Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More

Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, the sequel to the Newbery-award winning young adult novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears

April 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 70
Fierce Womxn Writing - Inspiring You to Write More
Meg Medina, author of Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, the sequel to the Newbery-award winning young adult novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears
Show Notes

Meg Medina is the author of Merci Suárez Can’t Dance, the sequel to the Newberry-award winning young adult novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears. She is a New York Times bestselling Latina author of books for kids of all ages.

"Medina writes about the joys of multigenerational home life (a staple of the Latinx community) with a touching, humorous authenticity. Merci's relationship with Lolo is heartbreakingly beautiful and will particularly strike readers who can relate to the close, chaotic, and complicated bonds of live-in grandparents. Medina delivers another stellar and deeply moving story." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

In this episode, we discuss her writing process, and:

  • Scaring herself with trying new genres
  • Cross-pollinating when she’s feeling blocked
  • Staying at it and keeping the emotional connection to your work
  • And more

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