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Writer Zibby Owens, an NYC-based mom of four, talks to other writers about their work.

Zibby Owens


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    Jodi Picoult, CHOICE

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 29:23

    #1 New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult returns to talk with Zibby about her new Audible Original, Choice, as well as the long-awaited debut of her Broadway musical, Between the Lines. Jodi shares how she was inspired by her anger at the current political moment to create the world in Choice in which cisgender men are able to get pregnant, as well as why she is donating all of her earnings to the National Network of Abortion Funds. Jodi and Zibby also discuss how Between the Lines grew out of one of the novels she wrote with her daughter, some of the pandemic-related setbacks the production faced, and the effect she wants it to have on audiences. Email info@zibbyowens.com for the chance to win a ticket to a private cocktail party with Jodi and a preview of the show in New York City on June 16th!Listen now on Audible: https://adbl.co/3MRpFahSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Eliza Jane Brazier, GOOD RICH PEOPLE

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 23:16

    Eliza Jane Brazier joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, Good Rich People, which pulls fascinating bits and pieces from her real life. The two talk about Eliza's experience living below the poverty line, how her sister-in-law's success as a writer inspired her to try her hand at it, and the impact her husband's death had on her writing. Eliza also shares how writing has become more fun for her over the years and what she is working on next.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LJmCzDBookshop: https://bit.ly/3t0NWCXSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kai Harris, WHAT THE FIREFLIES KNEW: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 31:26

    Zibby is joined by Kai Harris to discuss her debut novel, What the Fireflies Knew, which is the first fiction title out from former podcast guest Phoebe Robinson's new imprint. Kai shares how this book grew from a short story she had started while working on her master's, which parts of it were inspired by her own life, and the two pieces of advice that strengthened this project. Zibby also asks Kai about how she accurately captured the sisterhood dynamic and the importance of representation in stories.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3yWWVcjBookshop: https://bit.ly/3PD4iLHSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jennifer Haigh, MERCY STREET: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 27:08

    Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh to talk about her seventh novel, Mercy Street, which was inspired by her experience volunteering at a women's clinic. The two discuss the impact Jennifer's upbringing had on her opinions on reproductive rights and class, as well as why it is so important — especially right now — to talk frankly about abortions. Jennifer also shares how she got her start as an author, why she needs to fully disconnect from the outside world to write, and the effects teaching at UMass Boston has had on her own writing.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/38a75LwBookshop: https://bit.ly/3LBCzrzSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, ANONYMOUS SEX

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 28:20

    Co-editors Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan join Zibby to talk about their anthology, Anonymous Sex, which features stories from 27 bestselling and award-winning authors, all published anonymously. The three discuss the confidentiality agreements that made this project possible, how Hillary and Cheryl's individual paths led them to collaborate on this during the early days of quarantine, and what messages they wanted to send about sex and connection during a time when everyone was far apart.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3sSb1YpBookshop: https://bit.ly/39Eog8pSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, THE ROUGHEST DRAFT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 22:14

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    Hannah Lillith Assadi, THE STARS ARE NOT YET BELLS: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 20:28

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    Mary Ellen Bartley, Photographer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 19:54

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    Julianna Margulies, SUNSHINE GIRL: An Unexpected Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:09

    "You always have to look for the silver lining. That's sort of the purpose of my book and the telling of my journey." Zibby is joined by award-winning actress from hit shows like ER and The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, to talk about her memoir, Sunshine Girl, which is now out in paperback. The two discuss the importance of working through difficult relationships with your parents as adults, the best pieces of advice Julianna's editor offered her, and what her mother thought of the book.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Pp1fXDBookshop: https://bit.ly/3lj8JNYSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Evangeline Lilly, THE SQUICKERWONKERS, ACT 2: The Demise of Lorna the Lazy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:01

    Actress Evangeline Lilly returns to talk about her latest addition to the Squickerwonkers series, The Demise of Lorna the Lazy. Evangeline tells Zibby about how although she has created a series that is a dark twist on Dr. Seuss' books, she herself is not a fan of dark stories. The two also discuss their respective work ethics, why Evangeline has such difficulty writing a memoir despite having 35 years of journals, and what she believes is the most important impact storytelling can have on young children.Purchase on Amazon.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3yIcV1BSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Alyssa Shelasky, THIS MIGHT BE TOO PERSONAL: And Other Intimate Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 32:32

