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the Book Friends Forever Podcast

Children's book publishing’s secrets are revealed as we listen in on fascinating, unguarded, insider discussion from two uniquely qualified best friends: award-winning author/illustrator Grace Lin, and one of NYC’s top editors, Alvina Ling. Go behind the scenes of kid lit and catch a glimpse of the lives of the best-selling author and editor, and the relationship between them.

Episode 13:Being mistaken for other Asians and all the answers about Book Auctions!

Episode 13:Being mistaken for other Asians and all the answers about Book Auctions!

Alvina is packing for her Sabbatical and Grace is asking her about what the weather will be like in South Africa! In this episode we will hear about her preparations for her sabbatical and all the loose ends she is determined to tie up.

Alvina will be running the half -marathon! Photo from  race website

Alvina will be running the half -marathon! Photo from race website

Grace just got back from the Texas Library Association annual conference and talks about the panel she was on; the topic of girl books and boy books. She’ll also give you some tips on how to sleep in an airport as a woman if you ever have to!

Let’s talk microagressions! Grace and Alvina discuss about getting confused for other Asians. There is a woman in Northampton where Grace lives and she is the only other Asian in the book community that Grace knows. Everyone thinks they look alike!

Grace and Lisa…do you think they look alike?

Grace and Lisa…do you think they look alike?

People sometimes confuse Grace for Lisa!

People sometimes confuse Grace for Lisa!

Alvina gives Grace a lesson on all you need to know about book auctions. They discuss what the difference between spring books and fall books are and their pros and cons.

As usal, they end with what they are grateful for. Alvina is grateful for her colleagues at Little Brown Books for helping her while she’s on sabbatical. Grace is grateful for the podcasts because they have helped her become better at speaking up and out.

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Episode 14: Parallel Careers, Professional Jealousy and the Hustle w/ Guest Host JJK

Episode 14: Parallel Careers, Professional Jealousy and the Hustle w/ Guest Host JJK

Episode 12: Our Trip to the Grand Canyon and Goal Setting

Episode 12: Our Trip to the Grand Canyon and Goal Setting