Writer's Bone

A busy day here at Writer’s Bone!

First, Nicole Blades (The Thunder Beneath Us, Have You Met Nora?) joins us to talk about Toni Morrison’s legacy.

Then, Laura McHugh, whose latest book The Wolf Wants In is a must read, returns to the show to tell us all about how she crafted these new characters.

To learn more about Nicole Blades, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our most recent interview with the author.

To learn more about Laura McHugh, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first chat with McHugh in 2015 and read our review of The Wolf Wants In in August’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom

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Author Amanda Goldblatt joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Hard Mouth

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about “Veronica Mars.”

To learn more about Amanda Goldblatt, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom. Also read our review of Hard Mouth in August’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

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Author R.L. Maizes joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her sensational debut short story collection We Love Anderson Cooper.

To learn more about R.L. Maizes, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom.

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Author William Dameron joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his memoir The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about the recent passing of literary giant Toni Morrison. She references two articles: Doreen St. Félix's "Toni Morrison and What Our Mothers Couldn’t Say" in The New Yorker and Imani Perry's "Yearning for a Blessing From Toni Morrison" in The Cut.

To learn more about William Dameron, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom.

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Author Lori Goldstein talks to Rebecca Weston about her YA novel Screen Queens

To learn more about Lori Goldstein, visit his official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom.

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Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-American writer, spoken word artist, and mental health advocate, joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her essay collection I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying (out Aug. 20 from Harper Perennial). 

To learn more about Bassey Ikpi, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom.

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Writer and director Aaron Harvey joins Sean Tuohy on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his new film “Into the Ashes.”

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about her second experience at a live How Did This Get Made? live event.

To learn more about Aaron Harvey, follow him on Twitter. Watch the “Into the Ashes" trailer. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom.


On July 24, authors Daniel Ford and Hank Phillippi Ryan celebrated the launch of Black Coffee at Trident Booksellers & Café by having in-depth conversation about where inspiration strikes, the ups and downs of the writing process, and what it’s like living with multiple characters in their heads.

To learn more about Daniel Ford, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to his first book tour stop and where he’s headed next

To learn more about Hank Phillippi Ryan, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with Hank in Episode 310.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


Author Karen Strong talks to Rebecca Weston about her highly praised middle-grade novel Just South of Home.

To learn more about Karen Strong, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read Rebecca’s review of Just South of Home in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom

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Author Erin Somers joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Stay Up with Hugo Best.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about the recent release of Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” demos.

To learn more about Erin Somers, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter. Also read our review of Stay Up with Hugo Best in July's "Books That Should Be On Your Radar."

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee, and OneRoom

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The one and only Laura Lippman returns to the show and chats with Daniel Ford about her new book Lady in the Lake.

To learn more about Laura Lippman, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with the author and read our review of Lady in the Lake in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” Additionally, read her essays “Whole 60” and “Game of Crones” on Longreads.    

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author Zara Raheem talks to Stephanie Ford about her debut novel The Marriage Clock (out July 23 from William Morrow).

To learn more about Zara Raheem, visit her official website and follow her on Instagram. Also read Stephanie’s review of The Marriage Clock in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Bianca Marais, Writer’s Bone favorite and author of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her latest novel If You Want to Make God Laugh (out now from Putnam Books).

We also introduce guest host Guido Fargiorgio, who is filling in for the vacationing Caitlin Malcuit. He chats about the proper Stanley Cup etiquette.

To learn more about Bianca Marais, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with the author and read our review of If You Want to Make God Laugh in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


On July 9, live from Belmont Books, Daniel Ford officially launched his new short story collection Black Coffee with the help of author Edwin Hill (Little Comfort, The Missing Ones). 

Listen as Ford reads from the book and then answers questions about his process for writing and selecting these stories, his literary influences, and why he loves exploring both the light and dark sides of human nature.

To learn more about Daniel Ford, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also check out his book tour schedule and listen to our first Black Coffee episode.

To learn more about Edwin Hill, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first interview with the author.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Susan Silver, The Mary Tyler Moore Show writer, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her memoir Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

Caitlin Malcuit talks about the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego, the best Funko figurines about to be released, and Jeff Goldblum things.

To learn more about Susan Silver, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to her appearance on Pop Literacy.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author Chip Cheek sits down with Daniel Ford to chat about his debut Cape May.

