Ep. 133 Burning Spell Candles With Andrea Bartz

We’re joined by novelist Andrea Bartz for a lively chat about her latest thriller We Were Never Here, her experiences traveling alone, pet psychics, Tokyo karaoke, coded messages, running gags, the benefits of therapy, and the spell candle she lights while writing. We also recommend: Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot, Animals by Will Staples, and Luck in Shadows by Lynn Flewelling. Our audiobook of the week is Lights Out Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey. Plus – Dave has travel woes, Laura is freaked out by falling apples, and Andrew joins us shirtless from Hawaii.

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Inside Chat: The Best Poisons With Samantha Downing

Today we chat with Samantha Downing all about her brilliant new thriller For Your Own Good, psychopathic teachers, the best poisons, and how she knows when it’s time to kill off a character.

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Inside Chat: How To Ruin Pop Music With Karin Slaughter

We chat with Karin Slaughter about her new thriller False Witness,  the human side of addiction, why she writes about violence towards women, being a cat person, the decision to include the pandemic in her book, the problem with Hall & Oates, and the trouble with Ted Danson.

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Inside Chat: Hell Of A Chat With Jason Mott

Today we chat with Jason Mott sans sport coat about his new book Hell of a Book, the genius of Nicolas Cage, why he felt obligated to write this book, the insane fan at a book signing who fixated on his teeth, the story behind the title, and the surprising background noise he puts on while writing.

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Ep. 132 Metalheads and Meathooks With Grady Hendrix

We’re joined by New York Times best-selling novelist Grady Hendrix for a lively chat about his latest horror novel The Final Girl Support Group, the final girl that inspired the book, his bitter memories of Ed Begley Jr., why (and how) he read 326 books over a 10 month period, his affinity for metalheads, and the one word he uses too much in his writing. We also recommend: Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian, Girls With Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman, and The Tracker by Saxon Andrew. Our audiobook of the week is The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine. Plus – Dave goes to the home run derby, Laura can’t abide Sylvia’s driving, and Andrew gets a letter from Peter at camp. It ain’t pretty.

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Inside Chat: Into The Alaskan Triangle With Connor Sullivan

Today we chat with Connor Sullivan all about his new book Sleeping Bear, the mysterious Alaskan Triangle, Russian sharaskas, why he didn’t get any help from his father the novelist, and how his competitive skiing career helped him with his writing. Plus – small town parade tomfoolery in Forks, WA.

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Inside Chat: Eavesdropping and Snooping With David Bell

Today we chat with David Bell all about his new thriller Kill All Your Darlings, the power imbalance between students and professors, why it’s just easier for him to over expound, the trouble with book readings, when it’s okay to eavesdrop, and the problem with students who compliment his writing. Plus – We discover why people lick banana slugs in Forks, WA. liness

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Inside Chat: Chocolate Rewards With Vanessa Riley

Today we chat with Vanessa Riley all about her new historical fiction novel Island Queen, discovering her main character through a cartoon sketch, how her background in engineering helps her writing, and how chocolate keeps her writing. Plus – more tales from our vacation! liness

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Inside Chat: Uncovering Secret Love Affairs With Stephanie Dray

Today we chat with Stephanie Dray all about her new book The Women of Chateau Lafayette, the trouble with writing three separate timelines, America’s favorite fighting Frenchman the Marquis de Lafayette, discovering an old secret love affair while doing research and having to break it to the family, and much more! Plus – Dave hits the road with the cat.

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Ep. 131 Unhealthy Obsessions With Riley Sager

We’re joined by New York Times best-selling novelist Riley Sager for an enjoyable chat about his latest thriller Survive the Night, scaring women in airport bookstores, how his book was basically borne from sheer laziness, his obsession with Disney World, listening to the same Spotify techno playlist over and over and over again while writing, and being overrun by parsley. We also recommend: Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World by Madeline Levine, We Two Alone by Jack Wang, and The Fossil by Joshua Calvert. Our audiobook of the week is Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino. Plus – Dave sinks slowly while floating down the Platte River, Laura isn’t sure if she’s been dismissed or just dissed by her Doctor, and Andrew can’t row.

