Creators and Guests

Jeniffer Thompson
Host
Jeniffer Thompson
Writer. Reader. Interviewer. Cohost of The Premise Podcast. I help authors build brands + websites. Cofounder of the San Diego Writers Festival. Chicken-mama.
Appears in 93 episodes
Alice Hoffman
Guest
Alice Hoffman
Books may well be the only true magic.✨ Preorder #TheInvisibleHour here 👉🏼 https://t.co/p8zBtULi9j
Appears in 1 episode
Belo Miguel Cipriani
Guest
Belo Miguel Cipriani
Digital Inclusion Strategist, Author, and Teacher
Appears in 2 episodes
Bethanne Patrick Is Still Writing
Guest
Bethanne Patrick Is Still Writing
LIFE B MEMOIR: https://t.co/CssltFRA3l LIFE B AUDIO: https://t.co/xn3nt02iEwCritic @LATimes Host @MissPagesPod Insta/THREADS @DearBookMavenCreated #FridayReads
Appears in 1 episode
Cecile Pin
Guest
Cecile Pin
Cecile Pin grew up in Paris and New York City. She moved to London at eighteen to study Philosophy at University College London, followed by an MA at King’s College London. She previously worked in publishing. She writes for Bad Form Review and is a London Writers Awards 2021 winner.Wandering Souls is her first novel and is longlisted for the Women’s Prize for fiction. It is being published in eleven territories in 2023.
Appears in 1 episode
Chad Thompson
Producer
Chad Thompson
Chad Thompson, co-founder of Monkey C Media, offers professional photography and videography services. He has an eye for detail and a command of lighting that gives him the ability to show his subjects at their very best. You can count on seeing Chad around South Park on his bicycle with a camera slung over his shoulder. If he has never taken a picture of you, chances are good you have never met him.
Appears in 58 episodes
Deborah Holt Larkin
Guest
Deborah Holt Larkin
Deborah Holt Larkin is uniquely qualified to tell this captivating yet horrifying crime story. From a front row seat in her family’s living room, she lived the fear and disbelief that gripped her hometown in 1958.
Appears in 1 episode
Dr. Madhushree Ghosh
Guest
Dr. Madhushree Ghosh
Author, “Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family” —April 2022 UofIA Press |Immigrant. Daughter of Refugees. Scientist. |Personal views|
Appears in 1 episode
Eve Chase
Guest
Eve Chase
I write from a studio/shed in my townhouse garden in Oxford. A small space, it's perfect for cooking up bigger ones. I love to write about sprawling, dysfunctional families in curious, characterful settings. A crime usually beats at the heart of my books. As I love stories that envelope you in their world but also read at a page-turning pace, I try to write them too.
Appears in 1 episode
Gina Simmons Schneider, Ph.D.
Guest
Gina Simmons Schneider, Ph.D.
Licensed psychotherapist & coach. Author & blogger. Coping skills expert. She/Her @PsychToday
Appears in 1 episode
Jane Friedman
Guest
Jane Friedman
I report on the book publishing industry and help authors understand the business. I’ve been working in book publishing since the 1990s, but my views are not from the 1990s. Amidst rapid change in the industry, writers need honest and unbiased guidance to make the best decisions for their careers. I hope to offer you a signal amidst the noise.
Appears in 1 episode
Jesse Leon
Guest
Jesse Leon
Author of I'm Not Broken (@VintageAnchor) & No Estoy Roto (@PenguinLibrosUS) Speaker and consultant to philanthropy and social impact investors.
Appears in 1 episode
KishaLynn Moore Elliot
Guest
KishaLynn Moore Elliot
2023 TEDxSanDiego Speaker for Education. Artist. Author of #CHILDishTheBook. Reiki Master Teacher. Wife and mom.
Appears in 1 episode
Laura C. Robbins
Guest
Laura C. Robbins
Appears in 2 episodes
Laura L Engel
Guest
Laura L Engel
Along with writing her memoir, Laura holds the office of President of San Diego Memoir Writers Association and is an active member of the International Women Writers Guild. She is also a member of San Diego Writers Ink and San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.
Appears in 1 episode
Lilli Kendle
Writer
Lilli Kendle
Lilli is our writer and one of our biggest fans. She works freelance as a copy and content writer, loves music, exploring and her little dog, Lucy.
Appears in 8 episodes
Mike Rothschild
Guest
Mike Rothschild
Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, expert witness, subject matter expert, speaker, and debunker of conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs.
