Writer's Bone

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

1