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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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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Ep. 107 Shutting Out The Noise With Nick Petrie

We’re joined by Nick Petrie for a fun chat about his new book The Breaker, being the kind of person people tell secrets to, advocating for veterans, how stories can literally save lives,  not using an outline, how PTSD is a part of all of us, and why he has to keep reminding himself he knows how to write a book. We also recommend: An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks, and Alice by Charles Lamb.  Audiobook of the week is Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane. Plus- Dave is most displeased with his school’s back to school plan, Laura discovered why she doesn’t miss people as much as she thought, and Andrew’s son is getting random credit card numbers.

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Episode 102 Writing: A Loathe Story with Jeff Lindsay

Today we’re joined by the hilarious Jeff Lindsay for a waaaay too much fun chat about his excellent new thriller Fool Me Twice, how he loathes writing, his future one man show Off Book, writing plays for no audience, American archetypes, the lost meaning of Dexter, playing Scrooge in a department store window, and how his wife is Annie Oakley incarnate. We also recommend: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne, and The Eons – Lost Orphan by Laer Carroll. Audiobook of the week is Alright Alright Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz. Plus: Dave has horrific RBF, Laura is monitoring Sylvia’s progress as a professional conversationalist, & Andrew preps his giant Christmas inflatables.

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Ep. 98 How To Spy On People With Simone St. James

Today we’re joined by Simone St. James for a fun conversation about her amazing book The Sun Down Motel, writing the book she wants to read, the sheer ‘70sness of Burt Reynolds, the lost art of microfiche, yellow edged pages on books, and karaoke go-tos. We also recommend: Cut to the Bone by Ellison Cooper, In the Valley by Ron Rash, and Hella by David Gerrold. Audiobook of the week is Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy.  Plus – Dave goes back to school for one day only, Laura has a rat list, and Andrew creates a haunted house.

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Ep. 94 Stuff We Don’t Know (But Should) with Fredrik Backman

We’re joined by Fredrik Backman for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book Anxious People, the perils of helping to coach his girl’s soccer team, all the stuff you’re simply expected to know as an adult, being inspired by World War Z, Kevin Costner baseball movies, Andre Agassi and Donna Tartt commonalities, and the sublime ideality of a hamburger. We also recommend: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea, Girl Gone Missing by Marcie Rendon, and Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells. Audiobook of the week is Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson.   Plus- Dave gets busted by his Principal, Laura just says no to the Ritz Carlton, and Andrew’s mustache makes him look like an NFL coach from the 70s.

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Ep. 77 Laura Hankin is Haunted by The Wheels On The Bus

Author Laura Hankin joins us for a fun chat about her new book Happy and You Know It, Mommy blogs, unboxing crying, and auditioning to read her own book.  We recommend: Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin, Rain Will Come by Thomas Holgate and Body Suit by Suzanne Hagelin.  Audiobook of the week is We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry narrated by Isabel Keating.  Also, Dave is cursed by a cursed sledgehammer, Laura is ready for a cakewalk, and Andrew eats a “special” cookie and thinks he has Covid.

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Ep. 58 Minivans, Mailboxes, and All the Weed in Vegas

We recommend: Single Light by Tosca Lee, When You See Me by Lisa Gardner, The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox, and Starship Sakira by Bob Blanton.  Audiobook of the week is Ablutions by Patrick deWitt narrated by the author.  YA book of the week is The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death  by Daniel Pinkwater.  Laura’s neighbor crashes into her mailbox, Andrew’s kids are knee deep in science experiments, and Dave recounts the time he was driven around by a 99-year-old piano player in Vegas.

 

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Ep. 54 Author Karen White & More

Author Karen White joins us for a delightful discussion about her latest book The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street, the paranormal, naming characters after real people and historic wreath making.  We recommend: Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison,  The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong, and Kingfisher by Patricia McKillip.  Audiobook of the week is Wolf by Mo Hayder narrated by the smooth Jot Davies.  YA book of the week is The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith.  Also – Laura gets pulled over the cops, Dave breaks into the middle school (again), and Andrew has a very uncomfortable Uber ride.

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Ep. 37 Author Erika Mailman and More!

Author Erika Mailman joins us for a chat about Lizzie Borden and her latest book The Murderer’s Maid.  We recommend: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena, The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, and Uprooted by Naomi Novik.  Audiobook of the week is IQ by Joe Ide narrated by the smooth baritoned richness that is Sullivan Jones.  YA book of the week is Haunted by Lynn Carthage.

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Ep. 32 Author Erica Ferencik and More!

Author Erica Ferencik joins us for an entertaining chat about traveling alone in the Amazon, electric eels and her latest book Into the Jungle.  We recommend: The River by Peter Heller, Tin Men by Mike Knowles and Path of a Novice by R.K. Lander. Audiobook of the week is Red Rising by Pierce Brown narrated by the award winning Tim Gerard Reynolds.  YA book of the week is Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith.

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Ep. 28 Author Louise Candlish and More!

Author Louise Candlish joins us for a lively chat about Wimbledon, Metallica and, of course, her brilliant new book Those People.  We also recommend: The Healer’s Daughter by Charlotte Hinger, Genesis by Lawrence P. White and Those People by Louise Candlish. Audiobook of the week is Our House by Louise Candlish read by Elizabeth Knowelden and Elliot Hill.  YA Book of the week is Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo.

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Ep. 26 Author Chris Sorensen and More!

Author Chris Sorensen joins us for a fascinating talk about his new book The Hungry Ones, writing plays in an iconic Western town, and climbing inside his “Whisper Room.” We also recommend: The Last by Hanna Jameson, Shockwave by Lindsay Buroker and My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. Audiobook of the week is Blue Heaven by C.J. Box read by the memorable John Bedford Lloyd.

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Ep. 23 Author Victor Methos and More!

Author Victor Methos joins us for a talk about his Edgar nominated book A Gambler’s Jury, gun waving in the courtroom and comic books.  We also recommend: #Fashionvicitm by Amina Akhtar, Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth and Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner. Audiobook of the week is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty read by the multi-talented Caroline Lee.

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Ep. 21 Author Jeff Strand and More!

Author Jeff Strand joins us for a talk about his new book Ferocious, hosting the Bram Stoker Awards and Richard Laymon among other things.  We also recommend: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, All That Glitters by Loren K. Jones and Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias. Audiobook of the week is Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson read by the flinty-voiced Will Patton.

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Ep. 16 Author Thomas Mullen and More!

We have a fascinating talk with author Thomas Mullen about his Darktown book series.  We also recommend:  Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen,  When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon and The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle.  Audiobook of the week is When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson read by Ellen Archer.

In “Library Corner” we talk to Amy about African American crime writers.  She recommends the authors Walter Mosely and  Chester Himes.

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