Writer's Bone

Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping, talks to Daniel Ford about always being a storyteller, how the podcast “Serial” helped inspire her debut, and why writers must always make time for writing.

To learn more about Kathleen Barber, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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In October, Daniel Ford read from his debut novel Sid Sanford Lives! at Belmont Books in Belmont, Mass., and the then answered questions from Dave Pezza and a smart group of readers. 

Learn more about Daniel Ford by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @danielfford. Sid Sanford Lives! is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom and Belmont Books.

Direct download: Episode_247_Sid_Sanford_Lives_Reading_at_Belmont_Books.mp3
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Robin MacArthur, author of Heart Spring Mountain (out Jan. 9, 2018 from Ecco/HarperCollins), talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her debut novel, how her Vermont home played a role in crafting both the characters and plot, and how she infused the soundtrack playing in her head into the narrative.

To learn more about Robin MacArthur, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today's Friday Morning Coffee episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals and The Fateful Lightning, returns to the podcast to discuss his new novel, The Frozen Hours. Shaara talks to Daniel Ford about consulting with Korean War veterans, how he chose the characters featured in this narrative, and why, in large part because of those veterans, his writing process was more emotional this time around.

To learn more about Jeff Shaara, visit his official website or like his Facebook page. Also listen to our last podcast interview with Shaara and read our review of The Frozen Hours in December’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

This episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Best-selling author Eric Rickstad read from his latest Canaan Crime novel, The Names of Dead Girls, and answered questions from the Writer’s Bone crew during a live podcast recording from Belmont Books on Dec. 7.

To learn more about Eric Rickstad, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @ericrickstad. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s recent podcast interview with the author!

Today's episode is brought to you by OneRoom and Belmont Books.


Marc Cameron, author of the Jericho Quinn series and the recently published Tom Clancy Power and Empire, talks to Sean Tuohy about writing under a legend’s name, his “unplugged” writing process, and his future plans.

To learn more about Marc Cameron, visit his official website or like his Facebook page.

Today's Friday Morning Coffee episode is sponsored by OneRoom

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Megan Cassidy, author of ​ the recently published Smothered, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her to write an epistolary novel, crafting characters outside of a typical narrative structure, and exploring how people react and dissect sensational crimes.

To learn more about Megan Cassidy, visit her official website, visit 50/50 Press’ official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MeganEileenC and @FiftyFiftyPress. Also listen to our first interview with the author!

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom, Eric Rickstad and Belmont Books, and Sid Sanford Lives!

Direct download: Episode_244_Smothered_Author_Megan_Cassidy.mp3
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Phoef Sutton, legendary screenwriter and author of the Crush series, talks to Daniel Ford about his new novels Colorado Boulevard and From Away. He may also slip in a “Cheers” story or two!

To learn more about Phoef Sutton, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @phoefsutton. Also listen to our first interview with Sutton.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom, Eric Rickstad and Belmont Books, and Sid Sanford Lives! 

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Richard White, author of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America and The Republic for Which It Stands - The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, talks to Daniel Ford about the historians that influenced him early on, his research and writing process, and how he incorporated the American West into The Republic for Which It Stands.

To learn more about Richard White, read his Stanford University bio or follow Oxford University Press on Twitter @OxUniPress.

Today's Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by OneRoom, Eric Rickstad, and Sid Sanford Lives!


Stacie Haas, author of the middle-grade, historical fiction novel Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee, talks to Daniel Ford about wanting to be a writer since she could hold a pencil, how she caught the history bug, the inspiration behind her debut novel, and how her publishing journey led to 50/50 Press.

To learn more about Stacie Haas, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @StacieHaas.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom and Eric Rickstad.

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Lysa Heslov, director of “Served Like A Girl,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how she changed as a person and filmmaker while making the documentary, the unbreakable bond she formed with the female veterans, and her next equally complex and emotional project.

To learn more, visit the official website for “Served Like A Girl,” like its Facebook page, or follow Heslov and the film on Twitter @heslov_lysa and @servedlikeagirl, respectively. Also watch the official trailer!

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom, Eric Rickstad, and Cretins Guild.

 

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Diane Ratican, author of Why LA? Pourquoi Paris?, talks to Daniel Ford about what she loves most about Los Angeles and Paris, the gems her research process uncovered, and where the Writer’s Bone crew can find a good cup of coffee in both cities.

To learn more about Diane Ratican, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Good friend of the podcast James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force Series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Demon Crown.

To learn more about James Rollins, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @jamesrollins. Also listen to last year’s live interview with the author at The Harvard Coop

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_239_The_Demon_Crown_Author_James_Rollins.mp3
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In tenth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford discuss Joe Hill’s Strange Weather. (Warning: This episode contains major spoilers.)

