This is the Author LIbrary Edition
This Is the Author | What Makes A Great Story? Part 3

In this special episode of This is the Author we asked, “What’s your recipe for a good story?” Hear Mitch Abblett, Nick McDonell, Bryan Stevenson, Maeve Higgins, Chip Conley, James Clear, Rachel Marie Martin, Scott Harrison, and Mya Spalter share their vital ingredients for a good story.

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Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, Emily Arnold McCully
This is the Author | Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, and Emily Arnold McCully

In this episode, meet illustrator Johanna Basford, author of Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of Love à La Mode, and Caldecott Award-winner Emily Arnold McCully, author of Mirette on the High Wire.

These three women reveal the personal inspirations that led to the recording of their audiobooks…whether it was a collection of bedtime stories shared with a child or a love of romance and dreams of Paris. You’ll be transported and delighted…and you may want a warm croissant to munch on as you listen. Enjoy!

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This Is the Author | What Inspires Your Writing?

In this special compilation episode of This is the Author, hear what inspires authors Nic Stone, Torrey Maldonado, Kevin Young, Maeve Higgins, and Carey Nieuwhof, Alexia Vernon to write and create their books. Read more

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This Is the Author | What Makes A Great Story? Part 2

In this special episode of This is the Author we asked, “What’s your recipe for a good story?” Hear Markus Zusak, Kate Inglis, Tyler Reagin, Khalida Brohi, George Packer, Sam Anderson, Ryan North, Beth Comstock, and Glory Edim share their vital ingredients for a good story.

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This is the Author Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie
This Is the Author | Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie

In this episode, meet Richard Sheridan, author of Chief Joy Officer, Ralph De La Rosa, author of The Monkey Is the Messenger, and Hamish McKenzie, author of Insane Mode. From stories of joyful leadership to why we need a more joyful meditation practice, you’ll be inspired by the fascinating lessons and research these authors have to share.

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Curry, Gillibrand, Fab Five
This Is the Author | Bishop Michael Curry, the Fab Five, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

In this inspiring, love-filled episode of This is the Author, hear from Bishop Michael Curry, author of The Power of Love, the charismatic cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye (otherwise known as the Fab Five), authors of Queer Eye, and United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of Bold & Brave.

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This Is the Author | Marcellus Wiley, Casey Gerald, and Bill Buford

In this episode, meet Marcellus Wiley, author of Never Shut Up, Casey Gerald, author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, and Bill Buford, author of Among the Thugs. Football—the American and British variety—plays an important role in each of these authors’ lives. Speaking from their personal experiences, they share musings, lessons, and expertise that may make you think about how sports and society’s expectations have affected your own life. And, hear why narrating is surprisingly more difficult than “a triple day training camp practice”.

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This is the Author Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, Jill Soloway, Glory Edim
This Is the Author | Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, Jill Soloway, and Glory Edim

In this episode meet Cristen Conger & Caroline Ervin, authors of Unladylike, Jill Soloway, author of She Wants It, and Glory Edim, author of Well-Read Black Girl. You’ll be prepared to smash (glass) ceilings, defy gender roles, and support diverse voices after listening to these authors share both their own inspiring stories – and those of other rabble rousers and role models. And, find out which author’s narration experience taught her that she needs to do a few more core strength exercises.

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This is the Author Alexia Vernon, Mya Spalter, Rachel Marie Martin
This is the Author | Alexia Vernon, Mya Spalter, and Rachel Marie Martin

In this episode meet Alexia Vernon, author of Step Into Your Moxie, Mya Spalter, author of Enchantments, and Rachel Marie Martin, author of The Brave Art of Motherhood. Listen in as these experts lead you on a path of transformation and empowerment whether you’re seeking professional, spiritual or personal advice and inspiration. And, find out why one author’s dream narrator would actually be a full cast of wonderful, strong women.

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