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Abigail Dean Talks Writing Psychologically Flawed Characters

Abigail Dean Talks Writing Psychologically Flawed Characters

April 19, 2021

Debut author Abigail Dean talks about writing Girl A, one of 2021's Most Anticipated Books, writing psychologically flawed characters, and the pressure of following up a hugely successful debut.

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Eliza Jane Brazier On the Popularity of True Crime With Female Audiences

Eliza Jane Brazier On the Popularity of True Crime With Female Audiences

February 1, 2021

Today's guest is Eliza Jane Braizer, author of If I Disappear. Eliza joined me to talk about the draw that true crime seems to have for female audiences, as well as the impact of parasocial relationships.

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Jeff Lindsay on the Dexter Finale & Return, Plus New Riley Wolfe Series

Jeff Lindsay on the Dexter Finale & Return, Plus New Riley Wolfe Series

December 28, 2020

Jeff Lindsay - author of the Darkly Dreaming Dexter series, which was adapted for Showtime as the hit show Dexter - talks about the much-hated series finale, its return, and his new series featuring another anti-hero, Riley Wolfe.

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Richard Osman Talks Promotion When Crossing Over From Television to Publishing

Richard Osman Talks Promotion When Crossing Over From Television to Publishing

October 26, 2020

Today's guest is Richard Osman, British television personality and author of the best-selling new release, The Thursday Murder Club, featuring septuagenarian crime solvers living in a retirement community.

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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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Lisa Gardner: Forensics Research Vs. Reality

Lisa Gardner: Forensics Research Vs. Reality

February 17, 2020

Today’s guest is Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller novelist and self-described research junkie, she has transformed her interest in police procedure and criminal minds into a streak of internationally acclaimed novels, published across 30 countries. She’s also had four books become TV movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide) and has made personal appearances on TruTV and CNN. Lisa invites her readers to enter the annual “Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy” Sweepstakes at LisaGardner.com. Every year, one Lucky Stiff is selected to meet a grand end in Lisa’s latest novel. Past winners have nominated spouses, best friends and even themselves. Lisa joined me today to talk about her newest release When You See Me, which combines three of her most loved characters, and how heavily research plays into her process.

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Tess Gerritsen on Her First Foray Into Gothic Fiction

Tess Gerritsen on Her First Foray Into Gothic Fiction

September 30, 2019

Today's guest on the podcast is Tess Gerritsen, whose books have been bestsellers in the United States and abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe award and the Rita award. A Retired medical doctor, Tess joined me today to talk about her newest and first Gothic novel, The Shape of Night.

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T. Jefferson Parker On Knowing When To Leave A Character Behind

T. Jefferson Parker On Knowing When To Leave A Character Behind

September 2, 2019

Today’s guest is T. Jefferson Parker, the bestselling author of 13 stand alone noir crime novels, as well as three separate series featuring the characters Merci Rayborn, Charlie Hood and his latest, Roland Ford. He joined me today to talk about knowing when it’s time to create a new character, as well as the bittersweetness of leaving an old one behind. Also covered: the importance of setting in fiction, and how to create a place readers want to return to, what has changed in publishing over time, and how to stay invigorated as a writer.

 

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Melissa DeLaCruz On Maintaining Creative Spark Through 50 Novels

Melissa DeLaCruz On Maintaining Creative Spark Through 50 Novels

August 26, 2019

Today’s guest is Melissa DeLa Cruz #1 New York Times bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages. With her 50th novel The Birthday Girl releasing earlier this month. Melissa joined me to talk about longevity in publishing, retaining the spark of creativity, and how writers need community.

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Exploring Themes of Motherhood & Sisterhood in Fiction with Gillian McAllister

Exploring Themes of Motherhood & Sisterhood in Fiction with Gillian McAllister

June 15, 2019

Today's guest is Gillian McAllister, a British author best known for her bestselling debut novel Everything But The Truth. Her new US release, The Good Sister, is an electrifying novel about the unyielding bond between two sisters, which is severely tested when one of them is accused of the worst imaginable crime.

Gillian joined me to talk about how her background in law helps illuminate her fiction, writing for the American audience, and how she explores themes of motherhood and sisterhood in her thrillers.

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