This episode I’m joined by author Stacey Swann, who just released her debut novel ‘Olympus, Texas’.
Having talked about her first book, we just got carried away having such a nice conversation together. Then we got into our own thing talking about writing, philosophy, Texas, and just connecting with each other.
Stacey’s an absolute gem, she’s hilarious and you will enjoy our chat in this episode!
“When you want to write, it’s not something that goes away.” – Stacey Swann
07:02 – The difficulty with spelling that even writers have.
12:30 – Stacey’s debut book and how the reactions have been.
16:54 – How you know you’re reading a book that you’re really going to love.
23:34 – Stereotypes of Texas and the misconceptions many people have of the State.
28:24 – Why Stacey chose to base her book in Texas.
33:40 – The prevalence of guns in Texas, and how often you see firearms.
36:55 – How Stacey choose the topic for her first full-length novel.
41:51 – The best way to write a novel.
50:22 – The moment Stacey realized she was really happy with her book.
59:02 – The importance of balancing productivity and passion.
1:01:56 – Stacey’s love of independent bookstores and why they’re so important.
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