Debutiful

Debutiful

Discover debut authors with Debutiful. In each episode, host Adam Vitcavage has an in-depth chat with a debut author about their first book, their reading and writing history, and their writing and editing habits.

Episodes

May 22, 2024 31 mins

Melissa Mogollon, the author of OYE, joined the podcast to discuss fake degrees and MFAs, writing to see herself in a book, the joys of teaching, and more!

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780593594902

 

Melissa Mogollon on the Internet: https://melissamogollon.com/

Melissa Mogollon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissamogollonwriter/

Melissa Mogollon on Twitter: https://www.twitter....

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Charlee Dyroff reads an excerpt from her debut novel Loneliness & Company!

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781639732081

 

Charlee Dyroff on the Internet: https://www.charleedyroff.com/

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Alina Grabowski, the author of WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST, joined the podcast to discuss being an only child who told a lot of stories, her college and MFA experiences, and creating distinct voices for all of her narrators.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781638930785

Alina Grabowski on the Internet: https://www.alinagrabowski.com/

Alina Grabowski on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alinagr...

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May 8, 2024 27 mins

Jiaming Tang, the author of CINEMA LOVE, joined the podcast to discuss his mother's relationship to his work, finding out who his book was about, and growing in the years since his book was finished and what excites him about the future.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780593474334

 

Jiaming Tang on the Internet: https://www.ajiamingtang.com/

Jiaming Tang on Instagram: https://www.instagram.c...

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Garrard Conley reads an excerpt from his debut novel All the World Beside!

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780525537335

 

Garrard Conley on the Internet: https://garrardconley.com/

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Uche Okonkwo reads an excerpt from her debut short story collection A Kind of Madness!

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781959030386

 

Uche Okonkwo on the Internet: https://ucheokonkwo.com/

Uche O...

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April 17, 2024 20 mins

Christine Ma-Kellams, the author of THE BAND, joined the podcast to discuss K-Pop, the power of language, and writing empirical studies on culture, social perception, and relationships.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781668018378

 

Christine Ma-Kellams on the Internet: https://www.christinema-kellams.com/

Christine Ma-Kellams on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choppstixz/

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Parul Kapur reads an excerpt from her debut novel Inside the Mirror!

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781496236784

 

Parul Kapur on the Internet: https://www.parulkapur.com/

Parul Kapur on Instagr...

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April 10, 2024 40 mins

Ursula Villareal-Moura, the author of LIKE HAPPINESS, joined the podcast to why she re-reads books, finding herself in literature, the ups and downs of finding an agent, and how this book stemmed from a short story idea.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781250882837

 

Ursula Villareal-Moura on the Internet: https://www.ursulavillarrealmoura.com/

 

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Jessie Ren Marshall reads an excerpt from her debut short story collection Women! In! Peril!

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781639732272

 

Jessie Ren Marshall on the Internet: https://www.jessie...

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April 3, 2024 31 mins

Marissa Higgins, the author of A GOOD HAPPY GIRL, joined the podcast to discuss how a Garth Greenwell workshop helped her write her debut, sending her manuscript to agents too soon, and how it is exciting to see how readers contextualize books differently.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781646221974

 

Marissa Higgins on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marissahiggins_/

 

 

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Laura Chow Reeve reads an excerpt from her debut short story collection A Small Apocalypse!

You can purchase a copy of his book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780810146945

 

Laura Chow Reeve on the Internet: https://www.laurachowf...

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March 27, 2024 36 mins

Alexandra Tanner, the author of WORRY, joined the podcast to discuss books as personalities, Wes Anderson, Donald Glover, and finding an editor who gets her and her work!

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781668018613

 

Alexandra Tanner on the Internet: https://www.alexandratanner.com/

Alexandra Tanner on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandratanner/

Alexandra Tanner on Twitter: https:/...

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Gina Chung reads an excerpt from her debut short story collection Green Frog!

You can purchase a copy of his book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780593469361

 

Gina Chung on the Internet: https://www.gina-chung.com

Gina Chung on I...

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March 20, 2024 32 mins

Sierra Greer, the author of ANNIE BOT, joined the podcast to discuss the future, robots, and writing for different ages. 

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780063312692

 

Sierra Greer on the Internet: https://www.sierragreerwriter.com/

Sierra Greer on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sierra_greer_writer/

Sierra Greer on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sierragreer87/

 

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

 

Today, Rita Bullwinkel reads an excerpt from her debut novel Headshot!

You can purchase a copy of his book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780593654101

 

Rita Bullwinkel on the Internet: https://www.ritabullwinkel.com

Rita Bullwinkel on...

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March 13, 2024 32 mins

Andrew Boryga, the author of VICTIM, joined the podcast to discuss being a Mets fan in the Bronx, how his community made him who he is today, and if hustling is good/bad/neither.

 

You can purchase a copy of her book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780385549974

 

Andrew Boryga on the Internet: https://www.andrewboryga.com/

Andrew Boryga on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/borywrites/

Andrew Boryga on Twitter: https://www.twit...

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

 

Today, Jennifer Croft reads an excerpt from her debut novel The Extinction of Irena Rey!

You can purchase a copy of his book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9781639731701

 

Jennifer Croft on the Internet: https://www.croftwork.net/

Jenni...

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Welcome to the First Taste Reading Series on Debutiful. This is a weekly series where writers will read a short excerpt from their book so readers can whet their appetite with delicious writing.

Today, Gareth Brown reads an excerpt from his novel The Book of Doors!

 

You can purchase a copy of his book here: https://bookshop.org/a/339/9780063323988

 

Gareth Brown on the Internet: https://www.garethbrownbooks.com/

Gareth Brown on In...

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February 28, 2024 17 mins

What happens after your book launch, go on a book tour, and then the publicity cycle dies down? Host Adam Vitcavage circles back with an author ~6 months after their book comes out to see how they're holding up and to reflect on their past few months.

Today's guest is L'Oreal Thompson Payton, whose Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power came out in August 2023. Since then she has been a guest on...

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