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Conversations
John Grisham: lawyering, writing and innocence

Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 51:30


Novelist John Grisham with his life story; from his work as a trial lawyer, to writing, and how he became involved in a movement using DNA testing to exonerate the innocent (R)

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 106: Novelist Spotlight #106: Celebrated Canadian horror novelist Ainslie Hogarth

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 40:28


In the spotlight is Ainslie Hogarth, the author of three novels, including “Motherthing," her latest, which has been named by Cosmopolitan as the best horror novel of all time, and the best book of the year by the New York Times, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and KOBO. The New York Times Book Review called it “a quirky, gruesome, utterly original feminist horror experience.” Publishers Weekly wrote that Motherthing is a “masterfully crafted horror novel that's by turns humorous and deeply unsettling … this dark domestic drama packs a punch.” Learn more about Ainslie Hogarth at: https://www.ainsliehogarth.com Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Authors Over 50
Public Defender Turned Novelist with Reyna Marder Gentin

Authors Over 50

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 21:43


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fiction/non/fiction
S6 Ep. 17: Chatbot vs. Writer: Vauhini Vara on the Perils and Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence

fiction/non/fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 42:58


Novelist and journalist Vauhini Vara joins V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss how ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI, may—or may not—impact publishing, education, journalism, and the humanities in general. Vara explains differences between ChatGPT and another OpenAI tool, GPT-3, which she used as a way into writing about the death of her sister, a topic she had previously found unapproachable. She reads from the resulting essay, “Ghosts,” which was published by The Believer and anthologized in Best American Essays 2022. To hear the full episode, subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. Check out video versions of our interviews on the Fiction/Non/Fiction Instagram account, the Fiction/Non/Fiction YouTube Channel, and our show website: https://www.fnfpodcast.net/ This podcast is produced by Anne Kniggendorf. Selected Readings: Vauhini Vara The Immortal King Rao Ghosts Others: Review: ‘The Immortal King Rao,' by Vauhini Vara - The New York Times Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue). - The New York Times Is This the Start of an AI Takeover? - The Atlantic AI Has Come to Save the Arts from Themselves - The Washington Post AI Reveals the Most Human Parts of Writing | WIRED Don't Ban ChatGPT in Schools. Teach With It. - The New York Times Microsoft Bets Big on the Creator of ChatGPT in Race to Dominate A.I. - The New York Times ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue Fiction/Non/Fiction Season 6 episode 16: In Memory of Russell Banks: Rick Moody on an Iconic Writer's Life, Work and Legacy W.B. Yeats' Autoscript ‘Even the spirits get a say': A Look Into James Merrill's Ouija Poems by Harriet Staff Exquisite Corpse poetry Will Artificial Intelligence Kill College Writing? Online programs can churn out decent papers on the cheap. What now? – The Chronicle of Higher Education Fiction/Non/Fiction Season 3 Episode 25: No Innocents Abroad: Scott Anderson and Andrew Altschul on the CIA and US Provocateurs in Foreign Politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Graphic Novelist Kate Beaton

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 43:34


Kate Beaton is a Canadian comics artist. She's the author of the award-winning comics series Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops, which each earned spots on the New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent work, a graphic memoir called Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, takes readers in a different direction. Ducks follows Kate's life just after college. She'd graduated with student debt and got a chance to pay it off early: all she had to do was work for a little while mining oil in Eastern Alberta. The oil sands are a world unlike any other, towns and cities created from scratch to forcibly extract resources from the earth. People worked there because they desperately needed a job, for myriad reasons. Kate worked alongside people, mostly men, who were separated from their families, their hometowns and the normal expectations of human behavior. Kate talks to Bullseye about her journey writing this memoir. Content warning: This conversation with Kate Beaton contains some mentions of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
Screenwriter, playwright, and novelist Matt Witten discusses new release KILLER STORY

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 41:41


Matt Witten has written novels, TV shows, stage plays and movies. He is the author of the acclaimed and popular Jacob Burns mysteries as several stand-alone works. His TV writing includes popular series like House, Law and Order, Pretty Little Liars among others. His plays - The Deal, Washington Square Moves and The Ties That Bind have been produced in theaters all over the world. His movie - Drones - was released in 2014 and is currently available on Amazon. He lives in California with his wife and two sons. His latest novel KILLER STORY is available from Oceanview Publishing. #podcast #author #interview #authors #MattWitten #SpiesLiesandPrivateEyesPodcast #authorsontheair #podcast #podcaster #authors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #authorinterview #writingcommunity#authorsontheair #suspensebooks #authorssupportingauthors #thrillerbooks #suspense #wip #writers#writersinspiration #books #bookrecommendations #bookaddict #bookaddicted #bookaddiction#bibliophile #read #amreading #lovetoread #terrencemccauley #terrencemccauleybooks #bookouture#thrillers #theuniversityseries #KillerStory

Enchanting Book Readings
Johnny Bolt ~Superhero

Enchanting Book Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 21:47


A world podcast premiere of "Johnny Bolt." Johnny Bolt superhero book by Sir Herbert Sneakies. Sneakies is a Visionary, Novelist, Entrepreneur & kids' favorite podcast author! Johnny and the Fiery Flame. In this first episode, Johnny must defeat the evil Lord Blazzell who starts fires with his henchmen Koomie and Kooma. Summary: Johnny is an ordinary boy living in his family's horse ranch Bolt Farms when he is hit by lightning. Johnny soon develops special abilities such as running fast and ability to use electricity. His best friend Penelope AppleKiss invites him to meet her friend Rajay Jeet. Rajay is a budding scientist who tells Johnny that people hit by lightning have powerful abilities such as seeing the future. The three form a secret club and start fighting crime in their small town. Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel :) Storytime Fun! @storypals Instagram @ Marylinartist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNwYcOSlx3rMRBfSuNrzPg?sub_confirmation=1 https://enchantedbooks.godaddysites.com/ :) our cool merchandise You can support us by checking out some of our awesome books by Sir Herbert Sneakies :) available at Amazon! Adventures of Mooch the Pooch by Sir Herbert Sneakies. "Skip Boots Big Safari Adventure"* - a funny animal book like "Jungle Book." https://www.amazon.com/Skip-Boots-Big-Safari-Adventure/dp/1729091547 * "Jack the Bear and Golden Hair"* -a fairy-tale like Snow White & "Alice In Wonderland." https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Bear-Golden-StorytellerUK2017-Adventures-ebook/dp/B010E479GE *"Adventures of Mooch the Pooch"*- a funny dog book like "Marley and Me" meets "A Dog's Life." https://www.amazon.com/Mooch-Pooch-Adventures-ebook/dp/B01LR86FK2 *" Blueber Goober The Monster In My Closet" *- like Monsters Inc./Casper the Friendly Ghost meets Monsters Inc. Comedy fun! https://www.amazon.com/Blueber-Goober-Monster-My-Closet-ebook/dp/B01LW1VMPQ Wizard book series by A. A. Banks Margaret Merlin's Journal The Battle of the Black Witch Book I https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Merlins-Journal-Battle-Black-ebook/dp/B01634G3CK Please Subscribe to our YouTube:) @storypals Instagram: @marylinartist Magix https://www.youtube.com/user/Fellinijr/videos Thank you for making us a top 1% global kids podcast! :) Please support us & buy our books :) Thank you! NO COPYRIGHT MUSIC, royalty-free musitown. Check out our books and merchandise at Enchanted Books at :) https://enchantedbooks.godaddysites.com/ Support us :) Happy Holidays and Please support us by liking/subscribing or donating

