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


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


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