Editors

Ep. 112 Nicole Fischer and Emma Brodie: How to Write a Romance

We’re joined by Avon Books editor Nicole Fischer (who is the editor of some of our favorites like Tessa Bailey, Talia Hibbert, and Vivienne Lorret). We’re also joined by Emma Brodie who is a senior editor for William Morrow. We talk about their How to Write a Romance book which Emma worked on with the Avon romance editing team. We also talk about how they got their start, what we can expect from Nicole’s authors in the near future, and why Jenny and Nicole agree that “thrust” is the best word to search a book for if you’re trying to find the steamy bits. 

Want to hear an interview with another Avon editor? Check out our conversation with Tessa Woodward and Maya Rodale! We’ve also got two episodes with Nicole’s author, Eva Leigh!

Want to hear some of Nicole’s authors on one of our sister podcasts? Tessa Bailey and Talia Hibbert have both been on Heaving Bosoms!

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • Where the idea came from for the How to Write a Romance guided journal
  • What the fun early brainstorming session over wine was like
  • Why character motivations are a fundamental base to any story
  • How they got started reading romance
  • Nicole’s amazing authors and books we should be excited about
  • Why we love illustrated covers
  • Why reading a racy cover in public is sometimes the worst
  • The Fischer Law now declares that if you’re listening to an audiobook or a podcast and it’s overheard in a public place, it will be during an inappropriate moment
  • Why the library is so amazing for audiobooks (and books in general!)
  • Bad words and why we love them
  • #overheardatavon
  • What Nicole is looking for in manuscripts

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You can find Nicole on her Twitter or the Avon Romance website! You can find Emma on Instagram or on her website!

Ep. 102 Leah Hultenschmidt: Editorial Director for Forever and Forever Yours at Grand Central Publishing

We’re joined once again by Leah Hultenschmidt who is the Editorial Director for Forever and Forever Yours at Grand Central Publishing. We chat about her recent trip to Scotland, the amazing books she has coming out, and her super cool hobby of hand making cards.

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • Leah’s recent trip to Scotland and why Scotland is so magical
  • Why we love reading fiction about the places we’re going to visit
  • The amazing books she has coming out
  • How she got started making cards and what it’s like having it as a hobby

Books mentioned:

  • The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester
  • Down Too Deep by J. Daniels
  • Rosalind James New Zealand Rugby Series
  • Photos of You by Tammy Robinson
  • The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (check out our episode with Abby!)

You can find Leah on Twitter, or Instagram!

Ep. 101 Angela James: Editor Extraordinaire

We’re joined by editor Angela James! We discuss her departure from Harlequin, her work at Carina Press, her advice for writers, and her Before You Hit Send self editing workshop! She demonstrates how she does a Candid Cold Read to evaluate the first pages of Jenny’s manuscript, giving us a fascinating glimpse into the way an editor’s brain works.

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You can find Angela on her website, Twitter, or Facebook! If you’re a writer, be sure to check out the workshop we talked about–Before You Hit Send!