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 105: Novelist Spotlight #105: The Talking Heads meets Don DeLillo with movie adaptation of ‘White Noise’

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 15:58


Ever since I read White Noise, the 1985 National Book Award winner written by Don DeLillo, I've been expecting some Hollywood movie director would recognize its brilliance and bring it to the Silver Screen in some limited fashion. Finally, it happened, aided by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, thanks to movie director Noah Baumbach and his wife, actress Greta Gerwig. Here is my take on the resulting product, which I liken to the Talking Heads meets Don DeLillo.Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Permission to Become
Ep. 31: Permission to Become a Creative Novelist with Kyla Zhao

Permission to Become

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 52:17


It was the summer of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Kyla Zhao (@kylazhao) was living alone in California while completing her last year at Stanford University. Being all alone for months and not being able to unite with her family in Singapore led her to turn to books for comfort. During the height of anti-Asian racism, Kyla realized that many of the books she read did not feature characters of color with whom she could relate to. This realization inspired Kyla to write her own book—one that features an entirely Asian cast of characters and is set in her hometown of Singapore. Although Kyla never thought she would publish her book, after completing her entire draft in 3 months, she eventually found an amazing agent and publisher who believed in her story and in Asian representation. In this interview with Kyla, she shares with us her journey to becoming a creative novelist, from her early exposure working at fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Tatler, how the pandemic inspired her to write her first novel, how she managed to complete her draft in 3 months, how she found an agent who believed in her work and eventually received multiple offers from major book publishers, and finally her tips and advice for aspiring Asian American female writers! About Kyla: Kyla is a lifestyle writer, fashion journalist, and author of her first debut novel, The Fraud Squad, a story about a working-class woman who worked her way into high society in order to get her dream job at a posh magazine and the world that unfolded from there. She grew up in Singapore and moved to California to attend Stanford University and majored in psychology and communications. She graduated in 2021 and has been working at a tech company in Silicon Valley since. But before that, she worked at several fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Tatler, which brought her up close with the glitz and glamor of high society. In addition to The Fraud Squad, she has two more books coming out in the next two years, another adult novel and a children's novel. To connect with Kyla: Check out her book, The Fraud Squad: https://kylazhao.com/the-fraud-squad/ Twitter: @kylazhao_ TikTok: @kylazingaround Instagram: @kylajzhao Email: kyla@kylazhao.com SUBSCRIBE TO THE PERMISSION TO BECOME PODCAST Apple Podcast Spotify

Fresh Air
Best Of: The Status Of Abortion Rights / Novelist Jonathan Escoffery

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 48:39


We'll talk about the latest developments and strategies in the fight over abortion rights with Mary Ziegler, who has written several books on the law, history and politics of abortion. Her new book, Roe: The History of a National Obsession, is about how abortion has remained at the center of America's culture wars and political battles.Also, we'll hear from writer Jonathan Escoffery. His semi-autobiographical collection of stories, If I Survive You, is on our book critic Maureen Corrigan's list of the best books of 2022. The main character, like Escoffery, is the American-born son of Jamaican immigrants, trying to figure out how race and racism work in America, and where he's supposed to fit. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new solo album from pianist and composer Kenny Baron.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
40 Years of RMFW: Interview with Jasmine Cresswell

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 42:13


Jasmine Cresswell was born in Wales and educated in London, England.  Recruited by the Foreign Service, she was assigned to the British Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  While in Rio, she met and married Malcolm Candlish and together they immigrated to the United States where he had been offered a job with Colgate Palmolive at corporate headquarters in New York City.  Malcolm's career took him to Australia, Canada and five different American states.  Jasmine tagged along with their growing family.  They finally settled on the West Coast of Florida where  Jasmine, now widowed, is fortunate enough to live close to all four of her children,  along with eight of her twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.   Originally intending to pursue a career in academia, this became impossible due to her frequent long-distance moves.  Instead, as a lifelong lover of fiction, Jasmine decided to write a novel since a writing career could be pursued from anywhere in the world. Her first book was published by British publisher Robert Hale in 1978.  Her final suspense trilogy was published by Mira Books in 2010.  In the thirty intervening years she published more than seventy novels with publishers such as Berkley, Signet, Harlequin and Mira. During her active writing career, Jasmine always sought the companionship and expertise of other writers.  An early member of  Romance Writers of America, Jasmine was for two years the editor of Romance Writers Report, the monthly journal of the organization.  In addition to eight wonderful years as a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction writers, Jasmine and four of her writer friends (including RMFW member Maggie Osborne)  founded Novelists, Inc., a national organization for multi-published authors of popular fiction. In retirement, she volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem, enjoys water aerobics, reads voraciously and loves spending time with her family, especially the great grandchildren who are -- of course -- amazing. As RMFW celebrates its 40th years, we are chatting with members who were around at the very beginning and this is one of those conversations. For video versions of this podcast, subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBP81nfbKnDRjs-Nar9LNe20138AiPyP8 Mark Stevens' website: https://www.writermarkstevens.com/ Intro Music by Moby Gratis: https://mobygratis.com/ Outro Music by Dan-o-Songs: https://danosongs.com/

Killer Women
Academy Award Nominated screenwriter and debut novelist Iris Yamashita chats with Danielle about CITY UNDER ONE ROOF

