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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

 itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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

 itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 110 Pits Of Salmon With Dana Stabenow

Today we’re joined by the award winning, best-selling writer Dana Stabenow for a fun chat about her new book Spoils of the Dead, the agony of writing during a pandemic,  missing her deadline by two months, Alaskan bush pilots, her R2D2 ringtone, and that time she fell in a pit full of live salmon as a kid. We also recommend: Resurrection Bay by Emma ViskicThe Mighty Oak by Jeff W. Bens, and Ganny Knits a Spaceship by David Gerrold. Audiobook of the week is Surrender the Dead by John Burley. Plus- Dave is unprepared for his school’s assembly, Laura takes Sylvia for a COVID test, and Andrew takes his kids tubing.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 109 Watching People Read With Sebastian Fitzek

We’re joined by one of Europe’s most successful thriller writers, author Sebastian Fitzek for a chat about his book The Package, being afraid of getting kidnapped as a child, the fine art of watching people read his book in an old prison, the time an Italian translator added a chapter to the middle of his book, creating board games, and people who go missing on cruise ships. We also recommend: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, Running the Light by Sam Tallent, and Legacy by Bob Mauldin. Audiobook of the week is The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. Plus- Dave teaches online and in person at the same time, Laura is a driving instructor, and Andrew’s misreads the stock market.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 108 Rickrolling With Lisa Gardner

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner for a fun chat about her new book Before She Disappeared, being inspired by a real life hero, Haitian baked goods, the cat that hates her, how she never meant for any of her books to be a series, and her daughter’s brilliant suggestion for the book. We also recommend: Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, Stories by Breece D’J Pancake, and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight.  Audiobook of the week is Cheaters Game by Paul Levine. Plus- Dave is not ready to go back to work, Laura has had it with Airbnb space planning, and Andrew’s headed back to Mexico.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 106 Divorce Ranches and Dust Covers with Julia Claiborne Johnson

We’re joined by the fabulous Julia Claiborne Johnson for a fun chat about her new book Better Luck Next Time, how her father worked on a divorce ranch and helped inspire her book, her struggle to remember people’s names, being blinded by the light at the Emmys, changing the ending almost too late, dust cover etiquette, her obsession with obits, and why her family refuses to go on walks with her in public. We also recommend: The Invitation by Rachel Abbot, The Art of Violence by S. J. Rozan, Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline.  Audiobook of the week is Shed No Tears by Caz Frear. Plus- Dave gets a STOP WORK order, Laura sits on hold with aggressively vitriolic piano music, Andrew’s Christmas vacation is derailed by a beached whale.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 105 Secret Santas & Mexican Beaches

This week we recommend: Long Bright River by Liz Moore,  Hillbilly Hustle by Wesley Browne, and Starship Relic by Darcy Troy Paulin.  Audiobook of the week is The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher. Plus- Dave is done with Secret Santa, Laura can’t start or stop “winding down,” Andrew is on a Mexican beach

     itunes_stitcher 

Andrew’s happy face.

IMG_1774 liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 104 Hitting The Deep Fryer With KJ Dell’Antonia

Today we’re joined by the fantastic KJ Dell’Antonia for a fun chat about her new novel The Chicken Sisters, what it was like being picked for Reese Weatherspoons’s book club, good fried chicken, being puzzled by reality TV contestants, small town life, and getting creative with the new deep quarantine deep fryer. We also recommend: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour,  Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford, and Vortex Visions by Elise Kova.  Audiobook of the week is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. Plus- Dave has a D&D story, Laura meets a SAVAGE guy, and Andrew is baffled by his performance review.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 103 Getting Flirty With Denise Williams

Today we’re joined by the delightful Denise Williams for a fun chat about her new romance How to Fail at Flirting, having to do math again for her book, being a list person, going through 41 different titles, and the reason her husband might be looking to get into better shape. We also recommend: The Searcher by Tana French, Dead Man Dancing by John Galligan, and The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey. Audiobook of the week is Live From New York by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller.  Plus – Dave is a hospital Peeping Tom, Laura has a Covid office tale, & Andrew has a broken TV and busted pipes.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 100 Getting out of Jail Free with Nicci French

Today we’re joined by the delightful duo Nicci Gerrard and Julian French who write under the pseudonym Nicci French for a conversation about their new thriller House of Correction, the desolation and claustrophobia of prisons, James Cagney, smashing genre conventions, how they don’t write at the same time, and what it’s like to finally watch The Sopranos. We also recommend: Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton, The Listener by Robert McCammon, and Oath Bringer by Brandon Sanderson. Audiobook of the week is The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle.  Plus – stories from our Halloween!

