Episode 4: Nova Ren Suma


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

Kathryn Benson