Odyssey Podcast #151: Meagan Spooner

mp3 Odyssey Podcast #151

Odyssey Podcast #151 is an excerpt from the question and answer session with New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner at Odyssey 2021, in which she answered questions about retelling familiar legends, including reader expectations and writing about a known character.

A 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, Meagan is the author of eleven novels, including the Skylark Trilogy, the Starbound Trilogy, the fairytale and legend retellings Hunted and Sherwood, and most recently, The Other Side of the Sky.

Meagan grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She’s traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cats, and reads.

The text of this recording is copyright © 2021 by Meagan Spooner. The sound recording is copyright ℗ 2022 by Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust.

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