Writer's Bone

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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