Episode 65 – Mechanical Cats, Bookish Squirrels, and Sneks: A Cute Animals Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke dive into a booksplosion celebrating pets and animal sidekicks! Includes mechanical cats, snek floofs, and sapient toadstools (technically fungi but still cute). Plus, the grand reveal of Bruce the Cat’s Facebook page.

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Episode 64 – Writing On the Road: How to Get Vacation Inspiration and Work Trip Words

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle writing and creativity on the road! Includes getting inspiration from sensory details in your environment and using nearby locations for your drafting. Plus, how to find writing nooks in unlikely places.

Episode 63 – Conventions, Conferences, & Book Signings: Why, Why Not, and When

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle author events in our first summer-tastic author episode! Learn about the best in-person author events for you and which ones to avoid. Plus, why potential readers may want you to ignore them.

Episode 62 – Fairytale Talk: Magic Objects, Trope Updates, and True Love’s Fist Bump

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke as they talk favorite story tropes and ideas to refresh familiar fairy tales. Plus, why magical objects are always cool, and the importance of sidekicks as heroes.

Episode 61 – Crowns, Ice Hearts, and Love Talkers: A Fairy Tale Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke invite fairy tale author and fan Kimberly A. Rogers on the show for our fairy tale booksplosion! Includes genderswapped retellings, delightful dialects, and excellent allegories. Plus, Cinderella meets Doctor Who in the 1920s.