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The B&N YA Podcast

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The B&N YA Podcast
The B&N YA Podcast

The B&N YA Podcast

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Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, as she sits down with fellow YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Subscribe to listen in on fascinating new conversations every other week.

Latest Episodes

Hafsah Faisal

Since 2010 author and designer Hafsah Faisal has been writing about books on her blog Icy Books, and now she's celebrating the launch of her own Arabian culture inspired fantasy debut. We Hunt the Flame is about a girl who braves an enchanted darkness to keep her people alive, a prince who kills on behalf of his father, and their unexpectedly shared quest to bring magic back to their world. Faisal joined Melissa Albert for a chat about inspired design, great fantasy maps and the spark that became We Hunt the Flame.

28 MIN3 days ago
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Hafsah Faisal

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Days after they got engaged in front of a joyous bookstore audience, I sat down with Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to talk about their inclusive fantasy/sci-fi series starter Once & Future, pitched as queer King Arthur in space. The authors talked about their cowriting adventures, falling in love, and taking creative and personal leaps of faith.

32 MIN1 weeks ago
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Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of historical fiction including Printz honoreeA Northern Light, and fantasy novels that travel under the sea, into the Beast's magical library, and now into the small country village ofStepsister. Her latest follows Cinderella's so-called ugly stepsister, whose life becomes a battlefield between Fate and Chance: one of whom wants her to march quietly to her predetermined end, the other determined to help her defy it. We talked to Donnelly about fractured fairy tales, her life as a storyteller, and weird historical research.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Jennifer Donnelly

Latest Episodes

Hafsah Faisal

Since 2010 author and designer Hafsah Faisal has been writing about books on her blog Icy Books, and now she's celebrating the launch of her own Arabian culture inspired fantasy debut. We Hunt the Flame is about a girl who braves an enchanted darkness to keep her people alive, a prince who kills on behalf of his father, and their unexpectedly shared quest to bring magic back to their world. Faisal joined Melissa Albert for a chat about inspired design, great fantasy maps and the spark that became We Hunt the Flame.

28 MIN3 days ago
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Hafsah Faisal

Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Days after they got engaged in front of a joyous bookstore audience, I sat down with Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to talk about their inclusive fantasy/sci-fi series starter Once & Future, pitched as queer King Arthur in space. The authors talked about their cowriting adventures, falling in love, and taking creative and personal leaps of faith.

32 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of historical fiction including Printz honoreeA Northern Light, and fantasy novels that travel under the sea, into the Beast's magical library, and now into the small country village ofStepsister. Her latest follows Cinderella's so-called ugly stepsister, whose life becomes a battlefield between Fate and Chance: one of whom wants her to march quietly to her predetermined end, the other determined to help her defy it. We talked to Donnelly about fractured fairy tales, her life as a storyteller, and weird historical research.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Jennifer Donnelly

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