Welcome to the Beth’s Bookshelf podcast, hosted on iTunes, Acast, and right here on my blog (otherwise, how would you be here?!) For today’s episode, my guest is Ava Dellaira, which has me fangirling just a bit as we’re discussing her novel; Love Letters to the dead, which I was obsessed with a couple of years ago, when it first came out. Love Letters to the Dead is Ava’s first young adult fiction novel, surrounding themes of death, grief, friendship, and growth. The book follows the protagonist, Laurel, after she loses her sister and begins to write letters to dead celebrities she once admired (such as Kurt Cobain and other famous faces we’ve unfortunately lost) in order to move on. Want to know more? You’ll have to buy the book 😉
Today, Ava Dellaira is on the podcast with me to discuss her creative routine, how long it takes to write the first draft of your novel, the importance and sentiment behind writing letters, and how to promote yourself as a writer in the age of social media. It was really cool to talk to her and learn about how Ava’s creativity works, and her story of when the novel was first published. I learned some things about Ava and the book that I didn’t know before this episode. I hope it’s helpful to you, too!
Follow Ava Dellaira on Twitter@avadellaira
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