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The Stories Between Us

Jun 26, 2020

Today we have the distinct honor of speaking with Ruben Degollado, author of the award-winning novel Throw. He tells us what it's like to live in a liminal space in the Rio Grande Valley, where even US citizens are subjected to checkpoints, and where his ancestral stories have infiltrated his fiction. You'll...

Jun 23, 2020

Today, Maile and Shawn admit to a few of the things that distract them from writing the most and offer up a few suggestions when it comes to regaining your focus. They also apologize profusely for not posting a podcast last Tuesday. Shawn forgets to hit the record button. 

Jun 18, 2020

Jen Pollock Michel talks with us about the importance of waiting (patience, young writer), the practical realities important to consider (am I asking questions that readers care about?), and the role that writing can play during difficult times like the ones we're living in. Oh, and why don't men buy theology books...

Jun 12, 2020

Today, D.L. Mayfield reminds us creative folks to tend to our bodies. She turns the tables on Shawn and Maile and asks them, "Can beauty really save the world?" And she helps us to begin thinking about how creative writing and activism can go hand-in-hand. 

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Jun 9, 2020

Shawn admits that he received a royalty statement last week but threw it in the trash. Maile is perplexed as to why he didn't tell her when this happened. Find out why. They also talk about how to deal with disappointing sales and their new puppy, Winnifred. 

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