Interview on the Hope Prose Podcast
"In our newest addition to the show, Dallas Woodburn stops by the studio to talk about her YA novel Thanks, Carissa, For Ruining My Life, and her collection of short stories How to Make Paper When the World is Ending. We chat about inspiration, how short stories have helped shape her writing journey, and her experience with writing in different genres and formats."
Interview on Famous Writing Routines
I had so much fun chatting with the website Famous Writing Routines about my life as a writer! I am far from famous, but I hope my answers might be inspiring or useful for you to use as a springboard to think about YOUR writing life.
Thanks, Carissa Featured in Pine Reads Review!
"If you’re a reader interested in a friends-to-lovers romance that is fast-paced and stuffed with action, this will be a perfect read for you."
Interview on The TufFish Podcast
"Finding your voice as a writer is a process that develops and evolves as you move along this path of being an author, and this incredible conversation with Dallas Woodburn demonstrates how it's something that grows with each paragraph, chapter and book. As a multi-genre author, Dallas shares so much wisdom about finding and staying true to your voice."
Interview on Indie Book Talk Podcast
"Dallas Woodburn believes that creativity doesn't stay in one genre. Every author should follow the call of their creative heart to write the stories they have inside them. "
Review in Double the Books Magazine
Thanks to Double the Books Magazine for this lovely review of How to Make Paper When the World is Ending! "If you like short stories, dive into this collection knowing that it is by a talented author with intense and whimsical stories."
Author Advice Feature on BookBub
I'm so honored to be one of the authors interviewed for this round-up by filled with actionable, motivating tips & advice for writers!
Thanks, Carissa Bonus Chapter
Snag the bonus chapter to Thanks, Carissa, For Ruining My Life! (Actually it's three chapters long! I couldn't help myself.) :)
Simply sign up for my new monthly author newsletter, and you'll receive this bonus chapter from me as a special thank you.
Why are Pre-Orders Important?
Pre-orders of a book are so important for authors. (In case you’re wondering, What’s a pre-order? It’s when your book is available for purchase online or through an e-book store before its actual publication date.) Here are four reasons why pre-orders are a crucial part of the publishing process!
Guest on Novelist Spotlight podcast
I was delighted to be a guest on the Novelist Spotlight podcast. We spoke about the rhythm of writing and how that mirrors the natural rhythms we see in nature and life. It was such an interesting conversation for me, and I hope you enjoy it too!
Interview with Owl Hollow Press
What is the most common mistake new writers make? What can you learn from having someone else read your work? If you could ask an expert anything about writing, what would it be? Join us for a chat with two brilliant book coaches, They are both whip smart about working with authors and have even written some of our favorite books of all time.
Featured in Diablo Magazine!
Huge thanks to Diablo Magazine for including my new book How to Make Paper When the World is Ending in their summer reads round-up!
Guest on Page One Podcast
I was a guest on Holly Payne's Page One Podcast to talk about my new book How to Make Paper When the World is Ending! I never dreamed that I would be a guest on the same podcast that has featured an all-star list of some of my favorite authors including Dean Koontz, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Lee Kravetz & Jacqueline Mitchard. Wow! Such an honor. I loved getting to dive into the nitty-gritty elements of craft and story. We discussed the opening paragraphs of four of my short stories from the collection and how these first paragraphs set the stage for the unfolding stories.
Glowing Book Review in Your Impossible Voice
Keith J. Powell wrote a beautiful, insightful, generous review of my new collection HOW TO MAKE PAPER WHEN THE WORLD IS ENDING for the journal Your Impossible Voice (which originally published my story "How to Make Spinach-Artichoke Lasagna Three Months After Your Best Friend's Funeral" that now appears in the book.)
Essay Published in Writer's Digest
Even though I have now published two novels, I continue to enjoy working on short stories—and I believe that doing so has been integral to my growth as a writer. I wrote an article for Writer's Digest with five reasons why practicing your craft in the short story format is a way to hone your skills throughout your writing career.
Essay Published on Brevity Blog
I’m honored to have an essay up on the Brevity Blog about my writing process, particularly in birthing short stories and essays, and how it often feels like I am communing with ghosts. Does writing ever feel that way to you? An act of preservation? Not a want, but a need?
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New Book Deal!
My YA novel BEFORE & AFTER YOU & ME will be published by Owl Hollow Press in 2023!! I have been working on this book for many years and it has gone through many iterations, but this kernel remains the same: an accident happens in the first chapter, and the story is told in alternating "before" & "after" chapters. And it is still a book about grief, regret, love, and the healing power of creating art.
New Book Deal!
I could not be more ecstatic to announce that my second collection of short stories, HOW TO MAKE PAPER WHEN THE WORLD IS ENDING, will be published by Koehler Books in June 2022! It will be released in hardcover, paperback and ebook – my first hardcover release!
Interview on The Heart-Centered Entrepreneur PodcastSee More
Gold Medal Winner!
The Best Week That Never Happened is the Gold Medal Winner in the Spiritual/Romance Fiction category of the Living Now Book Awards, which “celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that can help us improve the quality of our lives.”