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Inside Chat: How To Write Two Books At Once With Christine Feehan

Today we chat with Christine Feehan all about her new book Murder At Sunrise Lake, trash talking her grandson, wearing a red Power Ranger onesie, writing two books at the same time, how she would force her siblings to tell her her stories were good growing up, teaching martial arts, and how she spent her first book signing in the bathroom throwing up.

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Inside Chat: Calzones & Saxophones With Emily Henry

Today we chat with Emily Henry about her new rom-com People We Meet On Vacation, why saxophones have no place in pop songs, what it was like editing a book about vacations during COVID, her intense dislike of calzones and flip flops, and the benefits of wearing fuzzy socks.

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Ep. 130 Speaking Bawlmerese With Laura Lippman

We’re joined by Laura Lippman for an enjoyable chat about her new literary thriller Dream Girl, her Bawlmer accent impersonation, why she has to go solo to the movies to watch horror movies, how she’s the second funniest person in her house, being a genre writer, the difficulties of writing for all the different types of readers, and why you should still bother with a twist despite knowing the readers are gonna figure it out. We also recommend: Girl One by Sarah Flannery Murphy, Homestretch by Graham Norton, and The Acheron Inheritance by Ken Lozito. Our audiobook of the week is Maps for the Getaway by Annie England Noblin. Plus – Dave cries at his job interview, Laura has another ER experience, and Andrew’s kid thinks he’s weird.

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Inside Chat: How To Find A Unicorn With Keith Rosson

Today we chat with Keith Rosson all about his new novel Road Seven, growing up with comic books and GI Joe, cryptozoology, the problem with audiophiles, unicorn poop, and why it’s important to give yourself permission to write a shitty first draft.

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Ep. 129 Collateral Damage With Caitlin Wahrer

Today we’re joined by author Caitlin Wahrer for an enjoyable chat about her new thriller The Damage, how she managed to practice law and write at the same time, why the book doesn’t really reflect her views, how she found out Stephen King blurbed her book, why social media is not good for you if you’re looking to commit a crime, and her missing early work “Squirrelock Holmes.” We also recommend: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman, Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane, and The Dark Forest by Lou Cixin. Our audiobook of the week is Down Range by Taylor Moore. Plus – Dave & Laura recap their vacation and Andrew drops his kid off at camp.

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Inside Chat: The Best Books of 2021 So Far With Amazon’s Sarah Gelman

Today we chat with Sarah Gelman from Amazon Books about the best books of 2021 thus far, the fights that go down amongst the editors to get their picks on the list, and the real reason she loves cookbooks. Check out the full list here – https://www.amazon.com/Best-Books-of-the-Year-So-Far/b?ie=UTF8&node=3003015011

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Ep. 128 Who Needs Research? With Carter Wilson

Today we’re joined by Carter Wilson for a fun chat about his new thriller The Dead Husband,  how he hates to do research for his books, the comments he gets at book clubs, small towns, and how being bored in a real estate relicensing class led to him becoming a writer. We also recommend: A Death At Seaside by Emma Jameson, What Waits For You by Joseph Schneider, and The Lost Secret by Vaughn Heppner. Our audiobook of the week is Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill. Plus – Dave & Laura do a deep dive on the psychology of Andrew, and we find out his kids are amazing trash generators.

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Ep. 126 Snakes, Trucks & Typing With Taylor Adams

Today we’re joined by No Exit author Taylor Adams for a chat about his new thriller Hairpin Bridge, the trouble with writing for the bad guy, his pet snake, being inspired by a real life bridge, quitting his real job to write full time, and his insane writing process (it involves lots of typing). This week we also recommend: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons by Keith Rosson, The Promised Lie by Christopher Nuttall. Our audiobook of the week is Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica.  Plus – Dave’s student finds his graduation speech changed, Laura faces challenges getting rid of “master” suite, and Andrew runs into a Church group from Arkansas with a predilection for early morning John Denver music played loudly.

