Inside Chat: Amazon Book Editors’ Best Books Of 2021

We chat with Erin Kodicek from Amazon Book Editors all about their list of the best books of 2021! Plus – Dave rails against an incompetent doctor.

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Ep. 146 Sherry Thomas Is The Unobservant Author

A fun conversation with Sherry Thomas about her new Lady Sherlock book Miss Moriarty, I Presume?, not using the character of Moriarty as an antagonist, what makes a good villain, and writing for Holmes despite not being very observant in real life. We also recommend: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, Shoot The Moonlight Out by William Boyle, and Rocket Repo by CP James.  Audiobook of the week is Black River by SM Hulse. Plus – Dave brings a knife to class, Laura is force fed Christmas music, and Andrew attempts surgery on himself and fails.

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Ep. 145 Camping With Rabbits With Alice Henderson

A fun chat with Alice Henderson about her new novel A Blizzard of Polar Bears, how she selects the species to write about for her books, how climate change is affecting polar bears, writing fight scenes, the best ways to fight climate change, learning Polish, and what its like living in a camper with a pet rabbit. We also recommend: Paranoia by Joseph Finder, Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre and Battleship Leviathan by Craig Martelle. Plus – Dave gets scolded by one of his students’ parents, Laura doesn’t like being called “young lady,” and Andrew hands out gifts!

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Inside Chat: Social Commentary With Wanda M. Morris

We chat with Wanda M. Morris all about her new book All Her Little Secrets, incorporating social commentary without being preachy, why her book has been nearly two decades in the making, finding time to write, and what it was like being the youngest of seven kids. Plus – Dave has a run in with the Denver Fire Department.

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Ep. 144 Silly Questions With Jeffrey Archer

We have a very funny chat with the great Jeffrey Archer all about his new book Over My Dead Body, his love for and bafflement of Americans, being passed by a letter box while running a marathon, why it’s important to write what you know, how his favorite sports teams can’t win, his writing routine, the founding fathers, and what he said to Jack Lemmon that made him cry. We also recommend The Collective by Alison Gaylin, Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, and Fair Trade by Mackey Chandler. Plus – Dave’s theater students take their pants off while performing for elementary students, Laura is forced to join a marching band, and Andrew shops for clarinets.

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Ep. 143 Check and Mate With Gabriella Saab

We chat with Gabriella Saab all about her debut novel The Last Checkmate, the Polish resistance, chess, traveling for writing, and the PTSD that concentration camp survivors experience. We also recommend: The Locked Door by Freida McFadden, They Never Learn by Layne Fargo,  and Backyard Starship by J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert.  Audiobook of the week is A Line To Kill  by Anthony Horowitz. Plus – Dave’s students hide his keys, Laura takes delight at grown men falling down, and Andrew can’t hit golf balls any more without needing a deep tissue massage.

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Ep. 142 Drunken Pool Diving With Josh Malerman

We chat with Josh Malerman all about his new novel Pearl, having to write with his keyboard at an angle, how he maintains tension in his books, outdoing himself, and why he drunkenly jumped in a pool with his clothes on. We also recommend: The Handyman by Bentley Little, The Quiet Ones by Brandon Massey, and Suited for Life by Daniel Schinhofen.  Audiobook of the week is The Prestige by Christopher Priest. Plus – Dave’s students create a fan Instagram page for him, Laura sprints while marching with the band, and Andrew gets an anonymous letter complaining about the plethora of animatronics in his yard.

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Ep. 141 Metabolizing Darkness With Lisa Unger

We chat with Lisa Unger all about her new novel Last Girl Ghosted, the differences between social media and real life, how technology changes the way we relate to each other, online dating, her Rilke and Jung obsession, waiting to hear her characters’ voices, and how she uses writing to metabolize darkness. We also recommend: Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar, No Exit by Taylor Adams, and Od Magic by Patricia McKillup.  Our audiobook of the week is Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. Plus – Dave gets a vampire stake through the sole, Laura semi accidentally eats old gray yogurt, and Andrew’s kid snores at the movies.

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Ep. 140 The Witching Hour Is Upon Us With C. J. Cooke

We’re joined by C. J. Cooke for a chat about her new novel The Lighthouse Witches, the lost history of the forgotten Scottish Witch Trials, the beauty (and horror) of lighthouses, the friendliness of basking sharks, and getting a Tarot card reading from her daughter. We also recommend The Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton, The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish, and Arrival by Jasper T. Scott.  Audiobook of the week is Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So. Plus – Dave can’t sit criss cross applesauce, Laura’s clients are breaking into their own house, and Andrew gets hit hard by hotel tax.

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Inside Chat: Reading The Cards With Ruth Hogan

Today we’re joined by bestselling author Ruth Hogan for a fun conversation about her novel The Moon, The Stars, and Madame Burova, how reading Tarot cards turned into more than just research for her, why it’s important to hook the reader early on, and how she uses dogs in her books to inform the characters.

