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.

S2: Episode 9 – Destination: Debut Author Salon w/ Claribel A. Ortega

We’re wishing you the best we can while times are rough. It’s hard to concentrate but hope that our episodes give you a tiny bit of inspiration. We know that this will pass, we just have to stick through it together. This week we are happy to present Claribel A. Ortega, debut author of the fantastic middle-grade novel GHOST SQUAD. Claribel stopped by Deadline City to talk about what it’s like being a debut author and how the publishing industry is constantly changing.

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