You Gotta Read This: I’m Podcasting With Heidi Durrow, Y’all!


Photo by Timothi Jane Graham

Hey Good People:

I am starting a new podcast for my “You Gotta Read This” feature! I’m so excited about it! You can probably tell that from all the exclamation points!

My very first podcast will take place on TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 7:30PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, and it will be with Heidi Durrow, the author of the just released THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY. Here’s her official bio below:

Heidi Durrow is a graduate of Stanford, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and Yale Law School. She is the co-founder and co-producer of the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, and co-host of the award-winning podcast Mixed Chicks Chat.  Her debut novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (Algonquin Books), about a young biracial girl’s coming-of-age, was chosen by Barbara Kingsolver for the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, and is available in bookstores now.

But we will be far from “official” on the podcast.  My podcast theme is “Everyday People. Fabulous Books. Regular Talk.” Y’all know that my dream is to connect average folks with “literary” writing, to take the mystery out of it, and let people know, don’t be scared of books. It’s all good.

Whether we are practicing and/or aspiring writers or whether we are people who just like to read good books but who don’t write ourselves, we all connect in some way, don’t we?

And further, you don’t have to be stuffy all the time to be smart, do you? Can’t you be sassy and cool and brilliant–all at the same time? I think so. Not to sound conceited, but I try to rep the sassy/cool/brilliant model everyday. This is a jump-back-and-kiss- myself statement, I know, but I stand behind it.

This podcast is the beginning of my bringing my dream to reality. So join Heidi and me for this sassy, cool happening next Tuesday! We’re podcasting live, but if you miss it, you can hear the recording. The link is below or you can just click the cute TalkShoe badge on the right. (You might have to scroll down a little bit once you move your cursor to the right).

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/74641

You’ll find out some things you never knew about the writing world! Hope to see you on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30pm EST!

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