Ep. 97: Jennieke Cohen, Author of My Fine Fellow

Jennieke Cohen is on the podcast this week to discuss her new young adult novel, My Fine Fellow, which is a retelling of My Fair Lady set in 1830s London. 

I adored My Fine Fellow and agree with author Stacey Lee who called it “a fun dish of a novel with a healthy sprinkle of feminism. My Fine Fellow is fresh as the rain in Spain.” 


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Jennieke Cohen is a Filipina-American author of young adult historical fiction. Her debut novel, Dangerous Alliance, was a Junior Library Guild selection and has been translated into multiple languages. Jennieke studied English history at Cambridge University and has a master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California.

To learn more about Jennieke Cohen and follow her on social media visit https://www.jenniekecohen.com.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 89: Soman Chainani, Author of Beasts and Beauty

I’m thrilled to share an episode today with author Soman Chainani. I’ve seen firsthand the way his School for Good and Evil series hooked kids on reading and young people will be excited to pick up his new collection of fairy tales, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales. 

Soman Chainani’s debut series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 30 languages, and will be a major motion picture from Netflix in 2022. His new book, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales released in September. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman began his career as a screenwriter and director, with his films playing at over 150 film festivals around the world. He lives in New York City.

 

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A volume that transports readers to a place where the lines between beastly natures and beautiful appearances can be difficult to discern. Expertly crafted . . . Chainani’s writing is raw in what it lays bare on the page, perfectly appropriate to revisiting these beloved, ubiquitous stories that may have left readers with naïve expectations or dissatisfied conclusions. For any lover of fairy tales who seeks alternative endings. -Kirkus

To learn more about Soman Chainani, follow him on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://somanchainani.com/.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 87: Fade Into the Bright with Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Today we have a special episode with writing partners, Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz, authors of the new young adult novel Fade Into the Bright, about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything. 

Alyssa Embree Schwartz, from Virginia Beach, and Jessica Koosed Etting, a Los Angeles native, met at the University of Southern California and became best friends after meeting on the first day of school freshman year.  After graduating and moving in together, they began a career in television writing. Following a lifelong passion for literature and fiction, Jessica and Alyssa branched into the world of Young Adult Fiction several years ago with the Georgetown Academy series, The Lost Causes, and their latest, Fade into the Bright.

 

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“Give this layered romance to readers who wished for a happy ending to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.” School Library Journal

To learn more about Jessica and Alyssa, follow them on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit http://www.jessicaandalyssa.com/.

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Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 84: Brittney Morris, Author of The Cost of Knowing

This week I’m chatting with Brittney Morris, whose new young adult novel The Cost of Knowing has received wide acclaim including multiple starred reviews, inclusion on the Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide, and an Indie Next Pick selection. Tune in to hear more about the book, Brittney’s writing process, what she’s been reading lately, and much more.

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Emotional and gripping, The Cost of Knowing uses fantastical elements to convey how life-threateningly real the problems that Black boys face in America are—so real, in fact, that even having superpowers isn’t always enough to overcome them.

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Brittney Morris is also the author of SLAY, the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, and holds a degree in economics. To learn more about Brittney, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://www.authorbrittneymorris.com.

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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