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 8 – Destination: Writing in the Time of Covid-19

It’s been a tough few weeks. Plans have changed. Routines have been disrupted. The publishing industry, along with many others, have taken a huge hit. This week we decided...

S2: Episode 7 – Destination: Iceberg Inlet

To cap off our World Building March, we’re heading off to Iceberg Inlet where we break down what a cultural iceberg is in relation to fantasy world and novels....

S2: Episode 6 – Destination: Analog Alley

Take a stroll with us down Analog Alley. During the third week of our “World Building March” we talk fantasy analogs. When do they work? When do they leave...

S2 Episode 5 – Destination: Magic Ville

World Building March continues! This week we’re breaking down the rules of magic by taking a stroll through Magic Ville! Using our own books, The Belles and the Brooklyn...

S2: Episode 4 – Destination: The World Series w/ Kate Elliott

Welcome back to Deadline City! March 2020 is going to be dedicated to world-building and we’re kicking off the month with brilliant SFF author, Kate Elliott. Kate has authored...

S2 Episode 3 – Destination: Romancelandia w/ Adriana Herrera

Adriana Herrera stops by to talk about writing romance novels! What is emotional equity and how does it play a part when you’re writing compelling novels? We go through...

S2 Episode 2: Debut Author Kit

Presenting: The Deadline City Debut Author Kit! Publishing is an industry that’s always evolving. So, how do you crack the code? We’re still trying. Even though we feel like...

S2 – Episode 1: Trope City w/ Sarah E. Younger

Welcome back to Deadline City Season 2! We are back with more episodes on writing, publishing, and our general shenanigans. This week we are joined by special guest Sarah...

Episode 15 – Destination: Resolution Blvd.

Happy New Year! Our last episode of the season is here. Since it’s January 1st, 2020, naturally, it’s about resolutions. We cover the personal and professional. We give you...

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