88. An Interview With Maya Banks Part II, Plus Listener Email!
Jane asks Maya Banks about her response to reader disappointment with After the Storm. Jane talks about author responses to reader reactions
Please note that after about 4:55 into the podcast, audio problems created a segment wherein it sounds like we threw Maya down a well. Which we did, of course. We tossed her down a well and gave her a microphone to finish the interview. (No, not really but it sounds that way. I’m sorry about that.)
But what she had to say about responding was so interesting that we wanted to share it.
Then, listener email! Recommendations, questions, requests, and suggestions – oh, my!
Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:
And the music recommendation was Amos Lee, who has a YouTube channel of many of his songs.
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The music you’re listening to was provided by Sassy Outwater. This is Sassy herself playing “Fiddler on the Loose,” and I’m not sure if she recorded this just for us on the fly (in which case, holy crap) or if this is a composition she’s worked on, but that’s Sassy fiddling. Literally.
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I liked the listener email question from a 20 something who doesn’t like NA, wondering who’s the target audience for NA. I’ve wondered that myself (as a 40 something who also doesn’t particularly like NA). It’s not clear to me if NA’s written for college age / 20 something young adults or just about them. (Unlike YA which is clearly written for middle school and high school age readers, even though older readers read it too.) My gut feeling is that it’s more about NA age people than specifically for them, but I don’t really know.