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On grief, laughter, and giving ourselves grace with Joan F. Smith

Joan F. Smith joins Adam to discuss her new book The Half-Orphan's Handbook. Their conversation ranges from how she coped with her father's suicide, how they both use comedy to deal with tragedy, and how they both struggle to accept that how they feel is okay. They also discuss her job as a library's author-in-residence. Trigger warnings for conversations about death and suicide but this is a must listen and a must read for anyone who has struggled with grief.

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Christina makes her triumphant return to chat with Adam about sequels that weren't entirely necessary (in their minds).
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Interview with Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by author Jesse Q. Sutanto to discuss her new book Dial A for Aunties.
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Christina Henry returns to scare the hell out of you

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Adam welcomes back Christina Henry to chat about her terrifying new novel, Near the Bone. The discuss the idea of showing the POV of a victim vs. a villain, how she writes characters instead of plots, and why the true terror of the unseen.
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Authors behaving badly

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Lately, a number of authors who have high profiles have been doing some less than awesome things online.
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