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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Happy Reading and Listening,

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.

Browse Books Mentioned On This Episode:

Looking for a book mentioned on the podcast? Want to browse books by past guests? Visit A Bookish Home Podcast’s Bookshop.org page.

Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

*A Bookish Home is now an affiliate of Bookshop.org. At no extra cost to you, we receive a small commission if you purchase something through the Bookshop.org links provided.