Essays, Novels, Plays, and Picture Books

Tricia Elam Walker--novelist, essayist, playwright, picture book author, and assistant professor of creative writing at Howard University--and KJ Dell’Antonia--novelist, essayist, nonfiction book author, cohost of the #amwriting podcast, and former editor of The New York Times’ Motherlode blog--are no strangers to writing across literary genres. In this episode, they join Eve and Julie to discuss their writing processes and how they’ve navigated the shift from writing everything from essays to novels and plays.

Dream Street

"Dreams for Black children manifest in striking art as the very idea of street is reimagined." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Go Deeper

KJ Dell’Antonia

Tricia Elam Walker

Breathing Room, by Tricia Elam Walker

Nana Akua Goes to School, by Tricia Elam Walker

Howard University

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, by John Steptoe

Anne Boyd Rioux

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

“Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email,” by KJ Dell’Antonia

The New York TimesMotherlode Blog

How to Be a Happier Parent, by KJ Dell’Antonia

#amwriting Podcast

The Chicken Sisters, by KJ Dell’Antonia

Jennie Nash, founder of Author Accelerator

Gretchen Rubin

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

Book Dreams Podcast


Lit Hub Radio