The Happy Writer Podcast

Rejection! Impostor Syndrome! Writer’s Block! Writing can be a tricky business.
In this podcast, Marissa Meyer interviews authors on how we can overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to our writing process.

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About the The Happy Writer Podcast Team

Marissa Meyer, host of The Happy Writer, is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, The Renegades Trilogy, Heartless, the Wires & Nerve graphic novels, Instant Karma, Gilded, and Cursed. She lives in Tacoma, WA, with her husband and twin daughters. She is fascinated with creativity, productivity, and finding more ways to bring joy to her own writing process and others’.

Joanne Levy, social media manager and admin assistant for The Happy Writer, is the author of several middle-grade novels including Small Medium at Large, Fish Out of Water, The Sun Will Come Out and the award-winning Sorry For Your Loss. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and menagerie. You can follow Joanne on Instagram or find her on Facebook.

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The Happy Writer Podcast is a series of uplifting conversations about writing, publishing, books, and joy, that receives more than 10,000 downloads a month. In its lifetime, the podcast has enjoyed nearly 400,000 downloads over 170 episodes and has grown a dedicated listenership. 

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Please note: we often book podcast guests months in advance and are currently booking into 2023. While we are always open to hearing from authors and their representatives, requesting to be featured on the show, we are not able to respond to all inquiries. If we think you’re a good fit for the show, we will be in touch to schedule an interview.