The Lonely Writer's Podcast

The Lonely Writer's Podcast

Join your host - author, essayist and storyteller - Eden Boudreau every week when she interviews authors to discuss the very real and often overlooked emotional labour that comes with the writing process – before, during and even, after the book deal.

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June 9, 2022 58 min

On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden gets to talk with best selling author Jael Richardson whose novel GUTTERCHILD is a dystopian story of courage and resilience. She has founded and now serves as Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity or more commonly known as (FOLD). They discuss the challenges of writing the lived experiences of BIPOC writers in a white washed publishing industry, how she fou...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden gets to talk with best selling author AMY JONES, whose 2016 novel WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER has been recently adapted into a feature film and is now making the film festival circuit to rave reviews. She is a teacher and mentor for aspiring writers, and a native Haligonian like our host, now residing in Hamilton ON with her partner (who is also a writer) and her insta famous pu...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden gets to chat with best-selling author, JESSE Q. SUTANTO whose most recent novel FOUR AUNTIES AND WEDDING, continues the story of Meddy Chan and her fierce aunties that Jesse’s readers fell in love with in the phenomenal predecessor to and a funeral - DIAL A FOR AUNTIES. Growing up Jesse often shuttled back and forth between Singapore and Jakarta, considering both her home and n...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden is chatting with a serial entrepreneur, Harvard trained attorney, engineer and occasional stand up comedian and most importantly, best selling author JAYNE ALLEN, whose latest novel ‘BLACK GIRLS MUST BE MAGIC’ is the highly anticipated second instalment in the BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED SERIES.

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden was thrilled to talk  with KARMA BROWN  an award winning journalist and best selling author of five novels as well as her first non-fiction book THE 4% FIX: HOW ONE HOUR A DAY CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. When Karma is not conquering the publishing industry, she is typical #procrastibaking and tackling her bucket list just outside Toronto with her husband, daughter and labradoodle nam...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden had a beautiful conversation with novelist, AMBER COWIE whose latest novel ‘LAST ONE ALIVE’ is an irresistible psychological thriller that follows Penelope, a best selling author and a Clue-like team of professionals, ex-lovers, and estranged family members to investigate the myth of a witch on Stone Point, a remote coastal outcropping in the Pacific Northwest. As their numbers...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden had the pleasure of chatting with the New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author SUSANNA KEARSLEY whose latest novel, THE VANISHED DAYS takes place in 1707 Scotland where old enemies are finding common ground in the protest against the new union with England. Susanna is a former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page,...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with debut author AMY TECTOR, whose novel ‘THE HONEYBEE EMERALDS’ is an intriguing and sophisticated mystery that takes the reader through the winding streets and iconic historic landmarks of Paris, as the protagonist Alice and her friends set out to uncover the romantic history of the Honeybee Emeralds.

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden gets to chat  with USA TODAY, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Apple Books bestselling author, SAMANTHA M BAILEY whose latest psychological thriller WATCH OUT FOR HER centers around a mother who must keep watch at all times if she wants to keep her family safe. They discuss the pressure past generations and even ourselves, put on our time when we’re investing in our writing and...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with DANIELLE DANIEL, an award winning children’s book author and illustrator, and the author of the haunting and groundbreaking historical novel, DAUGHTERS OF THE DEER. Her novel imagines the lives of women in the Algonquin territories of the 1600’s, a story inspired by her family’s ancestral link to a young girl who was murdered by French Settlers.

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with ZARQA NAWAZ, the brilliant producer of Little Mosque on the Prairie and author of bestseller JAMEELA GREEN RUINS EVERYTHING - a hilariously dark comedy about the price of success, what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East and in my opinion an absolutely endearing novel about the lengths we will go to for love. 

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with SONYA SINGH, the author of ‘SARI, NOT SARI’ a delightful debut rom-com following the adventures of a woman trying to connect with her south asian roots, while introducing readers to a memorable cast of characters in this veritable feast of food, family traditions and fun. They discuss the art of the breakup, finding and claiming your place in publishing and never tak...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with HEATHER MARSHALL, the author of a brilliant debut novel ‘LOOKING FOR JANE’ that weaves together the lives of three women, and depicts the devastating consequences that come from a lack of choice—and the enduring power of a mother’s love. They talk about the power behind telling more than just our own stories and how it can create powerful art.

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with COURTNEY MAUM, a prolific author of five best selling books including the groundbreaking publishing guide “BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL” as well as her forthcoming memoir “THE YEAR OF THE HORSES” which will hit the shelves in May of this year. A writing coach and educator, Courtney's mission is to help people hold on to the joy of art-making in a culture that i...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with RACHEL KRANTZ the award winning journalist and the author of OPEN: AN UNCENSORED MEMOIR OF LOVE, LIBERATION AND NON-MONOGAMY. They talk all things poly, kinky and how to write the book you want to write. 

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with award winning author Danielle Younge-Ullman, whose most recent novel ‘HE MUST LIKE YOU’ has been heralded as an authentic, angry, romantic and surprisingly funny novel about sexual harassment, consent, rage and the potential we all have to be better people. They discuss using life experiences as themes in our stories and how when someone tells you, you can't, use...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with Lindsay Zier-Vogel, author of ‘LETTERS TO AMELIA’ a stunning, contemporary novel that underscores the power of letter writing for not only connection, but self-discovery and celebrating the unwritten, undocumented parts of our lives. Lindsay is also the creator of the internationally acclaimed LOVE LETTERING PROJECT - a community engagement initiative asking particip...

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CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains mention of rape, harassment and PTSD.

On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with award winning author Kelly S. Thompson, to discuss her writing process for her memoir ‘GIRLS NEED NOT APPLY: FIELD NOTES FROM THE FORCES’. They unpack the sometimes unhealthy expectations we put on ourselves when we’re putting our story on the page for readers.

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In our first episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks about the spark of an idea that eventually grew into this new show. How she went from a lonely child escaping into stories, to a mother, wife and author, who would end up saving her own life by putting her story down on the page of her debut memoir ‘CRYING MEMOIR’. She’ll discuss how this, along with the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired her to start a podcas...

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On today’s episode of The Lonely Writers Podcast, Eden talks with New York Time’s bestselling author Marissa Stapley, whose novel ‘LUCKY’ was recently picked as one of December 2021’s REESE BOOK CLUB PICKS. They discuss her road to publication and how even after the book deal, it can be a messy journey. 

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