Episodes

Cate Berry
Kathryn Benson
Bristol Ivy
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In the 22nd episode of Truer Words, Kathryn talks to Bristol Ivy about knitting, WWOOFing in New Zealand, and revisiting The X-Files.

Bristol is a hand-knitting designer and teacher. Her website is bristolivy.com and she can be found on Twitter: @bristolivy and Instagram: @bristolivy. Her designs can be found and purchased on Ravelry.


Mentioned in this Episode:

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Our episode with Nova Ren Suma

Our episode with Robin Benway

Raise Your Hand by Alice Paul Tapper

Goethe

The Secret

Our episode with Kerry Winfrey

Law & Order: SVU

WWOOF

Brooklyn Tweed

Bristol’s designs on Ravelry

MyBluprint

Lovecrafts

Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol

Ravelry

New York Sheep and Wool Festival

The X-Files

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

Future Night of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price

Deep Work by Cal Newport

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Lauren Spieller
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In the 21st episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks to author and agent Lauren Spieller about book scouting, agenting, and writing what you know as “reverse research.” 

Lauren is the author of two YA novels, YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT and SHE’S THE WORST, and an associate literary agent at TriadaUS. Her website is LaurenSpieller.com and she can be found on Twitter: @laurenspieller and Instagram: @laurenspieller.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Forever 35 podcast episode with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

Co-Star Astrology App

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything exhibit at the Jewish Museum in NYC

The Mount: Edith Wharton’s house

Kripalu

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Hamilton

“Hurricane” from Hamilton

Tiffany Schmidt, author of Bookish Boyfriends series

Follow your curiosity - Elizabeth Gilbert

Dessert First by Dean Gloster

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Marc Maron

Glow

Alison Brie

Jim McCarthy (Lauren’s agent)

City of Bones by Cassie Clare

Nova Ren Suma

Our episode with Nova Ren Suma

Fleabag

The Great British Baking Show

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

Vita Nostra by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko

The Wolf of Cape Fen - Juliana Brandt

Lauren’s manuscript wish list #mswl


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Special Episode: Intro to The Artist's Way
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Kerry Winfrey

In the 19th episode of Truer Words, we talk with writer Kerry Winfrey about romcoms, making the jump from YA to adult romcoms, and incorporating her obsessions into her books.

Kerry is the author of the YA novels Love and Other Alien Experiences and Things Jolie Needs To Do Before She Bites It and the adult romcom Waiting for Tom Hanks.

Find Kerry on Twitter: @kerryann and Instagram: @kerryann. Her website is kerrywinfrey.com.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Just Wright

Rosie’s Theater Kids

U.N.I.T.Y. by Queen Latifah

Billy Wilder’s Rules of Good Filmmaking

Conversations with Billy Wilder (Vanity Fair excerpt here) by Cameron Crowe

Margaret Bechard

Made of Honor - Patrick Dempsey / Michelle Monaghan movie

The Wedding Date - Debra Messing movie

Ghostbusters

How Red, White, and Royal Blue Became the Unlikely Book of Summer

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

The Last Holiday

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

You’ve Got Mail

Sleepless in Seattle

I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson

“Instant Messenger May Be Dead, but You’ve Got Mail is Forever” by Hilary Weaver

A Year of Romcoms tumblr

Meg Cabot

Nora Roberts

You’ve Got Mail walking tour

Cafe Lalo

Boat Basin

Books of Wonder

Colson Whitehead quote from The Colossus of New York

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Fitzgerald as Screenwriter: No Hollywood Ending

HelloGiggles

Glasstown Entertainment

Lauren Oliver

Lexa Hillyer

"Why is Gen Z Obsessed with The Office?" by Sonia Saraiya

Jen Maschari

Jody Casella

The Book Loft

Tom Hanks and the Great Lakes Theater Festival

Rainbow Rowell

"Real Romance" - Nora Roberts profile in The New Yorker by Lauren Collins

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Holiday

Our interview with Jasmine


Kathryn Benson
Salima Alikhan
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In the 18th episode of Truer Words, we talk with writer and illustrator Salima Alikhan about fairy tales, illustration, and writing historical fiction on a very tight deadline.

Salima is the author of Emmi in the City and the illustrator of many picture books, including Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas and Pieces of Another World.

Find Salima on Twitter: @salimaalikhan and Instagram: @salimaalikhan. Her website is SalimaAlikhan.net.

