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The Worm Hole Episode 30: Katy Yocom

The Worm Hole Podcast

Charlie and Katy Yocom (Three Ways To Disappear) discuss tiger conservation in India and balancing numbers alongside human requirements for life, the importance of being diligent when writing about a culture that is not your own, and what the three ways to disappear are. Some podcast apps do not show description links properly unless the listener subscribes to the podcast. If you can't click the links below and don't wish to subscribe, copy and paste the following address into your browser to access the episode's page on my blog: http://wormhole.carnelianvalley.com/the-worm-hole-podcast/podcast-episode-30-katy-yocom Katy's articles and essays: 'A Search for the Elusive Tigers in India Leads to a Novel' for Newsweek 'Muhammad Ali, my father and me' for Salon 'The Compelling Tales We Tell of Fictional Tigers' for LitHub Wikipedia's article on Born Free Wildlife Trails' website Birds of the Indian Subcontinent is a 1998 reference guide written by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, and Tim Inskipp You can contact the show at books@carnelianvalley.com Question Index 00:51 You graduated from Spalding University and now work there - can you tell us what you do? 02:17 Tell us about your other publications (essays in magazines and so forth) 09:01 Tell us about the starting point for Three Ways To Disappear 12:59 (Further discussion on the possibility of telling the story without Quinn's narrative) 13:40 [In the context of what we're discussing] is this where the mythical aspects of the book come in? 15:46 Can you tell us about your research trip? 21:26 How well is the place you visited doing in terms of numbers of tigers? 29:02 What are the three ways to disappear? 30:52 I found Sarah's romance to be unexpected; was it always important to include? 34:11 What affect do you want your book to leave on readers once they've finished it? Purchase Links Three Ways To Disappear: Amazon UK Amazon US Amazon Canada Waterstones Barnes & Noble IndieBound Chapters Indigo I am an IndieBound affiliate and earn a small commission on qualifying purchases. Photograph used with the permission of the publisher.

36mins

25 Jan 2021

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Book Are My People - Episode #28 - Special Guest Katy Yocom

Books Are My People

On this episode Katy Yocom visits to discuss her novel Three Ways To Disappear and share some of her favorite reads. You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or SpotifyBooks Discussed:Three Ways to Disappear by Katy YocomSleeping Together by Kitty CookParakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino2 am at the Cat’s Pajamas – Marie-Helen BertinoBlue Territory: A  meditation on the life and art of Joan Mitchell by Robin LippincottThe Return By Rachel HarrisonThe Soul of an Octopus: A surprising exploration in to the wonder of unconsciousness by Sy Montgomery Other Things Discussed: I continue to update virtual literary events on my blog at www.jennifercaloyeras.comDrop me a line at booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22705533)

28mins

27 Jul 2020

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Ep. 35 Revision and Riding the Tiger with Katy Yocom 2-26-20

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

This week Carrie and I traveled to record at the Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin Mansion, which is a Victorian era mansion built in 1871, with 12-foot ceilings, hand-carved wood balusters, and intricately designed colorful wallpapers. It has been preserved and enveloped by the campus of Spalding University and is the location of their School of Creative and Professional Writing and home base for today’s guest, debut novelist Katy Yocom. Katy’s novel, Three Ways to Disappear, was published in 2019 and has won numerous awards including The Siskiyou Prize for Environmental Fiction. It has also been selected as a Barnes and Noble Indie Book Favorite. Katy has vivid memories of as a child reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott out loud with her mother. It was a short leap to her writing her own book about the intricacies of animal conservation and family bonds. Katy tells us how her obsession with a set of newborn tiger cubs at the Louisville Zoo 14 years ago started her on the path to write her book, how a suggestion from an astute editor changed the trajectory of her novel, and why she believes much of the riskier and cutting edge literature is being published by small independent presses and how important it is to support them. Books Discussed in this Episode1- One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia2- Severance by Ling Ma3- The Road by Cormac McCarthy4- Kindred by Octavia Butler

58mins

26 Feb 2020

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Perks Ep. 35 | Katy Yocom | Revision and Riding the Tiger | 2-26-20

FORward Radio program archives

This week Carrie and I traveled to record at the Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin Mansion, which is a Victorian era mansion built in 1871, with 12-foot ceilings, hand-carved wood balusters, and intricately designed colorful wallpapers. It has been preserved and enveloped by the campus of Spalding University and is the location of their School of Creative and Professional Writing and home base for today’s guest, debut novelist Katy Yocom.Katy’s novel, Three Ways to Disappear, was published in 2019 and has won numerous awards including The Siskiyou Prize for Environmental Fiction. It has also been selected as a Barnes and Noble Indie Book Favorite.Katy has vivid memories of as a child reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott out loud with her mother. It was a short leap to her writing her own book about the intricacies of animal conservation and family bonds. Katy tells us how her obsession with a set of newborn tiger cubs at the Louisville Zoo 14 years ago started her on the path to write her book, how a suggestion from an astute editor changed the trajectory of her novel, and why she believes much of the riskier and cutting edge literature is being published by small independent presses and how important it is to support them.Books Discussed in this Episode1- One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia2- Severance by Ling Ma3- The Road by Cormac McCarthy4- Kindred by Octavia ButlerYou can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.comPerks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

58mins

26 Feb 2020

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Katy Yocom – Author of Three Ways to Disappear

Girlfriend We Need to Talk

Her love of big cats, and passion for writing, led to her award-winning and remarkable debut novel. Every writer, and reader, will want to hear Katy’s take on inspiration, story development, and process.Website: www.katyyocom.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/katyyocom1/Twitter: https://twitter.com/katyyocom1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katyyocomauthor/

28mins

14 Oct 2019

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Katy Yocom: Finding Inspiration in the Natural World

Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass

A forbidden love affair, a suggestion of magical realism, a collective of village women lifting themselves out of poverty, and a family of Bengal tigers struggling to survive; Katy Yocom's debut novel, Three Ways to Disappear transports readers to India, where they are surrounded by the sights, the smells, the sounds, and amazing people. A lot has been written about the India of cities and slums. Yocom writes about rural India, where villagers compete with endangered tigers for food and water. Yocom stopped by Scribbler's Corner at River of Grass during the Jacksonville leg of her book tour, to talk about the growing market for environmental fiction, and how her novel was inspired by a litter of cubs at the Louisville Zoo. Katy Yocom's books are available at https://www.amazon.com/Three-Ways-Disappear-Katy-Yocom/dp/1618220837Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/bkuhnfl)

58mins

15 Aug 2019

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Episode 90 - Katy Yocom, Author

Think Humanities Podcasts

Host Bill Goodman is joined by author Katy Yocom. She is the Associate Director of Spalding University’s MFA Writing program and is a board member of the Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference. Her knowledge of and fascination with tigers influenced her most recent novel, "Three Ways to Disappear." Today, she treats us by reading an excerpt of the novel. Learn more and pre-order your copy today at www.katyyocom.com

34mins

10 Jul 2019