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 99 How to Impersonate a Canadian with Stephanie Perkins

Today we’re joined by the charming Stephanie Perkins for a fun conversation about the 10th anniversary collector’s edition of her delightful novel Anna and the French Kiss, the beauty of the Key Lime La Croix, Canadian flag patches, why YA fiction is great for ALL ages, her love of horror, the impossibility of writing jump scares, and being mistaken for a vegetarian left-hander. We also recommend: The Patient by Jasper DeWitt, These Women by Ivy Pochoda, and Finwell Bay by Nathan Lowell. Audiobook of the week is The Cold Millions by Jess Walter.  Plus – Dave encounters a rattlesnake, Laura recaps the worst candies of all time, and Andrew is evacuated due to the Colorado fires.

     itunes_stitcher 

62501972278__CD297E36-E2CA-4573-99D1-A7E4FE35F558

East Troublesome fire near Andrew’s place

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

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.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Inside Chat: Concealed Weapons with LS Hawker

We’re joined by the fabulous LS Hawker for a fun conversation about her books, opening up a pub during a pandemic, creating fitness videos in the 90s where the babies are the weights, working as a Kmart portrait photographer, writing with her daughter, basement exorcisms, the power of acupuncture, and the knife she keeps in her bra.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

For all your shopping needs use our IndieBound link or click on the banner below. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show as well as independent booksellers everywhere!

indieboundlogo

liness

  Check out our list of every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.

liness

Ep. 97 Art & Murder With Stephanie Kane

We’re joined by Stephanie Kane for an excellent conversation about her fantastic new book Automat, the disturbing aspects of Hopper paintings and his women, how the real Hopper was not a nice man, promoting art through improvisation, the lone dog Hopper painted, and the tragedy behind his wife of 40 years. We also recommend: Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon, When These Mountains Burn by David Joy, and To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini. Audiobook of the week is Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra.  Plus – Dave turns the tables on his Principal, Laura is flummoxed by people on scooters, and Andrew goes on a bear hunt.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 95 Planning Murders with Richard Osman

We’re joined by Richard Osman for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book The Thursday Murder Club, the perks of writing for septuagenarian characters, how his career in TV helped him as a writer, British politeness, why he can’t perform his favorite karaoke song anymore,  and when it’s okay to root against quiz show contestants as the host. We also recommend: Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub, East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman, and Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadrey. Audiobook of the week is To Tell You the Truth by Gilly MacMillan.   Plus- Dave’s sordid dogwalking encounter, Laura wants off the Covid roller coaster, and Andrew faces the hazards of reading with a face shield.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 93 Losing at Golf With Danny Gardner

We’re joined by Danny Gardner for an excellent conversation about his fantastic new book Ace Boon Coon, getting into it with Mike Tyson, turning 50’s Chicago into his own Westeros,  where the term red lining comes from, the plethora of Black Newspapers out of Chicago in the 30s, and how losing a golf tournament forced his writing hand. We also recommend: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant, From the Grave by David Housewright, and Expeditionary Force, Book 1: Columbus Day by Craig Alanson. Audiobook of the week is My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis.   Plus- Dave is busted kicking a kid out of his virtual class as a joke, Laura is tired of pedestrians telling her what to do while driving, and Andrew’s dancing Homer Simpson .

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Episode 90- POWs & American Girl Dolls with Jessica Pearce Rotondi

We’re joined by Jessica Pearce Rotondi for a conversation about her riveting book What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers, her family’s 36 year search for her Uncle Jack, finding a CIA source at her book club, her memorable trip to Laos, and her adolescent obsession with learning history from American Girl doll books. We also recommend: Broken Genius by Drew Murray, The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz, and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Audiobook of the week is Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall.  Plus – Dave is a virtual NBA fan, Laura is weirded out while back to school shopping and Andrew made the Sunday Denver Post.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 87 Where The Bodies Are Buried With Shari Lapena

We’re joined by author Shari Lapena and we discuss her new book The End of Her, her staunch refusal to outline, why she loves torturing parents, and how she can take a horrific news story and turn it into a crackling good thriller. We recommend: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones and Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken.  Audiobook of the week is Creepers by David Morrell narrated by Patrick G. Lawlor. Plus – Dave’s UPS guy chastises him, Laura says goodbye to her car by recalling all three times it was totaled, and Andrew buys a house in the town made famous by Killdozer.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 85 Having a Good Cry With Bianca Marais