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Inside Chat: The Trouble With Sawzalls With Robert Dugoni

Today we’re joined by bestselling author Robert Dugoni for a chat about his new novel The World Played Chess, his theater background, performing his own audiobook, Vietnam, the dangers of the Sawzall, and being a big baseball fan.

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Ep. 139 Writing Ain’t Romantic With Kimberly McCreight

We’re joined by Kimberly McCreight for a chat about her new novel Friends Like These, how her psychology degree comes in handy, the unromantic grind of writing, listening to a single song on repeat, and what happens to her pulse rate while writing. We also recommend A Novel Way To Die by Tamra Baumann, The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams, and Foresight by M. R. Forbes. Audiobook of the week is Vortex by Catherine Coulter. Plus – Dave is locked out of his school while on a run, Laura makes a box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls disappear, and Andrew takes umbrage with 5 Guys.

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Inside Chat: Hushing Librarians With Freya Sampson

Big show with two big guests! First, author Freya Sampson joins us for a conversation about her novel The Last Chance Library, the strange things you find in library books, crappy first drafts, and the song she wanted to walk down the aisle to but was talked out of. Then, Denver public librarian Amy Delpo hops on for a fun chat about the power of libraries. Plus – Dave can’t believe what his students are saying.

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Ep. 138 Falling Down In Libraries With Lemony Snicket

We’re joined by the hilarious Lemony Snicket for a fun chat about his new book Poison For Breakfast, stealing ideas from kids, the reality of being on set for filming, the reason he doesn’t want to narrate his books anymore, his hatred of PB&J sammies, the real reason he took up the accordion, creating first drafts that fill him with despair, and the rude, falling down encounter he had in a public library. We also recommend: Verity by Colleen Hoover, One Got Away by S. A. Lelchuk and Lord Mouse by Mason Thomas.  Our audiobook of the week is The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor.

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Inside Chat: The Future’s Not So Futuristic With Matthew Fitzsimmons

Today we chat with Matthew Fitzsimmons about his new novel Constance, putting a spin on familiar tropes, middle of the night revelations, the closeness of cloning, the fun way he approaches research, whether or not he would clone himself, binging the Coen Brothers, and why the answer is always bacon.

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Ep. 137 Writing In Coffee Shops With William Kent Krueger

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger about his new novel Lightning Strike, why he burned through editors early in his career, his four paper routes growing up, the Ojibwe people, writing in coffee shops, and his memories of the time he spent in the Boy Scouts.

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Inside Chat: Writing and Crying With Emily Spurr

Today we chat with Emily Spurr about her novel A Million Things, her struggles with mental health, finding the small things that bring joy, and how running can be both a boon and a hindrance to one’s writing. Plus – Dave starts at a new school and finds it incredibly hectic.

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Ep. 136 Publish Or Perish With Zakiya Dalila Harris

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Zakiya Dalila Harris for a fun conversation about her debut novel The Other Black Girl, the multifaceted problems with the publishing industry, her affinity for the American Girl books growing up, and her obsession with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We also recommend In the Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty, Falling by T.J. Newman, and Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall. The audiobook of the week is Billy Summers by Stephen King. Plus – Dave gets a new job, Laura sweats it up at a Kesha concert, and Andrew’s bosses are dropping like flies.

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Ep. 135 The Glamorous Art of Cigarette Smoking With Megan Abbott

We’re joined by Megan Abbott for a fun conversation about her new novel The Turnout, why she bought a pair of used ballet shoes from eBay, glamorous cigarette smoking, the exhaustive nature of showrunning, what it was like writing for The Deuce, and her multifaceted superstitions that affect the way she writes. We also recommend New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan, A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams, and Lost Contact by Nathan Hystad. The audiobook of the week is The Houseguest by Emilie Richards. Plus – Dave breaks down what it’s like to climb a 14er, Laura opens up the crawl space, and Andrew’s cats get locked in the bathroom and exact their revenge.

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Inside Chat: Knife Dreams With Ashley Winstead

Today we chat with Ashley Winstead all about her debut novel In My Dreams I Hold A Knife, how she spent years trying hard not to be a writer, writing for a sprawling cast of characters, her Type A personality, and getting booed off two separate karaoke stages. Plus – Dave & Laura witness a band camp kidnapping.

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Ep. 134 Stoop Sittin’ with Kate Reed Petty

We’re joined by Kate Reed Petty for a chat about her debut novel True Story, stoop sittin’, the off kilter structure of her book, how storytelling affects trauma, and why she’s gifting her mother a visit from a pet psychic. We also recommend Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith, Palm Beach by Mary Adkins, and Phoenix Dawn by Dietmar Arthur Wehr. Audiobook of the week is Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. Plus – Dave is a poor painter, Laura tells a story of a jagged piece of broken granite and a slashed throat, and Andrew talks toilets.

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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, 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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