Episode 70 • May 7, 2022

Long-distance relationships and young romance in YA with Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka ('With and Without You')

Show Notes

Can love go the distance? Author-couple Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka discuss in the latest podcast episode!


By the time this YA novel begins, Siena and Patrick have already been dating for three years. With college in the near future, Siena is ready to let go and move on — to give herself a chance to grow. But before she can break up with Patrick, he breaks the news that he’s moving out of state. Hoping that their relationship will break apart over time, Siena agrees to date long-distance … which might have her re-thinking her feelings for Patrick altogether.

YA author duo Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (#Wibbroka) explore the complexities of long-distance dating and young romance in their new YA novel, With and Without You. Being high school sweethearts who survived a long-distance relationship, you could call them experts on the subject!

Wibbroka sits with Chelsea Regan to dive into their latest YA novel in this episode of Bookmarked.

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