Dave also makes a big announcement about the future of #NovelClass! 

To learn more about Joe Hill, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joe_hill. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s most recent interview with the author.

If you want to suggest a future #NovelClass read, email NovelClasspod@gmail.com or drop us a line on Twitter or Instagram.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Giano Cromley, author of What We Build Upon the Ruins and The Last Good Halloween, talks to Daniel Ford about why he got an MFA, why he loves writing short stories, and how he crafted the memorable characters and narratives in What We Build Upon the Ruins.

To learn more about Giano Cromley, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Screenwriter and director Jake Goldberger, whose credits include “Almost Friends,” “Life of a King,” and “Don McKay,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing and directing style, learning to work with actors, and his upcoming project with one of our favorite directors, Lexi Alexander.

To learn more about Jake Goldberger, visit his IMDB page. Also watch the trailer for “Almost Friends.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_237_Almost_Friends_Writer_and_Director_Jake_Goldberger.mp3
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Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians and Roses and Rot, talks to Daniel Ford about crafting the memorable characters you meet in An Unkindness of Magicians and why writers need to find the writing process that works best for them.

To learn more about Kat Howard, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @KatWithSword. Also listen to our first podcast interview with Howard and read her book recommendations in October’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Dr. Titus Plomaritis, retired chiropractor and former Lowell, Mass. football star, reads “The Demoulas Story” from this autobiography Titus: The Life Story of Dr. Plomaritis.

Today’s “Author’s Out Loud” episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Jessica Yu, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author of Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves, talks to Daniel Ford about how her filmmaking background influenced her writing, her immersive research process, and the rare trust she developed with her subject, Gladys Kalibbala.

To learn more about Jessica Yu, visit her official Facebook page. Also watch the book's trailer!

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_236_Garden_of_the_Lost_and_Abandoned_Author_Jessica_Yu.mp3
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Kathleen Hill, author of the recently published memoir She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, talks to Daniel Ford about how stories she heard in her youth led her to becoming a writer, why she decided to write a memoir, and why writers need to make room within themselves for their impressions.

To learn more about Kathleen Hill, visit her official website.

This Friday Morning Coffee episode is sponsored by OneRoom.


In an incredibly personal and emotional interview, best-selling international author Isabel Allende talks to Sean Tuohy about her new book In the Midst of Winter.

To learn more about Isabel Allende, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Nicole Blades, author of Have You Met Nora? (out Oct. 31) and The Thunder Beneath Us, returns to the podcast to discuss what went into crafting the characters in her new book, how long it took her to write and edit the novel, and the themes she wanted to explore through her mixed race, and very secretive and conflicted, main character Nora.

Blades and Daniel Ford also talk about what inspired her to start a podcast with her sister, and what’s coming up on Season 2 of “Hey Sis!

To learn more about Nicole Blades, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first podcast interview with the author, and read our review of Have You Met Nora?

This episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

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Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself, Josie and Jack, and Last Seen Leaving, about her father’s influence on her becoming a storyteller, her writing process, bravely sharing her work with her now-husband Owen on their second date (!), and why she wants to poke around the gray in human existence.

To learn more about Kelly Braffet, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @KellyBraffet.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom

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James Breakwell, social media comedian and author of Only Dead on the Inside, talks to Sean Tuohy about channeling his tweets into a book, what his kids think about his literary prowess, and their shared grieving over losing “the greatest podcast ever recorded.”

Try not wetting your pants during this podcast. We dare you.

To learn more about James Breakwell, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Sean and James’ first podcast together!

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_233_Only_Dead_on_the_Inside_Author_James_Breakwell.mp3
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Paul Scheer, actor, producer, and co-host of How Did This Get Made?, talks to Sean Tuohy about how his love for bad films turned into a podcast, the show’s upcoming live events in Boston, and the tribal mentality of people watching bad movies and discussing them.

To learn more about Paul Scheer, visit his official website, subscribe to How Did This Get Made?, and follow him and the show on Twitter @paulscheer and and @HDTGM.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

 

 

 

 

 

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In ninth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford discuss Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher.

(Warning: This episode contains major spoilers.)

To learn more about Tom Perrotta, visit his official website.

This episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

Direct download: NovelClass_Featuring_Tom_Perrottas_Mrs_Fletcher.mp3
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Shannon Baker, author of Dark Signal and Stripped Bare, talks to Daniel Ford about telling herself stories when she went to bed as a kid, how much of herself ends up in her main character Kate Fox, and being named 2017 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

To learn more about Shannon Baker, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @sbakerwriter.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.

