It’s easy to get bogged down in all the boxes that need to be ticked in order to create a great book. If you need a reframe— a bit of inspiration to remember the heart and soul of why you’re writing your book—this is for you.

Today on the Bound + Determined Podcast I chat with Adriana Stimola, a literary agent at Stimola Literary Studio.

And while permission seems to be a theme this season (unintentional, but are things ever really?!), THIS is the episode you need to hear no matter where you are on your book journey.

We talk:

  • Book proposals
  • Dreaming big
  • Rethinking Platform
  • Mindset
  • Staying true to yourself in the process
  • And so much more.


Truly, you don’t want to skip this episode–I was in chills most of the recording. So so good.

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Here’s a bit about Adriana:

Adriana Stimola is a Literary Agent representing adult non-fiction at the Stimola Literary Studio. Her focus is on cookbooks, wellness, spirituality and lifestyle, including oracle and tarot decks, memoir meets self-help and humor. 

She is always looking for books that nourish us and grow our cultural, social and emotional intelligence. Adriana grew up in a bookstore, spent her tweens in the family restaurant, and was a very witchy teen. Good stories, good food and a connection to the numinous are the basis of her creative constitution. She loves cooking and gardening, and is a part-time poet.


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