain at the end of this episode, the podcast will be on hiatus until sometime in February. I’ve got one book (or half a book) coming out and its little tour (stops in NYC, SLC, San Francisco, Petaluma – details to come), a teaching gig, and a bunch of writing to get done, so it’s a lot of off-the-gridness for me in the coming weeks. I’ll miss you!
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