Big Boo Five Questions with Lisa Jackson

This week on the fifth installment of Five Questions – a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast – we’re talking with Lisa Jackson, who just so happens to be our literary agent. Lisa works in Colorado Springs with Alive Literary Agency, and I know Melanie would agree that, in so many ways, she is the wind beneath our writing wings. You might even convince us to sing a duet about how much we love her. On today’s episode, we talk about how publishing has changed, what agents and publishers are looking for in a book, and Lisa’s favorite parts of being a literary agent.

We’ll be back later this week with our regular episode – Episode 230 – and then next Monday we’ll have another episode of Five Questions with one of our very first friends from Ye Olden Days of Blogging – and one of our favorite writers – the delightful Annie Downs.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Lisa Jackson

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet

Nobody’s Cuter Than You

Little House on the Prairie series

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Barbara Brown Taylor

Wendell Berry

Alive Literary Agency

Lisa on Instagram

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 229

We have a special guest on this week’s episode, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Sharon McMahon (@sharonsaysso) has taken Instagram by storm over the last few months – she is a funny, wise, non-partisan former government teacher – and she has created such a beautiful online community. Melanie and I have gotten such a kick out of following her and learning from her, so when it worked out for us to get to actually talk to her, we couldn’t say “yes” fast enough.

And listen – we cover a lot of ground. We talk about Sharon’s informational, non-partisan approach to teaching people about government and democracy, we talk about how Sharon shattered Melanie’s lifelong belief about Texas’ ability to secede from the union, and we talk about how important it is to really listen to one another so that we can understand one another better – especially when we disagree (my favorite quote of Sharon’s: “We cannot work for each other’s mutual destruction”). We’re also going to talk about make-up, and if you’ve seen Sharon’s eyeshadow skills on Instagram, you’ll understand why.

We’ll also have our usual round of Five Favorites at the end of the episode (it’s my turn this week!), and we’ll be back next Monday with a new Five Questions (featuring our literary agent, Lisa Jackson) and our usual brand of shenanigans next Thursday on episode 230.

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

The Carol Burnett Show

Sharon McMahon

Sharon’s Instagram

Sharon’s Government for Grown-ups

Dave (the movie)

BH Cosmetics Hangin’ in Hawaii eyeshadow palette

Latisse eyelash serum

Revitabrow eyelash serum

Go Big or Go Home mascara by KVD Beauty

Subversion eyelash primer by Urban Decay

Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil

Thrive Causemetics 3-in-1 Brightening Face Wash

Delicious Miss Brown

Kardea Brown’s Fried Pork Chops with Homemade Table Gravy

Tyler Glamorous Wash in Diva (a laundry splurge – but one small bottle will last for six months or so)

OPI Hollywood & Vibe

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