Book Friends Forever Podcas‪t

Hosted ByAlvina and Grace

Children's book publishing’s secrets are revealed as we listen in on fascinating, unguarded, insider discussion from two uniquely qualified best friends: award-winning author/illustrator Grace Lin, and one of NYC’s top editors, Alvina Ling. Go behind the scenes of kid lit and catch a glimpse of the lives of the best-selling author and editor, and the relationship between them.


All Episodes

Episode 89: The Midlist!

Grace and Alvina discuss what it means to be a midlist book and a midlist author. See complete shownotes at bookfriendsforever.com. Help us by filling out our survey!  

Episode 88: Holiday Gift Recommendations

Grace and Alvina welcome special guest Alison Morris of First Book to help them with holiday gift book recommendations. Complete shownotes at   *To visit Grace’s etsy shop: *TAKE OUR SURVEY: https://surveymonkey.com/r/7CTRPNY

Episode 87: Silver Linings

Grace and Alvina talk about times in their lives when negatives turned into positives, and where they’ve been able to find the silver lining.

Episode 86: Understanding Imprints and Changes in Publishing

Grace and Alvina talk about publishing imprints–what they are, and some of the recent changes in the publishing industry. Complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 calendar: http://ow.ly/mpHv30r60ya *To become a…

Episode 85: Burnout

Grace and Alvina discuss burnout: when they’ve experienced it, and ways to prevent it, and how to recharge. Complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 calendar: http://ow.ly/mpHv30r60ya *To become a patron of KAA…

Episode 84: Outdated Language

Grace and Alvina discuss outdated and in some cases racist language and explore the origins of certain words and phrases, and discuss how language keeps changing. Complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021…

Episode 83: Vote!

Grace and Alvina discuss their experiences voting, including the first time they voted in a presidential election, and how they’re helping to get out the vote in 2020. Complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021…

Episode 82: Turning Points

Grace and Alvina discuss the many turning points in their lives, both personal and professional. Complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 calendar: http://ow.ly/mpHv30r60ya *To become a patron of KAA (and also…

Episode 81: Own Voices (replay)

This is a replay of the second part of the live recording at the Simmons Institute. Grace and Alvina talk about the topic “own voices”, the different ways the term is being used in the industry, and what they think about it. It’s complicated! This…

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