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Bad Author Book Club

Bad Author Book Club

By Claribel A. Ortega & Ryan La Sala
Authors Claribel A. Ortega and Ryan La Sala dive into the wacky world of celebrity penned fiction! Our season one read is Modelland by Tyra Banks! Join us as we read one chapter of the YA fantasy novel each week!
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We’re back! And we’re bad. Welcome to the Bad Author Book Club
After a really long and annoying hiatus, we're back and we're better than ever! Join authors Claribel A. Ortega and Ryan La Sala as we continue our read of Tyra Banks' Modelland, a truly magical YA dystopian novel that's the Hunger Games meets America's Next Top Model.  More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Witchlings Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram 
05:57
September 10, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT MINISODE: We’re Going Into Hiding
Coming to you from a sort of undisclosed locations, Ryan & Claribel are still on the run and bringing you a special announcement! Listen and follow Ryan's instructions very carefully.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
04:57
February 19, 2021
S1E13: We Made it to Modelland
At long last we are on the other side of the Modelland gates! This week we meet some of Tookie's fellow bellas, we're even more confused about how any of this works, and we get some new intel dropped on Metopia royalty???  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:20
February 12, 2021
Modelland by Tyra Banks: The Predictions Episode
Coming to you from the bathroom of a gas station, this week is all about predictions! We know what happens in the first 100 pages but what happens next? On this week's episode we listen to voice messages from YOU the listeners, discuss our predictions and get into a big fight! We're also on the run from the law, as Dorothy is still missing. Whoops!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram| TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram  Join the Celebrity Book Club discord! 
01:10:52
February 5, 2021
Modelland by Tyra Banks: The First 100 Pages
Did you know Tyra Banks wrote a young adult dystopian fantasy novel? Well she DID and this week we recap chapters 1-13 of Modelland by Tyra Banks in a futile attempt to make any of this book make sense. We're joined by a new book club member, and recount the past 100 page of chaos, drama, and baby fingers. Someone might just die this episode and we don't mean in the book.  A big thank you to our special guest Mara Fitzgerald as Dorothy! Go buy her book or else.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:38
January 29, 2021
S1E10: Lesbian Pouches
This week, as we cover chapters 11, 12 & 13 our souls leave our bodies. The writing? Bad. The plot? It's worse, honey! But we do get to see some familiar favorites, a new and exciting character and finally, we reach the gates of Modelland all from within a gossamer pouch filled with lesbians!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:07:43
January 22, 2021
S1E9: No Plot, Just Vibes
This week we tackle TWO chapters, nine and ten! TDOD is finally here and we find out who is going to Modelland, who is getting left behind and who is turning into a lamppost!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:04:51
January 15, 2021
S1E8: We Are Unraveling
Mayor Rump steals the show as we inch closer and closer, and we do mean inch because this book is moving SLOW, toward TDOD. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Claribel: Twitter | Instagram|TikTok CBC: Twitter | Instagram
41:49
January 8, 2021
S1E7: Adam Driver Wall Punch
 Join us as we read Modelland by Tyra Banks! This week we struggle to pronounce even the most basic of words as the De La Creme family has some *serious* drama and we find out a potentially MAJOR plot twist! Plus, Brian is back and there is more screaming than ever! What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Handbook For Mortals Return to Oz Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
43:36
December 25, 2020
S1E6: Ownvoices for Dumb Binches
Claribel and Ryan completely forget Bellissima’s name this week, as we meet the graduating class of Modelland and Claribel breaks down which Intoxabella is which real life model. Conspiracy theories about Lizzy and Tookie’s real parents abound, as we make everything up and pull plot from thin air. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions in this week’s episode: Tyra Banks Presents: 15 Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:24:45
December 18, 2020
S1E5: Ten Foot Tall Daddy
Chapter Five - Ten Foot Tall Daddy We discuss chapter five of Modelland by Tyra Banks which has aggressive circus vibes and a flashback that might be filled with clues. Also, we learn Myrracle is a messy, messy binch. What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
43:50
December 11, 2020
Interlude: Into the Closet
On this special bonus episode of Celebrity Book Club, Ryan & Claribel find themselves in unfamiliar territory...somebody else's book club. But will they find friends to read Modelland with, or end up all alone? Follow along on this must-listen-to sketch episode and find out what's in store for your two favorite hot queens.  Thank you to special guest, Phil Stamper, for narrating this episode!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us?  Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Mentions: Mark Oshiro - Mark Does Stuff Write or Die Podcast Project Lit Community Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
08:20
December 9, 2020
S1E4: Tookie Has a Coherent Thought
On episode four of Celebrity Book Club we find out what happens with the coveted Smize, there’s a return of Bellissima and although this chapter is only four pages long, Claribel and Ryan just can not stop talking. If you're enjoying Celebrity Book Club don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes!  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
40:49
December 4, 2020
S1E3: Bellissima the Creepy Doll
On episode three of Celebrity Book Club we unfortunately meet Tookie’s family and something BIG happens right before the chapter ends. Claribel is incensed about rhyming again and Ryan is sadly not drunk this time. Donate to the Trevor Project https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us?  Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
54:36
November 26, 2020
S1E2: What's Up Hot Queens?
On episode two of Celebrity Book Club we read chapter two of Modelland by Tyra Banks where we find out a shocking secret about our fav Zarpessa, find a weird treehouse, and even more bodily humor. Why god?  TW for self harm: Starts at 35:53 and ends at 36:53  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland! More options for finding Modelland: Abe Books World of Books Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media: Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:06:56
November 20, 2020
S1E1: Little Baby Fingers
On the very first episode of Celebrity Book Club, Claribel & Ryan dive head first into the world of Tookie De La Crème, Modelland and Tyra Banks. None of it makes sense.  What is Modelland? Modelland is a young adult novel written by model Tyra Banks, published in 2011. More info here.  Want to read along with us? Try your local library where you might find a copy of Modelland!  More options for finding Modelland:  Abe Books World of Books Mentions: Mark Oshiro - Mark Does Stuff Write or Die Podcast Project Lit Community Buy our books: Ghost Squad  Reverie  Be Dazzled  Find us online!   Follow Us on Social Media:  Ryan: Twitter | Instagram Claribel: Twitter | Instagram  CBC: Twitter | Instagram
01:14:58
November 13, 2020
Welcome to Celebrity Book Club!
Sometimes celebrities write books, and sometimes those books are ridiculous. But! That doesn't mean they're not fun to read, and we're gonna prove it.  Starting November 13th, join Ryan La Sala and Claribel A. Ortega every Friday for a new episodes that take you through these wild books chapter by chapter, from the perspective of authors and disasters in their own right. Join the book club and get more info on our  website! !
04:20
November 3, 2020