Write Or Die Podcast

Hosted ByClaribel A. Ortega & Kat Cho

The Write or Die Podcast shares the real stories about what it takes to become an author – the gritty, infuriating, pull your hair out because it’s been years – stories of writers who didn’t give up despite it all, and are now living out their dream. It’s hosted by authors Claribel A. Ortega and Kat Cho and releases every other Monday!


All Episodes

S4 E24: Write or Die & FINAL_Final_Episode_Really.doc

THANK YOU to all of our WorDies! We love you! Kat & Claribel say goodbye to Write or Die by listening to snippets from past episodes and discussing the...

S4 E23: Write or Die & The Final Episode (part 1)

Kat & Claribel say goodbye to Write or Die by listening to snippets from past episodes and discussing the advice they’ve received along the way from amazing past guests...

S4 E22: Vita Ayala & The Met is Super Haunted

Claribel & Kat discuss what “success” means in publishing (and what it definitely does not mean). Then they interview Vita Ayala about their journey into writing comics, how the...

S4 E21: Kat Cho & Suga’s Diss Track

Claribel interviews Kat about her young adult k-pop romcom, Once Upon a K-Prom. They chat all things k-pop (including Kat’s first k-pop loves), what inspired the book, whether Kat...

S4 E20: Traci Chee & The Epic Reads Egg Video

Claribel & Kat talk about pressures on authors every time a new book comes out & how publishing relationships naturally change over time. Then they interview Traci Chee about...

S4 E19: Laekan Zea Kemp & Just Pre-Ask For An Extension

Claribel & Kat discuss a conversation the saw online about being “satisfied” with your author career vs being “happy” as an author. Then they interview Laekan Zea Kemp about...

S4 E18: Claribel A. Ortega & #WitchlingsBook

Kat interviews Claribel about the process of writing and publishing their second middle grade (and first series!). How publishing a second book feels different. How expectations change as your...

S4 E17: Judy I. Lin & Walking Away From Bad Situations

Claribel & Kat talk about book promo they’ve done that they think was worth it, and what they don’t think they’ll do again. Then they talk to debut author,...

S4 E16: Alexis Castellanos & The Story Web We Weave

Claribel & Kat talk about Author-Reviewer “relationships” and what’s okay to do and what to stay away from. Then they interview debut graphic novelist, Alexis Castellanos about how she...

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