Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast

85. An Interview with Carrie Sessarego

So, when Carrie and Sarah sit down to talk, what do they discuss? Buffy and tree houses, of course!  In this podcast, we chat about worlds Carrie would like to live in or visit, favorite books to re-read, male physique and the sexualization of abs and pecs, and we create a new sub-genre (in a tree).

Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:

Book Pride & Prejudice & Popcorn Book Cathy Pegau - Deep Deception Book World War Z Book Forest of Hands and Teeth

Book Ravished by the Triceratops Book Bet Me Book The Hobbit Book Jane Eyre

Book Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Agnes and the Hitman Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book Firefly

Book Static Book sex criminals Book Winter Soldier Book Guardian of the Galaxy

Book Only Lovers Left Alive



Book The Kraken King - MelJean BrookThis podcast is brought to you by InterMix, publisher of Meljean Brook’s all-new e-serial novel THE KRAKEN KING, a sexy steampunk adventure with a first installment available April 15th!

The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster

A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…

After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes.

But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…




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    kathy cole says:

    Enjoyed the interview. I also grew up a Tolkien geek, and would love to visit a few places in Middle-earth. Will have to re-read Agnes and the Hitman to see if it’s still as funny as the first time. Oh, and I need to read the update to Static- not sure how much it changed from the prior edition, but liked the uniqueness of the story.

    Thanks – always love the podcast.

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    I just want to point out that the cat changelings in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series live in tree houses.

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    SB Sarah says:


    Nalini always does the good stuff first, right?!

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    Fiona McGier says:

    Just wanted to mention that Static by L.A.Witt won the EPIC award in 2013 for sci-fi romance.  It ‘s one of the most original books I’ve ever read, and I bought copies to gift to various people in my life because I wanted to support the author who could write such a great story.  I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me that I pondered over for days, and sometimes still do.

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    Kelly Linzey says:

    Hi there
    I’ve been listening to your podcasts with my wife and I really enjoy it! I did want to point out that while I agree there is NO reason they shouldn’t and couldn’t make a Wonder Woman woman I do need to point out that you were talking about Marvel comics who are not the folks who do Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a DC Comics character and right now, DC is being a huge pain in the ass over woman characters. They are being very homophobic and misogynistic towards female characters. ie: not allowing Batwoman to marry her girlfriend and their constant harping about how they can’t make a Wonder Woman movie and then when they cast someone to play Wonder Woman in the up coming Batman vs Superman movie, they cast someone who is so obviously not the body type of an Amazon and who has the wrong color eyes lol yes you can tell my geekness is showing.  My point is tho that DC comics is handled much differently than Marvel when it comes to portrayal of women.

    I’m a fan of SM Stirling’s Emberverse Series where about the 3 or 4 book you start seeing some of the characters living as if they are part of the Lord of the Rings and do in fact live in Tree’s in the middle of the Oregon forest. The whole series is really good and well worth the read.


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    Spencer says:

    I am catching up on podcasts and had to say that I absolutely loved this podcast! I also felt compelled to inform you that Ingrid Bergman wore pajamas to the Oscars, because she is a golden goddess.

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