To learn more about Chip Cheek, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Read our review of Cape May in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Just a reminder that Daniel's book launch for Black Coffee is July 9 at Belmont Books in Belmont, Mass., at 7 p.m. Find more book details at danielfford.com.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author James Charlesworth joins Daniel Ford at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., to chat about his debut The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill.

To learn more about James Charlesworth, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter. Also read our review of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


Daniel Ford, Writer’s Bone podcast co-host and author of Sid Sanford Lives!, is back with Black Coffee, a short story collection with a lot of buzz. Ford agreed to come on his own show to chat with Sean Tuohy and Rebecca Weston about his new book, his evolution as a writer, and the real-life people and experiences he draws from.

To learn more about Daniel Ford, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also check out his book tour schedule!

Today's episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

 

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He’s back!

Actor, comedian, and How Did This Get Made? co-host Paul Scheer returns to discuss the show’s upcoming live event in Medford, Mass. on July 25. He also chats about why he, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas still find joy in watching terrible movies, how his work with Amy Nicholson on Unspooled has cleansed his movie palette, and what movies and tv shows we can expect to see him in soon. 

Caitlin Malcuit also regales us with tales from HDTGM’s last appearance in the Boston area.

To learn more about Paul Scheer, visit his official website, subscribe to How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled, and follow him and the shows on Twitter @paulscheer@HDTGM, and @unspooled. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with Paul in Episode 232

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


Elliot Ackerman, National Book Award finalist for Dark at the Crossing, returns to the show and chats with Daniel Ford about his new book Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning.

To learn more about Elliot Ackerman, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to his last appearance on the show and his guest-starring role on NovelClass. Read our full review of Places and Names in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today's episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Sam Slaughter, Food & Drink editor at The Manual, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his new cocktail book, Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?

Caitlin Malcuit also makes up a cocktail of her own and chats about “Pokémon Sword and Shield.”

To learn more about Sam Slaughter, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. You can also find more of his work at The Manual. Read our review of Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

 


Leah Cohen, author of No Book but the World and The Grief of Others, talks to Stephanie Ford about her new book Strangers and Cousins.

To learn more about Leah Cohen, visit her official website. Also listen to an excerpt from the audiobook on SoundCloud

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author Maureen Joyce Connolly joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Little Lovely Things.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about Clover Hope’s Jezebel feature “Actors Who Are Bad at Acting.”

To learn more about Maureen Joyce Connolly, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


Author Minnie Darke joins Daniel and Stephanie Ford on the show to chat about her novel Star-Crossed.

To learn more about Minnie Darke, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author and journalist Robert W. Fieseler helps us kick off LGBTQ Pride Month!

He chats with us about his Edgar Award-winning book, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, his emotional writing process, and the current issues facing the LGBTQ community.

To learn more about Robert W. Fieseler, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Susan Richards Shreve, author and former chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her new book More News Tomorrow (out June 4 from W.W. Norton).

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary.

To learn more about Susan Richards Shreve, visit her official website

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.


Author De'Shawn Charles Winslow chats with Daniel Ford about his debut novel In West Mills (out June 4 from Bloomsbury Publishing).

To learn more about De'Shawn Charles Winslow, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Meg Wolitzer, author of The Wife and The Interestings, joins Caitlin Malcuit on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss the paperback release of The Female Persuasion.

Please note that the audiobook excerpt, which is narrated by Rebecca Lowman, is courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio.

To learn more about Meg Wolitzer, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Matthew Reilly, best-selling author of the Jack West series, returns to the show and chats with Sean Tuohy about his new book The Secret Runners of New York (out now in Australia).

To learn more about Matthew Reilly, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Sean’s first interview with the author, which was featured on Episode 192

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author Julia Fine joins Daniel Ford for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss the paperback edition of What Should Be Wild and and how her debut connects to our cultural and political moment.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds and the National Abortion Federation, as well as some of the recent and upcoming television series finales.

To learn more about Julia Fine, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow here on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first conversation with the author featured in Episode 286

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Author Jason Allen joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss his debut The East End.

To learn more about Jason Allen, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Jason will also be in conversation with James Charlesworth, author of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, at Harvard Coop on May 21 at 7 p.m. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Jason Baumann, New York Public Library Coordinator of Humanities and LGBTQ Collections, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss The Stonewall Reader.

This June will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and The Stonewall Reader, which is out now from Penguin Classics, is “an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it.” It features first-person accounts, diaries, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that trace LGBTQ activism before, during, and following the riots. 

