Novel Finds

Novel Finds

A podcast where we, Maggie Dickinson and Julia Steudle, delve into our favorite books, your favorite books, or a novel find! Follow our Instagram @novelfindspodcast for more bookish content and email us at novelfindspodcast@gmail.com with questions or book recommendations. For mini episodes and more - subscribe to our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/novelfindspod Artwork: Keara Callahan Music: Brady Dunn

Episodes

January 29, 2023 25 min

In the final episode of our Author January, Maggie chats with romance author Elle Cook about her novel 'The Man I Never Met.' Elle Cook (also known as Lorna Cook) has previously written historical fiction novels and TMINM is her debut romance. When Hannah picks up the phone and meets Davey, a man who has dialed the wrong number, the two have a connection unlike any other. But when illness keeps Davey in America, it seems th...

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It's a double feature Sunday with two author interviews about new romance novels! First up, Julia interviews Taleen all about her debut novel 'Sorry, Bro.' They chat about bisexual and Armenian representation in literature (and romance), the highs and lows of writing with a baby, and Taleen's favorite Armenian dishes. We think this witty rom-com is a must-read and we already cannot wait for Taleen's next book!

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In today's episode Maggie joined by Academy award nominated screenwriter Iris Yamashita to chat all about her debut novel 'City Under One Roof.' This chilling thriller is set in an Alaskan town so isolated that everyone lives in one building. We delved into multiple protagonist stories, Alice in Wonderland, and setting as a character. I could not put down this mystery novel, and am already looking to see if there will b...

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Our second Author Interview chat this month is with Alena Dillon to talk all about her new historical fiction novel, Eyes Turned Skyward. This incredible story is all about generational pain, mother daughter relationships, and the first female pilots in the US military during WWII. Maggie and Alena talk a LOT about these incredible themes, Alena's favorite writing snacks, and future projects! 

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We might be on holiday break, but we are extremely excited for our Author Chat January! First up is a conversation with Jennifer Herrera to talk all about her new book 'The Hunter,' a dark and thrilling new crime novel. Julia and Jennifer talk theories, small towns, and creating a new type of female detective. Jennifer even gives us a sneak peak of 'The Hunter' and it is incredibly mysterious and gripping. This is a...

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December 18, 2022 54 min

Season two has officially come to a close! Maggie and Julia chat all about their books of the year, favorite episodes, and future goals for the podcast. Join them for one more week of bookish fun before their short hiatus until spring 2023!

As always, thank you for being a Novel Friend.

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December 12, 2022 47 min

Tis the season for romance, cheesy Netflix films, and holiday cheer! In today's episode, Julia and Maggie delve into Christina Lauren's 'In A Holidaze' to unpack this sweet Christmas book. It's Groundhog Day-esque premise makes it a doozy, so get ready! We chat about Christmas films and tropes, the dreaded third act break-up, and alternate timelines. We hope you enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

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December 4, 2022 54 min

The episode that Julia and Maggie have been SO excited to release is finally here! We have been aching to talk about 'The Starless Sea' since we first started the podcast. This book means a lot to the both of us and we loved diving into a fantasy all about the importance, the intricacy, and the art of stories. We also talk about secret menus, literary masquerades, and Dame Judi Dench! If that doesn't intrigue let me als...

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Are you ever curious as to what Maggie and Julia chat about behind the golden gates of their Patreon? Are you interested in becoming a Novel Friend on the Patreon, but keep forgetting? Well, today's episode is a small preview into the exclusive content our Patrons receive. These are unedited, unfiltered episodes where we ask questions, answer your questions, or chat about what we are currently reading. We also do video episodes...

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November 13, 2022 74 min

Maggie and Julia celebrate Native American Heritage Month by reading the YA sensation - Firekeeper's Daughter. This incredible dramatic thriller follows Daunas as she goes undercover for the FBI to save the people on her reservation. There's romance and murder...what more do you want? We talk about culture, family, and the relationships present in the book! Maggie gives her best recommendations yet and Julia also shares som...

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This week's episode is absolutely perfect as the winter chill begins setting in. Join Julia as chats with Rachel Harrison about her new novel 'Such Sharp Teeth.' This horror novel is all about transformation and change, following a young woman's life after being bitten by a werewolf. This gripping tale will leave you on the edge of your seat and also make you wonder why there are so few female driven werewolf storie...

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October 30, 2022 49 min

We are celebrating Halloween with this spooky, paranormal fairytale by the infamous V.E. Schwab. As you might have guessed, this episode is full of fangirling (by Julia) and awkward laughing (by Maggie). We dig into fairytale retellings, what makes this book frightening, and all things Halloween! As always, thank you for being a Novel Friend.

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Join Maggie as she delves into a work of secrets, a haunted past, and summer camp...this is the world of Ginny Myers Sain's new book 'Secrets So Deep.' We had a blast chatting about theatre and the paranormal and everything in between! This is a perfect YA novel for those chilly autumnal evenings...be sure to pick up a copy and a mug of cider and settle in for a paranormal thriller you don't want to miss!

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In today's episode, Maggie joins rom com author Sophie Cousens to chat all about her new book 'Before I Do.' Sophie's books are all about fate and missed connections (her first even being the GMA Book Club pick!) and not to be missed. Join us as we talk about love triangles, what it means to choose a relationship, and Graham Norton. Sophie also shares the cocktail that MUST be paired alongside 'Before I Do' ...

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October 2, 2022 59 min

It's an absolutely remarkable thing...or is it? Today your Novel Finds gals are joined by Nichole to chat all about one of her favorite novels An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. It's a Sci-Fi novel all about robots, fame, and ambition. We loved sitting down to chat about the choices we'd make, Carls, Hank Green's marvelous use of tone, and how social media can both help and harm our self-image and friends...

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Could you fall in love with someone if you thought he was a serial killer? In Alicia Thompson's romantic comedy 'Love in the Time of Serial Killers' a true crime fanatic begins having feelings for her handsome neighbor...while simultaneously becoming more and more convinced he's a serial killer. Julia and Alicia chat about writing a book in a month...or two months, romance tropes, true crime, and cozy characters. 

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Join Julia for an interview with Daniel Paisner all about balloons and dogs...well...not exactly but they do talk about ghostwriting, art, and all about Daniel Paisner's new novel 'Balloon Dog.' It's a brilliant novel about legacies and living a life you aren't sure you wanted. For more information on Daniel, including the very book we chat about, follow this link: https://www.danielpaisner.com/balloon-dog

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September 11, 2022 59 min

This week we're turning to the pictures! Well, the pictures in graphic novels. Maggie and Julia delve into two of their favorite graphic novels: 'Sheets' and 'Lore Olympus.' We've both (semi) recently fallen in love with this bookish art form and had SUCH a fun time chatting about them...and Tom Hiddleston...and Brendan Fraser...we stayed on track for the most part! I swear! You don't believe me? I guess...

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Magic is certainly in the air...or is it love? Join Maggie as she chats with Sangu Mandanna all about her adult debut novel 'The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches.' This book is all about the magic in the every day and follows a lonely witch as she navigates a new world and a big romance! There's laughter, fun, and nowhere near enough conversation about romantic comedy books and films.

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Breakfast, Sweden, and Chris Evans, OH MY! Julia sits down with Mark Greaney, the legendary author behind 'The Gray Man' books to chat about his new release 'Armored.' They delve into his creative process including his intense training, traveling, and his time as a ghostwriter. His action packed, espionage thrillers are taking over bookshelves and the big screen, as 'Armored' has already been optioned by Son...

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