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.


All Episodes

S3: Episode 7 – Destination: Revision Dumpster

This week we do a deep dive into the revision process. Or as Dhonielle calls it, the Revision Dumpster. That’s right, we live here. Revision can often feel like...

S3: Episode 6 – Professional Jealousy Jungle

Welcome to the jungle! On this week’s episode of Deadline City, we tackle all kinds of jealousy monsters. Each one has a character and purpose because we know that...

S3: Episode 5 – Love Triangle Lane

Love is in the air. Sort of. This week on Deadline City we do a deep dive into what makes for a compelling love triangle. What makes a love...

S3: Episode 4 – NaNoWriMo Town Redux

It’s that time of the year again and we are in the trenches of deadlines, specifically NaNoWriMo. Whether you’re new to National Novem Writing Month or you wait for...

S3: Episode 3 – Oldville w/ Chloe Gong

Come with us on a journey to the past…ish. This section of Deadline City is called Oldville, where historical fiction waits for us. Our first special guest of the...

S3: Episode 2 – Burn Out Borough

We’re living in Burn Out Borough this week on Deadline City. What does burn out look like for working authors? We talk about our biggest fears, our worst habits,...

S3: Episode 1 – The Short Story Zone

We are back for season three! That means more deadlines, more book shop talk, and more Dhonielle and Zoraida shenanigans. This week we’re headed to the Short Story Zone....

S2: Episode 19 – Destination: Commercial Tower

Welcome to the season finale of Deadline City. We’re headed to the Commercial Tower! In this episode, we’re going to talk about literary vs. commercial fiction. We break down...

S2: Episode 18 – Destination: The Arena – Fantasy vs. Contemporary w/ Jason Reynolds

This week on Deadline City we are heading to the Arena! Fantasy vs. Contemporary. We have the immense pleasure of being joined by multi-award-winning and bestselling author, Jason Reynolds....

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