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 80: Body Positivity and Health at Every Size, Part Two

Grace and Alvina talk with special guest Phoebe Wahl about body positivity, fatphobia, and what the Health at Every Size movement is all about. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 Where the Mountain…

Episode 79: Body Positivity and Health at Every Size, Part One

Grace and Alvina talk with special guest Phoebe Wahl about body positivity, fatphobia, and what the Health at Every Size movement is all about. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 Where the Mountain…

Episode 78: What to Do When Your Book Underperforms

Grace and Alvina discuss what it means for a book to underperform, and what an author can do when that happens. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon trilogy calendar:…

Episode 77: Daily Routines During a Pandemic

Grace and Alvina discuss their daily routines right now, and try to find more time in Grace’s routine for her to work. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/ *To purchase Grace’s 2021 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon trilogy…

Episode 76: Publicizing Books During a Pandemic

Grace and Alvina are joined by guest Siena Konscol, Associate Director of Publicity at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. They discuss what a publicist does, and how that job has changed during the pandemic. See complete shownotes at…

Episode 75: Questions from the SCBWI Summer Spectacular

Grace and Alvina answer questions during their keynote for the SCBWI Summer Spectacular. Questions cover topics including imposter syndrome, and how to balance friendship and business. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/

Episode 74: Peak Sadness

Grace and Alvina discuss an article about peak sadness, and talk about when their saddest and happiest moments and periods of their lives have been so far. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/

Episode 73: Virtue Signaling on Social Media

Grace and Alvina discuss homeschool pods and virtue signaling and being “performative” on social media. See complete shownotes at

Episode 72: Classic Children’s Book Dilemma

Grace and Alvina discuss a listener’s question: how to share beloved classic children’s books that include racist and sexist scenes or themes with children today. See complete shownotes at https://bookfriendsforever.com/

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