Meg Medina

The Book Riot Live Interview: Meg Medina

Meg Medina is a middle-grade and young adult author, most recently of Burn Baby Burn. Read more about her here. Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Kids in general. Q: What’s one thing you want people […]

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Joni Rodgers

The Book Riot Live Interview: Joni Rodgers

Joni Rodgers is a novelist, memoirist, and ghostwriter. Read more about her here. Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Plotter. I plan EVERYTHING OUT before I ever start writing. Q: Got a favorite superhero? There’s a huge vintage Incredible Hulk panel hanging over my bed and a 6×6 ft Jean Grey a la […]

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Jeph Jacques

The Book Riot Live Interview: Jeph Jacques

Jeph Jacques is the cartoonist we have to thank for Questionable Content. Read more about him here. Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Pantser. I just start writing and see where the story takes me. Q: Got a favorite superhero? Squirrel Girl. Q: What’s one thing you want people to know about your […]

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Don’t Even Ask: Authors’ Least Favorite Questions

In the Book Riot Live Interview, we asked speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). Q: What’s your least favorite question to get as a writer?  Jeph Jacques: What are the advantages of publishing online versus a traditional publisher? Joni Rodgers: Anything that starts with, “Since you don’t really have […]

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Who’s Who at Book Riot Live: Round Six

Our newest speakers are hella woke. Chris Edwards explains that by inquiring about a transgender person’s surgical plans or history “you are implying that the person is not the gender they feel they are unless they alter their genitals.” Chris generously (and candidly) shares his experience, so nobody ever has an excuse to talk inappropriately about a […]

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Book Riot Live or Bust

Welcome to The Commons at Book Riot Live

One of the (many) reasons you’re coming to Book Riot Live is to meet your bookternet friends in person — so we decided to make it easier! Introducing The Commons, an area dedicated to meet-ups arranged by you. Located on the second floor of MetWest, The Commons will have tables and chairs and a big […]

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What a Way to Make a Living: Authors’ Other Jobs

In the Book Riot Live Interview, we asked speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). Q: What was the worst job you ever had? What was your best job?  Jeph Jacques: Phone answerer at a newspaper. Joni Rodgers: Worst: janitor in a porn movie theater. Best: writing, of course. If you […]

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Got fandom?

Now With More Fandom

Book Riot Live 2016 has several helpings for the fandom folks! – Have you literally inked your favorite book onto your skin? Join the Literary Ink panel for a discussion of why and how. – Is the Force with you? You should definitely help us out with our interactive performance of Shakespeare’s Star Wars! – […]

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Authors on Publishing

In the Book Riot Live Interview, we asked speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). Q: What do you now now about publishing that you wished you knew when you were first starting out?  Jeph Jacques: You’ll be doing this for your entire adult life. Joni Rodgers: Not a thing. […]

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Book Riot Live, Now With Extra Ravenclaw

In our Book Riot Live Interview, we asked our speakers our burning questions about the writing process, publishing, and their Hogwarts House (naturally). To probably no one’s surprise, the answers were overwhelmingly the same — with a few delightful diversions. Q: Do you know your Hogwarts house? Jeph Jacques: Ravenclaw. Joni Rodgers: I’m a little bit Ravenclaw […]

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The Book Riot Live Interview: A Running Tally

In the Book Riot Live interview, we asked just two multiple choice questions. While we’re featuring the full interviews for speakers separately, we’re delighted enough with these pie charts to keep this post updated as new answers come in! Answers updated 10/18/2016. Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser?   Q: Chunky or smooth?

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