Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 18: We Love Katja Millay (with Giveaway)

Swoony Boys Podcast All Things Katja Millay

We’re back and continuing with our Author Series, this time with the lovely Katja Millay, author of The Sea of Tranquility, along with our favorite twinnies, Jaime and Erin, from Fiction Fare!

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Warning! This podcast does contain spoilers some for The Sea of Tranquility, so if you haven’t read it yet (what are you waiting for?!?), you might want to wait to listen until after you have. We tried to keep them to a minimum though 🙂

Podcast Notes

  • Katja lets us know what The Sea of Tranquility is about.
  • Everyone makes fun of Kassiah for whining to Jaime about the angst.

Grievous Distress

  • We find out where the idea for The Sea of Tranquility came from.
  • Katja tells us her favorite scenes
  • Katja lets us know how things evolved as she wrote the story, then she talks outlines.
  • We find out Katja’s favorite secondary character.
  • We learn which characters surprised Katja.
  • Katja lets us know how she felt when The Sea of Tranquility was finished.
  • We flail over Josh Bennett.
  • We talk about books that we’re loving right now.

manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Fever by Karen Marie Moning Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr Open Road Summer by Emery Lord Shredded by Tracy Wolff Shattered by Tracy Wolff Winger by Andrew Smith Swim the Fly by Don Calame Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn How to Kill a Rockstar by Tiffanie Debartolo Divergent by Veronica Roth

  • Katja plays a little word association game with us.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

P.S. We discuss some love for The Sea of Tranquility in our Boys We Want to Get Contemporary With Podcast Episode, too, so don’t miss out on listening to that!.


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  1. Danielle B says

    I think she said Drew 😀

  2. Tierney! But she also likes Drew. That’s the “safe” answer for her.

  3. Tierney! She also said Drew is a safe choice for her too.

  4. Simonet H. says

    Drew! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Drew!

  6. DREW!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!! 🙂

  7. alicia marie says

    Tierney! But she also likes Drew…he’s the easy answer for her : )

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