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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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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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Discover A New Age of Exploration & Storytelling With Hidden Compass

Discover A New Age of Exploration & Storytelling With Hidden Compass

March 7, 2022

Today's guests are Sabine K. Bergmann and Sivani Babu, the founders of Hidden Compass, which is a women-founded media company based on the idea that the age of discovery is not over, exploration - and long form media - are not dead, and that readers deserve more than bite-size junk food media. 

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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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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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Lyn Liao Butler on Debuting During the Pandemic & Research When Writing Literature of Place

Lyn Liao Butler on Debuting During the Pandemic & Research When Writing Literature of Place

December 14, 2021

Today's guest is Lyn Liao Butler, author of The Tiger Mom's Tale and the upcoming Red Thread of Fate. Lyn joined me today to talk about the experience of debuting during the pandemic, how having an active lifestyle helps with her writing and mind / body balance, as well as how important research is when writing in a specific setting.

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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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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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