We're back with part 2 of our interview with Penny Reid, this time with Cathy Yardley in the hot seat! We find out what Smartypants Romance is all about--what it means that authors are writing in Penny's universe, how the idea came about, and what we can expect going forward. We also chat about Cathy and Penny's publishing journeys, the state of indie publishing, and why it's so important for authors to support each other.
180. Bree and Sarah Squee About Level Up by Cathy Yardley
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On a recent Friday Reads post, Bree Bridges noticed that someone was reading Level Up by Cathy Yardley. It was me, and she asked to talk to me when I was done because she was dying to discuss it. I know that feel! So I figured, let’s record a podcast of the two of us squeeing about how much we liked this book. We talk about the book, the heroine, the heroine’s friends, the power of good world building in contemporary romance, and then we squee a lot. We also talk a bit about Bree’s background in programming and working in tech, and the sexism and misogyny one encounters within that industry. Note: this discussion is a little spoiler-y, so if you want to read the book with no background or insider info, listen to this one after you read it. But go read it. It’s terrific. Trust us. We’ve got 50+ minutes of squee to back us up.
In this latest episode of the Namely Marly podcast, check out this interview with Cathy Yardley, author of many books, including Write Every Day. Cathy shares tips about becoming a writer and how you can learn more about yourself through the act of writing.