Archive for February, 2022

Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book (With Ethan Joella)

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book with Ethan Joella

 

A Little Hope was selected as a Read With Jenna & Book of the Month Selection, but Ethan Joella is here to tell you that writing your first book can be quite the journey.

Ethan knows all about good writing, in fact, he instructs his students on this topic.

Today we are talking about the structure of this beautifully interconnected story in a sleepy seaside town and why good stories are often made up of those little-noticed details.

Landing the traditional publishing deal for his debut fiction book took a lot of writing time and patience, but this novel ended up landing in just the right hands at the perfect time. It’s a magical story that I think you will really appreciate.

Today we are discussing this journey from book idea to bestselling author. Ethan candidly shares about his writing process and how social media has been a proven connection tool for published authors to get the word out about their beautiful books.

What story idea do you need to make happen?

We hope this episode brings the motivation you need for your next writing session.

This is the episode you need if you want to start writing and finish your book this year.

I hope it inspires you to push through writer’s block and devote even fifteen minutes a day to making your literary dreams happen.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book (With Ethan Joella)

Listen to the Show:

Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!

Mentioned in this episode:

Ethan Joella

MomAdvice on Patreon

The Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

MomAdvice Book Club

A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella

A Little Hope by Ethan Joella

Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg

MomAdvice Interview with Bill Clegg

Ernie’s Ark by Monica Wood

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

When It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Book of the Month

Alexandra Daddario

The People We Keep by Alison Larkin

Read with Jenna

Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

Jhumpa Lahiri

Curtis Sittenfeld

In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel

John Cheever

Ernest Hemingway

Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

The Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild

Ethan Joella on Instagram

Ethan Joella on Twitter

A Little Hope on Amazon

A Little Hope on Target

A Little Hope on Barnes & Noble

A Little Hope on Goodreads

Connect With Me:

Amy is @momadvice on Instagram

Join the Patreon Community For the Bonus Content

 

 

Join Our Patreon Book Gang Today

Do you want to have the best reading year ever? 

Join the MomAdvice Book Gang for just $5 for an exclusive one-of-a-kind reading experience, and let me be your tour guide. I have selected 12 phenomenal books to read together that were picked just for you.  These are thought-provoking stories that deserve discussion, and many are hidden literary treasures. The official 2022 MomAdvice Book Club selection announcement will happen on December 1st. Your $5 membership will grant you access to the following exclusive features.

Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.

Exclusive Bookstore Coupon Discounts. Our Fables Bookstore partnership will give Patreon members 15% off ALL the book club selections for our year. This can be applied to both paperback and hardback selections. 

Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.  

Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.

Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.

This post contains affiliate links.

Shop the above (Amazon) links or shop through my new MomAdvice Book Gang Bookshop Page!! They pay a 10% commission on every sale and give a matching 10% to independent bookstores.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book with Ethan Joella

 

Book Gang Podcast Episode 23: Lessons For Writing Your First Book with Ethan Joella

 

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More Book Fun with MomAdvice:

 

2022 MomAdvice Book Club

MomAdvice 2022 Book Club 

 

 

Podcast Episode 20: Hopes & Heartbreaks of Pandemic Publishing with Gae Polisner

Episode 20: Hopes & Heartbreaks of Pandemic Publishing with Gae Polisner

 

14 New Must Reads for your Stack

A Little Hope and More Books For Your Stack

Book Gang Podcast Episode 22: Books About Books (With Fables Books)

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Book Gang Podcast Episode 22: Books About Books

This month, Kristin from Fables Books joins us to explore books about books through the brand new Fables Books Reading Challenge! We discuss our favorite books that embrace fictional bookstore settings and libraries. This episode has you covered whether you are looking for a love story or that perfect true crime nonfiction book escape with. This is the stack you need for your next book club night and can be a great bonding tool for ANYONE who simply loves books. 

If you love reading, these backlist forgotten books are perfect for fans of comforting reading escape. I don’t know a book lover that wouldn’t want to read a book about books and reading. There is nothing better than celebrating the power of books and everyone who loves them.

Along with today’s discussion, we are also talking about The Storygraph tool and how you can join the bookstore’s challenge or any other challenge to expand your reading life this year. Learn how this tool can be used in conjunction with your Goodreads profile or as a complete replacement for tracking and discovering your next stack of books.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 22: Books About Books (with Fables Books)

Listen to the Show:

Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!

Mentioned in this episode:

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zenter

MomAdvice on Patreon

MomAdvice Book Club

Fables Books

Fables Books 2022 Reading Challenge

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

The Charm Offensive by Allison Cochrun

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

Library Reads List

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Ulysses by James Joyce

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Outlawed by Anna North

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

No Offense by Meg Cabot

Little Bridge Island Series

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Once Upon a Con Series

The StoryGraph

StoryGraph Team

Fables Challenge on StoryGraph

Fables Books on Instagram

Fables Books on Facebook

Fables Books on TikTok

Connect With Me:

Amy is @momadvice on Instagram

Join the Patreon Community For the Bonus Content

 

MomAdvice Book Gang Member

 

Join Our Patreon Book Gang Today

Do you want to have the best reading year ever? 

