For the fourth time, Alysa Auriemma joins Brian on The Other 51. But this time, there’s biggest stuff to talk about than Captain America, Chris Evans and Kylo Ren.
(I mean, they do talk about Avengers: Endgame. They’re not monsters.)
Alyssa joins Brian to talk about the writing and publication of her new book, “All Daughters Rise.” Alysa discusses the themes of her book and how she was inspired to write the book in part because of the gaps she saw in contemporary fiction. Where’s the intersectionality? Why does the main character always react so calmly when things happen? We’re all way more Scott Lang than Natasha Romanov, and maybe our fictions should reflect that.
Alyssa also discusses the book’s journey to publication, the challenges and frustrations she faced in trying to find an agent and a publisher, and why she made the decision to use Inkshares. She is nearly halfway to her goal of 750 preorders by January to get the book published.
Also, much praise is lavished upon Rainbow Rowell.