Just a few short days in advance of my Sweet Valley Diaries Podcast's 2nd Anniversary (the Cotton Anniversary, in case you're picking out a gift), the Season Four premiere is now live and streaming on all your favorite platforms. Or, if you prefer, right here:
Season Four starts with Book #31, TAKING SIDES, and features as its guest reader the fantastic actor, director, and acting teacher Tim Redmond. While starting at the beginning is always appreciated, I've been working on a very sketchy cheat sheet for any would-be listeners who'd like to jump on board at Stop 31. For the past 30 days on my Sweet Valley Diaries Instagram, I've been counting down (or, rather, counting up) the first 30 books of the Sweet Valley High series via haiku. So whether you're new here or you just need a refresher on the soapy nonsense of Sweet Valley, CA, you can take a look at these 30 brief poems and...well, perhaps you'll come away more confused than ever. But at least you'll know some character names!
Don't forget, the Sweet Valley Diaries have been around in blog form since 2006, so there's plenty of longer-form literature to get you up to speed as well.
The show is set up to be a delightful gossip session between friends, and producing it is a joy. Thanks to everyone who listens, writes in, chimes in, and tells a friend. Hold on tight now, because things are going to get bumpy in Sweet Valley this season.