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Mentioned in this Episode:

SCBWI: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas, by Joe Gribnau and illustrated by Salima

Pieces of Another World by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Salima

Puss in Boots

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

All Dogs Go to Heaven

Cynthia Leitich-Smith

BookPeople bookstore

Texas Book Festival

Austin Teen Book Festival

Vermont College of Fine Arts

St. Edward’s University

Capstone Publishing

Scholastic “I Survived” series

Lauren Tarshis

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Architecture Tours

Emmi in the City by Salima

Jake Maddox series

Kar-Ben publishers

Feivel’s Flying Horses by Heidi Smith Hyde

Jessie Janowitz

Jessie’s episode of Truer Words

Vincent & Theo by Deborah Heiligmann

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Jacqui Lipton

Fleabag

Parks & Recreation

Stranger Things

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Rick Riordan Presents

Percy Jackson series

 
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Jen Doll
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Photo by Sarah Shatz

In the 17th episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks with Jen Doll about Sassy magazine, writing and reading advice columns, and her freelance writing career.

Jen is the author of a memoir, Save the Date, a YA novel, Unclaimed Baggage, which is currently being adapted for television. She also has an advice column for WeWork, writes for many publications and is working on her second novel.

Find Jen on Twitter: @thisisjendoll and Instagram: @thisisjendoll. Her website is JenDoll.com.

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Taffy Brodesser-Akner profile in Cosmopolitan by Jen Ortiz

A response to the Taffy profile in Longreads by Soraya Roberts

Roxane Gay’s WealthSimple essay

Sassy Magazine

Scholastic Awards

Jen’s work space

Reader’s Digest

Ella Dawson’s tweet about Jen’s Harper’s story

Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You? by Jen Doll in Harpers Bazaar

Abigail Disney Has More Money Than She’ll Ever Spend by Sarah McVeigh

Make Art, Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

WeWork column

The Real Ramona by Sarah Jaffe

A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

Dear Prudence 

Dear Sugar / Cheryl Strayed


 
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Leda Hoffmann
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In the 16th episode of Truer Words, Kathryn talks with Leda Hoffmann about directing theater, the perks and downfalls of freelancing, and niche museums in Texas.

Leda is the artistic director of the Strawdog Theatre Company  in Chicago.

Find Leda on Twitter: @ledahoffmann and Instagram: @ledahoffmann. Her website is ledahoffmann.com.

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Nshona

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Hadestown

Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin’s Tony speech

The Cat in the Hat

Texas Ranger Museum

New London Texas School Explosion Museum

Stuff You Missed in History Class about the New London Texas School Explosion


 
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Molly Backes
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Molly and Alfie in their Tulsa Artist Fellowship office

In the 15th episode of Truer Words, we talk with Molly Backes about fellowship programs, writing in the midwest, and her Twitter-famous dog, Alfie.

Molly is the author of THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA and a 2019 Tulsa Artists fellow.

Find Molly on Twitter: @mollybackes. Her website is mollybackes.com.

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Alliance of Artist Communities

Books are Magic

Little Manhattan

Tirzah Price

Rural YA

School segregation in NYC in the New York Times

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Tulsa art article in the New York Times

Wisconsin art fellowship

Cornell College fellowship

Route 66 Museum

Molly’s Route 66 Adventure by Dottie Raymer

Ragdale Foundation residency for artists

The Time-Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”- Flannery O’Conner, from Mysteries and Manners: Occasional Prose

Iowa almond milk tweet story

Field of Dreams

Iowa Writers’ Workshop

NaNoWriMo

Candlewick Press

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Alex Awards for adult books with YA crossover appeal

Linda Holmes


Molly’s Route 66 Adventure

Molly’s Route 66 Adventure

Molly visits Tulsa

Molly visits Tulsa

Molly arrives in Oklahoma

Molly arrives in Oklahoma

 
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Robin Benway
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Robin is the National Book Award-winning author of FAR FROM THE TREE, as well as: EMMY & OLIVER, ALSO KNOWN AS, GOING ROGUE, THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE and AUDREY, WAIT!

Find Robin on Twitter: @robinbenway and Instagram: @robinbenway. Her website is robinbenway.com

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

The Confusion of Laurel Graham by Adrienne Kisner

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

Rachel Cohn

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

David Levithan

Holly Black

Baby-Sitters Club

Sweet Valley High

Ramona books by Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

Mitch and Amy by Beverly Cleary

Ribsy by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

Bianca Turetsky

Baby-Sitters Club Netflix reboot

Lucia Aniello Architectural Digest story

Lucia Aniello

Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn

Audrey, Wait! by Robin

Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz

It Might Get Loud by Davis Guggenheim

Paul McCartney: The Love We Make by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan

Blackbird by Paul McCartney

Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey

Los Lobos

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin

Going Rogue by Robin

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Quibbler podcast

Emmy & Oliver

Far From the Tree

Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine

National Book Foundation / National Book Awards

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Lisa Kudrow interview on Nerdist

Meg Medina

Noah Centineo

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone

Taylor Swift

Pitchfork

The Ripped Bodice

Sarah McLean

Meg Cabot

Judy Blume

Samantha Bee

Wifey by Judy Blume

Tavi Gevinson

Julie Klausner

Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself by Judy Blume

Forever … by Judy Blume

Hasan Minhaj

Molly Ringwald

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Bright Lights by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens

Becky Albertalli

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson (Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin)

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in High Country by Pam Houston

Stevie Nicks

Five Seconds of Summer

Shrill

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Amy Spalding

 
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Jessie Janowitz
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In the 12th episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks with author Jessie Janowitz about writing middle grade fiction that readers can curl up with, and empowering kids through entrepreneurship.

Jessie is the author of the middle grade novels THE DOUGHNUT FIX and THE DOUGHNUT KING.

Find Jessie on Twitter: @jessiejanowitz and Instagram: @janowitzjessie. Her website is jessiejanowitz.com.

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Show Notes:

The Baby-Sitters’ Club

Glazed Over Donuts in Beacon, NY

Wassaic Project

Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Joyce Carol Oates

Toni Morrison

Russell Banks

Beverly Cleary

Harry Potter

Meg Cabot

Fulbright Scholarship

Norma Klein

You’re Wrong About . . . podcast Preppy Murder episode

SCBWI - Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun

R.J. Julia bookstore in Connecticut

The Bookworm bookstore in Omaha

The Bookmark Shoppe bookstore in Brooklyn

The King’s English bookstore in Salt Lake City

There There by Tommy Orange

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Killing Eve

 
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Episode 11: Yamile S. Mendez
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Episode 10: Julia Kelly
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In the 10th episode of Truer Words, Kathryn talks with author Julia Kelly about writing romance and historical fiction, how a writing career can complement a day job with transferable skills, and how to move to London (tip: have a British mom).

Julia is the author of several romance and historical fiction novels and co-host of the podcast, You’re Never Going to Read This.

Find Julia on Twitter: @the_julia_kelly and Instagram: @juliakellywrites. Her website is juliakellywrites.com.

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

The Light Over London by Julia

The Matchmaker of Edinburgh series by Julia

Alexis Anne

Alexandra Haughton

Audra North

One Week in Wyoming

One Week in Hawaii

You’re Never Going to Read This - Julia’s podcast with her sister

The Martian by Andy Weir

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

About Truer Words:

Truer Words is created and produced by Melissa Baumgart and Kathryn Benson. Our music was composed by Mike Sayre, and our logo was designed by Marianne Murphy.

You can follow us on Twitter @truerwordspod and on Instagram @truerwordspodcast.

 
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Episode 9: Christina Bryza
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In the 9th episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks with Christina Bryza about working in journalism and publishing, advocating for herself as an unagented author who also worked at her publisher, and her shift into intuitive work.

Christina is the author of the picture book parody, ARE YOU MY BOYFRIEND?

Find Christina on Twitter: @christinabeane and Instagram: @christinabeane. Her website is christinabryza.com.

Subscribe to Truer Words on Apple Podcasts.

Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron

A recent profile of Julia Cameron in NYTimes

The Daily Northwestern

How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan

Medill diplomas misspelled

The Wizard of Oz

Popular Science

Parenting Magazine

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Are You My Boyfriend?

Are You My Mother?

Urban Outfitters

Pretty is the kid-safe “sexy”

Spiritual Mechanic - Erin-Ashley Kerti

Glo.com meditation

Christina’s website (you can sign up for #ThankYouThursday here)

 
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Episode 8: Bianca Turetsky
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In the eighth episode of Truer Words, Melissa talks with Bianca Turetsky about working for an artist, doing historical research, hunting for vintage fashion, and how to get cheap theater tickets. Plus: how Bianca is DEFINITELY WRITING A THRILLER now.

Bianca is the author of the Time-Traveling Fashionista books and co-author of the upcoming Magic on the Map series with Courtney Sheinmel.

Find Bianca on Twitter: @biancaturetsky and Instagram: @biancaturetsky. Her website is biancaturetsky.com. Magic on the Map #1: Let's Mooove! will be available May 7th from Penguin Random House.

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Show Notes:

Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Writopia Lab

Writopia Worldwide Plays Festival

Minds Matter

Bridge to Terabithia

The Baby-Sitters Club

Sweet Valley Twins

Sweet Valley High

Nancy Drew

Christopher Pike

R.L. Stine

The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel

Lucia Aniello in Architectural Digest

Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix

Robin Benway / Robin’s instagram

Steven Kellogg

Rolling Stone

Julian Schnabel

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Before Night Falls

Javier Bardem

Les trésors de les parfums françaises

Versailles

Sofia Coppola

Marie Antoinette

Titanic exhibit

Great Lakes Science Center

New York Historical Society

Hamilton exhibit at the New York Historical Society

Hamilton

Hamilton app

TDF - Theater Development Fund

Hello, Dolly!