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Inside Chat: Cereals & Royalty With Paul Rudnick

Today we chat with Paul Rudnick all about his new book Playing the Palace, the character envy he felt for the Queen he created, our obsession with British royalty, the appeal of RBG, the best breakfast cereals, writing original pieces for the theater again, The Devil Wears Prada musical, the fear of socially embarrassing his family growing up, and why he was glad the day his mother started cursing at him.

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Inside Chat: Creating False Memories With Hannah Mary McKinnon

Today we chat with Hannah Mary McKinnon all about her new thriller You Will Remember Me, the difficulties of writing for a character with amnesia, false memories, the influence of libraries, why she won’t sing in public, the book she’d read again for the first time if she lost her memory, and what she doesn’t know about drug dealers.

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Ep. 125 Buried Standing Up With Josh Malerman

Today we’re joined by Bird Box author Josh Malerman for a chat about his novella collection Goblin, putting off making an acceptance video for the Stokers, why Goblin>Rolling Hills, how he’s easily scared, why we should be buried standing up, playing music, what it means to get the janitors to tap their toes, and the success of Birdbox. This week we also recommend: No Stone Unturned by Pam Lecky, The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Marianna Enriquez, Reincarnation by Michael Head. Our audiobook of the week is How Lucky by Will Leitch.  Plus- Dave gets yelled at by his Principal (again), Laura hears another screaming animal, and Andrew has a murderously questionable Uncle.

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Ep. 124 Seeing Psychics With Laura Hankin

Today we’re joined by author Laura Hankin for a chat about her latest novel A Special Place for Women, the secret world of exclusive women’s clubs, why she downloaded an astrology app and went to a psychic, what it means to be a “girlboss,” and the reason why she had to hold a pillow over her stomach while recording her audiobook. This week we also recommend: Murder in the Crypt by Irina Shapiro, Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau, Early Years by Turtle Me. Our audiobook of the week is Just Get Home by Bridget Foley.  Plus- Dave plays in sewage, Laura is witness to a giant sonic fireball, and Andrew is happy for once.

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Inside Chat: Catching Glitches with L.R. Dorn

Today we chat with L.R. Dorn (aka Matt Dorff and Suzanne Dunn) about their new thriller The Anatomy of Desire, social media influencers, writing a book like a docuseries, writing for an audio medium as well as the page, and the benefits of working together.

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Ep. 123 Spacing Out With Andy Weir

Today we’re joined byThe Martian author Andy Weir for a chat about his latest book Project Hail Mary, cobbling the story together from pieces out of his “brain junkyard,” trying to get better at writing, defending Shemp, his hatred for flashbacks, and why he would never go into space. This week we also recommend: The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor, Just My Luck by Adele Parks, The Trouble With Tourists by Saxon Andrew. Our Audiobook of the week is The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright.  Plus- Dave gambles on the 80’s, Andrew monkeys around, and Laura’s windshield wipers are making her lazy.

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Inside Chat: Sleight of Hand and Misdirection With Linwood Barclay

Today we chat with Linwood Barclay all about his new thriller Find You First, writing like a magician, the impact Ross Macdonald had on him, what he likes about screenplay writing, his homage to Rear Window, writing a newspaper “humor” column, and the power of the Cheeto.

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Inside Chat: War And Bees With Mark T. Sullivan

Today we chat with author Mark T. Sullivan about his latest novel The Last Green Valley, the surprising place he found the inspiration for his book, the fascinating history of ethnic Germans, the secret of beekeeping, and what to look for in a guide when you’re on the road researching.

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Ep. 122 How To Breathe Fire With Clare Whitfield

Today we’re joined by author Clare Whitfield for a chat about her book People of Abandoned Character, the truth about the Victorian era, the ongoing mystique of Jack the Ripper, slum tourism, why she’s not watching The Crown, and being taught at university how to breathe fire. We also welcome Denver Public Librarian Amy Delpo back to the show to talk a little Steampunk! This week we also recommend: The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott, Raft of Stars by Andrew J. Graff, Wizard’s Alley by James Haddock. Plus- Dave is called into the Principal’s office (again), Laura’s dusting for prints, and Andrew teaches his kids about death via a baby bunny.

