This week we had the quintessential Spring writing chat: what to do about our writing spaces and where to take them. Writing spaces have shrunk during the pandemic and many coffee houses still aren’t offering in person seating. How do we writers get away and respark our motivation when we don’t have the space to stretch our creative muscles? The answer: writing retreats. But are retreats worth it? That and more on this week’s episode.
You know what Court of Wings and Ruin needed? More smut. We discuss this and other amazing things in this interview with Molly E Lee.
The podcast is back in full swing, but you could’ve listened to it a lot sooner than this. Make sure to check out Patreon.com/BookedAllNight for more information.
While we wait to get back into the swing of things we’re posting our favorite games from all our past interviews. Here is a clip from co-authors of Jo & Laurie (among so many, many others), Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl, playing Burn, Rewrite, Reread.
Get out your bathing suit! You and your family are off on a summer vacation to a place called WoodsWorld. You can’t wait to mess around down at the lake. Then at the Kids only Campfire, you hear the rumor about WoodsWorld. Legend has it, werewolves roam the woods at night. But you’re not scared. You’re ready for adventure.
Cady Hammer stopped by to talk about her debut book Chasing Fae. As well as how she wrote it IN HER FIRST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE!
Tonight, we’re joined by amazingly nerdy author Somaiya Daud, author of Mirage and Court of Lions. We talk about Tolkein, The Mass Effect Trilogy, Worldbuilding, and so much more.
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom-com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.
Tonight! We’re joined by author, Kit Frick. WIll she spoil her book? Will she burn books in a metaphorical sense? Only one fun way to find out. Give a listen now!
This week we’re joined by author, Swati Teerdhala, author of The Tiger at Midnight and The Archer at Dawn. We played a bookish version of Would You Rather…? and our favorite spoiler getting game Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book (we got a little info on book 3). Long live the naked mole-rat! Let’s get started!
On tonight’s episode, we’re joined by two authors, both of whom are New York Times bestsellers. You may know them from such titles as Alex & Eliza, Disney’s Descendants, and Blue Bloods as well as Cats VRS Robots, The Life of Captain Marvel, and Royce Rolls, here to talk about their upcoming title Jo & Laurie it’s Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl! In between questions and amazing answers we played Burn, ReWrite, ReRead and our latest game The Book Stops Here.
It’s time to talk about Zoraida Cordova’s latest title: INCENDIARY. Dan wasn’t a fan, Maggie is a stan, and Jess didn’t get far enough to have an opinion. Let’s get started!
It’s Dan’s first solo interview! He is joined by Rob Rufus, author of THE VINYL UNDERGROUND.
After her parents’ bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased. But across the miles, eighteen-year-old Tegan Rossi remains connected to local Kai Kapule, her best friend from childhood. Now, Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. She must have come to surprise-visit Kai. Right?As the teens grow even closer, Tegan pushes aside her worries and gets swept away in the vacation of her dreams. But each morning, Tegan startles awake from nightmares that become more difficult to ignore. Something is eerily amiss. Why is there a strange gap in her memory? Why can’t she reach her parents or friends from home? And what’s with the mysterious hourglass tattoo over her heart?Kai promises to help Tegan figure out what is going on. But the answers they find only lead to more questions. As the week unfolds, Tegan will experience the magic of first love, the hope of second chances, and the bittersweet joy and grief of being human.
Jess is a gearhead with both eyebrows, Dan is a stunningly attractive Ace, and Maggie finds herself with newfound responsibilities on this episode of Booked All Night when we discuss Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
We’re joined by Claire Swinarski, author of the upcoming middle-grade novel WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, which comes out on May 19th (no push backs here according to her editor). We discuss her work, just how many lakes Wisconsin and Minnesota have, and Claire’s disturbing lack of authored fanfiction.
This week we discuss The Vinyl Underground by Rob Rufus and Maggie’s strange phobia of all things quadrilateral. Also, Jess has a meltdown about the music and Dan spoils the third act.
Jess and Dan were left without supervision for this quintessential holiday episode to talk about why you don’t give book nerds books for Christmas… and also the oddity of Sick Kid Romance and its likeness to Tentacle Porn… In any case, like, share, and rate your favorite episodes. It’s the best gift you can give this holiday season (cause it costs you literally nothing).
This episode we’re joined by Sarah Jean Horwitz to talk about her new book The Dark Lord Clementine. The new face of big evil is a little . . . small. Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of theContinue reading “An Interview with Sarah Jean Horwitz”
This week we talked with Emma Steinkellner, author and illustrator for the graphic novel The Okay Witch, coming to you September 3rd.
