Podcast #10 - Chatting with THE Amy Spalding
We were thrilled when we persuaded author Amy Spalding to join us for our tenth podcast episode!
Amy is the author of The Reece Malcolm List (Entangled Teen 2013) and the forthcoming Ink is Thicker Than Water (Entangled Teen 2013). She also recently announced that her third novel, Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), a romantic comedy (YAY!) for teens will be published in 2015 by Poppy/Little Brown. In addition to writing, Amy is a Digital Media Planner for an independent film advertising company and performs longform improve around Los Angeles, where she lives.
The three of us had the goal of continuing a conversation prompted by Laura's recent Twitter rant about readers' expectations of teen characters. However, our conversation went in a lot of different directions, touching on topics as wide-ranging as the way "teenage girl" is used as a pejorative term, how girls in fiction just can't win, being an adult, Zooey Deschanel and Amy's Hello Kitty pajamas. Oh, and Amy reads Tumblr to us, as one does.
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