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328: How Janae Marks Went From Side Hustler To Full Time Best Selling Children’s Author

podcast November 30, 2022

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This week I sat down with Janae Marks, the critically acclaimed author of middle grade novels From the Desk of Zoe Washington and A Soft Place to Land. We get to hear about her journey from writing as a side hustle to becoming a full time author. Now, her best selling book is soon to be a Disney Original movie, produced by Kerry Washington! 

In episode 328 Janae shares:

  • How impactful and important her novels are for young Black kids 
  • How to get started as a new author and the reality of how long the process all takes
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing vs pitching a publishing house 
  • How Disney Channel picked up her novel to become an original movie, executive produced by Kerry Washington

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Janae’s Website: http://www.janaemarks.com 

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