 

 

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Portland Helmich, host of the podcast “Stranglers,” producer, writer, and actor, talks to Daniel Ford about her upcoming appearance at PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass. on Nov. 1 with “Stranglers” executive producer Susan Gray.

Helmich also discusses pitching a podcast on sex and spirituality, producing a documentary on John F. Kennedy’s final major speech at Amherst, and writing a short film about George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy for the U.S. Army Museum.

To learn more about Portland Helmich, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @Portlandh. Also listen to our first interview with Helmich

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom and Sid Sanford Lives!

Direct download: Episode_230_Writer_and_Producer_Portland_Helmich.mp3
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Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of MelEdits, joins Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy live from Chatter in Washington D.C.! 

The trio discusses why “freelancers” need to think of themselves as small business owners, the difference between introverts and extroverts, her path from Indiana to Washington D.C., and the current state of journalism.

To learn more about Melanie Padgett Powers, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first podcast interview!

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom and Sid Sanford Lives!

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Joe R. Lansdale, Hap and Leonard creator and author of Rusty Puppy and Cold in July, makes his Writer’s Bone podcast debut!

Lansdale talks to Sean Tuohy about how East Texas influences his work, not always realizing the “ah ha” moments when they happen, and why half the battle for writers is showing up.

To learn more about Joe R. Lansdale, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joelansdale. Also read Sean’s first interview with the author.

Direct download: Episode_229_Professor_Joe_R._Lansdale_Explains_the_Art_of_Showing_Up.mp3
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Poet and literary historian Kim Roberts sits down with Daniel Ford, Sean Tuohy, and Melanie Padgett Powers at Chatter in Washington D.C. 

Roberts discusses what inspired her recent poetry collection, The Scientific Method, her work for DC Writers' Homes, and why Washington D.C. is a great city for writers.

To learn more about Kim Roberts, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @fan_belt.

Today's episode is sponsored by Chatter and OneRoom.


Daniel Ford reads from Sid Sanford Lives! at I AM Books in Boston’s North End. He also takes questions from an insightful and engaged audience.

The next Sid Sanford Lives! reading/signing is at Belmont Books on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Find more details on Belmont Book’s Facebook page.

Learn more about Daniel Ford by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @danielfford. Sid Sanford Lives! is available from I AM Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.

Learn more about I AM Books by visiting the official website, liking its Facebook page, or following the store on Twitter @iambooksboston.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom

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Michael P. Danziger, author of Small Puddles: The Triumphant Story of Yale's Worst Oarsman. Ever., talks to Sean Tuohy about where his draft of the book currently resides, how his perseverance in rowing and writing paid off, and what inspired his nonprofit, The Steppingstone Foundation.

To learn more about Michael P. Danziger, follow him on Twitter @mpdanziger.

Today's Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by OneRoom and Sid Sanford Lives!

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Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus, talks to Daniel Ford about what she discovered while investigating the sexual revolution occurring on college campuses across the United States.

Grigoriadis, who is a contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, also discusses the current state of journalism.

To learn more about Vanessa Grigoriadis, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @vanessagrigor.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom and Sid Sanford Lives!

Direct download: Episode_227_Blurred_Lines_Author_Vanessa_Grigoriadis.mp3
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Mystery author Kellye Garrett introduced her new book Hollywood Homicide last Saturday night at Books on the Square in Providence, R.I.

While attendees sipped on wine from bin 312 and indulged in cupcakes from Sin Desserts, actress Mia Ellis read the first chapter of Hollywood Homicide. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy then asked Garrett about her origins as a storyteller and what inspired her character Dayna Anderson.

(Special thanks to Vanessa Lillie for organizing the event!)

To learn more about Kellye Garrett, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @kellyekel.

Today's episode is sponsored by OneRoom.


Joe Fassler, editor of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process and reporter/essayist for The Atlantic, talks to Caitlin Malcuit about writers and creativity.

To learn more about Joe Fassler, visit The Atlantic’s website or follow him on Twitter @joefassler.

Today’s Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by Novelize, OneRoom, and Sid Sanford Lives!

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In this episode of our mini-pod series, author Eric Rickstad and Sean Tuohy take a deep dive into his novel Lie in Wait, which features Detective Sonja Test.

To learn more about Eric Rickstad, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @ericrickstad. Also listen to Sean’s recent podcast interview with the author.

Clippings is sponsored by Novelize

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Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad (out Oct. 3), A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road of Mercy, talks to Daniel Ford about establishing his storytelling work ethic, chasing Ella May’s ghost while writing The Last Ballad, what he’s learned from his writing students, and why writers need to be really honest with themselves about why they want to write.

To learn more about Wiley Cash, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also read an excerpt of The Last Ballad.

Today's episode is sponsored by Novelize, Headline Heroes, and Sid Sanford Lives! 

