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DIY MFA Radio Episode 154: Interview with Sarah Dessen — Writing from Your Heart and Soul

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews bestselling author Sarah Dessen about her latest contemporary YA novel, Once and For All. Sarah’s novels are known for showing what life as a teenager is really like, and her latest novel is no exception as it shines a light into the darker areas of teenage love and heartbreak. In this interview, Sarah takes us behind the scenes of her writing process to show us how she crafts a balance between light and dark in her novels and how even with thirteen books she still faces many challenges of writing. For more detailed show notes: DIYMFA.com/154. ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts)…

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9 Summer Reads We’re Taking to the Beach!

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Summer is finally here and we are hyped. Beach days, cookouts, camping, long afternoons devouring a good book – after the endless days of winter, we can’t wait to get out into the sun. Plus it’s finally time to start planning our summer reading list. For us, summer is all about the beach read: light-hearted romance, books that make us laugh, and a few juicy tell-alls for good measure. Here are 9 reads we’re more than ready to bring to the beach this summer: The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown and Company, June 13, 2017) Hilderbrand is the queen of the beach read, which is why we can’t wait to dive into The Identicals, all about twin sisters with a long-standing…

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