Oh My Word!

Oh My Word!

Oh My Word

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May 11, 2021 23 min
A musical which inspired many others…and is getting a remake for some reason…to inspire again? West Side Story might just seem like one more Shakespeare retelling, but the story is...
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BONUS! Episode with independent bookstore owner Erin Rivera! Erin talks about her impulsive buy of the Frugal Frigate, how she chooses inventory, the importance of customer feedback and reviews, the...
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May 4, 2021 8 min
Our first picture book episode! And what a clever one it is, too! Most importantly, no pearls were clutched in the making of this episode…except in delight! Pearl Clutcher Ratings:...
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https://www.eltenenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Episode-59.5-Lies-of-Golden-Straw.mp3 BONUS EPISODE! Host and author E. L. Tenenbaum takes us behind the scenes of her book Lies of Golden Straw to talk about the setting, characters, and some of...
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April 27, 2021 18 min
What is love? What is mercy? How far would you go for someone you loved? What lines would you cross to show a loved one mercy? Clutch your pearls with...
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BONUS! Episode with actor and audio book narrator Haley Catherine! Haley talks about entering the world of audiobooks from her origins as a musical theater actor and, more recently, getting...
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April 20, 2021 19 min
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! We have no idea why it took us so long to get around to talking about Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, particularly because it has a...
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BONUS! Episode featuring the BONUS treat reading of a short fiction story about a quiet hero who changes a young man’s life, “Hiya, Pops” by E. L. Tenenbaum. Find out...
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The Last Apprentice (so named on this side of the pond) and it’s adaptation Seventh Son is a spooky YA about a spook and his apprentice that borders on the...
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BONUS! Episode with author Bracha Goetz! Bracha shares her enthusiasm for writing children’s pictures books, particularly breaking down deep, complex messages and ideas in a way that kids can enjoy....
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April 6, 2021 20 min
Would you rather live a perfect, safe life…or live a life with risk and choice? Is choice dangerous if it can lead to “unfavorable” or “unpredictable” outcomes? Beyond the love...
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BONUS! Episode with author Jenny Hickman! Jenny talks about her Peter Pan inspired trilogy, ageless lost boys, writing happily ever after, marketing, swag wardrobes, and more! Find out more about Jenny Hickman...
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Bit of a throw back to the fan-favorite Vampire Academy (book and film adaptation) by Richelle Mead. Disclaimer: paranormal isn’t usually the genre for us, but while we appreciated some...
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BONUS! Episode with literary agent Michaela Whatnall! Michaela talks about becoming a literary agent and sticking by an author, plus the fun of writing queries, finding comps, and navigating the...
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March 23, 2021 16 min
“To All the Boys” & Co. provides a refreshingly upbeat, lighthearted, cutesy installation to the YA film adaption catalogue, although it’s emphasis on crushes and boyfriends, among other things, had...
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BONUS! Episode with author Gretchen McNeil! Gretchen talks about her twisty path to publishing, her love for Agatha Christie novels, and her experiences with her books being adapted to film!...
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March 16, 2021 14 min
Disney-Pixar scores again with the visually spectacular Coco, a more mature animated feature about the importance of family and remembering past generations. Like Soul, it somehow crosses into spiritual realm without...
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BONUS! Episode with agent Alec Shane! Alec talks about his unlikely path from stuntman to literary agent, the different types of writers he works with, and what sort of stories...
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Tuck in those bibs and dig in with us to Dumplin’, the Netflix adaptation of the YA novel of the same name! Pearls will be clutched, but the adaptation also offers...
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BONUS! Episode with editor Sara Schonfeld! Sara talks about becoming an editor, describes just what an editor does, and shares some of the things she loves so much about stories. ...
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