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Bryn Turnbull and Madeline Martin
"Acts of Defiance"
Bryn and Madeline discuss their love of writing historical fiction, how much research it takes to write that genre, and how lucky they feel to be able to call themselves authors. From art forgery to book burning, join this enlightening discussion between two friends.
TJ Newman and Meg Gardiner
"Our Dark Little Hearts Come Up With
These Crazy Plots"
TJ and Meg discuss their latest novels, switching careers from the legal world and musical theatre, and the stress and sleeplessness that comes with releasing a new book. Just listening to their conversation about the thrillers they write will make you squirm in your seats and want to hear more!
Alex Hay and Sarah Penner
"Heists, Housekeepers and
A Coven of Witches"
Alex and Sarah discuss their love of writing historical fiction, steps to building a book and other tips for aspiring writers, and the importance of supporting fellow authors. Join us to get a sneak peek at their next book ideas and hear what they're reading now!
Ashley Winstead and Carley Fortune
"Your Goal is to Have a Hot Mess..."
Ashley and Carley share their insights into writing styles, how to write for a variety of genres, how to manage your personal life with your writing career, and the joys of discussing your craft with your favorite authors. Join us for this fun and fascinating episode!
Lisa Unger and Rick Mofina
"A Nickel and a Cheese Sandwich"
Lisa and Rick, two prolific crime novelists discuss their books, their writing process, seeing their names in print for the first time, and children of those who commit evil acts. Listen in.....you might even learn about the gene for violence.
Kerri Schlottman and Amy Shearn
"The Constant Struggle of Creativity"
Kerri and Amy discuss their books, what they're reading now, why people should read fiction books and what we don't talk about enough in this country, including rural poverty. Join these two friends in a lively conversation and maybe you'll also learn out about "Solastalgia".....
Ashley Griffin and Stephen Schwartz
"The Magical Work of the Unconscious "
A must listen for aspiring writers of any genre, Ashley and Stephen explore the commonalities of multiple artistic vocabularies, including adapting novels to theater, pairing technique with the magical work of the unconscious, and finding confidence as the youngest creative person in the room.
Chloe Gong and Tashie Bhuiyan
"What if They Didn't Mean it Like That?"
In this wonderfully exuberant conversation, these ex-roommates extol the benefits of including suggestions from friends into their books, examine Chloe’s “sighing problem” whenever she writes, and re-visit the origin story of Harry Styles following Tashie on social media.
Jill Bialosky and Lynn Steger Strong
"I Write to Embarrass My Ancestors."
Lynn and Jill examine Jill's latest novel, The Deceptions, to take a deep dive into a variety of issues, such as personal power, shame, and the complicated ways patriarchal systems affect feminine sensibilities within the creative process, and inform their receptions in the world.
Rebecca Makkai and Aleksandar Hemon
"Around the World in 84 Books"
In addition to sneak peaks of their books arriving in early 2023, Rebecca and Aleksandar discuss her new literary initiative Around the World in 84 Books, wherein she will read a single book from 84 different countries beginning in September 2022.
Zakiya Dalila Harris and Kellye Garrett
"Write the Story You Want To Write"
Speaking for the first time, Zakiya and Kellye share with each other the role TV writing has played in their book authorship, the courage it takes to write unapologetically about their experience, and how to make the current "golden age” of BIPOC mystery writing more than a trend.
Keah Brown and Ryan O'Connell
"I Am My Wildest Dream"
In their first ever conversation with each other, multi-hyphenate authors, Keah and Ryan, get real about the benefits of their Virgo-driven ambition, the constant struggle to push back against the limitations placed on them as disabled artists, and the importance of savoring their success.
Jean Hanff Korelitz and Emma Straub
"I Did It All In My Pajamas"
Manhattan natives, Jean and Emma, share their love of all things New York (especially the Museum of Natural History), the pleasure of incorporating childhood nostalgia into their novels and how opening a bookstore may be harder than writing.
Tracy Wolff and Brigid Kemmerer
"If a Monster with Claws
Attacked a Man in Armor..."
Both Tracy and Brigid are mothers of three boys and they will discuss the challenges of writing books and motherhood, staying true to your process, and going all in on your dreams. And if you need to know what color dragon blood is - tune in!
Esmé Weijun Wang and Brandon Taylor
"Take the Big Swing"
In a heart-warming reunion, these two friends, Esmé and Brandon, detail how their shared passion for film photography helps their writing, why they miss the early days of Twitter and what surprises are in store for their editor as they work on their latest novels. Prepare to be surprised, as well.
Mia P. Manansala & Lyn Liao Butler
"I'm Writing A Book, I Swear!"
Mia and Lyn’s discussion offers a frank look into the world of debut writers, where they learn to ward off impostor syndrome, practice self-care to improve their craft, plot new ways to embed their passion for traditional Asian food into their books…and mostly avoid writing steamy sex scenes in their novels.
Kelly Sue DeConnick & Adrienne Mayor
"A Pedestal is a Different Kind of Box"
Though a generation apart, these two accomplished women begin their discussion with a mutual-admiration love-fest, and then dive into a spirited dialogue that includes super heroes, the myth of a female utopia, grieving like the Greeks and the consequences of having sex at Aphrodite's shrine.
Jeffery Deaver & John Gilstrap
"Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?"
These good friends share their perspectives on genre writing: the difference between mysteries and thrillers, the elements of the perfect thriller, and who outlines stories before writing (plotters) and who writes by the seat of their pants (pantsers).
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