With Robin off to school, Cyna and I sat down for a chat with Zoraida Córdova (zoraidacordova.com), author of The Vicious Deep and The Savage Blue. Then something went horribly wrong… And by that, I mean that the original podcast recording vanished into nothing. To my amazement, Ms. Zoraida eagerly agreed to join me again the NEXT DAY to re-record! She is amazeballs like that.
So special thank you to Zoraida, to Jay the intern for setting this up, and to Cyna for trusting me to get this take done right all by myself. Go on and give the interview a listen to learn more about Z, her merfolk world, the tropes she actively sought to avoid and subvert, and if Cyna should regret giving me the reigns! Mwuahaha! (…mostly this consists of me saying “excellent” and “ok” and “mmhmm” far too many times. >.< )
Also! This podcast premieres a small feature I’ve been eager to share at the end of the ‘cast:
New & Notable – new-to-the-shelves YA books that we have not yet read, but whose synopses really piqued our interest!
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Have you checked out any of Zoraida’s novels? Were any of our New & Notable book recs already on your radar? We’d love to know!
Be on the look out for our next episode, At the End of Our Trope: Alpha Bitches, and our up-coming interview with Georgia McBride, author of Praefatio!
New and Notable
- The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
- The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni
- Praefatio by Georgia McBride
Theme music is Overnight, by Aya.
WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.