Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Podcast!!!

Hi everyone! It's September 1, the beginning of the best four months of the year. And right on cue, a cool front has come through and the high today will only be 82. Nice.

I know I've promised a contest or giveaway of some sort for an advance copy of THE DEATH CURE. Well, that is coming very, very soon. Like, Monday or Tuesday soon.

But, I wanted to make sure I got on here and announced a pretty exciting thing that I'm involved with. A podcast. A very cool podcast that I think you'll want to listen to every single week for the rest of your lives.

It's called Wordplay, and I'm doing it with two extraordinary (not just ordinary - they are EXTRA ordinary) people:

Jeff Scott Savage, author of FARWORLD and my mentor, who just sold a series to Harper Collins, tentatively titled THE GRIMVILLE CASE FILES. This guy knows more about writing than any other person I've ever spoken to or heard speak. And that's saying a lot.

Nathan Bransford, author of JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW. He also used to be a literary agent and is extremely respected in the industry for his vast wealth of knowledge. Plus, check out the title of his book. I mean, come on.

The podcast will be about anything and everything to do with books, reading, writing, agents, publishers, you name it. We're even going to have a special podcast once a month aimed for teachers and kids. Each one will be about 20 minutes long, once a week, so you don't have to quit your jobs or anything to listen.

Jeff has really taken this thing by the horns and organized it so well. You can learn everything there is to know about it at the website he set up: CLICK HERE. You might want to bookmark that and check back every Monday for the latest episode.

The first one is already up for your listening pleasure. By the way, it's free. And you can even get it on iTunes because we're cool that way. AND, check this out: We just started and yet look at the two AMAZING guests we're going to have in the next two or three weeks:

Michael Bourret, recently awarded the Best Agent Ever award (by me) and a Vice President with the incredible agency, Dystel & Goderich.

Ally Condie, the NYT Bestselling (mega bestselling) author of MATCHED and the upcoming sequel, CROSSED. We plan to have many, many awesome guests on this podcast, and what a way to start.

So there you have it. Check out the website and listen to the first episode ever. You'll quickly learn that I'm the dumbest and goofiest-sounding of the three, but I think you'll enjoy it and maybe even learn something.

Once again, here is the website:

Also, since I've shocked the world by blogging three times in the last week or two, be sure and read my last couple of posts if you missed them, including the great review we got from Kirkus. Talk to ya next week!


David Powers King said...

Nice! I heard about you guys starting a podcast. Now I get to listen in. Awesome stuff, J.D. Awesome stuff!

Alice Beesley said...

I already found and listened to it yesterday from another blog. That's exciting.

J.R. Johansson said...

Awesome! I'm so excited to check it out. You three together could be a killer combination.

CherylAnne Ham said...

Yay. I can't wait to listen to the 'cast. I'm heading over now to check it out. :D

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

I listened and it was great! I'm glad you are doing this. And what a team-up. And NO, you did not sound stupid. Just lame. Jk. I loved it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so cool JD! I was the first one to comment on the podcast on iTunes!!
Contest?! *ears prick up* *jumps up and down excitedly* Can't wait!!

a eberting said...

Do you know how to get it on iTunes? I can't find it.
Death cure!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!

J Scott Savage said...

or just do a Google search for wordplay podcast and it's like the seventh or eighth link down.

Anonymous said...

Click on the link in this post, where it takes you to the podcast's website. Then, on the left side of the page, there will be a link to "add on iTunes." that should take you to iTunes and you can download it from there.

Monica said...

I heard about this from Nathan Bransford's blog and freaked out when I saw that you were part of it. It's kind of weird; you sounded exactly how I thought you would sound. o_o Really excited for the podcasts to come.

Aydel said...

I'm gonna visit the link right now!!!
Sorry for the bad english xD

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! I am so excited for The Death Cure!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you James, you are my hero!

booksforyas said...

I liked it so much, I wrote a very quick "you gotta listen to this!" on my blog and pasted a link to it. I tried doing the embed thing, but the code didn't work.

Anyway, this is very exciting and I look forward to hearing more!

sladuke said...

I loved the discussion about character. I am struggling with my main character and I think you gave me lots to think about. Also, I think it was helpful to see that the antagonist can be just an obstacle and not necessarily a bad guy. I have heard alot about Allie Condie, but have not read any of her books. Thanks for letting me hear from I will be checking out her stuff!

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