Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Podcast: Laini Taylor

Have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor? It's the book everyone's buzzing about right now, and definitely one of our top picks for 2011. We were so honored to catch up with Laini just before her book signing at the most excellent Huntington Beach Barnes and Noble last month.

We talked about the allure of the supernatural, travel experiences, and the challenge of creating a balance between parenthood and writing. We are thrilled to bring this interview to you-- Laini is brilliant.

Photo from Laini's blog. How cute is the girl on the right with her Karou hair??

The book signing was super cool. As you can see, we absolutely loved the snazzy blue masks provided by Little, Brown. They added such a unique touch to a fantastic event!

After Laini talked to the audience, we met up with several of her awesome friends and fans who were so kind as to record a little something for this episode of the podcast. We love getting sound bytes from the crowd at author events, and we hope you'll enjoy listening!

In this episode of the podcast, we also share our book picks of the month: The Future of Us, by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, and The Iron Knight, by Julie Kagawa.

Would you like to download this podcast? Click here for an mp3.

Hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Our song of the month is Wild Angel, by Joshua Kadison. Be sure to subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! via iTunes.

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