A podcast about writing, parenting, and creative accountability brought to you by writers and youngish mothers Annie Hartnett, Tessa Fontaine, and Ellen O'Connell Whittet. We are here to save you, each other, and ourselves.
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Ellen and Annie talk agents and non-fiction projects put on the back burner, and then chat with Nancy Reddy and Emily Pérez, the editors of The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood.
The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood
Folding Clothes is a Scam by Kathleen Donahoe
Shannon Sanders's book COMPANY, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2023. Her short story “The Good, Good Men” was a 2020 winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. She is a mother of three, including a set of twins, and she writes on the back porch.
We met her on twitter, so you should follow her too, @ShandersWrites
Reiko Davis, Shannon's agent
Laura van den Berg
Tessa and Annie talk with the wise and earnest Jericho Vincent, author, parent, and spiritual entrepreneur.
Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Legends of the Talmud: A Collection of Ancient Magical Jewish Tales
The Crane Wife: A Memoir by CJ Hauser
A quicky episode to get to know your hosts a little better.
The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death Defying Acts
And an untitled novel forthcoming from FSG
See Tessa eat fire here:
What You Become in Flight
and a novel in progress!
Tessa and Annie talk about their own voices, vaccinations, and then have the great pleasure of talking about writing with Courtney Maum, author of five books, most recently The Year of the Horses, a memoir of conquering depression through reclaiming a childhood passion
The Year of the Horses
Before and After the Book Deal
I am Having So Much Fun Without You
Ellen and Annie finally get to meet Katie Gutierrez, their friend from twitter and author of MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW, Good Morning America's Book Club pick -- (we called it!!!)
We left the kiddo interruptions in this episode because they were so sweet.
More Than You'll Ever Know
Julia Fine, author of The Upstairs House and What Should Be Wild
Annie and Tessa talk with Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire and The Great Pretender. She is maybe the coolest person we've ever met, and we hope you love the conversation.
Brain on Fire
The Great Pretender
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Annie and Ellen discuss their friendship, writing with small kids, crying in front of Cheryl Strayed, and what drives us to tell birth stories.
BOOKS and BOOK PEOPLE discussed:
What You Become in Flight by Ellen O'Connell Whittet
Annie and Ellen's agent, Katie Grimm
Amy Jo Burns, author of Shiner and Cinderland
Becca Worby, rebeccaworby.com
A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
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Tessa and Annie discuss adding a cohost, the impossibilities of working with a newborn who doesn't nap, and then we talk to Taylor Harris, the author of This Book We Made.
BOOKS and AUTHORS DISCUSSED:
What We Become in Flight by Ellen O'Connell Whittet
This Boy We Made by Taylor Harris
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know
Julie Buntin, editor and author of Marlena
Amy Kurzweil, car...
An introduction to your Here to Save You hosts Tessa Fontaine and Annie Hartnett. We share the details of the "writing accountability contract" we signed in 2018-- which is how we were able to write second books and also how we became friends.
This contract we signed came from this Aimee Bender essay: Why the Best Way to Get Creative Is to Make Some Rules
Deep Work by Cal Newport
I'll Show Myself Out by...
Annie and Tessa discuss why publishing a book doesn't seem to ever bring complete joy and fulfillment, and then Clare Beams joins us to give us her sage advice on writing, parenting, scheduling, and happiness. Clare is a gem of a human being, and no one should miss this episode.
The essay that inspired our contract: Why the Best Way to Get Creative Is to Make Some Rules
More info about our accountability workshops: http://www.a...
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Bone Valley is a 9-episode true crime podcast. New episodes are available for free every Wednesday. In 1987, 18-year-old Michelle Schofield was found dead in a phosphate pit in Florida. Two years later, her husband Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Fifteen years later, previously unidentified fingerprints matched Jeremy Scott--a violent teenager who lived nearby. Jeremy has since confessed to Michelle’s murder. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars. In this groundbreaking podcast, Bone Valley host Gilbert King uncovers startling new evidence that Jeremy is responsible for a string of murders. King is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Devil in the Grove, which led to the exonerations of four innocent men. Bone Valley is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.