Episode 49 – A Happy and Sad Endings Booksplosion With Special Guest Kara Swanson

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke welcome author and bookstagrammer Kara Swanson as all three share their favorite reads with happy and sad endings. Learn which sad endings hit the sweet spot, what makes a happy ending satisfying, and why sometimes it pays to go against tropes. Plus, books that make us go “augh!”

Episode 45 – Fairy Tales, Tomato Quests, and Squirrels: A New Year’s Booksplosion

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke as they share some of their top theme reads from 2018! Includes The Cute Animal category and the influence of book club reads. Plus, short stories: the not-so-secret way to win your Goodreads challenge.

Episode 4 – Books, Unicorns, and Blog Tours: An Interview with Laura A. Grace of Unicorn Quester

Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke welcome rabid bookish fangirl and blog tour operator Laura A. Grace (Laura Pol) to the show. Here what she has to say about getting into book blogging, what authors can do to make their blog tours successful, and the Random Question we throw at her!

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Laura A. Grace has a thrilling obsession with supporting her favorite authors. From hosting blog tours to throwing virtual parties, she’s always seeking new ways to spread the book love.

More than once her handsome ninja husband has heard the squeals of a late night fangirl as she reads a new plot twist or hears from her author friends. She and her family live in North Carolina, where they wield plastic lightsabers and keep an eye out for wandering unicorns.