Interviews with your favorite young adult and middle grade authors!

Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for a quality hang with young adult and middle grade authors, featuring dozens of New York Times best-selling writers, as well as 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.

In candid and inspiring conversations, writers offer their unique perspectives on the creative process, what keeps them typing, and staying sane in publishing.



the host

Sarah Enni is a young adult author and NPR wannabe who started this podcast in a desperate effort to be more like Nina Totenberg. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Hammer, and is working on her debut novel with Scholastic.

the mission

First Draft focuses on thoughtful, in-depth conversations on writing and living a creative life. With new episodes each week, the podcast hopes to spark meaningful conversations, with plenty of context, to help aspiring and best-selling authors alike.

the story

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. The podcast has been available for three years, and now features more than 100 interviews.