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On Sept. 21, Daniel Ford launched his debut novel Sid Sanford Lives! at Trident Booksellers & Café with the help of his family, friends, and the Writer’s Bone crew.

Ford read from the book, answered fun questions from Sean Tuohy and the audience, and signed plenty of books! Listen to the audio, and then come out to Ford’s next author talk at I Am Books in Boston’s North End on Sept. 28. 

To learn more about Daniel Ford, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @danielfford. Sid Sanford Lives! is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Today's episode is sponsored by Novelize


Abby Stern, author of According to a Source, talks to Daniel Ford about what real-life events inspired her debut novel, her publishing journey, and what she has planned next.

To learn more about Abby Stern, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @abbystern.

Today's episode is sponsored by Novelize, OneRoom, and Sid Sanford Lives!

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Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover and Bullets of Palestine, talks to Sean Tuohy about how being a shy kid led him to storytelling, his appearance at Boston Film Festival on Sept. 23 to promote the film adaptation (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, and Olivia Thirlby), and why he wanted his thrillers to have underlying messages.

Learn more about Howard Kaplan by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @kaplanhow.

Today's episode is sponsored by Novelize, The Wild Pitch Podcast, and Sid Sanford Lives! 

Direct download: Episode_223_The_Damascus_Cover_Author_Howard_Kaplan.mp3
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On Sept. 14, Daniel Ford moderated The Queens Bookshop’s first-ever author event (!!!), held at Maple Grove Celebration Hall in Kew Gardens, N.Y., as part of 2017’s Brooklyn Book Festival.

The author panel included Alex Segura, best known for his Pete Fernandez Miami mystery novels, and Radha Vatsal, scribe of the historical fiction novels, A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines. Alex and Radha had great insights into the craft of writing, a passionate crowd of readers asked thoughtful questions, and our hosts generously allowed Ford to read from his debut novel Sid Sanford Lives!

To learn more about Alex Segura, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @alex_segura. Also read Sean Tuohy’s interview with the author.

To learn more about Radha Vatsal, visit her official website or like her Facebook page.

The Queens Bookshop is a good friend of the podcast! Find out more about their mission to bring more books to Queens by reading Lindsey Wojcik’s feature. Also visit their official website, like their Facebook page, or follow the store on Twitter @bookshopqueens.

This episode is sponsored by The Queens Bookshop, Brooklyn Book FestivalMaple Grove Celebration Hall, Novelize, Best Darn Diddly Podcast, and Sid Sanford Lives!


In the eighth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Sean Tuohy discuss Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

(Warning: This podcast contains major spoilers.)

This episode is sponsored by Novelize, OneRoom, and Sid Sanford Lives!

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Sam Lightner Jr., author of Heavy Green: The Collision of two Unlikely Missions in America's Secret War, talks to Sean Tuohy about how a rock-climbing expedition unexpectedly led to him writing fiction.

To learn more about Sam Lightner Jr., visit his official website or like his Facebook page. Also read Sean Tuohy’s review of Heavy Green in September’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today's episode is brought to you by Novelize and Sid Sanford Lives!

Direct download: Episode_221_Heavy_Green_Author_Sam_Lightner_Jr_.mp3
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Poet Marcus Wicker talks to Daniel Ford about his new poetry collection Silencer. Wicker discusses why he pursued an MFA and how hip-hop influences his poetry. The author also shares one of his poems on the air and explains the differences between writing, reading, and speaking poetry.

Learn more about Marcus Wicker by visiting his official website or by following him on Twitter and Instagram

Photo credit: Kristyn Greenfield of KG Creative Photography, LLC

 

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Graphic designer and author Carolyn Porter gives Daniel Ford a crash course in typography and discusses her book Marcel's Letters

To learn more about Carolyn Porter, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @porterfolio.  

Today's episode is brought to you by Novelize and the podcast Headline Heroes.

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Author Eric Rickstad returns to the podcast! He chats with Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Names of Dead Girls (out Sept. 12).

To learn more about Eric Rickstad, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @ericrickstad. Also listen to Rickstad’s first appearance on the podcast

Today’s episode is sponsored by Novelize, Secret Transmission Podcast, and Audible.

Direct download: Episode_219_The_Names_of_Dead_Girls_Author_Eric_Rickstad.mp3
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Natalka Burian, author of Welcome to the Slipstream, talks to Caitlin Malcuit about how the birth of her first child helped ignite her passion for writing, how her real-life experiences help craft the characters in her debut novel, and her work with The Freya Project. 

To learn more about Natalka Burian, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also visit The Freya Project’s official website and follow it on Twitter @TheFreyaProject.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Novelize, OneRoom, Best Darn Diddly Podcast, and Audible.

