Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
Since 2014, First Draft has featured interviews with dozens of New York Times best-selling writers, as well as Emmy and Peabody-winning writers, and winners of the Caldecott Award, the William C. Morris Young Adult Debut award, the Michael El. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
Pretty Progressive said First Draft is “like Longform meets Bullseye, but from the perspective of a female YA author who meticulously walks us through her guests’ lives and moves them to talk about their work in ways they’ve never shared before.”
The Professional Book Nerds podcast talked to Sarah Enni about First Draft and Tell Me Everything!
Vulture listed First Draft with Sarah Enni as a show they’re listening to!
Sarah Enni featured on the Barnes & Noble YA podcast
Sarah Enni featured on the 88 Cups of Tea podcast
Sarah Enni featured on Nina LaCour’s podcast, Keeping a Notebook
BookRiot calls First Draft a “fantastic, thoughtful podcast”
Ranked one of the Six Best Podcast for YA Fans by the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog
Sarah Enni’s Reddit AMA (March 2015)
Sarah Enni is a young adult author of TELL ME EVERYTHING (Scholastic, 2/26/19) who started this podcast as part of a lifelong effort to be more like Nina Totenberg. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Hammer.
First Draft seeks to share honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about the pursuit of creative fulfillment, the craft challenges posed by their particular medium(s), and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
The podcast started with an epic road-trip and a quest to discover how place and setting influenced an author’s creative life. Two months and 6,000 miles later, Sarah Enni felt the real mission had only just started. Now in its fifth year, the podcast features more than 170 interviews.