Killer Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 47:21


This week on Killer Women, our guest is Iris Yamashita. Iris is an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima. She has been working in Hollywood for fifteen years developing material for both film and streaming, has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and is an advocate of women and diversity in the entertainment industry. She has also been a judge and mentor for various film and writing programs, and lives in California. City Under One Roof is her debut novel. Killer Women is copyrighted by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network #podcast #author #interview #authors #KillerWomen #KillerWomenPodcast #authorsontheair #podcast #podcaster #killerwomen #killerwomenpodcast #authors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #authorinterview #writingcommunity #authorsontheair #suspensebooks #authorssupportingauthors #thrillerbooks #suspense #wip #writers #writersinspiration #books #bookrecommendations #bookaddict #bookaddicted #bookaddiction #bibliophile #read #amreading #lovetoread #daniellegirard #daniellegirardbooks #

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
How Academy Award-Nominated Screenwriter & Novelist Iris Yamashita Writes

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 37:37


Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and debut novelist, Iris Yamashita, spoke to me about working with Clint Eastwood, her journey from Hollywood to publishing, and falling down the rabbit hole with her first mystery “City Under One Roof.” Iris Yamashita has been working in Hollywood for over 15 years and was nominated for a “Best Original Screenplay” Oscar for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima (directed by Clint Eastwood). Her debut novel is City Under One Roof, described as “Alice in Wonderland meets Fargo,” and, “The ultimate locked room mystery, [the novel] drops readers into an isolated, snowy town and is perfect for fans of Twin Peaks, Mare of Easttown, and Broadchurch.” A Publishers Weekly starred review noted, “Unusual topography plays a major role in screenwriter Yamashita's atmospherically charged debut….This distinctively original perspective on a ‘community of stragglers, oddballs, and recluses' heralds the arrival of a major new talent.” #1 New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box called the book, “A compulsive page-turner that's both atmospheric and claustrophobic at the same time.” Iris continues to work in Hollywood, developing for both film and streaming media. She has taught screenwriting at UCLA and the American Film Institute. Stay tuned until the end of the show for a preview of the Audiobook, excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita, read by Aspen Vincent, Shannon Tyo, and Anna Caputo. [Discover The Writer Files Extra: Get 'The Writer Files' Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox at writerfiles.fm] [If you're a fan of The Writer Files, please click FOLLOW to automatically see new interviews. And drop us a rating or a review wherever you listen] In this file Iris Yamashita and I discussed: How she kept her dream of becoming a novelist alive The reverse path from TV pilot to novel What her transition from the movie world to the book world was like Why nothing is precious Vomit drafting Finding flow state versus slow state And a lot more! Show Notes: City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita (Amazon) www.irisyamashita.com Iris Yamashita on Facebook Iris Yamashita on Instagram Kelton Reid on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Leave Your Mark with Vince Cortese
Epi # 0079 - Novelist / Amazon Bestseller - Ellen Pall

Leave Your Mark with Vince Cortese

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 38:23


Ellen experiencing the worst imaginable loss at age 7 her mother passes away. her father remarries soon after and her childhood experience would leave her searching  for answers her whole life. She finds her true love later in life through an experience with her own child and an Al-Anon meeting.Watch full episode on YouTubeResources Mentioned:Ellen Pall's Must Read Well immerses the reader in an escalating game of cat-and-mouse between two women: a millennial scholar driven to deceit to reach her goals and a frail octogenarian no less capable of deception.Bookshop.org - Every Purchase Supports Local BookstoresAmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksEllenPall.comFacebookTikTokInstagramAl-Anon Family GroupsWorried about someone with a drinking problem?Friends and Family members have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems.Meetings are held around the world and online. Find a support group meeting near you! Support the LYM Podcast:Subscribe to our YouTube channelLeave us a review on Apple Podcasts or SpotifyVisit our website Download our LYM mobile app (available on iOS and Android)Join our mailing listSend a gift to our host VinceWant to sponsor episodes of LYM? Reach out to us on our websiteSupport the show

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
Academy Award nominated screenwriter and novelist Iris Yamashita on Killer Women

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 47:22


This week on Killer Women, our guest is Iris Yamashita. Iris is an Academy Award–nominated screenwriter for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima. She has been working in Hollywood for fifteen years developing material for both film and streaming, has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and is an advocate of women and diversity in the entertainment industry. She has also been a judge and mentor for various film and writing programs, and lives in California. City Under One Roof is her debut novel. Killer Women is copyrighted by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network #podcast #author #interview #authors #KillerWomen #KillerWomenPodcast #authorsontheair #podcast #podcaster #killerwomen #killerwomenpodcast #authors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #authorinterview #writingcommunity #authorsontheair #suspensebooks #authorssupportingauthors #thrillerbooks #suspense #wip #writers #writersinspiration #books #bookrecommendations #bookaddict #bookaddicted #bookaddiction #bibliophile #read #amreading #lovetoread #daniellegirard #daniellegirardbooks #

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon
Maya K. van Rossum, THE GREEN AMENDMENT & David Margolick on MLK, Jr.

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 57:25


We talk about the Green Amendment movement with Maya van Rossum. And our conversation with David Margolick remembers MLK, Jr. The post Maya K. van Rossum, THE GREEN AMENDMENT & David Margolick on MLK, Jr. appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Circulating Ideas
233: Actively Anti-Racism Service to Leisure Readers, with Robin Bradford and Becky Spratford

Circulating Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023


Steve chats with Robin Bradford and Becky Spratford, creators of the Actively Anti-Racist Service to Leisure Readers course for Learn with NoveList, about how they got started doing anti-racism training, the difference between “not racist” and “anti-racist”, working with NoveList to adapt their in-person presentations to a virtual self-paced format, and why they provide serious … Continue reading 233: Actively Anti-Racism Service to Leisure Readers, with Robin Bradford and Becky Spratford

Front Row
Hepworth, Moore, landscape and cows' backs; fiddle player John McCusker; novelist Victoria MacKenzie

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 42:32


A new exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield celebrates the relationship that two of the UK's greatest sculptors, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, had with the Yorkshire landscape they grew up in. Eleanor Clayton, the curator of the exhibition, Magic in this Country, joins the landscape photographer Kate Kirkwood - who has just published a new book, Cowspines, that blends the landscape of the Lake District with the backs of the cows that graze upon it – to discuss the power of landscape to draw an artist's eye. John McCusker discusses and performs live from his new ‘Best of ‘Album, which celebrates his 30-year career as one of Scotland's most acclaimed fiddle players and musical collaborators. Writer of fiction and poetry Victoria MacKenzie tells Shahidha Bari about her first novel, For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain, which is based on the lives of two extraordinary, trail-blazing fourteenth-century Christian mystics, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. Presenter: Shahidha Bari Producer: Eliane Glaser Main image from Cowspines by Kate Kirkwood

