Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 13 - Young Adult vs. New Adult (Guest: Suzy Vitello)
Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.
Episode 13 - Young Adult vs. New Adult (Guest: Suzy Vitello)
And the hits just keep on coming! On this episode we are joined by Suzy Vitello, author of Unkiss Me and den mother of Portland's famed writing group to the stars, which is frequented by a certain nobody name of Chuck P. We try our best to shock her, like the naughty children we are, but she's seen/heard/read it all, from African American Lord of the Rings to Bigfoot erotica. But that's not all. We talk about the cult of self-publishing and she tells John Green to kindly shut the fuck up!
Reads: Cath sleeps in the same room as Paul Rome and all his mixed-race babies; Rob, fierce bitch that he is, is reading too many books to list here; Josh explores the origins of Pinhead and speculates about the end of the world; and Suzy checks out a highly original YA title you just might like.
Topic: Speaking of Young Adult, there's this new girl on the scene called New Adult, which is news to me. Apparently it's like Young Adult, but less chaste. Suzy schools us on the burgeoning genre's finer points, as well as just about everything else we talk about.
- John Green: Why I'll Never Self-publish
- Self-publishing Has Become A Cult
- B&N Launches Nook Snaps, Forgets to Also Register NookSnaps.com
- Cum for Bigfoot: A Sexy Self Publishing Success Story
- Beyond Wizards and Vampires, to Sex
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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a co-host of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.
Rob W. Hart is the associate publisher for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.
Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He also writes for Twitch and has written for ChuckPalahniuk.net. He might still be a guitarist in the band SpeedSpeedSpeed and is the poison pen behind thejamminjabber, although he's not so sure he should admit it.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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