Appears in 1 episode
Mona Awad
Guest
Mona Awad
Mona Awad is the author of Bunny, named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Vogue, and the New York Public Library. It was a finalist for the New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award. It is currently optioned for film with Bad Robot Productions. Awad’s debut, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, winner of the Colorado Book Award and the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, All’s Well, was longlisted for the International Dublin Award and a finalist for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror. Rouge, her fourth novel, is forthcoming September 2023 with Simon & Schuster. She teaches fiction in the Creative Writing program at Syracuse University and is based in Boston.
Appears in 1 episode
Rosie Walsh
Guest
Rosie Walsh
Rosie came to writing after a career in factual television, which took her to some of the remotest places on earth. She wrote her first novel while living in South America, where she met her partner, George. They now live in Devon, UK, with their two young children.
Appears in 1 episode
Shelby Stranger
Guest
Shelby Stranger
SHELBY STANGER has been passionate about storytelling since she inked her first article in a national publication at age 15. As a longtime adventure journalist in the outdoor sports world, Shelby has standup-paddled a portion of the Peruvian Amazon, reported about a summer-long punk concert series called the Vans Warped Tour, surfed from Tofino to Tavarua, had her own adventure column in five San Diego newspapers, and interviewed countless CEOs, entrepreneurs and pro athletes on assignment for national publications like Outside Magazine, ESPN, CNN.com, and Shop-Eat-Surf.com. Prior to becoming a full-time storyteller and consultant, Shelby worked at the iconic shoe company, Vans, where she helped oversee all the women’s branding and later the international marketing for the Americas and Australasia regions. She later served as a media consultant to brands including Nike, PrAna, and Body Glove.
Appears in 1 episode
Smith Publicity
Guest
Smith Publicity
25+ years of powerful book publicity, proven results. #bookmarketing #bookpublicity
Appears in 1 episode
Sophie Mackintosh
Guest
Sophie Mackintosh
Sophie Mackintosh is the author of novels The Water Cure (2018), Blue Ticket (2020), and Cursed Bread (forthcoming 2023). The Water Cure was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Dazed, Guardian, and The Stinging Fly, amongst others. In 2020 she was picked as ‘a face set to define the decade ahead’ by Vogue UK, alongside writers Jia Tolentino and Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Appears in 1 episode
Susanna Hoffs
Guest
Susanna Hoffs
Founding member of The Bangles
Appears in 1 episode
Suzanne Allain
Guest
Suzanne Allain
Suzanne adapted her novel Mr. Malcolm’s List into a screenplay and it was made into a movie starring Freida Pinto, Theo James, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton and Oliver Jackson Cohen. It’s now available on every major rent-on-demand streaming service.
Appears in 1 episode
Swan Huntley
Guest
Swan Huntley
Author of I Want You More and You're Grounded: An Anti-Self-Help Book to Calm You the F*ck Down, both out summer 2024.
Appears in 2 episodes
Tommy Orange
Guest
Tommy Orange
Tommy Orange is an American novelist and writer from Oakland, California. His first book, There There (2018), was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize[1] and received the 2019 American Book Award.[2] Orange is a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He earned a master's degree in fine arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Appears in 1 episode
Tom Rob Smith
Guest
Tom Rob Smith
TOM ROB SMITH graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge University in 2001, with a first in English Literature. One of his first writing jobs was story lining Cambodia’s first soap operas. Born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father, he wrote his first novel CHILD 44 at the age of twenty-six.
Appears in 1 episode
Walter Green
Guest
Walter Green
Walter Green was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Harrison Conference Services for 25 years, during which time it grew into the leading conference center management company in the U.S. He has lectured at the Wharton Graduate School of Business and Hofstra and Long Island universities, as well as being featured as an expert on the topic of effective meetings in numerous national publications. Associated for years with the Young Presidents’ Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization, he’s presently a member of the Chief Executives Organization and the L3 Organization (Leadership, Legacy, Life). Since selling his company, he has mentored young adults and is actively involved in several nonprofit organizations. He lives with his wife, Lola, in San Diego, California.
Appears in 1 episode
Zibby Owens
Guest
Zibby Owens
Author. Publisher. Podcaster. Host, Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books. CEO/Founder, Zibby Media @zibbybooks @zibbysbookshop. Mom of 4!
Appears in 1 episode
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