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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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Mary McCoy on Jumping Genres & Misleading Representations of Romantic Love in YA

Mary McCoy on Jumping Genres & Misleading Representations of Romantic Love in YA

August 16, 2021

Todays guest is Mary McCoy, author of Indestructible Object. We talk about jumping genres - why we do it, and if it helps - or hurts - our careers. Also covered: the representation of romantic love in the media in general, and YA in particular.

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Actress & Author Meg Tilly On Writing Organically

Actress & Author Meg Tilly On Writing Organically

August 2, 2021

Actress Meg Tilly joined me to talk about the skills that carried over. from her successful acting career into writing fiction, her process, and how she finally identified herself as an author.

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Emily Hornburg on Debuting in the Pandemic, & Representation of Disabilities in Fiction

Emily Hornburg on Debuting in the Pandemic, & Representation of Disabilities in Fiction

July 19, 2021

Today's guest is E.E. Hornburg, author of the Cursed Queens series. Emily joined me to talk about her long journey to publication, only to debut in the pandemic. We also talk about the representation of disability in fiction, as well as religious representation. Also covered - the importance of local support, and how hitting the pavement really helps. 

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A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

July 5, 2021

Today's guests are Carrie Coello, an audiobook narrator, and Kate Karyus Quinn, an indie author. They talk about different avenues for indie authors to produce their own audiobooks, and services to match authors with narrators, as well as the ins and outs of the indie audiobook world.

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