DIY MFA Radio

If this website were a campus, the DIY MFA podcast would be the school’s radio station. Hosted by instigator Gabriela Pereira, this show emulates the traditional MFA speaker series where authors and industry experts speak to students about writing, but makes these conversations accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

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About the DIY MFA Podcast

This show began as a series of solo episodes with Gabriela jamming about writing topics that struck her fancy with a few interviews sprinkled in for fun. Those interviews became so popular that Gabriela soon started doing more and more. Eventually this podcast has become a popular weekly interview show featuring bestselling authors, debuts, and experts in the publishing industry.

In each episode Gabriela and her guest do a deep dive into one specific aspect of writing, looking either at the craft, the business side, or both. Listen in while Gabriela and her guest geek out over books, writing, and all things literary.

For more information, be sure to download our podcast one sheet.

Previous Guests

Authors who have appeared on the show include…

M.T. AndersonSteve Berry  •  C.J. Box  •  Eoin Colfer  •  Robin Cook  •  David Corbett  •  Robert Crais  •  B.J. Daniels  •  Sarah Dessen  •  Delia Ephron  •  Joseph Finder  •  Tana French  •  Lisa Gardner  •  Heather Graham  •  Jane Green   •  Steve Hamilton  •  Charlaine Harris  •   Michael ImperioliBrenda Jackson  •  A.J. Jacobs  •  Steven James  •  Jerry Jenkins  •  Guy Kawasaki  •  Raymond Khoury  •  Austin Kleon  •   Phillip LopateDebbie Macomber  •  David Morrell  • Jojo Moyes  •  Nathaniel Philbrick  •  John Sandford  •  Dean Wesley Smith  •  Jeff Somers  •  Emma Straub  •  Jodi Thomas  •  Jane Yolen

Want to see who else has been interviewed? Check out our full line-up.

Guest Testimonials

One of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve ever done. 

CJ Box, New York Times bestselling author

Gabriela keeps the conversation going—always light, lively, and engaging.

Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard, authors of Around the World Right Now

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