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Book Friends Forever Podcast

Alvina and Grace

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Book Friends Forever Podcast
Book Friends Forever Podcast

Book Friends Forever Podcast

Alvina and Grace

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Children's book publishing’s secrets are revealed as we listen in on fascinating, unguarded, insider discussion from two uniquely qualified best friends: award-winning author/illustrator Grace Lin, and one of NYC’s top editors, Alvina Ling. Go behind the scenes of kid lit and catch a glimpse of the lives of the best-selling author and editor, and the relationship between them.

Latest Episodes

The Newbery-Caldecott banquet, Grace’s dress, and Imposter Syndrome!

Alvina talks more about BookExpo, and they take a trip down memory lane and talk about the Caldecott-Newbery banquet for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (including what Grace wore and how she found her special dress!), and they also discuss imposter syndrome, when they have felt it, and how they manage it. And they end as always with what they’re grateful for.

25 MIN5 days ago
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The Newbery-Caldecott banquet, Grace’s dress, and Imposter Syndrome!

Chickens! And, secondary loss and BookExpo talk

Grace finally gets chickens! They talk about how that brought up some conflicted thoughts about how different Grace's life has become after Robert's death, and they discuss secondary loss (what is it, how it manifests in both of them--for Alvina, it involved the probable loss of being a mother.). They also discuss BookExpo and BookCon, and end as always with what they're grateful for.

26 MIN1 weeks ago
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Chickens! And, secondary loss and BookExpo talk

Social Media and Publisher loyalty

Alvina is back to work after sabbatical! She and Grace talk about their philosophy on social media, and how it plays into work and life. They also discuss the one time Alvina almost left Little, Brown for another publisher (she doesn't say which one!), and the pros and cons of both editor and creator loyalty to a publisher. And they end as always with what they're grateful for.

30 MIN2 weeks ago
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Social Media and Publisher loyalty

Latest Episodes

The Newbery-Caldecott banquet, Grace’s dress, and Imposter Syndrome!

Alvina talks more about BookExpo, and they take a trip down memory lane and talk about the Caldecott-Newbery banquet for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (including what Grace wore and how she found her special dress!), and they also discuss imposter syndrome, when they have felt it, and how they manage it. And they end as always with what they’re grateful for.

25 MIN5 days ago
Comments
The Newbery-Caldecott banquet, Grace’s dress, and Imposter Syndrome!

Chickens! And, secondary loss and BookExpo talk

Grace finally gets chickens! They talk about how that brought up some conflicted thoughts about how different Grace's life has become after Robert's death, and they discuss secondary loss (what is it, how it manifests in both of them--for Alvina, it involved the probable loss of being a mother.). They also discuss BookExpo and BookCon, and end as always with what they're grateful for.

26 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Chickens! And, secondary loss and BookExpo talk

Social Media and Publisher loyalty

Alvina is back to work after sabbatical! She and Grace talk about their philosophy on social media, and how it plays into work and life. They also discuss the one time Alvina almost left Little, Brown for another publisher (she doesn't say which one!), and the pros and cons of both editor and creator loyalty to a publisher. And they end as always with what they're grateful for.

30 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Social Media and Publisher loyalty

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