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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Aug 14, 2021

E.J. Wenstrom, author of FWA's 2016 Florida Writer Published Book of the Year for MUD is at it again with a new Young Adult dystopian world. In this Florida Writer Podcast episode, host Alison Nissen and E.J. discuss the messiness of world-building and the satisfaction of getting it right by sticking with it, using Beta readers, multiple revisions, and encouraging rejections.  

E.J. Wenstrom believes in complicated heroes, horrifying monsters, purple hair dye and standing to the right on escalators so the left side can walk. She writes dark speculative fiction for adults and teens, including Royal Palm Literary Awards’ Book of the Year, Mud, the first novel in her Chronicles of the Third Realm War series, and the young adult dystopian novel Departures. When she isn’t writing fiction, E. J. Wenstrom is a regular contributor to DIY MFA and BookRiot, and co-hosts the FANTASY+GIRL Podcast.