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