TodayTix

HipTix

LincTix

Twilight

Sandra Suy - illustrator for The Time-Traveling Fashionista

Sandra Suy on Instagram

Children’s animation on the Titanic

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

Fashion Plates

Full Fathom Five

James Frey

Writopia

Radical Candor, by Kim Scott

Writopia Sleepaway Camp

Bug Juice

Courtney Sheinmel

Magic on the Map

Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere

Everything I Never Told You

Tana French

The Met Gala

Ocean’s 8

FIT Museum

Isla Fisher

Marge in Charge

Hollywood’s Eve by Lili Anolik

Seduction by Karina Longworth

You Must Remember This - Karina Longworth’s podcast

Ecuador Service Trip with Writopia


 
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Episode 7: Ally Condie
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Episode 6: Jasmine Guillory
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In the sixth episode of Truer Words, we focus on romance novels! We also include some housekeeping notes, including that we are moving to an every-other-week publishing schedule moving forward.

Then we talk to author Jasmine Guillory! Jasmine is the author of the wildly popular romance novels, The Wedding Date and The Proposal, along with the upcoming The Wedding Party and future novels yet to be written.

Find Jasmine on Twitter: @thebestjasmine and Instagram: @jasminepics. Her website is JasmineGuillory.com.

Subscribe to Truer Words on Apple Podcasts.

Show Notes:

The Worst Bestsellers Podcast / @worstbestseller

Kathryn’s episodes of The Worst Bestsellers:

Episode 117: Year One

Episode 28: Black Hills

The Sauce Podcast / @saucepodcast

Melissa’s All I Wanna Do essay

Jasmine on the Today Show!

Reese’s Book Club

Berkley Romance

Tessa Dare

Courtney Milan

Beverly Jenkins

Nora Roberts

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Rachel Fershleiser

Tessa Dare quote that Kathryn mentions

The Ripped Bodice store

The Ripped Bodice Diversity Report

Thinking About Jewish Children’s Literature in a Time of Rising Antisemitism - Katherine Locke

NaNoWriMo

Holly Root, Jasmine’s agent

Holly’s interview on 88 Cups of Tea

The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang

Intercepted, by Alexa Martin

Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfield

Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Girls of Canby Hall, by Emily Chase

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

Sherry Thomas

The Hollow of Fear (third book in Lady Sherlock series), by Sherry Thomas

@ThatEricAlper tweet about waking up in 1918

The Agency series, by Y.S. Lee

All You Can Never Know, by Nicole Chung

Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal

Pride, by Ibi Zoboi

Judy Blume

Back to the Future series


 
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Episode 5: J. Albert Mann
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In the fifth episode of Truer Words, we focus on the challenges of writing historical biographical fiction.

Then we talk to author J. Albert Mann! Jen is the author of the new YA biographical historical fiction WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW, about the early life of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. She is also the author of the Sunny Sweet middle grade series and another historical novel, Scar.

Find Jen on Twitter: @jenannmann and Instagram: @jenniferannmann. Her website is JAlbertMann.com.  

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Show Notes:

Books, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Scar by J. Albert Mann

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger

My Fight for Birth Control by Margaret Sanger

Woman of Valor by Ellen Chesler

Other books by Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood

Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights by Angela Davis

Surprise! The ERA is back!

Jennifer K. Mann

People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann

Highlights Magazine

Kerry Sparks, literary agent

Kirby Larson

Unpresidented by Martha Brockenbrough

Eugene V. Debs

Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Just As I Thought by Grace Paley

Monica Hesse

Ruta Sepetys

Amanda West Lewis

Rachel Syme on Twitter

Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly

Eloquent Rage by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

My Life As a Goddess by Guy Branum

We Need Diverse Books

Ellen Oh


 
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Special Episode: Our 2019 Goals
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Episode 4: Nova Ren Suma
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In the fourth episode of Truer Words, we focus on balancing writing with other jobs that pay the bills.

Then we talk to one of our personal mentors, Nova Ren Suma! Nova is the New York Times best-selling author of multiple YA novels, including her latest, A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES, THE WALLS AROUND US, and IMAGINARY GIRLS. She is on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program.

Find Nova on Twitter: @novaren and Instagram: @novaren. Her website is novaren.com. She is also the co-founder of the Foreshadow YA anthology, which is on Twitter @foreshadowYA and online at ForeshadowYA.

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Show Notes:

Books, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work edited by Mason Currey

Distraction 99 - Nova’s blog

Vermont College of Fine Arts

A Room Away from the Wolves - Nova’s latest book

The Walls Around Us - Nova’s previous book

The Writers Room

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Feathered by Laura Kasischke

Boy Heaven by Laura Kasischke

Winter Institute

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado

 
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