Pep Talks

Pep talks are inspirational letters written by well-known authors during NaNoWriMo.

They’ll be delivered to your NaNoMail inbox throughout November.

2015 Pep Talk Authors

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon is the author of the Outlander series. Its latest installment, Written In My Heart’s Own Blood, was released in 2014.

Pep talk coming soon.

Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and most recently published Day Shift, the second in the Midnight Texas series.

Pep talk coming soon.

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin is the author of The Inheritance Trilogy, and The Dreamblood Duology. Her most recent novel, The Fifth Season, was published this August.

Pep talk coming soon.

Stephanie PerkinsStephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After, all of which began as NaNoWriMo drafts.

Pep talk coming soon.

Gene Luen YangGene Luen Yang is an author and artist whose graphic novels include American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and The Shadow Hero.

Pep talk coming soon.


Pep Talk Archive

Pep talk veterans include folks like Aimee Bender, Dave Eggers, John Green, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Lois Lowry, Karen Russell, and Lemony Snicket.

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2014 Pep Talk Authors


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2007 Pep Talk Authors