88: Lauren Shippen Interview

The Fantasy Inn Podcast

Aug 3 2021 • 56 mins

Travis interviews author and podcaster Lauren Shippen about her third Bright Sessions novel, Some Faraway Place. This standalone story from Tor Teen features Rose, who has her humdrum life flipped upside down when she starts to travel into dreams.

Lauren and Travis discuss the joys of fanfiction, the power of online communities, and how to craft an emotional story that readers can find comfort in.

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About Lauren Shippen:

LAUREN SHIPPEN, author of The Infinite Noise, is a writer best known for her work in fiction podcasts. She is the creator and sole writer of the popular audio drama, The Bright Sessions. She also wrote MARVELS, an audio adaptation of the popular comic and co-produced the #1 podcast Passenger List, for which she received a BBC Audio Drama Award, Webby, and British Podcast Award. Lauren was named one of Forbes's 2018 30 Under 30 in Media and one of MovieMaker Magazine's and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. She was born in New York City and grew up in Bronxville, New York. She currently lives in Seattle.

Find Lauren on Twitter, Instagram, or at her website laurenshippen.com.

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