Oct 20, 2022
Alli Frank and Asha Youmans talk to Carol Fitzgerald about their first two novels, TINY IMPERFECTIONS and NEVER MEANT TO MEET YOU, both of which are Bookreporter Bets On selections. Both books are sharply smart and full of comedic timing (Carol laughed out loud reading both) as readers see both dialogue and inner monologue from characters. Alli and Asha once worked together in a tony private school; Alli was a kindergarten teacher, and Asha was an administrator. Each often said, “If I ever write a book.” And then one day they joined to do just that. They talk about their co-writing process. And they share how their different backgrounds - Alli is white and Jewish, Asha is Black and Baptist - inform their writing realistic characters. At a time when diversity is being touted in publishing, Alli and Asha are creating characters that talk the talk - and make you laugh.
Books mentioned in this interview:
TINY IMPERFECTIONS by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans: https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/...
NEVER MEANT TO MEET YOU by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans: https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/...
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