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Stephanie Andujar returns to the podcast to talk about her new movie “Marjorie Prime” Andujar also chats with Sean Tuohy about her sketch comedy show, “StephA: One Woman Show!”

To learn more about Stephanie Andujar, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Watch the trailer for “Marjorie Prime."

Direct download: Episode_218_Marjorie_Prime_Actress_Stephanie_Andujar.mp3
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T. Jefferson Parker, author of the recently published The Room of White Fire, talks to Daniel Ford about how a high school mythology class ignited his passion for reading and writing, and what real-life events inspired his new book, and what’s in store for his new hero Roland Ford.

To learn more about T. Jefferson Parker, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @TJParkerauthor.

Direct download: Episode_217_The_Room_of_White_Fire_Author_T_Jefferson_Parker.mp3
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Sean Tuohy talks to filmmakers Nicholas Bushman and Mike Dwyer about their recent film “Union Furnace.”

To learn more about “Union Furnace,” watch the trailer, like the movie’s Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter @furnacemovie.


Tana French, award-winning author of In the Woods, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser, talks to Daniel Ford about how her acting career influences her fiction, crafting characters like Antoinette Conway, and the importance of setting and atmosphere in murder mysteries. 

To learn more about Tana French, visit her official website or like her Facebook page.

Photo credit: Kathrin Baumbach

Direct download: Episode_216_The_Trespasser_Author_Tana_French.mp3
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Sean Tuohy talks to the minds behind Amazon’s new series “Comrade Detective”—writers and creators Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and director Rhys Thomas.

To learn more about “Comrade Detective,” watch the trailer or follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

Direct download: Episode_215_The_Creators_of_Comrade_Detective.mp3
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In a special, bonus podcast episode, ESPN researcher and author Mark Simon talks to Daniel Ford about his book The Yankees Index: Every Number Tells a Story.

Simon, who grew up a New York Mets fan devoted to reliever Neil Allen, discusses how he landed his job at ESPN, what led him to Triumph Books and writing about the New York Yankees, and his research process for the book (aided in part by past Writer’s Bone guest Katie Sharp). He also shares sound advice that aspiring sportswriters and researchers should take to heart.

To learn more about Mark Simon, visit ESPN or follow him on Twitter @msimonespn.

(Photo credit: Amber Jones Photography)

Direct download: Talkin_Baseball_With_ESPN_Researcher_and_Author_Mark_Simon.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Dave Braun, co-author of Oola—Find Balance in an Unbalanced World and Oola for Women, talks to Sean Tuohy about the origins of Oola, his partnership with OolaGuru Dr. Troy, collecting one million dreams in the form of handwritten stickers on the side of a vintage 1970 VW Surf Bus, and future Oola book plans.

To learn more about Dave Braun and Oola, visit Oola Life’s official website or follow him on Twitter (@OolaSeeker, @OolaLife) and Instagram.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Oola_Seeker_Dave_Braun.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire, talks to Daniel Ford about why writing is all she ever wanted to do, what it’s like having a novel longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, and how she crafted the characters and plot in her recent novel.

To learn more about Kamila Shamsie, follow her on Twitter @kamilashamsie.

(Photo credit: Zain Mustafa)

Direct download: Episode_214_Home_Fire_Author_Kamila_Shamsie.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

Author Jami Attenberg talks to Daniel Ford about her novel All Grown Up. Attenberg discusses how she crafted her main character Andrea, representing single womanhood in a different light, and writing about New York City.

To learn more about Jami Attenberg, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Read our review of All Grown Up in March’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Direct download: Episode_213_All_Grown_Up_Author_Jami_Attenberg.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the seventh installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford discuss Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin.

(Warning: This podcast contains mild spoilers.)

To learn more about Rachel Khong, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @rachelkhong


Bianca Marais, author of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, talks to Daniel Ford about writing stories at a young age, how mystery and detective novels influence her work, and how her upbringing in Apartheid South Africa inspired her debut novel.

“If you really want it, and really believe in it, keep writing and make it happen for yourself,” Bianca Marais says. 

To learn more about Bianca Marais, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our official review of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words in August’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Direct download: Episode_212_Hum_If_You_Dont_Know_the_Words_Author_Bianca_Marais.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Gin Phillips, author of Come In and Cover Me, The Well and the Mine, and the recently published Fierce Kingdom, talks to Daniel Ford about the books that inspired her to become a writer, her ideal writing time, and focusing on the mother-child relationship in her latest novel.

To learn more about Gin Phillips, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @GinPhillips17.

