Ep. 04: Working in Publishing and Writing Funny YA with Chloe Seager
In This Episode…
In this episode, I chat with Chloe Seager, author of YA novel Editing Emma. The sequel, Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, was published in earlier this year.
We discuss whether the worlds of writing and working in publishing, as well as humour in YA fiction and why it’s important to young people today. It’s interesting to compare her views to Simon James Green, another comedy YA writer that I interviewed a couple of episodes ago.
We also chat about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which I’m taking part in this month (Nov 2018), and Chloe’s inspirations for her books, including whether they’re inspired by her own teenage years.
We had a bit of trouble recording this (as Chloe mentions at the beginning of the episode, I kept sounding like a robot) and for some reason, the recording still isn’t 100% perfect. I hope you can bear with it just this once!
About the Guest
Chloe Seager grew up in East London with her Mum and much-loved cat, Katie. She studied English Literature and Drama at the University of East Anglia, where she sadly realised she couldn’t act, but did rediscover her love of children’s books. Studying them on her favourite module, Children’s Literature, made her wonder why grown-ups ever stopped reading them.
She now works with them full-time as a YA/Children’s literary agent at Northbank Talent, and lives back in East London with her boyfriend, three fish and her cat Edie. Editing Emma is her first novel and the sequel, Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, was published in 2018.
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