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Pencils&Lipstick podcast

Sep 27, 2021

Ross McMeekin is the author of The Hummingbirds: A Novel and several short stories. He has been published in places like Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House's Open Bar, Redivider, and Maudlin House. He edits the literary journal Spartan.

It was fascinating to hear about Ross writing journey. It certainly started out...

Sep 20, 2021

Using a dead girl's name and secretly dating a professor are just some of the things Ana Lopez is willing to do to graduate college and build some sort of future for herself. You name it, she'll do it, if it gets her closer to a better life and helps her escape her violent past.

But Ana doesn't realise that as she tries...

Sep 13, 2021

Five Days of Writing Sprints 

Paulette's book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was published in 2018 by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family, she blogs about a writer’s craft, business, personal finance, and joy at

Paulette is also the co-founder of A Very...

Sep 6, 2021

Decades in the writing and publishing industry makes Karen an expert on so many things. And amazingly enough, she says everything comes back down to story. Karen ghost writes stories, coaches authors to get their story written and works at the hybrid publisher James Morgan, so basically her life is all about...