Direct download: Episode_211_Fierce_Kingdom_Author_Gin_Phillips.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Crime fiction master Michael Connelly sits down with Sean Tuohy to talk about who inspired his new character Detective Renée Ballard for his new novel The Late Show, keeping Harry Bosch fresh, and what drives him to keep inventing new characters and high quality narratives.

To learn more about Michael Connelly, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Connellybooks.

Direct download: Episode_210_Best-Selling_Author_Michael_Connelly.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Dani Bostick, a writer, educator, and advocate, talks to Daniel Ford about how she found her voice and why she’s working to change the way we think and speak about sexual assault victims.

 To learn more about Dani Bostick, follow her on Twitter @danibostick.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Writer_Teacher_Advocate_Dani_Bostick.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Dan Gordon—whose credits include “The Hurricane,” "Wyatt Earp,” and “Highway to Heaven,” talks to Caitlin Malcuit about his writing process, his disappointment with the superhero movie market, and his upcoming projects.

To learn more about Dan Gordon, visit his IMDB page.

Direct download: Episode_209_Screenwriter_Dan_Gordon.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Welcome to a very New York Yankees edition of Friday Morning Coffee!

Today’s guest is Katie Sharp, sports researcher extraordinaire and contributor to the superb Yankees analysis website River Avenue Blues. Sharp talks to Daniel Ford about how she tells stories through numbers, the advanced metrics baseball fans should know, how her research has changed the way she watches and thinks about the game, and why it’s important for writers to find their niche and promote themselves.

To learn more about Katie Sharp, visit River Avenue Blues, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @ktsharp.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_River_Avenue_Blues_Contributor_Katie_Sharp.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, talks to Daniel Ford about her circuitous path to writing, why she decided to pursue an MFA, and what inspired her incredibly well-written and structured debut novel.

To learn more about Zinzi Clemmons, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of What We Lose in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Direct download: Episode_208_What_We_Lose_Author_Zinzi_Clemmons.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Jon Negroni, author of Killerjoy and The Pixar Theory, talks to Daniel Ford about what fuels his writing process, his publishing journey, and what inspired his debut fantasy novel.

To learn more about Jon Negroni, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @JonNegroni.

Direct download: Episode_207_Killerjoy_Author_Jon_Negroni.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the sixth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford discuss Jeff VanderMeer’s science fiction novel Borne. (Warning: This podcast contains mild spoilers.)

To learn more about Jeff VanderMeer, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @jeffvandermeer.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_NovelClass_Featuring_Jeff_VanderMeers_Borne.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

N.J. Campbell, author of Found Audio, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired his debut novel, being surrounded by writers growing up, what led him to Two Dollar Radio, and the deep, deep, deep philosophical discussions he has with his friends.

To learn more about N.J. Campbell, visit his Tumblr page or follow him on Twitter @njcampbelltweet.

Direct download: Episode_206_Found_Audio_Author_N.J._Campbell.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Author and poet Erica Wright talks to Daniel Ford about her upcoming poetry collection All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, the differences between writing fiction and poetry, and why there’s a poet, poem, or poetry collection for everyone. 

To learn more about Erica Wright, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with the author and poet.

Direct download: Episode_205_Author_and_Poet_Erica_Wright.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Alston Ramsay, former deputy chief speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, talks to Sean Tuohy about making “Midnighters” with his brother Julius Ramsay.

To learn more about “Midnighters,” visit the film’s official website, like its Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter @midnightersfilm.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Midnighters_Screenwriter_Alston_Ramsay.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Meg Gardiner, author of this summer’s hot (and terrifying) thriller UNSUB, talks to Daniel Ford about how her law background helped her hone her writing process, crafting her heroine Caitlin Hendrix, and what real-life events inspired UNSUB

To learn more about Meg Gardiner, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or like her on Twitter @MegGardiner1.

Direct download: Episode_204_UNSUB_Author_Meg_Gardiner.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Kay Simpson, president of the Springfield Museums and Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, talks to Stephanie Schaefer about The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.

To learn more about The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, visit the official website, like Springfield Museums’ Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter @SpfldMuseums.

Direct download: Episode_203_The_Amazing_World_of_Dr._Seuss_Museum.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

We start the July 4th festivities with a bang. An American Bang.

Today’s podcast episode features perpetual Writer’s Bone guest Doug Richardson. Doug and Sean talk about…well, you know what they talk about by now. Everything and nothing.

Sean said in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar” that Doug’s new Lucky Dey thriller American Bang just might be the best of the series. Go pick it up after listening to this interview and then let us know what you think about it.

Direct download: Episode_202_American_Bang_Author_Doug_Richardson.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Historian Willard Sterne Randall talks to Daniel Ford about how he caught the history bug, his favorite Revolutionary War figures, and what inspired his new book Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution.