Join us this week for an interview with the author of The Friendship Lie, Rebecca Donnely. We talk about the hard-hitting stuff here: garbage games, Lulu VanRobot, book recs. Just how many sad questions can Maggie ask in a single episode? Get ready to sing some baby shark and laugh your little garbologist butts off.
Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies… and about 7 hours worth of special features.
Jess, Maggie, and now Dan, all talk about Kaui Hart Hemmings’ TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL. Listen and enjoy as we discuss blow jobs in the woods, body positivity, and how beating up your friends is the best way to make a point.
This week we talk about George Lucas as a genre of fiction and genres in general. Join us next time for an INTERVIEW (we do love doing those around here) with Rebecca Donnelly.
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We’re back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it’s totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation ofContinue reading “S2E1: Welcome Back & The Hate U Give”
This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess’s voice is still out of commission).
This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit BookedAllNight.blog to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!
Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bnzy8-918c90 Viruses… IN SPACE! War… IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs… IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we’re finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. And we have some thoughts… IN SPACE! . Subscribe to the podcast on Podbean Follow Jessica Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie Twitter . FacebookContinue reading “Episode #34: The Illuminae Files”
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Bet you thought the interviews were over AND YOU WERE WRONG! We’re back this week with Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead and her newest book In Search of Us. We talked about her book, we talked about the 90s, we talked about how Jessica is going to burn any proof that she was ever photographedContinue reading “An Interview with Ava Dellaira”
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It’s interview central around here this month! Joining us this week is Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and the recently released As You Wish. We had a wonderful discussion about anxiety and writing and how we all handle the pressure.
As You Wish
What if you could ask for anything- and get it?
In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.
Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.
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I’ve lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for most of my life. It’s a weird place. I’m not a fan of casinos, but I love the Mojave Desert. I also love the woods and hills and dying steel mill towns of eastern Ohio, which is where my family is from. I wish I could split my time between both places.
I have a nerdy-cool husband and a goofy dog and evil cat. I read a lot of books. I think Mad Men is the best show ever made. I rock climb, even though I’m afraid of heights. I would eat red velvet cupcakes from the Cupcakery every day if I could. One of my favorite things in the world is exploring abandoned places.
I love writing because it lets me have adventures. I love writing because it is an adventure.
That’s what you should know about me: I think everything should feel like an adventure.
With a little effort, it can.
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This super special (totes late but you’ll love it) episode we were joined by none other than MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver, Monstrous, Ravenous, and more! If you’re unfamiliar with her work we highly recommend Shadow Weaver. You can, of course, listen to us gush over it in Episode #25 (which we also recommend). Join us as we talk about middle grade literature, writing, Shadow Weaver, and play a little game of Burn, Re-write, Re-Read.
This week we saw a double feature of Love, Simon and A Wrinkle in Time. Do you like to read the book first? Have you ever watched the movie and then read the book? Well that’s what we did for this episode.
This week’s adventure is in Orïsha! A magical world… without magic? Jess and Maggie have plenty of thoughts on Tomi Adeyemi’s debut fantasy!
A dueling opinionated podcast! This week Jess and Maggie talk about Granted by John David Anderson (author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted). Who will you agree with?
This week we’re talking about The Death Cure! The final installment in the Maze Runner series. The fact that we are talking about it is your warning for spoilers!
Since the latest (and final) Maze Runner movie, The Death Cure, only grossed $23.5 million in its opening weekend, apparently that means that YA movies are a declining fad. Jess and Maggie have some thoughts on that, thoughts that include almost twenty five YA titles that were options for movies just this year, as well as books they would love to see get some screen adaptations. Preferably TV shows for Jess so she can spend the day watching an accurate 19 hour production.
This week we’re talking about Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly. We advise you to actually NOT listen to this podcast and go buy a copy NOW. DO IT NOW! Okay, fine, listen to the podcast.
It’s officially 2018! That means you need more books to read, right? Right. Duh. Well good news, night owls! Jess and Maggie have plenty of bookrecs for you.
Sorry BookNerds! Jessi and Maggie are away at their MFA residency this week and there’s no podcast this week while they work hard at their projects and classes! Check back next week for a new Booked All Night episode!
IIIIIIIIIIT’S CHRISTMAS TIIIIIIME! Only a few days left before some weird old guy breaks into your house to leave you stuff… To celebrate, Jess and Maggie have a whole bunch of books that came out this year that should definitely be on your TBR.
This week Maggie takes you on a little solo journey while Jessica catches up on school work and newly married life. Maggie talks a little about her current reads and her upcoming final semester for her MFA program. She’s only a little nervous… only a little!