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Ep. 121 Vision Questing With Will Dean

Today we’re joined by author Will Dean for a chat about his latest thriller The Last Thing to Burn, his visions, his overactive imagination, the effects of isolation, why it took him five years to write the book, getting blamed for sleepless nights, loathing his antagonist, growing up without books, and why he writes his first drafts as fast as he can. We also recommend: The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson, Awakening by Robert M. Kerns. Audiobook of the week is Summertime Guests by Wendy Francis. Plus- Dave’s parents are in town and staying in a less than stellar motel, Laura’s new plant has deleterious affects on the cat, and Andrew’s COVID has him sleepy.

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Ep. 120 Out Of Africa With Bryan Christy

Today we’re joined by Bryan Christy for a fun chat about his debut novel In The Company of Killers, his career as an investigative journalist, why he decided to switch over to fiction from journalism, how growing up in a mortician’s family affected him, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and the time he got arrested in Tanzania going after ivory traffickers. We also recommend: Never Far Away by Michael Koryta, The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Audiobook of the week is The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst. Plus- Dave is stalked by a flock of geese, Laura discovers an intriguing hole in the backyard, and Andrew tests positive for COVID.

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Inside Chat: Joanne Tompkins

Today we chat with author Joanne Tompkins about her latest novel What Comes After, spending time with Quakers, how working as a mediator for high trauma cases influenced her writing, writing into the mystery, how we never know what we’re dealing with, and the evil that lurks among us.

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Inside Chat: Starting At The Title With Jack Carr

Today we chat with Jack Carr about his latest James Reece thriller The Devil’s Hand, the weaponization of infectious diseases, his eerie prescience, what the enemy has learned observing us for the last 20 years, how he uses dialogue to inform his characters, why he always starts with the title, his 9/11 experience, his thoughts on the truth behind Wuhan, Stephen Hunter, being on set for The Terminal List Amazon series, and the utter genius of Cobra Kai.

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Ep. 119 Method Writing With Joshilyn Jackson

Today we’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson for a fun chat about her latest novel Mother May I, the reaction she got when she asked to audition to narrate her own book, what she learned from teaching incarcerated women, the similarities between writing and acting, being a hands on researcher, and her husband the sword fighter. We also recommend: A Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman, Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer, and Ruins of the Earth by Chris Hopper and J. N. Chaney. Audiobook of the week is The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin. Plus- Dave mangles the screen door in anger, Laura is horrified at what she finds in the garden, and Andrew needs to learn to put his phone on silent.

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Ep. 118 Hounding Paula Munier

Today we’re joined by USA Today Bestselling novelist Paula Munier for a fun chat about her latest Mercy Carr novel The Hiding Place, having the title before even beginning the book, how she doesn’t remember writing this book due to pandemic brain, the way PTSD affects dogs, what she learned from librarians growing up, terrifying snowmobile rides, her Cher obsession, and living in a town where the residents chose a library over a police force. We also recommend: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghyThe Butchers’ Blessing by Ruth Gilligan, and Exodus Ark by J. N. Chaney. Audiobook of the week is The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson. Plus- Dave has yet another police encounter, Laura is (kind of) attacked on the sidewalk, and Andrew’s birthday present for his son breaks. After one day.

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Inside Chat: Thinking Like An Animal With Brian Nelson

Today we chat with author Brian Nelson about his new thriller Five Tribes, the fine art of biohacking, technology as its own life form, the common bond between honeyguides and orcas, mirror neurons and thinking like an animal, Dungeons & Dragons, and how he gave his freshman English students the Unabomber Manifesto to read.