    New York Magazine columnist and author of Apron Anxiety Alyssa Shelasky returns to talk with Zibby about her latest memoir, This Might Be Too Personal. The two discuss misconceptions about writers' lives, when Alyssa realized her work was famous, and her two remaining regrets after writing this book.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wuFFrNBookshop: https://bit.ly/3NgVCsrSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jane O'Connor, GOOD JOB, GEORGE!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 22:20

    Zibby is joined by children's book editor and author of the Fancy Nancy series, Jane O'Connor, to talk about her latest picture book, Good Job, George! The two connect over their shared editor and discuss how Jane's granddaughter inspired her new series, why there may be a crossover between her George and Nancy stories, and the variety of projects she is working on next.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3FFnOTiBookshop: https://bit.ly/3w6lm4VSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sarah McCoy, MUSTIQUE ISLAND: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 28:14

    "Don't put definitions or parameters on what you think the world should be like because it's going to blow your mind." Zibby is joined by New York Times bestselling novelist Sarah McCoy to talk about her latest novel, Mustique Island, which was just named an Amazon Best Book of Literature and Fiction for May. The two discuss how Sarah stumbled upon Mustique's scandalous history, the drama that unfolded when she scheduled a trip to the island in March 2020 (as well as which famous writer offered her encouraging advice afterward), and what she included in the story to pay homage to her Puerto Rican and Caribbean heritage.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wpRwHOBookshop: https://bit.ly/3l2Tdp5Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sharon Gless, APPARENTLY THERE WERE COMPLAINTS: A Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 28:42

    Sharon Gless, the Emmy Award-winning star of hit shows like Cagney & Lacey and Burn Notice, joins Zibby to discuss her memoir, Apparently There Were Complaints, which took her seven years to complete. Sharon unpacks some of the stories she shares in the book about her grandmother and tells Zibby about how the two reconnected through a medium. The two also talk about how Sharon's body has changed throughout her career, why she made the decision to not have children, and how she largely wrote this memoir using notes from her friend about all of the stories she has told through the years.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3w7PQDWBookshop: https://bit.ly/38m1920Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jean Chen Ho, FIONA AND JANE

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 22:06

    Zibby is joined by Jean Chen Ho to talk about her debut novel, Fiona and Jane, which started when Jean began weaving together short stories about the same pair of Asian American friends. The two discuss Jean's daily writing process, as well as why she's now less daunted to complete her upcoming standalone novel and the research she's currently conducting for it. Jean also shares what inspired her to create this book's piano instructor storyline and casually mentions that she's completing her PhD in literature and creative writing at USC.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PgRR8gBookshop: https://bit.ly/3wgkxW4Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Thatcher Wine, THE TWELVE MONOTASKS: Do One Thing at a Time to Do Everything Better

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:06

    Author and founder of Juniper Books Thatcher Wine returns to talk with Zibby about his latest book, The Twelve Monotasks, which encourages readers to ditch their multitasking habits. The two discuss the finer points of what it means to monotask, how Zibby has incorporated it into her work ethic, and which chapters of this book have received the most positive feedback from readers. Thatcher also shares how he learned the power of monotasking firsthand as he battled cancer and why the pandemic actually helped companies like his.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3N8XEuMBookshop: https://bit.ly/3NbfzB5Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Emily Henry, BOOK LOVERS

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 26:58

    Zibby is once again joined by New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation Emily Henry to talk about her latest novel, Book Lovers, which follows two characters from the publishing world. The two marvel over the magic of finding the right book at the right time and Zibby shares what happened when she went back to review those very books later in life. They also discuss what inspired Emily's Instagram presence, how she manages fan interactions with such popular books, and which real-life relationships helped her to create such a strong sister dynamic despite only having brothers.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3w0bCctBookshop: https://bit.ly/3N1oSU3Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Melissa Gilbert, BACK TO THE PRAIRIE: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 28:48

