Category: Arts:Books

A semi-weekly podcast about YA lit and our intense feelings, hosted by Jessica Tuckerman, Magdalyn Ann, and Dan Stanton.

July 25, 2019

An Interview with Rebecca Donnelly

Join us this week for an interview with the author of The Friendship Lie, Rebecca Donnely. We talk about the hard-hitting stuff here: garbage games, Lulu VanRobot, book recs. Just how many sad questions can Maggie ask in a single episode? Get ready to sing some baby shark and laugh your little garbologist butts off. 


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Book Recs From The Episode

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Vanderbeekers of 141st St by Karina Yan Glaser

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J Pla, Illustrated by Steve Wolfhard

Shouting At The Rain by Linda Mullaly Hunt

Shouting At The Rain by Linda Mullaly Hunt


The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta


Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta

Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta

September 6, 2018

An Interview with Helen Scheuerer

This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess's voice is still out of comission).

August 24, 2018

An Interview with Linsey Miller

This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!

July 26, 2018

An Interview with Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better. 

May 3, 2018

An Interview with Ava Dellaira

Bet you thought the interviews were over AND YOU WERE WRONG! We're back this week with Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead and her newest book In Search of Us. We talked about her book, we talked about the 90s, we talked about how Jessica is going to burn any proof that she was ever photographed in the 90s ever. Read the rest of this entry »

April 20, 2018

An Interview with Chelsea Sedoti

It’s interview central around here this month! Joining us this week is Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and the recently released As You Wish. We had a wonderful discussion about anxiety and writing and how we all handle the pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

April 13, 2018

An Interview with MarcyKate Connolly

This super special (totes late but you’ll love it) episode we were joined by none other than MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver, Monstrous, Ravenous, and more! If you’re unfamiliar with her work we highly recommend Shadow Weaver. You can, of course, listen to us gush over it in Episode #25 (which we also recommend).

Join us as we talk about middle grade literature, writing, Shadow Weaver, and play a little game of Burn, Re-write, Re-Read. Read the rest of this entry »

August 4, 2017

An Interview with Pablo Cartaya


This week, Jess and Maggie interview Pablo Cartaya, author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora.

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