The Secret Library Podcast


Most people believe that books are created in cabins all alone, where authors pound away on some manner of keyboard. Then they hand this masterpiece off to a publisher and it feels very much like it goes down a tube and comes out the other side as a book. By speaking to authors and other book lovers, I'm diving into the mystery that is the book world today.


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Emily Nagoski | Writing and Burnout

October 29th, 2020

It's entirely possible that I've recommended Emily and Amelia Nagoski's book Burnout to every student I've had in the last 18 months. As someone… Go to Episode

Tana French | Hope In Hard Times

October 22nd, 2020

Tana French finished her last book in February 2020As we discussed, this was a brilliant stroke of luck, finishing right before everything turned upside… Go to Episode

Kemi Nekvapil | Asking For What We Need

October 15th, 2020

If we want to write, we must learn to ask for what we need.Thankfully today's guest, Kemi Nekvapil, has written a beautiful book called The Gift of Asking… Go to Episode

Rachael Stephen | Containing the Story

October 8th, 2020

Earlier this year, Rachael Stephen taught a workshop called The Story ToolkitIn this presentation, she thoughtfully did away with one of the biggest hassles… Go to Episode