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Ep. 117 Sussing Out Traitors With Alma Katsu

Today we’re joined by the talented novelist Alma Katsu for a chat about her new novel Red Widow, women in the CIA, trust and mistrust in the agency, constantly being watched by counter intelligence, code names, and the automated hot dog machine in the bowels of the CIA building. We also recommend: The Slaughtered Lamb by Seana KellyWhite Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton, and Starcaster by J. N. Chaney & Terry Maggert. Audiobook of the week is Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison. Plus- Dave runs out of gas again and gets help from an unlikely source, Laura takes in a marching band, and Andrew is fixin’ to take his job and shove it.

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Inside Chat: Obsessing Over Word Counts With Peter Swanson

Today we chat with Peter Swanson about his new thriller Every Vow You Break, the horror of making a story up as you go along, how to activate your unconscious, his biggest pet peeve with the publishing industry, the problem with twists, the need for more mystery thriller novellas, poetry quoters, why Boston needs to back off on Poe, and the problem with Sting.

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Ep. 116 Taking It To The Banks With Peter Robinson

Today we’re joined by the award-winning novelist Peter Robinson for a lively chat about his new novel Not Dark Yet, his desire to narrate an audiobook, creating playlists for his books, reading James Bond books too young, how he’s had trouble focusing during the Pandemic, the manner in which Banks has evolved over the years, his thoughts on the Banks TV show, and the reason why he hasn’t sung since childhood. We also recommend: Between Two Fires by Christopher BuehlmanThe Finisher by Peter Lovesey, and Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg. Audiobook of the week is Run for Cover by Michael Ledwidge. Plus- the gang discusses the historic Denver snowstorm and phone scams.

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Inside Chat: Working Out With Lisa Renee Jones

Today we chat with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones about her new thriller The Poet, how her husband’s infatuation with serial killers helped inspire her to write the book, working out, her husband’s candy obsession, plotting with her husband, and finding resources for her novels in the strangest places.

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Ep. 115 Crackin’ Codes With Kate Quinn

Today we’re joined by New York Times and USA Today best-selling novelist Kate Quinn for an entertaining chat about her new novel The Rose Code, breaking codes at Bletchley Park and the equality that was found there, the “insane” amount of research she did for the book, British morale campaigns during WW2, how the Enigma machine worked, why Alan Turing chained his mug to a radiator, and the reason why she wouldn’t want to visit Hogwarts. We also recommend: The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Traveller and Other Stories by Stuart Neville, and Harbinger by Olan Thorensen. Audiobook of the week is Black Wind by F. Paul Wilson. Plus- Dave and Andrew go skiing and one of them falls down. A lot.

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Inside Chat: Taking Pepper Spray To The Face With Don Bentley

Today we chat with Don Bentley about his new Matt Drake thriller The Inside Man, the two types of military pilots, the importance of communicating about PTSD, being the crazy guy who reads all of his Goodreads reviews, how he visualizes his big action set pieces, what it’s like getting pepper sprayed, why training is so important for combat, quoting Omar Little, and how Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

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Inside Chat: Gone Fishin’ With C.J. Box

Today we chat with the legendary New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box about his latest Joe Pickett novel Dark Sky, his daughters’ demands for elk meat, the truth about the original Marlboro Man, why his books resonate with readers, how the Pandemic has affected him differently from other authors, what his writing process is like, working with David E. Kelley, and how he’s a superior fisherman than Peter Heller. Plus – Dave gets his second vaccination shot.

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Ep. 114 Not Giving A Sh!t With Deanna Raybourn

Today we’re joined by New York Times best-selling novelist Deanna Raybourn for a diverting chat about her new novel An Unexpected Peril, her obsession with Victorian female explorers, women mountaineers and climbing skirts, how Veronica’s personality rubs off on her, the reason why she wears bright red lipstick on the road, the fine art of blurbing, and the song her husband sings to her when she gets mad. We also recommend: Strange Labour by Robert G. PennerFortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood, and Starman’s Saga by Colin Alexander. Audiobook of the week is The Upstairs House by Julia Fine. Plus- Dave is thwarted at the ski rental counter, Laura has too much info crammed in her cranium, and Andrew is taken aback by his daughter’s “doggy colorful” snowman.