During her introduction, Caitlin Malcuit shares events planned for Pride Month across the country, how far we still need to go to protect LGBTQ citizens, and the charities you can donate to in order to make a difference.

To learn more about Jason Baumann, read his bio on the NYPL’s website and follow the library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Black Ink Coffee Company, and Deliberate Freelancer.

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Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus, talks to Daniel Ford about his new book The Editor

To learn more about Steven Rowley, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_358_Steven_Rowley_Author_of_The_Editor.mp3
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Author and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her new book No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (out May 7 from Bloomsbury Publishing).

Caitlin Malcuit also shares resources victims of domestic violence, or their loved ones, can use, and we recommend generously donating your time or money to these invaluable programs.

To learn more about Rachel Louise Snyder, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Snyder is appearing at Harvard Bookstore on May 13 at 7 p.m. and will be in conversation with Suzanne Dubus and Andre Dubus III.  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Author Lauren Wilkinson chats with Daniel Ford about her debut novel American Spy

To learn more about Lauren Wilkinson, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Read our review of American Spy in April’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, Daniel Ford's Black Coffee

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Steven Wingate, author of Wifeshopping, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his novel Of Fathers and Fire

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about the next James Bond film (which still does not have a title).  

To learn more about Steven Wingate, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana, talks to Daniel Ford about her new book When We Left Cuba.

Daniel also announces that his new short story collection Black Coffee will be published by 50/50 Press on July 1. 

To learn more about Chanel Cleeton, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our full review of When We Left Cuba in April’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Deliberate Freelancer, and OneRoom.

 

 

 

 

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Author James Boice (The Shooting) joins Gary Almeter (The Emperor of Ice-Cream) on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his new book, Who Killed the Fonz?

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about the “Sesame Street”/“Game of Thrones” crossovers and why you should follow @NightOpening on Twitter.

To learn more about James Boice, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Gary’s first interview with the author.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

 

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David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution and founder of the Texas Innocence Network, talks to Daniel Ford about his fiction debut Confessions of an Innocent Man.

To learn more about David R. Dow, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Deliberate Freelancer, and OneRoom.

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Musician, designer, and author Marcia Butler joins the show to discuss her fiction debut Pickle’s Progress.

To learn more about Marcia Butler, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Deliberate Freelancer, and OneRoom.

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Author Eva Eland joins Rebecca Weston on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her book When Sadness Is at Your Door.

Caitlin Malcuit and Daniel Ford chat about what’s going on in the Boston area live from Toscanini's in Cambridge, Mass. 

To learn more about Eva Eland, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read Rebecca’s review of When Sadness is at Your Door in March’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Black Ink Coffee Company, and Deliberate Freelancer.

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Author Dave Patterson talks to Daniel Ford about his debut novel Soon the Light Will be Perfect (out April 9 from Hanover Square Press).

For those of you in the Portland, Maine, area, Dave’s book launch is at Print: A Bookstore on April 9 at 7 p.m. 

To learn more about Dave Patterson, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, Deliberate Freelancer, and OneRoom

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Crystal King, author of Feast of Sorrow, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her new novel The Chef’s Secret.

Stephanie Ford also stops by to discuss a trio of books that would make excellent rom-coms.

To learn more about Crystal King, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, Deliberate Freelancer, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Linda Fairstein, author of the best-selling Alexandra “Coop” Cooper series, talks to Rebecca Weston about her new book Blood Oath.

To learn more about Linda Fairstein, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Author Jessica Barry joins Daniel Ford for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Freefall.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about a Garfield-themed restaurant in Toronto.

To learn more about Jessica Barry, follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of Freefall in March’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Author Katharine Smyth joins Rebecca Weston on today’s show to discuss her debut All the Lives We Ever Lived.

To learn more about Katharine Smyth, visit her official website. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Today’s guest is one of our very own. Gary Almeter!

We first met Gary when he published a short story with us called “The Love Song of JFK Jr.” His book, The Emperor of Ice-Cream, debuts on March 26 from Unsolicited Press, and it’s really, really, really good. Pre-order it, order it again on Gary’s pub day, and then gift it to all your friends and relatives.

To learn more about Gary Almeter, read his bio on our contributors’ page and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our full review of The Emperor of Ice-Cream in March’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_350_The_Emperor_of_Ice_Cream_Gary_Almeter.mp3
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Author Alex Michaelides joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about his best-selling debut The Silent Patient.

