Season Two Update

That’s a wrap on season two of borrowed solace: the podcast! We’re so grateful to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to listen and participate in the discussion. We plan on coming back for season three in the fall, so keep your eyes (and ears!) peeled for updates on the next season!

S2 Episode 10: Resources

In season two episode ten of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey chatted with Madison Farren about writing and self-publishing her debut children’s book, My Daddy is a Hipster!

If you would like to purchase a copy of My Daddy is a Hipster, with illustrations by Ivanna Nashkolna, you can visit Madison’s website, MadisonFarrenWrites.com.

You can also follow Madison on Instagram @madisonfarrenwrites and Ivanna @deseo.art.

Per the usual routine, we would love to hear your thoughts on the episode in the comments below! Imagine we are at the park on a breezy summer evening and chatting about self-publishing and children’s book. What parts of the episode surprised you? What was interesting? What questions do you still have? Let us know!

S2 Episode 10: Self-Publishing and Children’s Books

In this week’s podcast episode, Addey is joined by an old friend, Madison Farren, to talk about what it was like self-publishing her debut children’s book, My Daddy is a Hipster. Tune in to hear all the ins and outs of the process!

S2 Episode 9: Resources

On season two, episode nine, of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by her dad, Todd Vaters, to discuss how the idea is king. If you are interested in learning more about Todd and his work, you can visit his website ToddVaters.com.

As always, we want to hear any thoughts you have! Pretend we are getting ready to head to the beach on a warm (almost) summer day. As we pack up a picnic and lunch and remember to bring extra sunscreen, we’re chatting about the podcast. What do you think about the concept of “the idea is king?” Let us know by commenting below!

S2 Episode 9: All Hail the King!

On this episode of the podcast, Addey is joined by her dad, Todd Vaters, to discuss how the idea is king. How does this relate to Taylor Swift, Songland, Kacey Musgraves, and Twilight? Tune in to find out!

S2 Episode 8: Seeing What is Invisible Recap

This week’s episode is short and sweet as Addey recaps our first writing workshop that took place this past weekend! Here’s the gist: if you didn’t sign up, you should for the next one. Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts to hear all about it!

S2 Episode 7: Resources

On season two episode seven of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey, Amber, and Nicole discussed their favorite authors and influences. See the names of the authors they discussed below if you’d like to check them out:

Amber

Garth Nix

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)

Nicole

Leigh Bardugo

Amanda Lovelace

Addey

Laura Frantz

Diana Gabaldon

Also, check out Rick Riordan’s character and writing advice on his website here.

Imagine we are chatting during a Netflix watch party (what else is there to do while we are socially distanced?) about this week’s episode. Who are your favorite authors? How have they influenced you? Sound off in the comments below!

S2 Episode 7: Author Favorites and Influences

This week on the podcast, Addey is joined by Amber and Nicole to discuss favorite authors and how they inspire our own writing. You may have heard the editors talk about these authors before, but now hear about what makes their writing good and how we write by example.

S2 Episode 6: Resources

On season two episode six of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by executive editor Nicole to talk about how to stay creative in the midst of chaos. Our current world seems to be one full of chaos, so figuring out where to put your time, energy, and creativity right now is important! Whether, for you, that means taking a step back to relish doing nothing for a little while like Addey, plowing ahead with your home improvement projects like Nicole, or something else entirely, we want to hear about it!

Imagine we are chatting in a virtual workshop (*hint, hint*–stay tuned for some future communications about this very thing) and discussing this episode. What’s your creativity looking like lately? Let us know in the comments below!

S2 Episode 6: Creating in Chaos

We are all living through a collectively stressful and chaotic situation right now in the midst of COVID-19. So, on this episode, Addey and Nicole talk about it! How can you stay creative during such a time as this? What are some ways to calm stress and anxiety? What are our editors up to right now? Take a listen to find out!

Nicole’s dog Thunder with the frisbee mentioned in this episode!