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Rebecca Yarros portraits

Rebecca Yarros

Emma spends roughly an hour fangirling at bestselling author, Rebecca Yarros, and chats about the highly-anticipated release of Iron Flame. They also discuss work-life balance, the biggest obstacles facing Xaden and Violet, Rebecca’s favorite dragon and go-to coffee order, being a Dain apologist, and so much more in this casual, chatty interview.

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TJ Klune & Daniel Henning portraits

TJ Klune & Daniel Henning

Today Joe is freaking out because he gets to talk to TJ Klune and Daniel Henning. TJ wrote one of Joe’s all-time favorite books, The House in the Cerulean Sea, and his newest book, In the Lives of Puppets, released in April 2023. Daniel has been the voice for both of these audiobooks and over 200 others (The House in the Cerulean Sea (audio), In the Lives of Puppets(audio)).

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Clay McLeod Chapman & Rachel Harrison portraits

Clay McLeod Chapman & Rachel Harrison

Emma and Joe are thrilled to chat with incredible horror authors, Clay McLeod Chapman and Rachel Harrison, for a special conversation about their new books, What Kind of Mother (out September 12th), and Black Sheep(out September 19th). Listen in to hear about finding inspiration in the strangest of places (Nicholas Sparks and insurance commercials), nature vs. nurture, not turning into our parents, struggling with parenthood, being fans of each others’ work, the horror author community, and their friendship! We also get a tiny glimpse into what they’re working on next.

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Kennedy Ryan portraits

Kennedy Ryan

Emma speaks with award-winning author, Kennedy Ryan, about her books, The Kingmaker, and Long Shot, to celebrate the Bloom Books editions in print. They also discuss Kennedy’s research that goes into her writing, centering women, writing with conviction, belief, her journalism background, motherhood, romance, allllll the tropes, and so much more.

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Ana Reyes portraits

Ana Reyes

Today on the pod, Joe chats with Ana Reyes about her debut title (and Reese’s Book Club January pick) The House in the Pines. They talk about writing twists, researching in your hometown, and why she thought TS Elliot was her mother’s enemy!

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Santino Fontana portraits

Santino Fontana

Today’s guest is a DREAM come true! It’s audiobook narrator, actor, performer, and all around talent, Santino Fontana. Emma and Joe have a lively chat about For You and Only You(and the rest of the You series), killing superstitions, trenta coffee orders, keeping it different, Cleveland love, and more!

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Caroline Kepnes portraits

Caroline Kepnes

Emma and Joe chat with Caroline Kepnes about FOR YOU AND ONLY YOU. They also chat about Joe Goldberg’s character growth, how dreamy Santino Fontana’s narration is, what Caroline’s go-to coffee order is at Dunkin’ and Starbucks, and so much more.

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Emily Henry & Julia Whelan portrait

Emily Henry & Julia Whelan

Emma is delighted to welcome back Emily Henry and Julia Whelan to the podcast to discuss their involvement with Happy Place, out on April 25th! They have lively conversation about Emily’s new book, their favorite romance tropes, conquering every industry, their happy places, mocktail hour, and more.

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Ore Agbaje-Williams portrait

Ore Agbaje-Williams

Today, Joe chats with Ore Agbaje-Williams about her debut title, The Three of Us(out May 16). Ore shares about her work as an editor and her creative process. Ore and Joe talk about writing what you think will sell versus what you enjoy, NaNoWriMo, and of course Twilight.

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Riley Sager portrait

Riley Sager

PBN favorite, Riley Sager, returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, The Only One Left. Emma and Riley also discuss Duran Duran, “twist overkill,” why he set the book in the 1980s, his intense writing schedule, the writer’s strike in Hollywood, and some BREAKING NEWS for the next book that’s still being written.

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Megan Miranda portrait

Megan Miranda

Today Emma and Joe are joined by Megan Miranda, author of The Only Survivors. They talk about finding missing cell phones in the sand, crafting strong casts of characters, setting stories in small towns, and what Pop Tart flavors are key to Megan’s writing process.

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Adam Sass portrait

Adam Sass

On this episode, Joe is joined by return guest Adam Sass to talk about his new book, Your Lonely Nights are Over. They talk about building and investing in a community, dual POV writing, beautiful, dreamy pondering, and Adam answers the question – what’s your favorite scary movie?

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