    Zibby is joined by child star of Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert to discuss her latest memoir, Back to the Prairie, which focuses largely on her experience creating her dream home in the Catskills. The two talk about how Melissa faced and overcame her chronic pain, when she and her husband decided to dive all in on living a more rustic lifestyle, and what she loves most about being a grandmother. Melissa also shares how her life differs from popular misconceptions about celebrities as well as what she hopes to write next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3M16tqkBookshop: https://bit.ly/3KXANAWSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Melissa Harris, ONE POUND, TWELVE OUNCES: A Preemie Mother's Story of Loss, Hope, and Triumph

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 21:00

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/37m8Q7VBookshop: https://bit.ly/3MXOEs8Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay, ALWAYS WITH YOU, ALWAYS WITH ME

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 28:30

    "Toni Morrison said if there's a book that you want to read, write it. That's exactly what has happened here." Zibby is joined by Grammy Award–winner Kelly Rowland and educator Jessica McKay to discuss their new picture book, Always with You, Always with Me. The writing duo share how they became friends by bonding over their shared experiences as working mothers as well as how their dynamic created the basis for this story. They also talk with Zibby about leaving magic traces for their kids while they're gone, the misconceptions that come with being a mother who happens to be famous, and why they hope this book will ease some elements of mommy guilt. Check out Zibby's book recommendations for all types of moms to celebrate Mother's Day!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Fl9dwhBookshop: https://bit.ly/3Fl9nUpSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Claire Lynch, SMALL: On Motherhoods

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 22:22

    Zibby is joined by professor Claire Lynch to talk about her debut memoir, Small, which she wrote while in lockdown. The two discuss some of the formative experiences Claire and her wife went through on their fertility and subsequent parenthood journey, as well as how she managed to construct a memoir that reads like poetry. Claire also shares what parents expecting twins should do to prepare themselves, why she finds it easier to reveal her emotions in writing rather than face-to-face, and what style of writing she wants to try next.Purchase on Amazon.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LRzsg1Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jennifer Grey, OUT OF THE CORNER: A Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 35:10

    Zibby is joined by the star of Dirty Dancing and other hit films Jennifer Grey to talk about her debut memoir, Out of the Corner, which she says writing was one of the best experiences of her life. The two discuss how Jennifer came to terms with her anxiety as well as with her chronic pain, what it was like for her to recall long-buried memories, and how her relationship with her family has evolved throughout her life and career. Jennifer also shares some of the kind things her daughter told her after reading (and annotating) the book. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kMsXzaBookshop: https://bit.ly/3seXc6cSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Daphne Oz, EAT YOUR HEART OUT: All-Fun, No-Fuss Food to Celebrate Eating Clean

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 32:01

    Emmy-winning TV host and New York Times bestselling author Daphne Oz joins Zibby to discuss her new cookbook, Eat Your Heart Out, which took five years to complete. The two talk about why Daphne wanted to create recipes without gluten or refined sugar that are still enjoyable to eat and she even shares some of her favorites. Zibby and Daphne also connect over their fashion choices, their relationships with WW past and present, and their desire to eat cleaner without sacrificing the adventures food can offer. Check out Daphne's website here, which is one of Zibby's favorite places to shop!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3w0fVDmBookshop: https://bit.ly/3FkBjYoSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kendra Adachi, THE LAZY GENIUS KITCHEN: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:39

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3MN6jTmBookshop: https://bit.ly/3MUxtb9Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Courtney Maum, THE YEAR OF THE HORSES: A Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 34:05

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3FeDb4PBookshop: https://bit.ly/3MLN38LSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tunde Oyeneyin, SPEAK: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 25:04

    "I think the beauty of uncertainty is infinite possibility. When you don't know what's next, anything can be next." Wildly popular Peloton instructor and host of the Fitness Flipped Podcast Tunde Oyeneyin joins Zibby to celebrate the pub day for her debut memoir, Speak. Tunde shares how she knew from her very first cycling class that it was going to change her life, as well as how that vision merged with her lifelong love of teaching. The two also talk about what Speak is an acronym for, why Tunde still shows up and gives her classes her all even when she doesn't feel her best, and the impact she hopes her vulnerability will have on readers.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3F9cH4DBookshop: https://bit.ly/3s6tD6RSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Julia Cameron, SEEKING WISDOM: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection (A Six-Week Artist's Way Program)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 22:52

