Ep. 153 When Books Become Trays With Elizabeth George

Today we talk to Elizabeth George all about her new Inspector Lynley novel Something To Hide, teaching the craft of writing, what happens to her books when screenwriters get hold of them, her adoration of Idris Elba, and that time her husband used her book as a tray. We also recommend: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre, and The Eve of Snows by L. James Rice. Audiobook of the Week is Steel Fear by Brandon Webb and John David Mann. Plus – Dave is publicly shamed while skiing, Laura takes a drugged dog to the vet, and Andrew’s hawking girl scout cookies.

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Ep. 152 Buttered Popcorn & Stale Raisinets With Stephen Hunter

We’re joined once again by one of our favorite guests – Stephen Hunter. We chat all about his new book Targeted, his favorite Christmas snack, his aversion to new things, being a terrible short story writer, getting the names of his own characters wrong, and why he prefers old Raisinets. We also recommend: The Dry by Jane Harper, The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade, Date Night on Union Station by E.M. Foner. Audiobook of the Week is The Treatment by Mo Hader. Plus – we discuss our personal COVID outbreaks and supermarket strikes.

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Ep. 151 Driving and Crying

A fun show today as we recap our trip to New York, Laura is witness to a Nair emegency, and Andrew hurts his back putting together Christmas presents. Our book recommendations are: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy, How To Find Your Way in the Dark by Derek B. Miller, and Voyagers by Ben Bova.  Audiobook of the week is Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman.

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Ep. 150 How Not To Read A Book With Darby Kane

Today Darby Kane joins us for a fun chat all about her new book The Replacement Wife, the voices in her head, why she switched genres, her experiences as a divorce lawyer, and her deep dark secret when it comes to reading a book. We also recommend: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, The Guide by Peter Heller, and The Expert System’s Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Audiobook of the week is I Found You by Lisa Jewell. Plus- Dave feels ripped off at his yearly physical, Laura is freakishly paranoid, and Andrew has a hard time feeding his dogs.

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Ep. 148 Crushing Keboards And Minibars With Jeffery Deaver

We chat with Jeffery Deaver about his new novel The Midnight Lock, the joys of being back on a live book tour, the food in Italy, minibars, getting locked out of his house, scary dolls, his unique writing process, his attempt at picking a lock, and why he needs to keep buying new computers. We also recommend: Bewilderment by Richard Powers, Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky,The Stolen Hours by Allen Eskens, Audiobook of the Week is The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig. Plus – Dave is a competitive band parent, Laura has a cat tale, and Andrew’s dog is really really really strong.

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Ep. 147 Writing Really Fast With Jodi Picoult

A fun chat with Jodi Picoult about her new novel Wish You Were Here, why it was the book she never intended to write, not seeing her son for two years, the effect of COVID on the medical profession, the secret bond she learned from interviewing COVID patients with near death experiences, and that time she forgot to take the wrapper off her Reese’s cup. We also recommend The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin, Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby, and A Learning Experience by Chris Nuttall.  Audiobook of the Week is Chouette by Claire Oshetsky. Plus – Dave forgets the name of his student at a parent teacher conference, Andrew has another bad Uber experience, & Laura’s dog is a drama queen.

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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 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!

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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.

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East Troublesome fire near Andrew’s place

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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