Caitlin Malcuit also discusses Pabst Blue Ribbon’s new whiskey.

To learn more about Alex Michaelides, follow him on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Nikesh Shukla, author of Coconut Unlimited and Meatspace, talks to Daniel Ford about The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, which he edited with Chimene Suleyman.

To learn more about Nikesh Shukla, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_349_The_Good_Immigrant_Editor_Nikesh_Shukla.mp3
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Author Jamie Blake joins Daniel Ford for Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her debut YA novel The Last Ghost.

Caitlin Malcuit also celebrates Ayesha Siddiqi and Mariame Kaba on International Women’s Day.

To learn more about Jamie Blake, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Don Winslow, author of The Force, The Cartel, and The Power of the Dog, joins Daniel Ford on the show to talk about his new novel The Border.

To learn more about Don Winslow, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

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Lisa Gardner, best-selling author of Find Her, Look for Me, and Right Behind You, returns to the show to chat about her new book Never Tell.

To learn more about Lisa Gardner, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Caitlin Malcuit’s last interview with the author and to Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford’s discussion about Gardner’s novel Right Behind You on NovelClass.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_347_Never_Tell_Author_Lisa_Gardner_.mp3
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Author Anissa Gray joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her debut novel The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Caitlin also dishes about seeing Boyz II Men at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston and recaps this year’s Oscars. 

To learn more about Anissa Gray, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company


Lindsey J. Palmer, author of Pretty in Ink and If We Lived Here, talks to Stephanie Ford about her new book Otherwise Engaged.

To learn more about Lindsey J. Palmer, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read Stephanie’s first interview with the author.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and NovelClass.

Direct download: Episode_346_Otherwise_Engaged_Author_Lindsey_J_Palmer.mp3
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From Pop Literary to Writer’s Bone! Author Andrea Bartz talks to Daniel Ford about her debut novel The Lost Night (out Feb. 26 from Crown Publishing). 

To learn more about Andrea Bartz, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and NovelClass.

Direct download: Episode_345_The_Lost_Night_Author_Andrea_Bartz.mp3
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And we thought we were busy…

Jessica A. Kent, founder of The Boston Book Blog, needs all the Friday Morning Coffee she can get! She joins Caitlin Malcuit and Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her love affair with history and literature, what’s she’s learned about Boston’s literary scene, the novel she’s working on, and her future plans for the website.

To learn more about Jessica A. Kent and The Boston Book Blog, visit the website, like its Facebook page, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, NovelClass, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Boston_Book_Blog_Jessica_A_Kent.mp3
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Martin Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life and What They Always Tell Us, talks to Rebecca Weston about his path to storytelling, how he crafted the worlds in his two YA novels, the themes he wanted to explore through his characters, and more!

To learn more about Martin Wilson, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter. Also read Rebecca’s review of What We Always Tell Us in February’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.” To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_344_We_Now_Return_to_Regular_Life_Author_Martin_Wilson.mp3
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Fiona Barton, author of The Child and The Widow, joins Daniel Ford for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her new novel The Suspect.

Caitlin Malcuit also chats about The Ringer’s 2019 Dog Oscars.

To learn more about Fiona Barton, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter. Also read Daniel’s review of The Suspect in February 2019’s "Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_The_Suspect_Author_Fiona_Barton.mp3
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Author and poet DaMaris B. Hill talks to Daniel Ford about her new collection A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland.

To learn more about DaMaris B. Hill, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_343_A_Bound_Woman_Is_A_Dangerous_Thing_Author_DaMaris_B._Hill.mp3
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Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her new book More Than Words.

Caitlin and Courtney Malcuit also chat about Ian Parker’s Dan Mallory/A.J. Finn profile in The New Yorker and Bustle’s feature “How 10 Women Of Color Actually Feel About Working In Book Publishing.” 

To learn more about Jill Santopolo, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Stephanie Ford’s last interview with the author.

Today's Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_More_Than_Words_Author_Jill_Santopolo.mp3
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Micah Dean Hicks, author of the short story collection Electricity and Other Dreams, talks to Rebecca Weston about his first novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones (out Feb. 5 from John Joseph Adams Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). 

