August was a month for the A’s (minus Margot!). The Professional Book Nerds (PBN) podcast had a busy month chatting with the A+ line-up of Adalyn Grace, Alicia Thompson, Anna Meriano, Audrey Blake and Margot Harrison about their newly released books. Romance fans and historical fiction buffs, get ready to add to your reading list. Plus, there’s so much goodness for all of the YA devotees, from the sweet and nerdy to a gothic romance.
Listen in for fun and casual conversations including lots of little-known tidbits about your favorite new authors and exactly what inspires them when they sit down to write.
Adalyn Grace, author of Belladonna
PBN co-host Emma got to chat with Adalyn Grace about her new book, Belladonna. They discuss where the book title came from (and the sequel!), finding inspiration in music, spicy scenes, Sweeney Todd, anime, book collecting, Hadestown and so much more.
Alicia Thompson, author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers
Emma is joined by Alicia Thompson, author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers, to discuss the book, the importance of acknowledgements, Paramore’s prime and what it’s like to write spicy, relatable romance.
Alicia is also the author of The Secret Language of Birthdays.
Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This
PBN co-host Joe talks with Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This, published Aug. 2 from Penguin Young Readers Group. Anna tells Joe about creating characters in the blender method and they share stories from their time in high school marching band.
Audrey Blake, author of The Girl in His Shadow
Audrey, the creative alter ego of writing duo Jaima Fixsen and Regina Sirois, is also the author of The Surgeon’s Daughter.
Margot Harrison, author of We Made It All Up
Joe is joined by Margot Harrison to talk about her new book, We Made It All Up. Margot talks about her inspiration for the book, her fascination with fan fiction, and TikTok, where she gives retro YA reviews as well as shares stories about life with her hippy mom.
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The Professional Book Nerds are Jill, Emma and Joe—book nerds who dish out expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books on their weekly podcast. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is available through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.