The Gist
Bad Romance ... Novelist

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 36:21


The Gist presents a literary appraisal of romance novelist Susan Meachen, whose greatest achievement in life wasn't even the successful leaving of it. Plus, we speak with James Vincent about his new book Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants. Also the Biden administration sifts through airplane toilets—a useful public health initiative. Produced by Joel Patterson and Corey Wara Email us at thegist@mikepesca.com To advertise on the show, visit: https://advertisecast.com/TheGist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Art Works Podcasts
Novelist Kevin Wilson Gives a Voice to the Weird

Art Works Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 43:19


Kevin Wilson, the author of the NEA Big Read title Nothing to See Here, explains his long-time obsession with spontaneous human combustion—a condition that figures prominently in the novel. In a nutshell, 28-year-old Lillian is tasked with minding the stepchildren of a wealthy old school friend whose politician husband has two kids who literally burst into flames when they get angry or agitated. One reviewer called the novel a brilliant parable about childhood and child care.   But, in our lengthy discussion about this wise and funny book, Wilson points out that at its core, the novel asks "how do we take care of people" and "how do we live with conditions that others might see as disabilities."  Wilson discusses his own issues with life-long anxiety that was diagnosed as Tourette's Syndrome when he was an adult and the ways that writing has helped him to come terms with it. He talks about parenthood, the joy he takes in being very active in his sons' lives and how his initial anxiety around parenting informs Nothing to See Here.  And we discuss the extraordinary joy he has always gotten from reading, the importance of the library had for him as he was growing up in a small rural town, and the connection and expansiveness created by bringing a community together around a single book. Let us know what you think about Art Works—email us at artworkspod@arts.gov.

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews

#1 bestselling author Leigh Bardugo joins us to discuss Hell Bent (Flatiron Books, Jan. 10), the second book in her high-octane “Alex Stern” fantasy series, set at Yale University. Kirkus: “The plot is relentless and clever, and the writing is vivid, intelligent, and funny at just the right moments, but best of all are the complex characters…each with a backstory that makes it possible for the reader to trust them to enter hell and have the strength to leave again” (starred review). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week.

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 104: Novelist Spotlight #104: Edgar-nominated mystery author Kat Rosenfield

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 64:06


Kat Rosenfield is a culture writer and author of five novels, including the Edgar-nominated No One Will Miss Her. In 2018, she partnered with the late, great Stan Lee to co-author A Trick of Light, a new superhero story set in the digital age.  We discuss:  >> The impulse and rewards of writing >> The World According to Garp >> The Feminine Chaos podcast >> Sexual famine >> Social media >> A perfect writing day >> Etc.  Learn more about Kat Rosenfield here: https://katrosenfield.com  Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program. 

The Paul Croswell Audio Experience
042. Maya Lombarts | On Overcoming Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Paul Croswell Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 69:10


Happy New year! It is officially 2023 and lots of new opportunities are waiting ahead for you. My guess today's a very special one that I am extra excited to be able to introduce you to. She is a functional medicine certified health coach, the founder of healthy high achievers, and the newest member of the Croswell Coaching team, here at the coaching practice. Maya has a truly inspiring story of how she navigated and overcame Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome against all odds. We also talk about how that journey took her from Belgium all the way to Peru, where she now lives. Maya is an expert in functional medicine, and she used that expertise to build a global community of healthy high achievers where she helps people build healthy routines and avoid burn out. We also discussed Maya's professional signing career and how she became a Novelist during COVID. Enjoy! Maya's Links: www.mayalombarts.com www.healthyhighachievers.community https://www.croswellcoaching.com/coachmayalombarts Instagram: @mayalombarts - https://www.instagram.com/mayalombarts/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jV5qDiK_EnCHgKnekZUmQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/healthyhighachievers ------------------------------------ Today's episode is also viewable on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IAmPaulKrost/featured More about this episode: https://www.paulwcroswell.com/podcast PROMOTIONS The Life Balance Planner was rated one of Book Authority's top work-life balance resources to be released in 2021. It's a 3-month undated life balance planner, with a uniquely integrated life balance tracking system, as well as self-care planning. For a limited time, you can purchase your first planner for 30% off at www.croswellcoaching.com/planner using promo code PODPLANNER. Try our new service where for just $1.90 a week you never have to worry about buying a new planner again. With this subscription, you will receive a new planner every three months before your current planner is filled. FOOLPROOF The Online Course: In this course, I walk you through each and every foolproof principle for reaching your goal and changing your life. It's a self-paced course that you can take on your own time and at your own pace. Purchase this course for 50% off for a limited time when you use promo code PODCAST. To purchase the course today visit https://www.croswellcoaching.com/courses Subscribe To The Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/968fcd9b1f10/yalio2ln8j I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I was thrilled to host it. Peace + Purpose, Paul --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/paulcroswellaudioex/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulcroswellaudioex/support

Journey Sixty6
Novelist Jaimie Engel on Becoming a Romcom Screenwriter

Journey Sixty6

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 40:46


In this interview with youth fantasy fiction and non-fiction writer Jaimie Engle, she describes her journey to become a RomCom screenplay writer.   Great Moments in this Episode (4:30) How Jaime made a surprise connection to an attorney in the film industry during what she calls the Apocalypse (the first couple years of Covid) (6:00) Her decision to take a Zoom class on "How to write the Christmas RomCom" (8:20) The moment Jaime heard the news that she had landed a contact for her first screen play (9:25) What Jaime learned from the screenwriting class that she applied to her writing (11:40) The importance of cliffhangers in any kind of writing (16:35) What inspired the idea for the RomCom (17:54) The definition of a logline in screenwriting (19:24) How to write dialogue for a screenplay ( 21:32) The hardest thing to remember when writing a screenplay (36:38) Words of the Episode: freudenfreude and preternatural   Visit Jaimie Engle's website https://thewriteengle.com/   Follow Journey Sixty6 https://www.journeysixty6.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@journeysixty6writingforpub https://www.facebook.com/journeysixty6 https://www.instagram.com/journeysixty6/

London Writers' Salon
#042: Laura Kay — Writing Romantic Comedy, Creating Relatable Characters and Queer Visibility in Fiction