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/39iM1mbBookshop: https://bit.ly/3vU2ncBSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hampton Sides, IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 33:13

    Zibby is joined by historian, journalist, and author Hampton Sides to talk about his latest book, In the Kingdom of Ice. Hampton shares how this project was inspired by an assignment he researched for National Geographic and what role he played in establishing the upcoming Santa Fe Literary Festival. The two also discuss why Hampton is drawn to dramatic survival stories, who inspired him to pursue a career writing narrative non-fiction, and which sliver of history his next project focuses on. For more information on and tickets for the Santa Fe Literary Festival, check out their website here!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vTrX1tBookshop: https://bit.ly/3vZRt5oSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Christie Matheson, SHELTER

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 27:09

    Zibby is joined by acclaimed picture book author Christie Matheson to discuss her first middle-grade book, Shelter, which tells the story of a young girl living in a homeless shelter with her family. Christie shares the moment she realized she wanted to help young readers develop a more empathetic perspective of the homeless community in San Francisco, as well as what she learned from her own experience volunteering in a shelter for families. The two also talk about how Christie's experience of having children with severe food allergies found its way into the book, what she wants readers to take away from this story, and the number of projects she has coming out soon.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/38FbgitBookshop: https://bit.ly/3MEktGjSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Margaret Verble, WHEN TWO FEATHERS FELL FROM THE SKY

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 19:29

    Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, When Two Feathers Fell from The Sky, which was inspired by both the lore of a shuttered zoo in her hometown of Nashville and the thrilling stories of female performers in Wild West shows. The two discuss Margaret's years-long research process, why she wanted the novel to be both entertaining and to share the history of Native Americans in Central Tennessee, and how her career has changed since becoming a Pulitzer finalist.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3MBVBPrBookshop: https://bit.ly/37KAxaYSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Katherine Heiny, EARLY MORNING RISER: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 22:13

    Katherine Heiny joins Zibby to discuss her hit novel, Early Morning Riser, which is now out in paperback. The two talk about Katherine's return to writing after having kids, why she wanted to make her characters all feel complicated and multi-dimensional, and how publishing a story in the New Yorker while getting her MFA encouraged her to keep writing. Katherine also shares the most heartfelt fan letter she received, how she knew it was time to let the novel go, and the comical story from her twenties that inspired an upcoming short story.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Lu4zykBookshop: https://bit.ly/39n0ZrtSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gary Janetti, START WITHOUT ME: (I'll Be There in a Minute)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:37

    Zibby is joined by writer, producer, and author of the instant New York Times bestseller Do You Mind If I Cancel?, Gary Janetti, to talk about his new book of essays, Start Without Me. The two discuss how Gary got his start as a sitcom writer by researching scripts in the Writers Guild Library, why the dreamy quality of the book's short chapters came about naturally, and where aspiring comedy writers should look for inspiration. Gary also shares how he approaches his viral Instagram (which has over 1 million followers!!!) and what he is currently reading.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rVa3KGBookshop: https://bit.ly/3OExWzDSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here.Purchase Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books merch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Georgina Cross, NANNY NEEDED: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 30:47

    Zibby was joined by Amazon bestselling author Georgina Cross for an in-person interview to talk about her latest novel, Nanny Needed. Georgina shares how through multiple contracts and a surprise ghostwriting project, this is actually her third book out in a year — and the first she's been able to celebrate during the pandemic. The two also discuss Georgina's unique life story, why this novel's twist has made it harder to properly market, Georgina's love for comedian Kevin Hart, and which projects she is working on next. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3OuYvauBookshop: https://bit.ly/3rNfz1BSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kelsey Chittick, SECOND HALF: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 31:28

    Comedian, inspirational speaker, and author of The Second Half Kelsey Chittick joins Zibby to discuss her book and how she has rediscovered joy in life following the immense grief of losing her husband. Kelsey recounts the heartbreaking story of how she learned her husband had passed, why she decided to include a section discussing the hopelessness she felt in the immediate aftermath of her loss, and what conversations she wants this book to help start. The two also talk about the importance of staying healthy and why it might be smart to prevent kids from playing collision-based sports too soon. Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3OAUi50Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3vGaZ6zSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kristen Glosserman, IF IT'S NOT RIGHT, GO LEFT: Practical and Inspirational Lessons to Move You in a Positive Direction