We are joined by author Bianca Marais and we discuss her new book If You Want to Make God Laugh, the women that inspired her story, making her readers cry, Colin Firth, and what makes a damned fine toasted cheese sandwich. We also recommend: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaThe Elementals by Malcom McDowell and The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell.  Audiobook of the week is The Gender Game by Bella Forrest narrated by Rebecca Solar and Zachary Webber. Plus Dave plays Risk and loses to Patton (aka his daughter), Andrew shatters his rear windshield with his kids on board and his wife navigating, and Laura wears her trifocals on a hike. Not a good match.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 80 Down the Rabbit Hole with Emily Temple

Author Emily Temple joins us for a chat about her debut novel The Lightness, growing up in a Buddhist household, and embracing Wikipedia rabbit holes. We also recommend: Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith and Gravity Dreams by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.  Audiobook of the week is Joe by Larry Brown narrated by Tom Stechschulte.  Plus – Dave protests, Laura is perplexed by a sleepover, and Andrew’s garden is blowin’ in the wind.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 79 Author David Pepper

Author David Pepper joins us for a fun chat about his new book The Voter File, election meddling, and casually chatting with Bill Clinton. We also recommend: Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson, The Great American Deception by Scott Stein and The Threshold Child by Callie Kanno.  Audiobook of the week is Line of Sight by James Queally narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.  Plus – Dave’s posterior battles a cactus, Laura finds out why you don’t feed the dogs salmon, and Andrew drives halfway across the country to Branson, MO to get his kids in a summer camp.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 78 JFK & Rock and Roll with Max Allan Collins

Author Max Allan Collins joins us for a fun chat about his new book Girl Can’t Help It, how he got his start writing the Dick Tracy comic strip, his Zeligesque character Nate Heller,  and JFK. We also recommend: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White, Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon and Pandora’s Star by Peter F. Hamilton.  Audiobook of the week is The Split by Sharon Bolton narrated by Katie Scarfe.  Plus – Dave has a golf ball incident, Laura is shocked by surly people unmasked, and Andrew’s dog has figured out how to open up the backyard gate.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 75 – Shopping Bolivia’s Witch Market with Jennifer Steil

Author Jennifer Steil joins us for a chat about her new book Exile Music, living the high life in La Paz, miniature houses, and her special relationship with pancakes.  We recommend: Exile Music by Jennifer Steil, Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison, and Scholar by L.E. Modesitt, Jr..  Audiobook of the week is Deadwood by Pete Dexter narrated by J. Rodney Turner.  Dave takes a bike ride and sees monsters, Laura hears talk of cadaver autopsies, and Andrew battles a mariachi band.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 74 Kimberly McCreight and Rikers Island Restrooms

New York Times Bestselling author Kimberly McCreight joins us for a chat about her new thriller A Good Marriage, the terror of not outlining, laptop stickers, and getting to the bottom of the whole marriage thing.  We recommend: Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates, The Line That Held Us by David Joy, and Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr..  Audiobook of the week is The Compton Cowboys by Walter Thompson Hernandez narrated by Glenn Davis and Ron Butler.  Dave is sickened by a mask stain, Laura is stopped in traffic by people in the street, and Andrew’s getting a pool.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Episode 72 – Seeking Vengeance with Jack Carr

Author and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr joins us for a chat about his new novel Savage Son, writing torture scenes, action missions in Iraq, and writing the book he wanted to write since 6th Grade.  We recommend: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau, Do No Harm by Max Allan Collins, and Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.  Audiobook of the week is Broken by Don Winslow narrated by the fantastic Ray Porter.  Dave is tired of people sidling up next to him, Laura details the worst purchase she made this year, and Andrew goes to war against pine trees.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness

Ep. 71 – Of Genes & Monsters with Danielle Trussoni

Author Danielle Trussoni joins us for a chat about her fanstastic novel The Ancestor, DNA tests gone wrong, Austrian castles, and how being bored in church led to a fascination with the supernatural. We recommend: The Straw Men by Michael Marshall, The Worst is Yet to Come by S. P. Miskowski, and Transcendence and Rebellion by Michael G. Manning.  Audiobook of the week is Deacon King Kong by James McBride narrated by the brilliant Dominic Hoffman.  Dave is distance teaching and his students are “right at home”, Laura is wobbly, and Andrew is disturbed by a crackling Oreo.

     itunes_stitcher 

liness

HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW!

You can find any of the books we recommend at any of the fine booksellers  below. Clicking on the banner helps to help support the show and doesn’t cost you a cent extra!

indieboundlogo   bam    ebooks-com-logo(1)

liness

For all your shopping needs use our Amazon link or click on the banner. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps to support the show!  Here you will find every book we’ve ever recommended on the show.  (Like, ever!)

amazon bannerliness