London Writers' Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 58:01


Novelist Laura Kay (@lauraelizakay) on her writing journey from journalism to novels, how her writing career was launched from Penguin WriteNow programme, queer visibility in fiction, writing sex scenes and how Laura writes and edits her romantic comedies. Laura also talks about tackling writer's block with an ‘ideas walk', the reality of forging a career as a full-time writer and her approach to dealing with critics and feedback.*ABOUT LAURA KAYLaura Kay is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in Diva Magazine, The Guardian, Stylist, The Metro, and more. Laura was one of ten writers selected for Penguin's 2018 WriteNow programme, during which she developed her debut novel, The Split, published by Quercus in 2021. Her second novel, Tell Me Everything is out in paperback now. *RESOURCES:Laura's books:The Split: Amazon UK/ Amazon USATell Me Everything: Amazon UK/ Amazon USAWild Things (coming in May 2023)*Follow Laura on socials:Twitter: lauraelizakayInstagram: lauraekayWebsite: laurakayauthor.co.uk*Books and links mentioned in the interview:Penguin's WriteNow programmeThe Split by Laura KayInfamous by Lex CroucherFirst Time for Everything by Henry FryDouble Booked by Lily LindonAuthor Matt CainAuthor Justin MyersIn at the Deep End by Kate DaviesWhat Page Are You On? PodcastOn Writing by Stephen King*For show notes, transcripts and to attend our live podcasts visit: podcast.londonwriterssalon.comFor free writing sessions, join free Writers' Hours: writershour.com*FOLLOW LONDON WRITERS' SALONTwitter: twitter.com/​​WritersSalonInstagram: instagram.com/londonwriterssalonFacebook: facebook.com/LondonWritersSalonIf you're enjoying this show, please rate and review this show!

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon
Danielle Clode, KOALA & Russell Banks, VOYAGER

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 58:35


Natural history writer Danielle Clode tells us all about koalas and we remember novelist Russell Banks. The post Danielle Clode, KOALA & Russell Banks, VOYAGER appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Fresh Air
Remembering Novelist Russell Banks

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 45:37


We remember novelist Russell Banks, whose working-class background inspired much of his work. His best known novels were adapted into films, including Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter, and Continental Drift. We'll listen back to portions of our interviews with him. Also, we're revisiting our interview with photographer Larry Sultan, whose photographic memoir of growing up in California in the '50s and '60s is the basis of a new Broadway show starring Nathan Lane. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel Sam by Allegra Goodman. And Justin Chang reviews No Bears, the Iranian film that's been on his year-end best list.

Going North Podcast
Ep. 615 – “Champion Martial Artist to Award-Winning Novelist” with Danielle Orsino

Going North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 60:57


Breathe and believe in yourself. Today's featured award-winning author is a hall of fame champion martial artist, nurse, and cosplayer, Danielle Orsino. Danielle and I had a fun chat about her book series, “Birth of the Fae”, what it's like to be on blasphemy lists, and tons more!!! Key Things You'll Learn:Why you must ask for what you wantHow she became interested in martial arts and turned it into an opportunity to meet celebritiesHer research and writing process for her booksHow martial arts assist in Danielle's writing Danielle's Site: https://www.birthofthefae.com/Danielle's Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B08BJGPVHH/allbooks The opening track is titled “Check It Out” by Mountaineer from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/mountaineer/check-it-outLicense code: AR6DFPGVXQ9Q1SSY Please support today's podcast to keep this content coming! CashApp: $DomBrightmonDonate on PayPal: @DBrightmonBuy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dombrightmonGet Going North T-Shirts, Stickers, and More: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/dom-brightmon You May Also Like… Ep. 530 – “Nurse Turned Award-Winning Author” with Helen Starbuck (@HelenSStarbuck): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-530-nurse-turned-award-winning-author-with-helen-starbuck-helensstarbuck/ Ep. 463.5 – “Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers and Martial Artists” with Dr. Guy Windsor (@guy_windsor): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-4635-swordfighting-for-writers-game-designers-and-martial-artists-with-dr-guy-windsor-guy_windsor/ Ep. 410 – “Research Scientist Turned Urban Fantasy Author” with Kristi Charish (@kristicharish): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-410-research-scientist-turned-urban-fantasy-author-with-kristi-charish-kristicharish/ Ep. 330 – “A Long Way from Ordinary” with Ann Charles (@AnnWCharles): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-330-a-long-way-from-ordinary-with-ann-charles-annwcharles/ Ep. 598 – “An Awakening” with Shiva Kumar (@shivaarc1242): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-598-an-awakening-with-shiva-kumar-shivaarc1242/ Ep. 318 – “Beautiful, Frightening and Silent” with Jennifer Anne Gordon (@JenniferAnneGo5): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-318-beautiful-frightening-and-silent-with-jennifer-anne-gordon-jenniferannego5/ Ep. 533 – “Anime, Swords, & Knives, Oh My!” with Sarah Humpherys: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-533-anime-swords-knives-oh-my-with-sarah-humpherys/ Ep. 370 – “Leadership That Rocks” with Jim Knight (@KnightSpeaker): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-370-leadership-that-rocks-with-jim-knight-knightspeaker/ Ep. 461 – “Live for Joy” with Anne Scottlin (@AnneScottlin): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-461-live-for-joy-with-anne-scottlin-annescottlin/ 20 - "You Probably Won't Die" with Chris Aitken (@cfcatonsville): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/20-you-probably-wont-die-with-chris-aitken-cfcatonsville/ 279 – “Peak Performance Ghostwriting” with Kathrin Hutson (@ExquisitelyDark): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/279-peak-performance-ghostwriting-with-kathrin-hutson-exquisitelydark/ Ep. 606 – “Crowdfunding Your Comic Books Into Reality” with Morgan Quaid (@morgan_quaid): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-606-crowdfunding-your-comic-books-into-reality-with-morgan-quaid-morgan_quaid/ Ep. 375 – “Aces High, Jokers Wild” with O. E. Tearmann (@ETearmann): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-375-aces-high-jokers-wild-with-o-e-tearmann-etearmann/ Ep. 568 – “The Multi-Hyphen Mystery Author Life” with Diane Bator (@bator_l): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-568-the-multi-hyphen-mystery-author-life-with-diane-bator-bator_l/ Ep. 351 – “The Gift Legacy” with JP McLean (@jpmcleanauthor): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-351-the-gift-legacy-with-jp-mclean-jpmcleanauthor/

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
How Acclaimed Debut Novelist Kai Thomas Writes

