In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, it feels like everyone and their mother has started a podcast, and Marissa Meyer is no exception. The author of The Lunar Chronicles, the Renegades trilogy, and Heartless, Marissa Meyer is a prominent figure in the YA industry. Though she says she’s had the idea for this podcast for some time now, the inaugural episode of The Happy Writer only recently premiered March 22nd.
According to Meyer, The Happy Writer is “a podcast that helps readers find new books to enjoy, and writers find more joy in their words and process.” Each episode features Meyer interviewing a different author, while also discussing new book releases and the writing process. She hopes that her podcast can bring some joy to listeners during this hectic time.
Readers and writers alike will love The Happy Writer. Marissa Meyer’s cheerful attitude is contagious as she poses a variety of fun questions to the authors on her show, including Jessica Brody, Sandhya Menon, Intisar Khanani, and Elizabeth Eulberg. While many of these questions are focused on the author’s newest releases themselves, Meyer and her guests also discuss the writing process, maneuvering cancelled book tours, and overcoming obstacles in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
If you’re interested in some up and coming releases, this podcast is the perfect place to find them. Meyer will introduce you to numerous YA authors in addition to their past and present works. As for writers, hearing these authors talk about the making of their bestsellers, as well as navigating the coronavirus pandemic, is sure to inspire you. We don’t always get to see the behind-the-scenes of author life, but Meyer provides just that.
If you’re a Marissa Meyer fan like myself, or simply interested in YA authors, don’t miss out on The Happy Writer! You can find the podcast on her website, Spotify, or iTunes. You can also keep up with the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. There are currently four episodes, with more to come.
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