In this episode, Megan Giddings speaks to writing her debut novel Lakewood with Booktails co-hosts Reine Dugas and Heather Fowler, as well as reading an excerpt from this novel. Megan shares thoughts on the politics and elements of society that create work that pushes back and discusses how having a community of authors for support can be helpful for authors navigating the publishing landscape. The recipe for her book's custom cocktail, the Remembrance Gin Fizz, is on the Hot Redhead Media blog. Grab a copy of her book Lakewood, make a cocktail, and listen.
We talk to author Megan Giddings about her book LAKEWOOD, a novel that navigates dark themes of human experimentation, exploitation, and the lengths we go to when our loved ones' lives are on the line. Then we talk about a disturbing case of retaliation against a Russian theater director.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support
Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!* Hello everyone! This week I have the incredibly talented author Megan Giddings on to talk about how she researched for and wrote Lakewood, the extreme lack of diversity in publishing, and what kinds of black stories she wants to read. This conversation was so insightful and so fun, and I am so grateful to Megan for taking the time to talk with me. Everyone please go support Lakewood and all of Megan's future work! She is so talented, and I can't wait to read what she releases in the future. IG: @purplediarypod Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (contact me if you want to be on an episode or if you have any feedback/episode ideas!) Blog: purplediarypod.com - there are new reviews AND some original stories on the blog! Go check them out and let me know what you think 😊 Megan's IG: @newwavehauntedhouse Megan's website: http://www.megangiddings.com - you can find the link to purchase Lakewood here! All Books Mentioned: Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera, Jazz by Toni Morrison, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Luster by Raven Leilani, Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford, How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang, and Lakewood by Megan Giddings! Special thanks to Dara Michelle and Mayah Dyson for allowing me to use their work for the podcast! They're so talented! Everyone go support their art! *ESPECIALLY right now, guys. Local artists need our support more than ever since they're unable to perform live. Dara's art: daramichelle.bigcartel.com -- she does commissions and sells prints of her work! I'll let you know as soon as her new website drops! Mayah's music: @mayahdyson & mayahdyson.com -- check out her Elevation EP! Thank you so much for listening! I hope you enjoyed this episode, and I hope you go buy Megan's book. Talk to y'all next week 💜
Digital Book Tour #4 features Megan Giddings reading from her debut novel Lakewood and being interviewed by Adam Vitcavage.You can visit the author at www.megangiddings.com or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/megiddings.Please follow Debutiful at www.instagram.com/debutiful, www.twitter.com/debutiful, and www.facebook.com/debutiful.Read more interviews at www.debutiful.net.
Ep 12: Meet Shannyn from The Mitten Word Bookshop, Authors Marina Kemp, Rachel Harrison, Megan Giddings, Christina Lauren + This Week's New Releases
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This week we had a chat with bookseller and event manager Shannyn Stevens from The Mitten Word Bookshop, located in Marshall, Michigan. We talked about the bookstore, the town of Marshall, what you can expect when visiting the bookstore and so much more. We also had a chat with author Marina Kemp about her debut novel Marguerite, Rachel Harrison about her debut The Return, Megan Giddings about her debut Lakewood and Christina Lauren about their latest novel The Honey-Don't List. We also shared some new releases that will be available in bookstores during the week of Monday, March 23rd. *** BiblioLifestyle newsletter subscribers are the first to know all the podcast happenings, get free goodies in the mail and they can enter for the chance to win free books. Every Friday you’ll get a special treat in your inbox filled with inspirational content, book recommendations, self-care tips, original interviews and things we think you’ll enjoy. The best part? You will only receive ONE email per week and it will be an amazing 5-minute read or less! Get our free weekly delivery - bibliolifestyle.com. A list of all the books mentioned in the show can be found at bibliohappyhour.com . To find an independent bookstore near you or when you're traveling, visit bibliofinder.com. For as little as $1/month you can tune in to the rest of our "meet the bookseller" conversation, listen to our “off the cuff” discussions with authors we've had on the show, get our tailored “top shelf” book recommendations, behind the scenes content, perks and more when you become a supporter on Patreon. Join us at patreon.com/bibliofinder.