To learn more about Micah Dean Hicks, visit his official website and follow him on Twitter @MicahDeanHicks

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_342_Break_the_Bodies_Haunt_the_Bones_Author_Micah_Dean_Hicks.mp3
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Snowden Wright, author of Play Pretty Blues, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his new novel American Pop (out Feb. 5 from William Morrow).

Caitlin Malcuit also talks about CBS All Access’ plans to adapt Stephen King’s The Stand.

To learn more about Snowden Wright, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @SnowdenWright

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_American_Pop_Author_Snowden_Wright.mp3
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Author Novuyo Rosa Tshuma talks to Rebecca Weston about her novel House of Stone.

To learn more about Novuyo Rosa Tshuma visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_341_House_of_Stone_Author_Novuyo_Rosa_Tshuma.mp3
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Author Maurice Carlos Ruffin joins Daniel Ford for Friday Morning Coffee to chat about his debut novel We Cast A Shadow.

Caitlin Malcuit also talks about crime-solving cats.

To learn more about Maurice Carlos Ruffin, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of We Cast A Shadow in January’s "Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_We_Cast_A_Shadow_Author_Maurice_Carlos_Ruffin.mp3
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This episode stars Steph Post, author of Walk in the Fire, Lightwood, and, as of today, Miraculum.

Steph has been a big supporter of the show and she’s helped us out a bunch the past few years, but this is the first episode she’s starred in since 2015! Don’t worry, we won’t let that happen again.

Steph talked to Daniel Ford recently about what inspired Miraculum, her extensive research process, and building characters like Ruby, Daniel, and Hayden.

To learn more about Steph Post, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of Miraculum in January's "Books That Should Be On Your Radar."

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_340_Miraculum_Author_Steph_Post.mp3
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Author Mesha Maren joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Sugar Run.

Caitlin Malcuit also talks about the 2019 "Resident Evil 2" remake of the classic 1998 video game. 

To learn more about Mesha Maren, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter @MeshaMaren. Also read our review of Sugar Run on January’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company

 

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_Sugar_Run_Author_Mesha_Maren.mp3
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Nick Petrie, author of Light It Up and The Drifter, chats with Daniel Ford about his new Peter Ash novel Tear It Down.

To learn more about Nick Petrie, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_339_Tear_It_Down_Author_Nick_Petrie.mp3
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Today’s guest is one of our favorites, Lyndsay Faye, author of The Fatal Flame, Jane Steele, and, most recently, The Paragon Hotel. Faye talked to Daniel Ford recently about why her writing process was more arduous this time around, how she built her characters and themes, and the ambitious project she has planned next.

We don’t want to spoil the latter, but we’ll say, watch out William Shakespeare. You’ve been warned.

To learn more about Lyndsay Faye, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_338_The_Paragon_Hotel_Author_Lyndsay_Faye.mp3
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Author Paula Finn and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Ken Estin (“Taxi,” “Cheers,” “The Tracey Ullman Show”) chat with Daniel Ford about Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy

Caitlin Malcuit also discusses The Great Molasses Flood of 1919, a particularly sticky moment in Boston’s history.

To learn more about Paula Finn, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

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Writer-director Matthew Brown, whose credits include “In the Treetops” and “Elk Garden,” joins Sean Tuohy on the show to discuss his latest film “Maine.”

"Maine" was featured at 2018’s Tribeca Film Festival and stars Laia Costa and Thomas Mann. Watch the trailer. 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_337_Maine_Writer-Director_Matthew_Brown.mp3
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Author Danielle Lazarin talks to Daniel Ford about her debut short story collection Back Talk.

To learn more about Danielle Lazarin, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_336_Back_Talk_Author_Danielle_Lazarin.mp3
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Author Jonathan Rosen joins Rebecca Weston for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his middle grade novels From Sunset Till Sunrise and Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies.

Caitlin and Courtney Malcuit also chat about their holidays and eat a ton of chocolate.

To learn more about Jonathan Rosen, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Rebecca Weston, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.   

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, OneRoom, and Black Ink Coffee Company.

Direct download: Friday_Morning_Coffee_From_Sunset_Till_Sunrise_Author_Jonathan_Rosen.mp3
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Author Marc Cameron returns to the show to help us ring in 2019! Cameron talks to Sean Tuohy about his latest Jack Ryan novel Tom Clancy Oath of Office.

To learn more about Marc Cameron, visit his official website and like his Facebook page. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with the author

Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.

Direct download: Episode_335_Tom_Clancy_Oath_of_Office_Author_Marc_Cameron.mp3
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