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 41:47


Acclaimed debut novelist, Kai Thomas, spoke to me about writing historical fiction that interweaves Black and Indigenous cultures, the power of storytelling, keeping grounded in his work, and his novel “In the Upper Country.” Kai Thomas is a writer, carpenter, and land steward of Soul Fire Farm a community-centered “… farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system.” His debut novel is In the Upper Country and described as “... an unforgettable story that unearths the tangled fates of two resilient women from different generations with different pasts …. as they reveal the deeply connected histories of Black and Indigenous peoples of North America and their relationship to the land around them.” A Publishers Weekly starred review called it, “... [a] mesmerizing debut [that] explores freedom, family, and the interconnections between white, Black, and Indigenous communities in 1859 Canada….” Stay calm and write on ... [Discover The Writer Files Extra: Get 'The Writer Files' Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox at writerfiles.fm] [If you're a fan of The Writer Files, please click FOLLOW to automatically see new interviews. And drop us a rating or a review wherever you listen] In this file Kai Thomas and I discussed: How an MFA program helped him find his confidence as a writer The importance of mentorship, peer evaluation, and fiction workshops for honing his debut Gleaning inspiration from his own cultural heritage and an old photograph Exploring lesser-known chapters of history Finding a balance between research and writing Trusting the process And a lot more! Show Notes: In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas (Amazon) KaiThomasAuthor.com SOUL FIRE FARM Kelton Reid on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
OutWithDan - EP 30 - Bruce Robert Coffin - WITHIN PLAIN SIGHT

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 23:00


Novelist and retired Detective Sergeant Bruce Robert Coffin discusses his book WITHIN PLAIN SIGHT with Dan. This is the 4th book in the Detective Bryon series (and it is great as a stand-alone). Bryon and his team investigate the death of young woman found gruesomely murdered and staged. The team is under the gun from the press, the top brass as well as the family of the victim. Will there be enough time to discover what really happened? Bruce Robert Coffin delivers a book that will have you on the edge of your seat hungry with anticipation for the next chapter!

The Edition
Who's afraid of Keir Starmer?

The Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 40:35


This week: Who's afraid of Keir Starmer? In his cover piece for the magazine, The Spectator's Editor Fraser Nelson says that without a Labour demon to point at the Tories stand little chance in the next election. He joins the podcast alongside journalist Paul Mason, to discuss why Keir Starmer is so hard to vilify (01:10).  Also this week: In the magazine, The Spectator's newsletter editor Hannah Tomes exposes the social media campaign targeting young women, such as herself, to freeze and donate their eggs. She joins the podcast alongside Sophia Money-Coutts, host of the Freezing Time podcast, to consider whether it is right to market this as an altruistic undertaking (16:58). And finally: This week saw Prince Harry's bombshell memoir Spare hit the shelves. Novelist and critic Philip Hensher writes a scathing review for the magazine and is joined by Kara Kennedy, staff writer at the Spectator World, to go through the best  – or perhaps the worst – details in the book (26:39).   Hosted by William Moore.  Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 

Spectator Radio
The Edition: who's afraid of Keir Starmer?

Spectator Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 40:35


This week: Who's afraid of Keir Starmer? In his cover piece for the magazine, The Spectator's Editor Fraser Nelson says that without a Labour demon to point at the Tories stand little chance in the next election. He joins the podcast alongside journalist Paul Mason, to discuss why Keir Starmer is so hard to vilify (01:10). Also this week: In the magazine, The Spectator's newsletter editor Hannah Tomes exposes the social media campaign targeting young women, such as herself, to freeze and donate their eggs. She joins the podcast alongside Sophia Money-Coutts, host of the Freezing Time podcast, to consider whether it is right to market this as an altruistic undertaking (16:58). And finally: This week saw Prince Harry's bombshell memoir Spare hit the shelves. Novelist and critic Philip Hensher writes a scathing review for the magazine and is joined by Kara Kennedy, staff writer at the Spectator World, to go through the best  – or perhaps the worst – details in the book (26:39).   Hosted by William Moore.  Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 103: Novelist Spotlight #103: Katy Hays on art, tarot cards and her smashing debut novel

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 61:27


In the spotlight is author of THE CLOISTERS, northern California novelist Katy Hays. We discuss: >> Tarot cards>> The Zodiac>> Believing the unbelievable>> Origins of The Cloisters>> The Harmonic Convergence>> Art history>> Teaching>> Cake baking>> Etc. Learn more about Katy Hays here: https://www.katyhays.com To subscribe to her June Gloom blog, go to Substack.com and search Katy Hays. Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Front Row
Filmmaker Todd Field on Tár, Glyndebourne tour cancellation, Debut novelist Jyoti Patel

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 42:30


Tár is a psychological drama about an imaginary conductor, Lydia Tár, which has already made waves both for its central performance by Cate Blanchett and for its striking, sometimes dreamlike story about the abuses of power. It is tipped for awards and Cate Blanchett has already won the Golden Globe for her performance. The writer and director, Todd Field, joins Front Row. The news that the celebrated opera company Glyndebourne has cancelled its national tour for 2023, due to the recent cut to its Arts Council funding, was received as the latest bombshell on the UK's opera landscape. Glyndebourne's artistic director, Stephen Langridge, and the music writer and critic Norman Lebrecht discuss the company's decision and explore what kind of support and vision opera in the UK needs. Jyoti Patel on winning musician Stormzy's Merky Books New Writer's Prize in 2021 and now making her debut as novelist with her book, The Things We Have Lost. Continuing Front Row's look at the shortlist for this year's TS Eliot Prize For Poetry, today Anthony Joseph reads from his collection Sonnets For Albert – poems exploring being the Trinidad-born son of a mostly-absent father. The poem is called El Socorro. Presenter: Shahidha Bari Producer: Emma Wallace Main Image Credit: Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár - Universal

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews

Bestselling author Talia Hibbert joins us to discuss her first YA romance, Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute (Joy Revolution, Jan. 3), “A zippy rom-com with strong characterization, bursting with Gen Z–approved verbal sparring and stolen kisses” (starred review). Then our editors join with their reading recommendations for the week.

