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The Secret Library Podcast

The truth about writing books. By speaking to authors and other book lovers, I'm diving into the mystery that is the book world today. From writing to editing to publishing and all that goes into the creation of a book – all of it is open for discussion on the show.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 26, 2016

This episode, we welcome author Esmé Weijun Wang to discuss her debut novel, The Border of Paradise.

Kirkus Reviews called it “Gothic in tone, epic in ambition, and creepy in spades.” 

While Wang has been a novelist working on this story since very early in her career, many people know her better as an essayist since that work has been out in the world much longer. 

We discuss the process of writing a novel from many different points of view, shifting from non-fiction to fiction in the public eye, and how to deal with having to put your characters through the ringer. 

Esmé is a delight and I can't wait to have her back on the show when she writes another book... I suspect there are many stories to come. 

May 15, 2016

Bari Tessler joins us to talk about her upcoming book, The Art of Money, coming out June 14, 2016. Bari is an educator and pioneer in the field of financial therapy. We discuss her gentle yet effective approach to personal finance and building a meaningful relationship to your money. 

We get into the method she shares in the book as well as the process of writing the book, co-authors, how to find the right editor, and what happens between the time you decide to write about and when it arrives on the shelf. An intimate and amazing peek into the world behind the scenes of both money and books. 

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