Andrew Weatherhead Podcast
Episode 4 | Rachel Wortell

Rachel Wortell is a filmmaker based in New York. Her first feature film, A Sibling Mystery, is a comedy about a brother and sister who become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen their winning lottery ticket, endangering their summer party plans.

She is currently working on her second feature film, Romance Analyst, a comedy about a platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

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In this episode, we talk about A Sibling Mystery, Romance Analyst, making movies, watching movies, and high school.

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Episode 3 | Kristen Iskandrian

Kristen Iskandrian's first novel MOTHEREST (Twelve/Hachette) is a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017. Her short story "The Inheritors" received an O. Henry Prize in 2014, and other work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, Joyland, and many other places. She lives in Birmingham, AL.

In this episode, we talk about Kristen's novel, Motherest, out now from Twelve/Hachette.

Publishers Weekly named Motherest one of the best books of 2017, calling it, "[A] stellar first and honest...Agnes's voice charms with a subtle undercurrent of humor and sarcasm making this a delightful and satisfying reading experience. Iskandrian is a writer to watch."

Nathan Hill in the New York Times says, "MOTHEREST is a moving story of loss and loneliness and parenthood and love, in all their vast human multitudes. It's an intensely perceptive and honest novel about the sometimes-unbridgeable gap between parents and children. Kristen Iskandrian's narrator is an extraordinary character: a woman searching desperately for connection, an island trying to become a peninsula. You will want to yell at her, as I did, and you will want to cry with her, as I did, and you will be transfixed until the very last page."

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Episode 2 | David Fishkind

David Fishkind was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has worked as a farmhand, a librarian and a truck driver, among other things. He lives in New York and is currently seeking a publisher for his first novel, Cool Girls Hate Their Bodies.

In this episode, we talk about David's novel, Cool Girls Hate Their Bodies, which is currently seeking a publisher. If you'd like to read it, email David at

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Episode 1 | Molly Brodak

Molly Brodak is the author of Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir, recently published by Grove Press.

Molly is from Michigan and currently lives in Georgia. Her poems have recently appeared in Field, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and Colorado Review. Her first book of poetry, A Little Middle of the Night, won the 2009 Iowa Poetry Prize.

In this episode, we talk about the dangers of storytelling, difficulties in working with editors at big presses, how becoming a better person can help you become a better writer, the teaching of creative writing, baking, and book recommendations.

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