The Roundtable
Novelist Elinor Lipman in South Hadley, MA tonight

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 20:33


Elinor Lipman is one of America's most beloved contemporary novelists. Her latest, Ms. Demeanor, is the witty story about love under house arrest. Jane Morgan is a valued member of her law firm—or was, until a prudish neighbor, binoculars poised, observes her having sex on the roof of her NYC apartment building. Police are summoned, and a punishing judge sentences her to six months of home confinement. When a doorman lets slip that Jane isn't the only resident wearing an ankle monitor, she strikes up a friendship with fellow white-collar felon. As she tries to adapt to life within her apartment walls, she discovers she hasn't heard the end of that tattletale neighbor. Elinor Lipman will be talking about and signing her novel tonight at 7 PM at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA and she joins us this morning.

The Archive Project
Amy Bloom & Michael Cunningham

The Archive Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 53:21


Novelists and long-time literary friends Amy Bloom & Michael Cunningham discuss why they are drawn to writing in this conversation from 2000.

TreeHouseLetter
Punch In, Punch Out: the Profession and the Side Hustle

TreeHouseLetter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 6:49


Many authors publish one or two novels; few write full-time. Fewer write for a life-time. Excerpts and ideas from Haruki Murakami's memoir and essay collection, Novelist as a Vocation. On creativity, originality, and his writing process.

Red Sneaker Writers
Creating the Writing Life Your Want with Chris Jones

Red Sneaker Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 39:46


Bestselling authors William Bernhardt and Rene Gutteridge discuss the latest news from the book world, offer writing tips, and interview Chris K. Jones, enterpreneur and author of the new novel Headcase, who gave up a lucrative career to pursue his dream of writing.Chapter 1: IntroductionLooking Back on 2022Chapter 2: News1) Written Word Media Shows That the Most Successful Authors Market2) Witness Says Bookstore "Bestseller List" Placements are Bought3) Large Literary Agent Took on Few New Clients in 2022Chapter 3: InterviewChris K. Jones calls himself a recovering serial entrepreneur who quit at the peak of his career to honor the promise he made to himself at 19 that he would become a writer. Chris splits his time between Tarrytown, NY and Barbados, where he finds time to swim with turtles and observe cloud animals. He is an extrovert who has decided to work in the world's loneliest profession. Writing his first novel, Headcase, has been the best form of therapy he has ever had. In this interview, you will learn:1) why he dramatically changed his career course;2) how he finds his characters;3) the difference between writing for tv and books;4) his unique approach to outlining; 5) focusing on product rather than result; and6) how you can possibly focus on writing when you live in Barbados.Chapter 4: Parting WordsWe're still taking registration for the WriterCon Cruise, which will sail on April 9 from Galveston and hit several Western Caribbean ports like Cozumel and Honduras. And we'll provide more than 20 hours of instruction in between ports of call, some group instruction, some small-group, and some one-on-one, instruction specifically tailored to the people in our group, providing what you need most to advance your writing aspirations. If you'd like to learn more about it, please visit our website: writercon.com.if you haven't joined the WriterCon Facebook Group yet, do it now! Do it today and join this wonderful community of writers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113141678727273To subscribe to the free WriterCon e-newsletter, send me an email or sign up at my website: willbern@gmail.comand www.williambernhardt.comIf you're enjoying this podcast, please subscribe, then rate or review it wherever you get podcasts. It does make it easier for new listeners to discover us.You can find the video version of these podcasts on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/@writerconpodcast1307You can find more info about Rene at ReneGutteridge.com, on social media, and as a senior contributor at Writing Momentum.Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwww.writercon.com

The Brainwave Podcast with Gail Hulnick
Ep. 78. Novelist Andy Frye, writing dialogue, and Ninety Days in the 90s

The Brainwave Podcast with Gail Hulnick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 32:31


Where were you in '92? Wouldn't it be awesome if you could travel back in time to the 90s? First-time novelist Andy Frye, who works in a day job interviewing sports legends about their business endeavors for Forbes magazine, turned his imagination to that premise, decided to write a main character who is female, and set the story on the music scene. We talk about the day he got the idea, the way he approached developing it, and the aspects of his life that have affected his methods of writing dialogue.You can find out more about Andy's work at https://www.andyfrye.comThe Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. Support the showLet's connect!Instagram https://www,instagram.com/brainwave_podcastFacebook https://www.facebook/windwordgroupSign up for Gail Hulnick's newsletter "Connecting the Creative Dots" at https://www.windwordgroup.com

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 102: Novelist Spotlight #102: Anna Hogeland on being haunted by the creative impulse

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 54:36


In the spotlight is professional therapist and author Anna Hogeland whose debut novel, THE LONG ANSWER, takes on pregnancy, motherhood and the nature of female relationships. The Sunday Times called the book “a triumph of human portraiture, as subtle as it is seething” and “fascinating both on its surface and in its depths.”  We discuss:  >> Being sentence-focused vs. momentum-focused >> Unpublished novels >> Auto-fiction >> Miscarriage >> The Dobbs decision >> Psychology >> Motherhood >> Etc.  Learn more about Anna Hogeland here: https://www.annahogeland.com/  Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.   

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Harry Ricketts: The Life and Influence of Fay Weldon

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 10:04


Novelist and screen writer Fay Weldon died this week She had a 55-year long wiritng career, and is perhaps most know for her novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil She was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1978 for Praxis Perlina talks to Harry Ricketts is a poet, writer and professor who reflects on Weldon's legacy

Battleship Pretension
BP Movie Journal 1/5/23

Battleship Pretension

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 36:06


David discusses the movies he's been watching, including The Novelist's Film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Blonde, The Super 8 Years, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, Babylon, Descendant and Mad God.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Living the Dream with Curveball
Living the dream with american novelist, speaker and former college basketball star JD Slajchert