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Inside Chat: Squirrels On The Brain With Nalini Singh

Today we chat with the delightful, New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh about her latest thriller Quiet in Her Bones, writing first drafts furiously fast, her love for Bollywood, how to quiet the “squirrels on the brain,” New Zealand noir, what inspired her to try a thriller after writing romances, and what happens when you write about fudge for your novel. Plus – the death of snow days.

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Ep. 113 Shaking It Up With Susan Meissner

Today we’re joined by USA Today best-selling novelist Susan Meissner for a delightful chat about her new novel The Nature of Fragile Things, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, hooking the reader early, thinking in an Irish brogue, writing genre bending books, and the joys of going down YouTube rabbit trails guilt free when you’re researching. We also recommend: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn BarnesDon’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker, and A Tribute at the Gates by C.J. Aaron. Audiobook of the week is Lola on Fire by Rio Youers. Plus- Dave , Laura walks to the dentist,  and Andrew’s son gets a moto-wheel.

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Inside Chat: Killing Off Characters With J.A. Jance

Today we chat with the legendary J.A. Jance about her latest book Missing and Endangered, how she got started on the Joanna Brady mysteries, the time she forgot she already killed off a character, how her characters still stay busy even when she’s not writing, and how her sister’s bra inspired a scene in her book Skeleton Canyon decades later. Plus – Laura is finding it hard to celebrate her birthday.

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Ep. 112 Take My Book – Please – With Sam Tallent

Today we’re joined by Sam Tallent for a hilarious chat about his debut novel Running the Light, what it’s like being a road comic, getting mad at his editor, convincing comics to perform his audiobook only to find out they can’t really read, Norm MacDonald, which hotel chain is the best, and how he ended up writing the book because he had a lot of time on his hands. We also recommend: The Eleventh Floor by Shani StruthersPlaying Nice by J.P. Delaney, and Dark Knight Station: Origins by Nathan Lowell. Audiobook of the week is We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen. Plus- Dave makes it awkward with his students, Laura is too giving,  and Andrew’s ski vacation turns into a downhill walkathon.

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Inside Chat: Dueling It Out With Sharon Virts

Today we chat with the delightful Sharon Virts about her debut novel Masque of Honor, living in the house built by her main character, how an Oscar nominated screenwriter convinced her to write the book, the “ghost written” chapter she doesn’t remember writing, chinchilla stoles and period detail, strong female characters, calling cards, duels, and the joys of the hurdy-gurdy. Plus – Dave is (again) pulled over while out for a run.

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Ep. 111 Late To The Party With Sarah Pearse

Today we’re joined by Sarah Pearse for a fun chat about her new book The Sanatorium, YouTube rabbit holes, cutting out magazine photos for mood boards, experimental sanatorium treatments, the Swiss Alps, the complications of writing a locked room mystery, and finally discovering Project Runway. We also recommend: Murder on a Girls’ Night Out by Anne GeorgeThe Opium Prince by Jasmine Aimaq, and Lieutenant Riley 2321 by Matthew Duncan. Audiobook of the week is Twenty by James Grippando. Plus- Dave is in trouble with DOTS, Laura is surrounded by man rats banging on the walls,  and Andrew brings over baked goods.

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Inside Chat: Sleepless Nights With Abigail Dean

Today we chat with the delightful Abigail Dean about her Sunday Times best-selling debut novel Girl A, her love of true crime, being an only child, the truth about “unlikable” characters, the power of meaningful relationships against a bleak setting, and experiencing sleepless nights while writing.

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Inside Chat: The Cult Of Personality With Alison Wisdom

Today we chat with the talented Alison Wisdom about her debut novel We Can Only Save Ourselves, how she’s always been interested in cults, growing up in the suburbs, why cult leaders are always men, neighborhood Moms, and why she had to cut back on “the Manson factor” for her book. Plus – Dave is taken aback by (and comments on) a sinister looking painting he observed while virtual teaching.

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