Join the MomAdvice Book Gang for just $5 for an exclusive one-of-a-kind reading experience, and let me be your tour guide. I have selected 12 phenomenal books to read together that were picked just for you.  These are thought-provoking stories that deserve discussion, and many are hidden literary treasures. The official 2022 MomAdvice Book Club selection announcement will happen on December 1st. Your $5 membership will grant you access to the following exclusive features.

Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.

Exclusive Bookstore Coupon Discounts. Our Fables Bookstore partnership will give Patreon members 15% off ALL the book club selections for our year. This can be applied to both paperback and hardback selections. 

Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.  

Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.

Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.

This post contains affiliate links.

Shop the above (Amazon) links or shop through my new MomAdvice Book Gang Bookshop Page!! They pay a 10% commission on every sale and give a matching 10% to independent bookstores.

 

 

Book Gang Podcast: Books About Books

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More Reading Fun with MomAdvice and Fables:

2022 MomAdvice Book Club

2022 MomAdvice Book Club

 

2022 MomAdvice Book Club Book Mark

 

Book Gang Episode 9: The Book Shortage Dilemma

Book Gang Podcast Episode 9: The Book Shortage Dilemma
Best Books of the Year

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and More Best Books of 2014

 

 

Book Gang Podcast Episode 21: Must-Read True Crime Books (with Laura Tremaine)

Friday, February 4th, 2022

 

 

Debut novelist, Laura Tremaine, wrote a gorgeous little book called Share Your Stuff I’ll Go First and might be a familiar voice to you because of her podcast 10 Things to Tell You.

Not only will we be talking about Laura’s experience writing her first book, but we will also be discussing the must-read true crime books you need to add to your stack.

I knew we would have a lot of fun discussing these books and we are going to be sharing about that in the second half of the hour in our show. Laura comes with strong opinions including how you can’t call yourself a true crime enthusiast if you haven’t read THESE classics.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 21: Must-Read True Crime Books (with Laura Tremaine)

Listen to the Show:

Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!

Mentioned in this episode:

Laura Tremaine

Hollywood Housewife

Sorta Awesome

Smartest Person in the Room

10 Things to Tell You

Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine

MomAdvice on Patreon

Mom Advice Book Club

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

Stephen King Summer Book Club

Carrie by Stephen King

Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The Stranger Beside Me Original by Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Ann Rule

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi

Under The Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Missoula by Jon Krakauer

Columbine by Dave Cullen

Laura’s Instagram

Laura’s Patreon

Laura’s newsletter

Laura on Facebook

Laura Tremaine Link Tree

Connect With Me:

Amy is @momadvice on Instagram

Join the Patreon Community For the Bonus Content

 

MomAdvice Book Gang

 

Join Our Patreon Book Gang Today

Do you want to have the best reading year ever? 

Join the MomAdvice Book Gang for just $5 for an exclusive one-of-a-kind reading experience, and let me be your tour guide. I have selected 12 phenomenal books to read together that were picked just for you.  These are thought-provoking stories that deserve discussion, and many are hidden literary treasures. The official 2022 MomAdvice Book Club selection announcement will happen on December 1st. Your $5 membership will grant you access to the following exclusive features.

Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.

Exclusive Bookstore Coupon Discounts. Our Fables Bookstore partnership will give Patreon members 15% off ALL the book club selections for our year. This can be applied to both paperback and hardback selections. 

Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.  

Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.

Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.

This post contains affiliate links.

Shop the above (Amazon) links or shop through my new MomAdvice Book Gang Bookshop Page!! They pay a 10% commission on every sale and give a matching 10% to independent bookstores.

 

More Fun with MomAdvice:

2022 MomAdvice Book Club

MomAdvice 2022 Book Club

 

 

BookGang Episode 12: Thriller Books with Mary Kubica

Book Gang Episode 12: Best Thriller Books with Mary Kubica

 

 

Book Gang Podcast Episode 6: A Friendly Goodreads Competition

Book Gang Podcast Episode 6: A Friendly Goodreads Competition

 

 

The Importance of S-Town

The Importance of S-Town

 

 

True Crime Binge

Binge Watching True Crime

2022 MomAdvice Book Club Tracker Bookmark (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

The 2022 MomAdvice Book Club year is in FULL EFFECT!

We celebrated our book club kickoff with our January Book Club Chat on The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano. It was such a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion on one woman’s choice to be child-free and the way that her lives played out as she explored 9 scenarios where she makes family-planning decisions. If you missed this month, you can still read and interact with last week’s event over here. (reminder: you must be part of the book club group to view these).

I’ve created the cutest little bookmark tracker to track your reading year with me. I wanted to create an interactive bookmark you can color as you progress through our chats.

On the opposite side of the bookmark, you will find the titles and a color suggestion for each of the books. No need to follow my color cues- please make it your own.

NOTES ON PRINTING: Make sure you print the actual size and select to print on both sides. 

Thank you so much for participating in our book club chats and I hope this freebie adds another immersive element to your book club experience! 

Things you might be looking for!

SEE OUR 2022 BOOK CLUB LIST

RSVP FOR OUR FEBRUARY BOOK CLUB EVENT (IN THE WILD LIGHT)

GRAB YOUR 2022 BOOK CLUB SHIRT, MUG, OR TOTE

JOIN THE BOOK GANG FOR AUTHOR CHATS, BOOK CLUB PLAYLISTS, & OUR BONUS FULLY BOOKED PODCAST ON NEW RELEASE BOOKS

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE BOOKMARK