Living the Dream with Curveball

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 25:06


JD Slajchert is an American novelist, speaker, and philanthropist. The former University of California, Santa Barbara basketball star debuts his second novel, “Darling, You're Not Alone” in the fall of 2022. NOVELISTA young adult novel, “Darling, You're Not Alone” explores the philosophical contention that if extraordinary darkness exists, then so too must extraordinary light. Slajchert explains, “We know all too well about the mindless tragedies that take place regularly in our world today, but this book is about the search and eventual discovery that if you keep battling, on the other side of tragedy is life changing opportunity.” “Darling” is a story told through three different stages of a boy's maturation into a young man. When we meet our protagonist, Phoenix Iver, on his tenth birthday in 1994, we quickly discover that he is not like everyone else. As a tortured young soul with crippling, manic episodes of social anxiety and depression, Phoenix leans heavily on his relationship with his one true friend, his father Herman. Although Phoenix relies on Herman for many things, he becomes increasingly more and more dependent on Herman's glowing, yet mysterious belief that the world is a good place. Then, one cold morning, and on the verge of discovering where his father's light comes from, Phoenix finds himself caught in the cross hairs of a school shooting. “Darling” chronicles this boy's struggles and rebounds as he attempts to believe in the idea's supported by his father despite all the darkness he's seen. A balance that we all—at one time or another—struggle to keep even.“MoonFlower” is inspired by his biggest fan as an athlete, Luc Bodden, who suffered and subsequently succumbed to Sickle Cell Anemia. Slajchert published a novella titled “Joining the Choir Invisible” last year.PHILANTHROPISTOn November 9, 2018 - just three weeks after his debut novel was published - Slajchert lost his Malibu home in the Woolsey Fire. The next day he and his team launched a fundraising campaign #MoonFlowers4Malibu where 100% of the book's sales were donated to the victims of the Woolsey Fire. After partnering with several organizations including, the American Red Cross (where he is a National Ambassador), Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and working with local politicians such as the Mayor of Calabasas and Mayor of Malibu, on March 3, 2019, Slajchert concluded this fundraising campaign by raising thousands of dollars for the American Red Cross. Since then, philanthropy has been cemented as a major pillar of Slajchert's passions. Slajchert is also the Director of Relationship Development for The LucStrong Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports children with Sickle Cell Disease. He works directly with donor and community outreach for the foundation, facilitating better communication between their donors and children. www.jdwritesbooks.comwww.lucstrong.org

Circulating Ideas
232: Library Marketing, with Angela Hursh

Circulating Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023


Steve chats with Angela Hursh, Manager of Engagement and Marketing for NoveList, author of the blog SuperLibraryMarketing.com, and host of the YouTube series The Library Marketing Show, about her path from television journalism to libraries, how libraries can do better marketing without spending a lot, her work at NoveList, and a special online project from … Continue reading 232: Library Marketing, with Angela Hursh

The Reluctant Book Marketer
Ghosts, Opioids, and Dead Mothers

The Reluctant Book Marketer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 45:31


Hey, first off, you can officially buy a copy of my book The Seven-Figure Marketing Mindset for Novelists. Paperback, ebook, audiobook coming soon. (I'm a one man shop and the audio has been laborious.)Okay, and now, my guest. Heather O-Brien. She's the author of a forthcoming saga. It's thrilling, suspenseful, musical, delightful. Check out her Twitter profile for updates on her publication schedule.And now, on to our story.You find a bag of white powder in your daughter's sock drawer. She's 15. How do you handle it?Let me tell you, this story got intensely personal. Heather, our guest, our story-teller, revealed that this story was close to home. Really close. Her daughter has struggled with addiction. Her husband is a recovered addict.Talk about life experience infiltrating the stories we tell!Heather got a real curveball when her protagonist dies by accidental overdose. Her ghost goes on a mission to rescue her wayward daughter, comfort and lead a grieving husband and father, and find redemption.So much ground was left unexplored in this story, and if writing your own version seems appealing, take it. That's what TRBM is for.A few questions I'd want to ponder, but didn't mention, were the opinions of the dead mother's relatives. The news is going to report that the mother died by overdose, and that will surprise many.And most importantly, if you enjoy the way Heather thought through and crafted her version of the story, you'll definitely enjoy her writing.Go get it! This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit jodyjsperling.substack.com

The Sword and Laser
#452 - Having Feelpinions

The Sword and Laser

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 42:16 Very Popular


A very tense episode as Veronica and Tom violently agree about Elric of Melniboné. Plus, the most anticipated books of 2023, and how to take advantage of Novelist at your local library.

Exploring the Prophetic With Shawn Bolz
From Exile to Abundant Blessing with Dr Steve Bonenberger (S:3 - Ep 10)

Exploring the Prophetic With Shawn Bolz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 30:08


Today on Exploring the Marketplace, Shawn Bolz and Bob Hasson interview, Dr. Steve Bonenberger.  Steve is an Author, Novelist, Futurist, Presenter, Talk-Show Host and Counselor who works with troubled and misguided families.  Tune in as Shawn, Bob and Steve discuss how Began preaching at age 17 and pastoring churches by age 20, but is now counseling a healing model and how Jesus Christ is central to all human recovery and redemption.  Steve shares epic stories of how his faith created opportunities he wouldn't have had without his connection to Jesus, and the exile of and by the Christian community he experienced. Steve shares how his saving grace was writing and telling stories that now open up channels of blessings and corridors of opportunity on an ongoing basis. Tune in!

History Unplugged Podcast
Two British Sisters – A Typist and a Romance Novelist – Save Jewish Artists from the Holocaust With a Clever Con Involving Opera

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 31:10 Very Popular


In 1937, two British sisters, Louise and Ida Cook, seemed headed for spinsterhood due to so many men of their generation dying in World War One. Louise was a typist, and Ida was becoming a famous romance novelist, who would go on to write over 100 books. They found refuge in their love of music, with frequent visits to Germany and Austria to see their favorite opera stars perform. But with the clouds of WW2 gathering, Europe's opera stars, many of whom were Jewish, face dark futures under the boot heel of the Nazis.Louise and Ida formed a secret cabal along with Austrian conductor Clemens Krauss (a favorite of Hitler, but quietly working with the Cook sisters) to bring together worldwide opera aficionados and insiders in an international operation to rescue Jews in the opera. They smuggled Jewish people's jewelry and other valuables into England, thereby enabling them to satisfy British financial security requirements for immigration. By the time war arrived, they had saved over two dozen Jewish men and women from the Holocaust and spirited them to safety in England.Today's guest is Isabel Vincent, Overture of Hope: Two Sisters' Daring Plan That Saved Opera's Jewish Stars from the Third Reich. We look at the Cook Sister's daring rescue mission and what happened to those they saved in their post-war lives. It's a story of common people who rise to the challenges of uncommon circumstances.

What It Takes
Best Of - Nora Ephron: Unstoppable Wit

What It Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 41:26


Contemplating what movie to watch this holiday week? You can't go wrong with "When Harry Met Sally," perhaps the greatest rom-com of all time. Nora Ephron, who wrote the screenplay, as well as other great movies and books,  knew just how to make people laugh and cry and kvell. But mostly laugh. She was a successful director and producer too, in an industry not very hospitable to women. In this episode, Ephron shares the most important lesson she learned from her mother: that all pain is fodder for a good story. She explains why becoming a journalist was the best thing she ever did. And she tells stories from her later career in Hollywood, including the one about how the famous faked-orgasm scene in "When Harry Met Sally" came about.