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 32:59

    Zibby is joined by personal and business coach Kristen Glosserman to talk about her new book, If It's Not Right, Go Left, which combines memoir with some of Kristen's top advice for readers. The two discuss which life events inspired Kristen to make decisions with the intention to change her life and who has been there to help her along the way. Kristen also shares why her family decided to open their restaurant, Hill Country BBQ, what clients need to know when seeking out a personal life coach, and the most important lesson she learned from Covid while completing this book. Check out Zibby's Good Day DC interview where she recommended Kristen's book here!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xQLUZoBookshop: https://bit.ly/3MroP3zSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lee Kravetz, THE LAST CONFESSIONS OF SYLVIA P.: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 29:18

    Zibby is joined by Lee Kravetz to discuss his latest novel, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. The two talk about how Lee's experience working in a mental hospital inspired him to write a fictionalized version of Sylvia Plath's story, what his experience was like working in publicity at Penguin, and why he decided to write this story from the perspective of three different women. Lee and Zibby also share why it is so magical to connect with authors whose work you loved reading and which writers they have befriended as a result of reaching out.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3EyT7idBookshop: https://bit.ly/3LaEVOMSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys (MOVIE OUT TODAY!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 7:38

    Zibby is joined by bestselling author Aaron Blabley and filmmaker Pierre Perifel for a special sneak peek 5-minute interview about the new The Bad Guys movie. The three chat about the small changes between the books and the movie, what it's like to direct animated characters, and what was the last thing that made them feel tail-wagging good. Kids, listen in to this one!!Subscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gervais Hagerty, IN POLITE COMPANY: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 28:32

    Gervais Hagerty joins Zibby to talk about her debut novel, In Polite Company, which is set in her hometown of Charleston. Gervais shares how her relationship with her grandmother changed following her divorce as well as how their close relationship shaped this story. The two also discuss why Gervais says she gets what she wants in roundabout ways, the lessons she learned in her late twenties after breaking both arms and moving back in with her mother, and what project she is working on next.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/39bWbFrBookshop: https://bit.ly/3K2gNwrSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Alexa Martin, MOM JEANS AND OTHER MISTAKES

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 30:37

    Alexa Martin joins Zibby to discuss her latest novel, Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes, which is also her first standalone project. Alexa shares how she managed to write her first book, Intercepted, in just a month and how she caught the writing bug from a combination of creating a blog and reading the Fifty Shades of Grey series. The two also talk about the conversations around race Alexa seeks to start with her books, notably about the disparities in how Black mothers are treated, and how her fiction has offered her a space to work through grief she has endured in her personal life.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xGIQPnBookshop: https://bit.ly/2ZBWZ1HSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Delia Ephron, LEFT ON TENTH: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 27:56

    Zibby is joined by bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron to talk about her latest book, Left on Tenth, which combines emails, articles, medical records, and memoir. Delia shares what she learned from the moments that she did not remember as she went through treatment for leukemia as well as why her New York Times essay about her diagnosis was infamously missing her byline. The two also discuss the influence Delia's late sister, Nora, has had on her career, how her new relationship stabilized her throughout her second battle with cancer, and the uncanny experiences she has had that reveal her strong sense of intuition.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jSoOcBBookshop: https://bit.ly/3vtpuuzSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Zibby Owens and Holly Hatam, PRINCESS CHARMING

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 22:58

    Zibby is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator and illustrator of their new children's book Princess Charming, Holly Hatam to celebrate its publication day!!! Zibby tells the story of how this book came to be and Holly shares how although she always knew she wanted to be an illustrator, it wasn't until her son was born that she finally committed to making her dreams come true. The two discuss the ways in which their kids inspire their work, what Holly does to create her signature collage-style illustrations, and how they plan on celebrating the publication of Princess Charming!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/37Vf2DIBookshop: https://bit.ly/3KSbZLpSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sonya Singh, SARI, NOT SARI

