Well, what really happens in fiction, at least. Author Rachel Lynn Solomon has written four young adult books and her debut adult novel. The Ex Talk, is a Library Reads January 2021 pick. Solomon worked in public radio in college and in her 20s, and she drew on this experience for the book.
I really tried to plug in as many details as I could to make it feel real for a radio fan. So there are a lot of references to specific radio shows, you know–This American Life, Fresh Air, Car Talk–as well as trying to freshen it up with some newer podcast references.Rachel Lynn Solomon
Listen in as we discuss what motivates Solomon as an author and how she can tell when she’s got the right plot for the story.