Sara Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, talks about her newest novel, Here to Stay, out now! Sara talks about love as a human rights issue, writing action sequences, and why she chose not to write in Charles Barkley’s voice.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
New England Mobile Book Fair, a local indie warehouse book store near where Sara grew up
Sara always wanted to write television for children and was a huge fan of the Sesame Street (TV show)
In college, Sara wrote spec scripts for existing TV shows like The Office (TV show)
Books, Inc. (bookstore in SF)
Sara mentions The murder of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Matthew Shepard’s Death in 1998 in her author’s note for Here to Stay
Deah Barakat wrote Stephen Curry’s (NBA player) name on his shoes
Charles Barkley (NBA player)
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