To learn more about Willard Sterne Randall, visit his official website.


Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Mark’s Is Dead, talks to Daniel Ford about her honest approach to writing about marriage, the future of journalism, and what she loves about New York City.

To learn more about Ada Calhoun, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @adacalhoun. Also read Gary Almeter’s review of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Photo credit: Jena Cumbo

Direct download: Episode_201_Wedding_Toasts_Ill_Never_Give_Author_Ada_Calhoun.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode two hundo! Yes, we’re just as surprised as you are. To celebrate our 200th episode, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford compiled their favorite clips from the last couple of years. It features authors, screenwriters, actors, directors, comedians, feminists, and journalists.

Share your favorite Writer’s Bone interview by tweeting us @WritersBone or by dropping a line on our Facebook page.

Thank you for listening, we truly appreciate it. Now, for the 200th time, keep writing, everyone!

Direct download: Episode_200_For_the_200th_Time.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Actor Timothy Spall talks to Caitlin Malcuit about his performance as Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley in “The Journey.”

Learn more about “The Journey” by watching the trailer or reading Danny DeGennaro’s review of the film.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_The_Journey_Actor_Timothy_Spall.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer, Guilty Minds, and, most recently, The Switch, talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing process, what inspired The Switch, and his run-in with the Russians (!!!).

To learn more about Joseph Finder, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @JoeFinder.

Direct download: Episode_199_The_Switch_Author_Joseph_Finder.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Today’s guest is Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Gulp, Bonk, Packing for Mars, and, most recently, Grunt. Roach talks to Daniel Ford about poking around “nitty gritty details of life,” her immersive writing process, and coordinating with the military during her research process for Grunt.

To learn more about Mary Roach, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @mary_roach.

Direct download: Episode_198_Grunt_Author_Mary_Roach.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Sean Tuohy, Daniel Ford, and Dave Pezza discuss their summer reading and writing plans.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_What_Books_Are_In_Your_Beach_Bag_This_Summer.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Bourbon-loving, storytellin’ Juliette Miranda, host of The Unwritable Rant podcast, talks to Daniel Ford about bourbon, how she got into podcasting, why the rants are unwritable, torturing her guy (lovingly, of course), and a very special guest coming up on her podcast.

To learn more about Juliette Miranda and The Unwritable Rant, visit the official website or follow her on Twitter @MorningNeurosis.

 

Direct download: Episode_197_The_Unwritable_Rant_Juliette_Miranda.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Connie Guzzo-McParland, author of The Women of Saturn and publisher at Guernica Editions, talks to Daniel Ford about her late start into storytelling and how her immigration experience inspired her incredibly ambitious debut novel.

To learn more about Connie Guzzo-McParland, visit her official website.

Direct download: Episode_196_The_Women_of_Saturn_Author_Connie_Guzzo-McParland.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Author and publisher Megan Cassidy talks to Daniel Ford about how her parents instilled in her a love of reading, her work as a publisher with 50/50 Press, and what inspired her middle grade novel The Misadventures of Marvin Miller (out June 12).

To learn more about Megan Cassidy, visit her official website, visit 50/50 Press’ official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MeganEileenC and @FiftyFiftyPress.


Sean Tuohy and contributing editor Caitlin Malcuit talk about “Twin Peaks: The Return.” The pair also discusses “Jaws” (the movie and the book), 1970s television actors, and “Red Dawn.”

 Follow Sean Tuohy and Caitlin Malcuit on Twitter @SeanTuohy2 and @badlycooked, respectively. Also read Caitlin’s most recent “Twin Peaks” recap

Direct download: Episode_195_Twin_Peaks_and_Other_Tales.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Author Jordan Harper talks to Daniel Ford about writing crime fiction at a young age, his need for a writing “womb,” why writers need to make their own brand of crazy work for them, and what inspired his debut novel She Rides Shotgun.

To learn more about Jordan Harper, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @jordan_harper. Also read our first interview with the author.

 

Direct download: Episode_194_She_Rides_Shotgun_Author_Jordan_Harper.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the fifth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Sean Tuohy discuss Joe Ide’s IQ. (Warning: This podcast does contain spoilers.)

To learn more about Joe Ide, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @JoeIdeTweets.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_NovelClass_Featuring_Joe_Ides_IQ.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Jeffrey Kluger, author of Apollo 8 and TIME magazine’s editor-at-large, talks to Daniel Ford about his love of writing and science, his research process for Apollo 8, his relationship with Jim Lovell, and why mankind must continue to explore and discover. 

To learn more about Jeffrey Kluger, visit his official website, read his work on TIME.com, or follow him on Twitter @jeffreykluger.

