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The Stories Between Us

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...

Mar 10, 2020

Shawn has a confession to make. Maile talks through her latest bout with depression and reflects on how writing gave her a place to go. They both talk about the need for creative types to shift from wanting only affirmation to also wanting critique that will help them make their stuff better. We explore who specifically...

Mar 3, 2020

Today we talk with Will and Anne Bogel. Anne is the founder and creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast, What Should I Read Next? She's also the author of numerous books including her latest, Don't Overthink It (which released March 2, 2020).

Will is the strong silent type mostly in the background who helps make...