Writer's Bone

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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
Category:writing -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

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

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