Direct download: Episode_193_Apollo_8_Author_Jeffrey_Kluger.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Calder Lorenz, author of One Way Down (Or Another), talks to Daniel Ford about how writing novels compares to writing short stories, the rejection he faced while finding the right home for his novel, and how he explored issues like homelessness, drug addiction, and alcoholism.

To learn more about Calder Lorenz, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @calderlorenz.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_One_Way_Down_Or_Another_Author_Calder_Lorenz.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Australian (rock star) author Matthew Reilly returns to the podcast and talks to Sean Tuohy about how his writing process has changed over the years, why he embraces outrageousness, and what inspired his new book The Four Legendary Kingdoms.

To learn more about Matthew Reilly, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Matthew_Reilly. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with the author.

Direct download: Episode_192_The_Four_Legendary_Kingdoms_Author_Matthew_Reilly.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Author Steve Hamilton returns to the podcast and talks to Daniel Ford about raising the stakes in his latest Nick Mason yarn Exit Strategy, what he's learned from readers, and why character development is so important when writing crime fiction.

To learn more about Steve Hamilton, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @authorsteve. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with the author.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Exit_Strategy_Author_Steve_Hamilton.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Jenn Bregman, author of her first legal thriller The TimeKeepers, talks to Daniel Ford about her early love of storytelling, how her legal career influenced her writing process, and what she has in store for her heroine Sarah Brockman.

To learn more about Jenn Bregman, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @jennbregman.

Direct download: Episode_191_The_TimeKeepers_Author_Jenn_Bregman.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Stephen Hunter, author of the Bob Lee Swagger series and former film critic for The Washington Post, talks to Sean Tuohy about his career.

To learn more about Stephen Hunter, like his Facebook page.

Direct download: Episode_190_Bob_Lee_Swagger_Author_Stephen_Hunter.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

Author Jill Santopolo talks to Daniel Ford about her debut novel The Light We Lost. Stephanie Schaefer also joins Daniel to discuss her thoughts about the book, what makes a good love story, and what’s on her reading list.

To learn more about Jill Santopolo, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @JillSantopolo.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_The_Light_We_Lost_Author_Jill_Santopolo.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Daniel Magariel, author of the brutally sweet One of the Boys, talks to Daniel Ford about his compulsion to become a writer, the benefits of an MFA, and the personal story that inspired his debut novel.

Direct download: Episode_189_One_of_the_Boys_Author_Daniel_Magariel.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Author and poet Hala Alyan talks to Daniel Ford about growing up in a house where storytelling was valued, how she crafts her prose and dialogue, and what inspired her debut novel Salt Houses.

To learn more about Hala Alyan, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @HalaNAlyan. Also read our review of Salt Houses in May’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Direct download: Episode_188_Salt_Houses_Author_Hala_Alyan.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In the fourth installment of #NovelClass, Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford discuss Jaroslav Kalfar’s brilliant debut novel, Spaceman of Bohemia.

(Be warned, there are moderate spoilers.)

To learn more about Jaroslav Kalfar, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @JaroslavKalfar. Also read Daniel Ford’s interview with the author.


Today’s guest is Amy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post and author of Janesville, An American Story. Goldstein sits down with Gary Almeter to discuss the time she spent in Janesville, Wisconsin, issues middle class communities face when work disappears, and the resilience she witnessed firsthand during her research process.

Learn more about Amy Goldstein by visiting her official website or following her on Twitter @goldsteinamy.


Author Kristopher Jansma returns to the podcast! Jansma talks to Daniel Ford about Why We Came to the City coming out in paperback (May 2) and how his life and writing process have evolved since leaving New York City.

Learn more about Kristopher Jansma by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @KristopherJans. Also listen to Gary Almeter’s first interview with the author.

Direct download: Episode_186_Why_We_Came_to_the_City_Author_Kristopher_Jansma.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Chasing Portraits author and documentarian Elizabeth Rynecki talks to Daniel Ford about her emotional and personal project to find her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather’s paintings that were lost during World War II.

To learn more about Elizabeth Rynecki, visit her official website, follow her blog, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @erynecki.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Chasing_Portraits_Author_Elizabeth_Rynecki.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Carolyn Stotesbery, who plays Eli in John Shea’s “Grey Lady,” talks to Daniel Ford about her path to becoming an actress, how she got attached to “Grey Lady,” and what lessons she learned from the talented cast and crew.

 “I just love telling stories," says Carolyn Stotesbery.

“Grey Lady" premieres April 28. Learn more about Carolyn Stotesbery by visiting her official website, liking her Facebook page, and following her on Twitter (@CStotesbery) and Instagram (@carolynstotesbery).

Direct download: Episode_185_Actress_Writer_Producer_Carolyn_Stotesbery.mp3
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT