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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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Bethany C. Morrow on the Social Horror Genre & The Importance of Nuance In Audiobooks

Bethany C. Morrow on the Social Horror Genre & The Importance of Nuance In Audiobooks

April 4, 2022

Today's guest is Bethany C. Morrow, author Cherish Farrah. Bethany joined me today to talk about the rising genre of social horror, the importance of nuance and performance in an audiobook, unreliable narrators, and those of us who operate within the social contract... as well as those of us who don't. 

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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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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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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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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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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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