The Good Story Podcas‪t‬

Hosted ByMary Kole

A podcast of interviews with thought leaders within and without the writing community. All about writing, the craft, submission, publishing, and career building for writers of all kinds and ability levels.


All Episodes

Episode 17: Anna Staniszewski, Children’s Author

On this month’s episode, children’s author Anna Staniszewski chats about her path to publication, writing for different age groups, and what it takes to make it as a full-time author.

Episode 16: Laura Sebastian, YA Fantasy Author

A conversation with YA fantasy author Laura Sebastian (ASH PRINCESS, out now from Delacorte) all about worldbuilding.

Episode 15: Cidney Swanson, Good Story Grant Recipient

A conversation with Cidney Swanson, sci-fi author and recipient of the 2020 Good Story Grant.

Episode 14: Rebecca Coffindaffer, Science Fiction/Fantasy Author

A conversation with debut YA author Rebecca Coffindaffer (CROWNCHASERS, out now from HarperTeen) all about worldbuilding.

Episode 13: Wendelin Van Draanen, MG and YA Author

An uplifting conversation with author Wendelin Van Draanen, where we discuss the therapeutic nature of writing and the silver lining in a difficult path to publication.

Episode 12: John Cusick, Agent and Author

A conversation with John Cusick, literary agent and MG/YA author. We delve into writing for MG and YA readers, what agents are looking for, and breaking writing rules.

Episode 11: Erin Entrada Kelly, Middle Grade Author

An interview with middle grade author and Newbery medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, where we discuss writing outside your lived experience.

Episode 10: Brittany Thurman, Picture Book Author

Debut picture book author Brittany Thurman discusses writing about complex issues for a young audience, bias in the publishing industry, and supporting Black writers.

Episode 9: Kilby Blades, Romance Author

A conversation with romance author Kilby Blades about changes the traditional publishing industry needs to make in order to be an inclusive space for writers of color.

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