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-21-everless/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week’s episode contains major spoilers for Sara Holland’s Everless! Jessi and Maggie talk about what they liked, what they didn’t like, and how the middle felt a little bit like a fat cat in the snow. Follow Sara Holland on Twitter andContinue reading “Episode #21: Everless”
This week we talk about the atrocious new policy regarding GoodReads giveaways, our participation (or lack there of) in NaNoWriMo, and share our thoughts on the cover for Victoria Aveyard’s next book, War Storm.
Hi there booknerds! I’m on my own this week while Maggie and I catch up with school and the podcast. I hope you enjoy my lonely little podcast and look forward to one of Maggie’s!
Sorry BookNerds! Our lives got real busy, real fast. This week Jess and Maggie are on vacation, living it up with the books–er–boys in their lives. Check back next week when we hopefully resume with our crazy-ass book talk.
This week, Jess and Maggie are joined by the spooktacularly talented Mr. Robert Cook, who narrated our terrifyingly short adventures with time travel!
Just a reminder that Jessica is getting married tomorrow! And since Maggie is also in the wedding, there will be no episode this week. We’ll be back next week with all sort of bookish fun though! Make sure to enter your favorite titles for a Night Owl! We will (hopefully) be adding winning titles intoContinue reading “No Episode This Week!”
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-17-book-snacks/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. What do you munch on while you’re reading? Jess and Maggie have a whole list of great munchies and how to make them! Enter your favorite YA titles for a Night Owl! We’re taking nominees from now until October 31, 2017. VotingContinue reading “Episode #17: Book Snacks”
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-16-fall-cozy-bookrecs/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week’s episode is all about books for you curl up with as the weather gets a little chilly outside. So grab your pumpkin spice lattes, booknerds, it’s time for some bookrecs! Enter your favorite YA titles for a Night Owl! We’reContinue reading “Episode #16: Fall Cozy BookRecs”
Tonight we’re talking about A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Ruin, and A Court of Wings and Ruin (now that Maggie has finally finished it). We’re recapping our favorite scenes, our biggest problems, and our most treasured characters.
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-14-book-review-etiquette/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. Jess and Maggie have a little talk about those newbie book blogs and reminisce about their newbie days. Follow Magdalyn Ann Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M Tuckerman Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram .
Jess and Maggie talk about the pros and cons of subscription boxes and which ones they’ve gotten the best books from.
Jess and Maggie are talking about all the books you should read before school is full swing! Get them in now before all the projects get assigned and you run out of time.
Jess and Maggie have some opinions… and they might not go over well. Special Guest Luka Bear!
Jess and Maggie are talking about book franchises that don’t need more films and suggesting some popular books that desperately need their first films.
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-9-reading-and-school/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. *Sorry for the late upload! Maggie and I were super jet lagged from residency. School is just around the corner, or already in session for some of you. How do you keep up with your reading and writing life while school isContinue reading “Episode #9: Reading and School”
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-8-an-interview-with-pablo-cartaya/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week, Jess and Maggie interview Pablo Cartaya, author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Follow Magdalyn Ann Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M Tuckerman Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Pablo Cartaya Website .Continue reading “Episode #8: An Interview with Pablo Cartaya”
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-7-arcstravaganza/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. In which Maggie and Jess talk about the ARCs they have for review, how they feel about them, and why they requested them.
In which Maggie and Jess talk about some weird reasons adults don’t listen, why knitting is badass, and the gross incest that is making its ugly way into YA.
Jessica and Maggie talk about why they write, what they write, and when they started to take it seriously. And then Jess proves she’s a terrible person.
Jumping off a previous discussion, Maggie and Jess talk about the first book they read in a variety of genres and relive some shameful titles.
Jess and Maggie play a little Burn, Re-Write, Re-Read. Maggie faces tough choices all around and Jess has to overcome not burning every book in a single round.
Super special surprise out of schedule episode! Jessi and Maggie talk John Green’s new book, Turtles All The Way Down.
Maggie and Jessica talk about their writing rituals and how much Stephen King is lying about never having a bad writing day! Special guest stars include an angry Nala-baby and a quiet but observant Belle.
Jessi and Maggie discuss new beginnings and their favorite opening lines, with special guest stars Belle and Luka (who had a barking good time).
Starting this Thursday at 11pm, Booked All Night will be posting podcasts talking about YA (specifically the reading and writing there of). We will be talking about YA books at large, specific titles, our own work, and we’ll be doing it all with a healthy dose of adult language. We will be adding the podcastContinue reading “The Podcast Starts This Week!”