In episode 12, we get to hear from Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison, two authors who co-write YA novels about awkward love stories. I had so much fun talking to them about their books, their friendship, their university years, the process of co-writing a novel, and differences between the British and American teen experiences, and I hope you’ll have just as much fun listening.


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Books mentioned on the episode:

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

Lobsters/A Totally Awkward Love Story, by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Never Evers, by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Freshers/Freshmen, by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Malory Towers, by Enid Blyton

Sweet Valley High, by Francine Pascal

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & 3/4by Sue Townsend

I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith

Withering Tights, by Louise Rennison

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah

Seven Days of You, by Cecilia Vinesse

Hot Mess, by Lucy Vine

What Fresh Hell, by Lucy Vine

Tender, by Eve Ainsworth

The Exact Opposite of Okay, by Laura Steven

Life Lessons from Remarkable Women: Tales of Triumph, Failure and Learning to Love Yourself, by Stylist Magazine

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, by Lucy Mangan

Love After Love, by Alex Hourston

The Perfect Girlfriend, by Karen Hamilton



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