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

S2: Episode 17 – Destination: The Bank

What’s up, Deadline City? This week Dhonielle and I are talking about MONEY. That’s right. We’re going to the Bank. We know that there is a lot of mystery...

S2: Episode 16 – Destination: Mentor Mausoleum

Don’t kill the mentor! (Or do! But first, let’s talk about why). In our final episode on character study and archetypes, we talk about one of the staples in...

S2: Episode 15 – Destination: Love Interest Lounge

Welcome to the Champagne Room. A shimmering lounge where we discuss love interests—the good, the villainous, and the ones who belong in the trash with us. As part of...

S2: Episode 14 – Destination: The Murder Express w/ Gretchen McNeil

Hop aboard the Murder Express! This week we put some of our character building to the test while we interview Gretchen McNeil, acclaimed horror and mystery author of Ten,...

S2: Episode 13 – Destination: Sidekick Central

Welcome to Sidekick Central! We continue our character study during the month of May. Sidekicks can sometimes take on a life of their own. We name some of our...

S2: Episode 12 – Destination: Plot Depot: The Hero’s Journey

Welcome to Plot Depot! This week we cover Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and break down each section using ‘Into the Spider-Verse’. Outlines don’t always work. The Hero’s Journey is...

S2: Episode 11 – Destination: Hero & Villain Lounge

Welcome back to Deadline City! This week kicks off our month-long series of character studies. From now until the end of May we will be breaking down heroes, villains,...

S2: Episode 10 – Destination: Author Salon w/ Nic Stone

This week on Deadline City we have Clean Getaway author, Nic Stone joining the Author Salon! Nic Stone writes in multiple genres and age groups and we pick her...

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...

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