Writer's Bone

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.

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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.


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