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Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson on Co-Authoring, Writing Mysteries, and Plotting vs. Pantsing

Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson on Co-Authoring, Writing Mysteries, and Plotting vs. Pantsing

November 14, 2022

Today's guests are Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson, co-author's of The Agatha's. Kathleen and Liz joined me today to talk about secret projects, writing for the joy of it, co-authoring, and plotting a mystery while still leaving room for flexibility.

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NYT Bestseller Karen McManus On Pacing In Murder Mysteries & Bowing Out of Social Media

NYT Bestseller Karen McManus On Pacing In Murder Mysteries & Bowing Out of Social Media

September 19, 2022

Today's guest is Karen McManus, NYT Bestselling author of multiple YA murder mysteries, including her newest release, Nothing More to Tell. Karen joined me to talk about pacing, plot and motive in murder mysteries, as well as knowing when social media isn't helping you anymore.

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Tess Gerritsen On Writing A Series & Pleasing Your Fans… Or Not

Tess Gerritsen On Writing A Series & Pleasing Your Fans… Or Not

July 11, 2022

Today's guest is the internationally best-selling author Tess Gerrtisen whose 13th book in the Rizzoli & Isles Series, Listen to Me, releases this month. Tess joined me today to talk about writing such a beloved series for so long, keeping the characters real, and the balance between writing the story or pleasing your readers.

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Katie Henry On Writing Humor During the Pandemic

Katie Henry On Writing Humor During the Pandemic

June 6, 2022

Today's guest is Katie Henry, whose most recent release is Gideon Green in Black and White. Katie joined me today to talk about career hopping from being a playwright to a novelist, jumping genres from contemporary humor to mystery, and why writing funny is so important - now, and always.

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Lisa Gardner On Cold Cases & Public Land Disappearances

Lisa Gardner On Cold Cases & Public Land Disappearances

March 14, 2022

Today's guest is Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far. Lisa joined me today to talk about lives lived on the fringes, cold case investigators, the power of listening, canine search and rescue helpers... and Bigfoot.

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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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Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

January 24, 2022

Today's guest is JK Ellem, author of the Amazon bestseller Mill Point Road. Jack joined me to day to talk about treating your indie publishing career as a lean, mean startup, focusing on your strengths, and treating your book as a product, and knowing what pieces to snap off - audio, foreign translations - and sell to others to produce.

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Elizabeth George On Keeping It Fresh for Twenty-One Books

Elizabeth George On Keeping It Fresh for Twenty-One Books

January 17, 2022

Today's guest is Elizabeth George, author of the Thomas Lynley mystery series, recently publishing the 21st book, Something to Hide. Elizabeth joined me to day to talk about keeping a character interesting for both readers and herself since 1988, choosing how to manage the passage of time within the narrative of the series, and how research has changed for a writer since she began. 

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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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Robert McCaw Shares the Importance of Good Editing for Self-Publishing

Robert McCaw Shares the Importance of Good Editing for Self-Publishing

December 30, 2020

Today's guest is Robert McCaw, author of the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery series, talks about the importance of good editing, cover design, and other elements of self-publishing correctly. Also covered- making the transition from self-published to traditional publishing. 

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