Dec 11, 2020 • 53M

Episode 241: Big #Booklaunch Day

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Whew! This week, Sarina and KJ (that’s me writing as it usually is) both launched books—Sarina came out with Loverboy, second in KJ’d favorite Sarina series, The Company, while KJ FINALLY and after many many months got to see The Chicken Sisters come out into the world. Notice the different verbs there? That’s because our launches come from very different places, and we talk about that—as well as, of course, ALL the Reese Witherspoon Book Club backstory.

You can grab a copy of Loverboy in all kinds of ways:

🗝️ Audio

🗝️ Amazon

🗝️ Apple

🗝️ Kobo

🗝️ Nook

🗝️ Google

And there are a bunch of ways to buy The Chicken Sisters. There’s YOUR Indie bookstore--and if you buy it there and fill out this linked Google doc, I'll mail you a signed bookplate for it.

There's The Norwich Bookstore, which has signed actual copies.

There's MY Indie: Still North Books.


There's Amazon.

There's Barnes and Noble.

Links to the memoirs KJ mentioned:

White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between, Judy Batalion

Year of No Clutter: A Memoir, Eve Schaub

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World, Brooke McAlary

Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey off the Beaten Path, Erin Loechner


Jess: Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

Sarina: Winter Street, Winter Stroll, Winter Storms, Winter Solstice by Elin Hildebrand

KJ: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Thanks for listening! As a heads up if you’re book-gift shopping make sure you grab KJ’s 12 Days of Books to Give (and Get) list here for everything you need for your Austen-loving brother, your thriller-hound mom and the friend who craves a cozy escape.

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