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Stephanie Marie Thornton On Writing Controversial Historical Characters In Fiction

Stephanie Marie Thornton On Writing Controversial Historical Characters In Fiction

November 29, 2021

Today's guest is Stephanie Marie Thornton, author of A Most Clever Girl, which tells the story of Elizabeth Bentley, a forgotten - and disliked - female spy who spied both for (and against) Russia during the Cold War. Stephanie joined me to talk about the difficulty of creating compassion for Elizabeth on the page, the reasons (some off-base) for her vilification, and why Elizabeth's story needs to be told. 

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Bestselling Author Lisa Regan On Writing The Josie Quinn Series

Bestselling Author Lisa Regan On Writing The Josie Quinn Series

November 15, 2021

Today's guest of Lisa Regan, author of the bestselling Josie Quinn Detective series. Lisa joined me today to talk about writing a character over such a long series, the beauty (and pressures!) of a dedicated fan base, and research for police procedurals.

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Chelsea Bobulski on Implementing Indie Strategies in Traditional Publishing

Chelsea Bobulski on Implementing Indie Strategies in Traditional Publishing

November 1, 2021

Today's guest is Chelsea Bobulski, whose new series - All I Want for Christmas - is traditionally published, but releasing under a rapid release model, a hallmark of Indie promotion and marketing. Also covered - how to write and promote at the same time, knowing where your time is best used, and how an author's voice and style can transcend genre.

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Sarah J. Schmitt on Successful School Visits for Authors

Sarah J. Schmitt on Successful School Visits for Authors

October 25, 2021

Sarah J. Schmitt joined me today to talk about her new book, Where There's A Whisk. We talked about school visits for authors with teens, how to get their attention, and how to keep it. Also covered - writing in the pandemic, reality television, and the efficacy (or not) of social media 

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Caitlin Wahrer On Writing About Male Sexual Assault Victims

Caitlin Wahrer On Writing About Male Sexual Assault Victims

October 18, 2021

Today's guest is Caitlin Wahrer, author of the The Damage, which details the fallout and repercussions of a sexual assault that affects not only the victim, but also family and friends. 

 

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Laurell K. Hamilton On Starting A New Series

Laurell K. Hamilton On Starting A New Series

October 11, 2021

Today's guest is Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the bestselling Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, the Merry Gentry series, and her newest series, Zaniel Havelock. Laurell joined me today to talk about the difficulty of writing a long series, the joy of a new one, the choice not to tour during COVID, and... our dogs.

 

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Harper Collins Editor Ben Rosenthal On the Editor / Author Relationship

Harper Collins Editor Ben Rosenthal On the Editor / Author Relationship

October 4, 2021

Today's guest is my own editor, Ben Rosenthal of Katherine Tegen Books. Ben joined me to talk about the misconceptions of the author / editor relationship, why there is such a long lead time in traditional publishing, and the difficulty of reading for pleasure when books are your job.

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Saumya Dave On Writing Mental Health, Family Relationships & Debuting In A Pandemic

Saumya Dave On Writing Mental Health, Family Relationships & Debuting In A Pandemic

September 20, 2021

Today's guest is Saumya Dave, author of What A Happy Family. Saumya joined me today to talk about family roles and how they continue throughout adulthood, writing mental health from the perspective of a practicing psychiatrist, and debuting during the pandemic.

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Ian Dawson On Writing Fiction From Personal Trauma

Ian Dawson On Writing Fiction From Personal Trauma

September 6, 2021

Today's guest is Ian Dawson, author of The Field and Midnight House, which are both loosely based on his own kidnapping and abuse as a child. We talk about the catharsis of addressing trauma through fiction, pushing the boundaries in the young adult genre, and knowing your goals when you choose to self-publish.

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Fading Fame: Pam Munter on Women, Aging in Hollywood, & the Casting Couch

Fading Fame: Pam Munter on Women, Aging in Hollywood, & the Casting Couch

August 30, 2021

Today's guest is Pam Munter author of Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood. Pam joined me to talk about the Golden Age of Hollywood, how things have changed since the casting couch was a permanent fixture in studios, and how acting and performance have informed her writing.

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