Writer's Bone

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! 

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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!

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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.

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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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