When Natalie and I started our book podcast, SummerBooks, last June, we had no idea where it would go. Quickly, we found that not only did we enjoy reading and talking about books to a larger audience than just ourselves, but that others found our discussions lively and entertaining.
Our next exciting challenge: two "SummerBooks Live From" events! One is the upcoming Press 53 Gathering of Writers in Winston Salem, NC on August 10th. This one-day literary event sponsored by the award-winning press will be our first live event, and we're super excited. Past Press 53 authors on our podcast include Cliff Garstang and Anne Leigh Parrish, and former nonfiction editor of Prime Number, Tracy Crow.
Our second live event will be at the Winter Wheat Writing Conference sponsored by Mid American Review at Bowling Green State University. My co-host Natalie and I are longtime participants in Winter Wheat and are thrilled to attend this year with a Live From Winter Wheat podcast, featuring Matt Bell. We discussed Matt's book Cataclysm Baby last fall, and will talk with Matt about his new novel, among other things.
SummerBooks went fro m idea to reality quickly, and I'm excited to see it growing in these new directions. Our next podcast, coming soon, features the novel You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt. The current podcast features Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Painted Girls and is available on iTunes or at summerbooks.podbean.com