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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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Gary Pomerantz, George Packer, Steven Johnson This is The Author
This Is the Author | Gary Pomerantz, George Packer, and Steven Johnson

In this episode, meet Gary Pomerantz, author of The Last Pass, George Packer, author of Blood of the Liberals, and Steven Johnson, author of How We Got to Now. Using the lens of sports, culture, technological innovation, and family, these authors explain why journeying to the past is necessary in order to see the present in a new light. And, find out which Hollywood legend is one author’s dream narrator.

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