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 20:15

    Sonya Singh joined Zibby for an Instagram Live to talk about her debut novel, Sari, Not Sari. The two discuss why Sonya wanted the book to read like a classic sitcom, which characters and storylines were inspired by her own life, and what she is working on next (as well as how it ties into this book). Sonya also breaks the news that she is writing the first South Asian holiday Hallmark movie titled Christmas Spice which is debuting at the end of this year!Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vmINW7Bookshop: https://bit.ly/38XPCpNSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sally Hepworth, THE YOUNGER WIFE: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 32:12

    New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, The Younger Wife. Sally shares why she wanted to flip the younger wife trope on its head as well as what inspires her to do so with other clichés in all of her books. The two also discuss how Sally's writing process has changed over the years, why she is glad the production companies who have optioned her books are making changes, and what she loves the most about having a neurodiverse family.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3JTg7cCBookshop: https://bit.ly/3uPzlviSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Susan Rigetti, COVER STORY: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 33:58

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uJe5HBBookshop: https://bit.ly/3uJelGzSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Beth Morrey, DELPHINE JONES TAKES A CHANCE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 27:14

    Beth Morrey joins Zibby to talk about her second novel, Delphine Jones Takes a Chance, which is also known in the UK as Em & Me. The two discuss how Beth's habit of worrying helped shaped this story, who she called to help write (and actually produce) the song in the novel, and why she believes teachers are so special. Beth also shares what her experience was like working in the TV world and how that inspired her podcast, One Torn Every Minute.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/36dv4IGBookshop: https://bit.ly/3xu1HgoSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Anna Quindlen, WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 28:32

    Literary giant Anna Quindlen returns to discuss her latest book, Write for Your Life, which shows the innumerable ways writing connects us to the world and those we hold closest. Anna shares why she believes everyone should document their life in words — regardless of whether they consider themselves a writer or not — as well as why the gesture of hand writing a letter or note is sometimes more powerful than the written words themselves. The two also talk about all of the different forms writing can take and why it's important to Anna that her kids have her books to remember her by.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rqtxGFBookshop: https://bit.ly/3Oc2ngASubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Adriana Trigiani, THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 33:25

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    Leigh Newman, NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE: Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 43:58

    Zibby is joined by the co-founder of Zibby Books, Leigh Newman, to celebrate the pub day of her new short story collection, Nobody Gets Out Alive. The two discuss Leigh's childhood growing up in Alaska and which memories with her parents and friends influenced elements of her stories. They also talk about the differences between writing memoirs and fiction, how Leigh got her start in the publishing industry, and what makes their publishing home so special.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3NZDOmTBookshop: https://bit.ly/3upBcqvSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Michael Lewis, THE PREMONITION: A Pandemic Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 33:45

    Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vqIYA3Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3unH43ISubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Laura Nicole Diamond, SHELTER US: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 27:47

    Laura Nicole Diamond joins to discuss her 2015 bestselling novel, Shelter Us, and how it changed her life. Laura tells Zibby about how she made the jump from working as a civil rights lawyer who wrote in private to a novelist, as well as what she did to hold herself to the commitment of writing a novel. Laura also shares how the inclusion of a Guatemalan character in the novel led her family to foster a young Guatemalan refugee seeking asylum, what she learned from her experience volunteering with the houseless community in LA, and why she's currently working on a memoir.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ue8VmPBookshop: https://bit.ly/3x4z61bSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jane Green, SISTER STARDUST: A Novel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 32:40

    "I'm having more fun in my fifties than I have ever had before in my life. I'm very aware now that I'm not somebody who fits in, and that's fine. In fact, I love it." New York Times bestselling author Jane Green returns to talk about her first biographical novel, Sister Stardust, which centers around the life of socialite Talitha Getty. The two talk about how Jane originally found her way into Talitha's world, what projects her research may spin off into next, and which parts of her own coming-of-age story she infused into her protagonist. Jane also shares how her life has changed since she hit 50 and which decisions she made to help her feel most like her authentic self.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uRRRlyBookshop: https://bit.ly/3LIjHrtSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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