Stories to Love

Stories to Love

A podcast produced and hosted by USA Today bestselling author Tif Marcelo featuring authors and creators, their books and products, and how they are inspired and motivated everyday.


August 16, 2023 41 mins

Episode 81 is Priscilla Oliveras.

Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her books have earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist along with praise from O, T...

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Hi everyone, this is Tif on the Stories to Love Podcast and this is episode 80. Here with me today is Heather Webber. 

USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber is the author of more than thirty novels. She loves to read, drink too much coffee and tea, birdwatch, crochet, and bake. She currently lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and is hard at work on her next book. 

In this episode we discussed her most recent release At the Coffee Sho...

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Episode 79 is Evelyn Skye

Evelyn Skye is a New York Times bestselling author of books for adults, young adults, and children. Her highly anticipated forthcoming novels include Damsel (which will also be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobby Brown, Robin Wright, and Angela Bassett) and The Hundred Loves of Juliet.

Evelyn is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. She lives in the San Francisco Ba...

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Episode 78 is with author Anita Abriel.

Anita Abriel is the international bestselling author of The Light After the War, Lana’s War, and A Girl During the War. She received a BA in English literature with a minor in creative writing from Bard College. Born in Sydney, Australia, she lives in California with her family. Her hobbies include walking on the beach, seeing classic movies, reading, and traveling. For more information, visit...

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This is episode 77 of the  Stories to Love Podcast.  Today is a minisode with yours truly titled; I went on vacation and didn’t work, sort of: 5 tips to live in the moment. I’d been thinking of this episode for a while, because this year has been one big event after another, and in making some changes this year, I think I’ve moved toward some kind of vacation peace which I never had before. So, in this episode, I’m going to discuss...

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Episode 76 of the Stories to Love podcast is here, and my guest is Carolyn Mackler.

Carolyn Mackler is the acclaimed author of the YA novels The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things; Infinite in Between; and The Future of Us, among others. Her award-winning novels have appeared on bestseller lists and been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Carolyn lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. The Wife Ap...

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This is episode 75 of the Stories to Love podcast. Here with me today is Kathleen Willett.

Kathleen Willett is an English teacher who grew up in New Jersey and London. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, two daughters, and a cat named Mr. Sparkles. Her second novel, called Anything For A Friend, will be out in November. 

In this episode, we talked about her most recent novel MOTHER OF ALL SECRETS where we touched on the new, exh...

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Episode 74 of the Stories to Love podcast is up! Here with me today is Ferdelle Capistrano, who is the audiobook narrator of WHEN JASMINE BLOOMS.

I know Ferdelle as an actor and audiobook performer, but the full story is that she is a multi-hyphenate creative — actor-director-writer-producer — and a first-generation Filipino-Canadian born and raised in Toronto. She instinctively understands the power of representation, since she gre...

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This is episode 73 of the Stories to Love podcast . Here with me today is Becky Dean.

Becky Dean is a fan of adventures both real and fictional. When she’s not writing or traveling, she can be found drinking tea, watching science fiction shows, or quoting The Lord of the Rings. Though she lives in Texas with her husband, she remains a Southern California girl at heart. She is the author of two contemporary young adult romances and a...

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This is episode 72 of the Stories to Love podcast. Here with me today is Addie Woolridge.

Born and raised outside Seattle, Washington, Addie Woolridge is a classically trained opera singer with a degree in music from the University of Southern California, and she holds a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University. She currently lives in Northern California, where, when she isn’t writing or singing, Woolridge ca...

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This is episode 71 of the Stories to Love Podcast. Here with me today is Nicole J. Persun, writing as Jennifer Gold.

Nicole J. Persun is an award-winning author who has written and published in multiple genres, most notably book club fiction under the pen name Jennifer Gold. 

The Ingredients of Us was a 2020 Book Excellence Award Winner and a two-time finalist for the 2020 International Book Award. Keep Me Afloat received five award ...

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Episode 70 is Mae Coyiuto.

Mae Coyiuto is a Chinese-Filipino writer, born and raised in the Philippines. Mae earned her BA in Psychology from Pomona College and her master’s degree in Writing for Young Adults/Children from The New School. If she's not writing, she's usually fangirling over Beyoncé, tennis, Gilmore Girls, or all of the above. She currently lives in Manila.

In this episode, we discussed her most recent releas...

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Episode 69 is Boo Walker

Bestselling author Boo Walker initially tapped his creative muse as a songwriter and banjoist in Nashville before working his way west to Washington State, where he bought a gentleman’s farm on the Yakima River. It was there amongst the grapevines and wine barrels that he fell in love with telling high-impact stories that now resonate with book clubs around the world. Rich with colorful characters ...

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Episode 68 of the Stories to Love Podcast is with Amy Impellizzeri.

Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, and host of the Speak Studio original podcast, I KNOW HOW THIS (BOOK) ENDS. Amy’s novels have earned awards and recognition including INDIEFAB Book of the Year awards, the inaugural Francis Ford Coppola Books & Bottles Pick, National In...

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Episode 67 is a minisode about how to handle deadlines and life with routines. After my last minisode, I was asked what my routines looked like, and thought that this was a perfect time to chat about it. I am under deadline at the recording of this episode, and I’m leaning more of my routines than ever before. So, in this episode, I’m going to share my actual routines and how it has changed over time, and how it helps me, more ofte...

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Episode 66 is up! Our guest is Paulette Kennedy.

Originally from the Ozarks, Paulette Kennedy now lives in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles with her family and a menagerie of rescue pets. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys tending to her garden, knitting, and finding unique vintage treasures at thrift stores and flea markets. 

As a history lover, she can get lost for days in her research—learning everything she can about the places in h...

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Episode 65 of the Stories to Love podcast is with Leni Kauffman.

Leni Kauffman is a Japanese-American illustrator who lives in Lisbon. Leni was born in Tokyo, and grew up in the UK. Her illustration work is inspired by her childhood growing up in Tokyo, nature, and travelling whenever she can.  Her illustrations are used in editorials and book covers, and she specializes in romance book covers. She works mostly digitally, ...

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It's a minisode for episode 64 of a Story to Love podcast. This episode will cover my tips to write the first draft, in vibes.

So, I finished the first draft of my first book in my forthcoming Harlequin series that’s coming out in 2024. It was, as usual at times such a freeing exercise, and then crippling. There were moments in which I was in that zone of writing in which I don’t feel the time pass, and then there were those ti...

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Episode 63 is up! Here with me today is Suzy England.

Suzy England fell in love with fiction the minute she picked up her first Judy Blume book in third grade. A retired elementary educator and native Texan, she lives in Houston with her husband. She’s the proud mom of two adult children and dog mom to her Havanese, Ivy. Her books include THE WEEKEND (Silver Phoenix, 2019), PERFECT (The Wild Rose Press, 2023), LETTERS FOR ...

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Episode 62 of the Stories to Love podcast is up! Here with me today is Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is an acclaimed author and screenwriter. Her novels include American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, Rent a Boyfriend, and When You Wish Upon a Lantern. Her award-winning books have received starred trade reviews; were Junior Library Guild, Indie Next List, YALSA Teens’ Top 10, and Amelia Bloomer List selections; and were featured on the “Best of...

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