Sarah Enni, debut author of Tell Me Everything and usually the host of the First Draft podcast, answers questions from past First Draft interviewees about craft and ego, staying on schedule, Bob Costas’ pink-eye story, the evolution of her interview style, Hammer the cat’s origin story.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love and The Way You Make Me Feel (listen to her First Draft episode here)
Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out (listen to her First Draft podcast here)
Kristen Kittscher, author of Wig In The Window and Tiara On The Terrace (listen to her First Draft podcast here)
Sarah uses a bullet journal to create a system to help balance and keep check of the different facets of her life.
Allie Brosh’s comics about procrastination
Shane Pangburn, producer of YALLWEST book festival and illustrator (listen to his First Draft podcast here)
Kate Hart, author of After The Fall (listen to Kate Hart’s First Draft interview here)
Bob Costas, sportscaster for the Olympics
Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Beasts Made of Night and Crown of Thunder (listen to his First Draft podcast here)
The Deftones, lead singer Chino Moreno
The Darkness, “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”
Victoria Aveyard, author of the Red Queen series (listen to her First Draft episodes here and here)
Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures and Cats Vs. Robots (listen to her First Draft episode here)
Jasmine Warga, author of Here We Are Now and (listen to her FIrst Draft episode here)
Libba Bray, author of The Diviners (listen to her First Draft episodes here and here)
Danielle Paige, author of Dorothy Must Die and Stealing Snow (listen to her First Draft episode here)
Arrested Development (Television Show)
Stephanie Kuehn, author of Charm & Strange (listen to her First Draft podcast here)
“Welcome to New York,” by Taylor Swift
Peter Stone, author of The Perfect Candidate (listen to his First Draft episode here)
Kumail Nanjiani (actor, Silicon Valley)
Sabaa Tahir, author of the Ember In The Ashes series (listen to her First Draft episode here)
Sam Maggs, author of Girl Squads and more (listen to her First Draft episode here)
Alison Cherry, author of Red and Pros of Cons and more (listen to her First Draft episodes here and here)
Sarah’s podcast recommendations include: Pod Save America (podcast), NPR Politics podcast (podcast), The Daily (podcast), Keep It (podcast), Serial (podcast), and S-Town (podcast)
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Beth Revis, author of the Across The Universe series and the Give The Dark My Love series (listen to her First Draft podcast here)
The Bigfoot Discovery Museum
Jeff Goldblum, actor and musician
Leigh Bardugo, author of the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows series, and her upcoming book, Ninth House (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here)
Kaitlin Ward, author of Where She Fell (listen to her First Draft podcast interview here)
Brandy Colbert, author of Little And Lion and The Revolution of Birdie Randolph (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here)
Aminah Mae Safi, author of the upcoming Tell Me How You Really Feel (listen to her First Draft interview here)
Kayla Cagan, author of Piper Perish and Art Boss (listen to her First Draft interview here)
Susan Dennard, author of the Witchlands series (listen to her First Draft interview here)
Amerie, editor of the Because You Love to Hate Me anthology and she recently released two albums, 4 AM MULHOLLAND and AFTER 4 AM
Sara Farizan, author of Here to Stay (listen to her First Draft interview here)
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