First Draft Episode #291: Mary H.K. Choi Mary H. K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record and her newest YA, Yolk, answers listener questions. This episode is brought to you by Freedom, the easy-to-use app that blocks distracting apps and websites, letting you get into deep work flow. Use offer code FIRSTDRAFT for 40% off a yearly or forever plan. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Listen to Mary H K Choi’s first appearance on First Draft here Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, the filmmaker brothers behind Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou? and many more Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night, Edinburgh, and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Famous diarist Anaïs Nin, Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1939-1947 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend Elana K. Arnold’s Revision Season Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Christina Hammonds-Reed, debut author of The Black Kids, who appeared on First Draft in conversation with 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, whose many books include All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely [listen to his First Draft interview here]), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series, Look Both Ways, Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You and Long Way Down, which received a Newberry Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award and Printz Award-winning The Poet X, With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land. Zan Romanoff, journalist and author of A Song to Take the World Apart, and Grace and the Fever, and Look. 🗣️ I want to hear from you! Have a question about writing or creativity for Sarah Enni or her guests to answer? To leave a voicemail, call (818) 533-1998 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ! 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni In Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletters ✍️ Track Changes If you’re looking for more information on how to get published, or the traditional publishing industry, check out the Track Changes podcast series. 🏆 Support the Show Love the show? Make a monthly or one-time donation at Paypal.me/FirstDraft. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!