First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy

First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy

Award-winning and best-selling author of fantasy and romance, Jeffe Kennedy shares her first cup of coffee of the day with listeners, giving a daily insight into the realities of being a career author.... Show More

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August 20, 2019 22 min

A special #FirstCupofWhiskey episode from Bettystown, Ireland. Includes #WorldCon2019 recaps, thoughts on convention ROI, and general updates on the #Ireland adventure. 

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August 17, 2019 24 min

Finally had time to update from Ireland! Thoughts on travel, Dublin, WorldCon, etc. 

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August 12, 2019 23 min

I'm getting ready to leave for #WorldCon2019 in Dublin, and talking about time off from writing and the Restless Stagnation (TM) that begins to rise when I need to write. Also, a bit more about L. Penelope's podcast and her episode on YA Fantasy here. Photo is Jackson sitting beside me on the patio, paws tucked into my hand. Yeah, it's hard to leave again so soon. 

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August 9, 2019 23 min

More musings today on YA vs adult fantasy, with a bit of feedback from Emily Mah and L. Penelope. Also musings on book brain, how to approach a convoluted revision, and why I like on-the-page sex scenes. 

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August 8, 2019 18 min

Talking as I drive in for writer coffee, about social media, Facebook parties, revising The Fiery Crown, the New Shiny, and initial thoughts on how YA fantasy differs from Adult Fantasy. 

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August 6, 2019 21 min

Mulling over how to approach edits today, along with thoughts on the cycle of life and valuing nature for itself. Soliciting some opinions, too, for those who are interested. The Romance of Reading deal I mention is here https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheRomanceofReading/ 

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August 5, 2019 23 min

Talking today about interpreting critique from editors and others, updates on the audio book of THE ORCHID THRONE, and a story about a weirdly p/a encounter with an author at San Diego Comic Con. 

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August 5, 2019 23 min

Talking today about interpreting critique from editors and others, updates on the audio book of THE ORCHID THRONE, and a story about a weirdly p/a encounter with an author at San Diego Comic Con. 

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August 3, 2019 23 min

I'm back from a week at Lake Coeur d'Alene, talking about taking vacations from even the work we love, the RITA Awards at RWA, my tribe there, and about podcasting in general. 

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July 26, 2019 24 min

I chat with my roommate aspiring author Sassy Outwater about writing, the romance community, and a bit about her life as a blind woman. 

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July 24, 2019 22 min

In which we mostly gush about Hamilton. 

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July 23, 2019 25 min

I've made it to NYC and have another celebrity guest - SF author Lex Beckett - talking with me today. We talk about social media, exalted coffee, skipping, and her upcoming book, Gamechanger. More info about them at LXBeckett.com.

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July 21, 2019 25 min

A special celebrity guest, Grace Draven, talks with me from San Diego Comic Con. We discussed SDCC, what we'd been up to, etc. I also ask Grace to talk about her daily life and challenges as a career author.Also, because I'm traveling extensively right now, I'll be posting these podcasts with the date recorded, though I may not be able to get them up for a few days. 

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July 16, 2019 21 min

Thoughts today on the rapid-release mentality in self-publishing, how SFF differs from Romance that way, and how writers place value on their own work. I mention how Ed Sheeran's media blitz has affected me in this context. Also, I feel I should add that I also follow P!nk on Instagram, because she's awesome. 

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July 15, 2019 21 min

Revisiting my (surprisingly) long career, with thoughts on art, audience, and "making it." Oh, and being multi-genre. Also dishing on Big Little Lies and Juliet, Naked. The quote I reference is: "When one's young one doesn't feel a part of it yet, the human condition; one does things because they are not for good; everything is a rehearsal. To be repeated ad lib, to be put right when the curtain goes up in earnest. One day you... Read more

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July 12, 2019 21 min

About my lady-who-lunches lifestyle of late, and a bit about The Hate U Give - things I learned and musings on textured stories and nuanced characters. The movie I was trying to think of wasn't Amy Schumer at all, but Rebel Wilson. (I've mentioned how my brain has weird filing this way.) Isn't It Romantic. 

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July 11, 2019 19 min

A commuting podcast on my way for writer coffee - had a great convo with Trent Zelazny - wherein I talk to other drivers and fill you all in on my victories in Battles with the Universe. A bit more ranting about the fax obstacle and heads up on my LERA workshop on writing cross-genre this weekend. (Oh, and I know I said it's July 12, but I know it's really July 11. Or, rather, I figured that out...)Link Here. https://leranm.com/201... Read more

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July 9, 2019 21 min

Today's podcast is all about career author Real Life - my wranglings with a dead car battery, health insurance, and Waste Management not caring about recycling service. 

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July 8, 2019 11 min

I'm heading into conference season and nonstop travel, so I'm talking about that a bit and projects I'm winding up before I go. 

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July 5, 2019 22 min

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this podcast! Being very on-brand, I ramble about the last year, how the podcast has focused (and not) on being a career author, and also about Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries, and the new movie Plus One. This is the article I mention: https://medium.com/neurotrack/menopause-and-alzheimers-1c455f29fe16 

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