Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

Episode 1 – Destination: Why YA Town?

Throughout our careers, we’ve had people ask us why we write YA and the dreaded “when are you going to write a real book?” This happens A LOT. Join us for a chat about our journeys as YA authors, answering why the hell we’re in YA Town and where YA might be going. How do we stay fresh and not let ourselves become “aunties”? How do we keep up with trends? Is it time to pick up our things and find another city to be part of when things are uncertain? There is a lot of think about and we have an honest chat about our feelings.

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