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 5 – Destination: Villain Mansion

Deadline City is happy to welcome our very first guest, the queen of villains: Victoria Schwab. While we’re plugging away at our books, we always go back to the driving force: the villains. The big bad. The thing or people standing in the way of your hero’s want. Or perhaps, your villain is the protagonist of the story. We dig into why we love these antagonists and that je ne sais quois that makes them unforgettable. The one thing the three of us can agree on is that your hero is only as complex as the force in direct opposition, and in conversation, with them.

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