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24 April 2024

53m 19s

Author Amy Lea with Lynn Painter, A Virtual Event Recording



Today, we have the audio recording of our February 13th, 2024 virtual event celebrating Amy Lea’s latest book The Catch, a romcom about an influencer who heads to a rural fishing village in an attempt to rescue her floundering career and ends up in a fake engagement with a burly and bearded bed-and-breakfast owner slash fisherman. Amy is in conversation with the great Lynn Painter.

They chat about the origins of The Catch, Canadian culinary delicacies, which of Amy’s characters she relates to the most, the intensity of hockey (the game, the players, the moms), what Amy is working on now and what’s next from her, a little bit about Lynn’s latest book Happily Never After, the differences between writing YA and adult books, advice for querying authors, drafting versus editing, and, of course, they share some books they’ve loved recently.

A quick programming note: This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day. If you’re local, you should definitely come out and participate in the San Diego Book Crawl which runs April 27-29. Check out @sdbookcrawl on Instagram for more information. If you’re not local, Saturday would be a great day to check out your nearest indie. We will be taking next Wednesday off from the podcast to recover from the excellent chaos of the weekend, but I’ll meet you back here on May 8th for a chat with the wonderful, brilliant, eminently charming Kaliane Bradley.