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Dan Koboldt on Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy

Dan Koboldt on Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy

May 2, 2022

Dan Koboldt joined me today to talk about two wonderful resources for writers - Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy - both of which edited. Originally published to help genre writers, these collections are a great addition to any writer's shelf, covering topics as broad as mental illness, to moving through the woods.

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Erika Robuck on the Enduring Stories of Women in World War II

Erika Robuck on the Enduring Stories of Women in World War II

April 11, 2022

Erika Robuck joined me today to talk about her novel Sisters of Night and Fog, how World War 2 continues to be a fertile place for novels, especially as the stories of women resistors and spies become more well known, through the declassification of documents. Also covered - researching for historical novels, and why World War 2 is so horribly relevant today.

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Farah Jasmine Griffin On Race and Politics & How Literature Illuminates Both

Farah Jasmine Griffin On Race and Politics & How Literature Illuminates Both

March 28, 2022

Farah Jasmine Griffin joined me today to talk about her new book from WW Norton, Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and LiteratureAlso covered - the importance of education, freedom of political thought, book banning and the impact of literature on those whose voices are silenced. 

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Deanna Raybourn On Mistaken Perceptions of the Victorian Age

Deanna Raybourn On Mistaken Perceptions of the Victorian Age

February 28, 2022

Today's guest is Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell mystery series. Deanna joined me today to talk about misconceptions about the Victorian - specifically regarding sex and women - as well as writing historical fiction and how closely to adhere to facts. 

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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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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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Historical Novelist Fiona Davis On Writing the Recent Past

Historical Novelist Fiona Davis On Writing the Recent Past

August 24, 2020

Today's guest is Fiona Davis, historical novelist, national bestseller and library darling. Fiona Joined me today to talk about the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library, which is the setting for her newest book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue. We talk about writing historical fiction, research methods, the difficulty of writing dual timelines and the difference between writing recent history versus the past.

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Indie Marketing Guru David Gaughran Shares Tips For Indie Publishing Success

Indie Marketing Guru David Gaughran Shares Tips For Indie Publishing Success

July 13, 2020

Today's guest is David Gaughran, author of the historical adventures Liberty BoyMercenary & A Storm Hits Valparaiso, and has helped thousands of authors to self-publish their work via his workshops, blog, and books such as Let’s Get DigitalLet’s Get VisibleAmazon DecodedStrangers to Superfans, BookBub Ads Expert, and Following. He has been featured in the Telegraph, the Irish Times, the Guardian, the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Times, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, Mashable, New York Observer, Newsweek Polska, il Giornale, The Star Malaysia, and a smattering of Wanted posters.

In May 2020, he was one of the recipients of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award along with John Picacio. SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal said, “David Gaughran has been doing yeoman’s work for years, alerting indie writers about predatory schemes and warning them about changes in independent publishing. His work makes the science-fiction and fantasy landscape safer for writers.”

 

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Indie Publishing A World War 2 Thriller Series: Glenn Dyer

Indie Publishing A World War 2 Thriller Series: Glenn Dyer

June 29, 2020

Today's guest is Glenn Dyer, author of the Conor Thorn series, a World War 2 thriller series. Glenn joined us today to talk about the power of word of mouth, how to get reviews as an indie author, and the importance of networking as an indie publisher.

 

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Sarah-Jane Stratford On Writing About The Hollywood Blacklist & The Red Scare

Sarah-Jane Stratford On Writing About The Hollywood Blacklist & The Red Scare

March 30, 2020

Today's guest is Sarah Jane Stratford. Her first novel, Radio Girls, was based on the early days of the BBC and its pioneering talks producer, Hilda Matheson. Red Letter Days, her newest novel, continues that tradition by similarly highlighting a little known but influential woman in media set during the 19 fifties Red Scare and inspired by the real life TV producer Hannah Weinstein, Red Letter Days reveals the untold story of women who escaped the Hollywood blacklist. Sarah joined me today to talk about the inspiration for Red Letter Days and the research involved in writing about the Red Scare. Also covered - the challenge of basing a fictional character on a real person, and the last repercussions of the Red Scare.

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