Plotting, Pantsing, Vampires & Working With Multiple Agents With Author/Illustrator Whitney Gardner

We are so happy to welcome author, illustrator, and graphic novelist Whitney Gardner to the podcast!

In this episode, we talk about plotting, pantsing, graphic novels, editing art with your editor, and much more.

We also discuss working with multiple agents, succeeding against trend, and—we couldn’t help it—how to roast, grind, and perfect your own coffee.

Whitney Gardner is an author and cartoonist who spends most of her time hidden in the Pacific Northwest wrapped in a fuzzy sweater. She brings joy to those who happen to spot her and her suspiciously large feet. Before becoming an author she worked as an art teacher and school librarian where she fell utterly and completely in love with children’s books. In the rare moment Whitney isn’t writing or drawing, she’s likely to be reading comics, knitting, or roasting coffee.

You can find her at, and find her newest work, Long Distance, here: