Our guest on the podcast today is Maggie Harcourt, author of the YA novels The Last Summer of Us, Unconventional, and the forthcoming Theatrical. Among other things, we talked about our respective fandoms past and present, her experience at fan conventions, and why fanfiction can be a useful tool for the beginner writer.

everyone's a fan of someone

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Books mentioned on the show:

Unconventional, by Maggie Harcourt

Theatrical, by Maggie Harcourt

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

Hold Back the Stars, by Katie Khan

Wing Jones/The Heartbeats of Wing Jones, by Katherine Webber

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, by Lauren James

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

After You, by Jojo Moyes

Still Me, by Jojo Moyes

The Feed, by Nick Clark Windo

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

Trying, by Emily Phillips

I Am Thunder, by Muhammad Khan

(A note on my book links: they take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)