226: The Girl Meets Girl Romantic Comedy – Interview with Camille Perri

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am so excited to have Camille Perri on the show!

Camille is an author who has also worked in numerous book related fields.

She has been a books editor for both Cosmopolitan and Esquire, a ghostwriter, and a reference librarian. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Assistants, was released in May of 2016 and was said to have captured the spirit of a generation: Millennials encumbered by student debt, struggling to rise through the ranks of their chosen careers, and completely fed up with the system.

Camille’s newly released second novel, When Katie Met Cassidy, is a bit of a divergence from her first, but still holds the same wry humor and discerning eye she has become known for. This time she turns those talents to questions of gender, representation, and sexuality in an exhilarating romantic comedy with a twist: A “girl meets girl” love story between two very different women.

So listen in as Camille and I chat about this awesome book, and how writing a fun read can be the greatest act of resistance.

In this episode Camille and I discuss:

  • Using alternating point of view to get readers inside all of your characters’ heads.
  • The importance of worldbuilding in contemporary fiction.
  • Showing the fun side of the queer community.
  • Subtle activism in romantic comedies.
  • Why you can make a difference with your writing without being political.

Plus, Camille’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/226

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