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The Stories Between Us

Apr 7, 2020

Today we talk with one of my favorite people: author, podcaster, and pastor Steve Wiens. He shares with us about collective grief, we talk about the toughest revisions we've ever been asked to make on a book, and he gives us plenty to be hopeful about. 

Steve's new book, Shining Like the Sun, releases today! Celebrate...

Apr 3, 2020

Today we speak with our creative doppelgangers, another couple trying to make it work in the freelance world. Leslie Verner is an author, freelance writer, and speaker, and her husband Adam is a book narrator. That's right. He has the dream job of reading books FOR A LIVING. We talk about how to make it in the creative...

Mar 31, 2020

Maile and Shawn discuss the strange new world we are all living in as well as the book on creativity, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. They delve into the fears that try to keep them from creating, and Maile shares an update on her recent querying of agents to represent her middle grade books. 

Mar 24, 2020

Yangsze Choo is the author of two amazing novels: The Night Tiger (a Reese Witherspoon book club pick) and The Ghost Bride (a new Netflix series), and this week she joins us to chat about procrastination, the quick fix versus the long work of writing, and how to write when the kids are home for summer vacation.


Mar 17, 2020

Today we talk with Devi Laskar, the award-winning author of the fabulous book, The Atlas of Reds and Blues. We discuss the importance of teachers in forming our literary interest, and Devi shares her long and difficult (and ultimately extremely encouraging) journey into publishing which included losing...