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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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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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ep. 70 – Nicknames, Cigarettes & Nuns with Author William Boyle

Author William Boyle joins us for a chat about his brilliant novel City of Margins, chance and coincidence, the interconnectedness of his characters, noir, movies, and how smoking cigarettes are sometimes just damn cool. We recommend: The Bear by Andrew Krivak, The Last Taxi Driver by Lee Durkee, and Effie by C.J. Williams.  Audiobook of the week is A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle narrated by the fantastic Barrie Kreinik.  Dave takes up candle making, Laura wants to sing Kumbaya and hold hands with the world, and Andrew’s kittens are being manhandled.

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Ep. 69 Why You Should Never Hike Alone with Author Rachel Harrison

Author Rachel Harrison joins us for a chat about her fantastic debut novel The Return, friendship, hotel interiors, and Wegman’s Ice Cream.  We recommend: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, Double Wide by Leo W. Banks, and The Choice of Magic by Michael G. Manning.  Audiobook of the week is The Bone House by Brian Freeman narrated by the incomparable Joe Barrett.  Dave compares people who won’t stay home to his students, Laura comfort eats, and Andrew makes his son write a lot of sentences.

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Ep. 68 What It’s Like to Swim With Great White Sharks with Author Stephanie Wrobel

Author Stephanie Wrobel joins us for a chat about her page-turning debut novel Darling Rose Gold, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, vans, and swimming with the sharks.  We recommend: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James, City of Margins by William Boyle, and Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas.  Audiobook of the week is Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey narrated by the dynamic Katherine Fenton.  Dave is shocked by a stranger’s confession, Laura tries to escape a hand-shaker, and Andrew rues getting restaurant pickup.

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Ep. 66 How to Craft the Perfect Murder with Author Peter Swanson

Author Peter Swanson joins us for a chat about his latest novel Eight Perfect Murders, the inspiration of Walden Pond, bookstores, and how poison can be fun and cold-blooded. We recommend: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare, The Reddening by Adam L.G. Nevill, and The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette.  Audiobook of the week is Blood Standard by Laird Barron narrated by William DeMerritt.  Dave decides on a career change after viewing the options in a Walmart cereal aisle, Laura hears a suspicious beeping noise, and Andrew’s dog is needy.

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Ep. 65 Author C.J. Box and More!

Author C.J. Box joins us for a chat about his latest novel Long Range, getting pressured by his daughters to hunt elk, writing a series of books in real time, and the Denver Nuggets. We recommend: Thunder Bay by Douglas Skelton, Three-Fifths by John Vercher, and Written in Red by Anne Bishop.  Audiobook of the week is Naked Came the Florida Man by Tim Dorsey narrated by Oliver Wyman.  Dave realizes that skiing has changed, Laura is in panic mode, and Andrew is deploying software and waiting for the code red.

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Ep. 64 Author Kathleen West and More!

Author Kathleen West joins us for a chat about her debut novel Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes, teacher personas, parent Facebook groups gone wrong, and what the hell is meant by a grow and a glow. We recommend: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley, Cold Quiet Country by Clayton Lindemuth, and Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.  Audiobook of the week is The Fisherman by John Langan narrated by Danny Campbell. YA Shout Out is Adorkable by Cookie Gorman.  Dave is flummoxed by breathing exercises at work, Laura is spooked at a creepy construction site blasting 50’s music, and Andrew’s kids are writing themselves checks he can’t cash.

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Ep. 60 Author Lisa Gardner and More!

Author Lisa Gardner joins us for a chat about her latest book When You See Me, visiting body farms, and talking to the FBI. We recommend: The Chill by Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta), Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha, and April by Mackey Chandler.  Audiobook of the week is The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson narrated by John Lee.  Dave has a student teacher to impress, Laura is a getaway driver, and Andrew has a rat problem. 

 

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Ep. 59 – Author Heather Chavez and More!

Author Heather Chavez joins us for a chat about her debut thriller No Bad Deed, twisting and untwisting plots, and asking co-workers how to attack someone. We recommend: No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez, A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh, and Bob’s Saucer Repair by Jerry Boyd.  Audiobook of the week is Don’t Eat Me by Colin Cotterill narrated by Clive Chafer.  Dave forgets his parents’ Christmas present, Laura’s dog has surgery, and Andrew travels to Cabo. 

 

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Ep. 57 Author Chris Hauty and More!

Author Chris Hauty joins us for a chat about his new thriller Deep State, his screenwriting career, and the many uses for Old Bay.  We recommend: Blind Search by Paula Munier, 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan, Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens, and A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt.  Audiobook of the week is Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst narrated by the wonderful Blair Brown.  YA book of the week is The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett.  Also – Dave wonders about the chlorine in a hotel hot tub, Laura hears Broadway music in an unexpected place, and Andrew’s daughter compares him unfavorably to Santa.

 

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Ep. 56 – Author J.T. Ellison and More!

Author J.T. Ellison joins us for a chat about her new book Good Girls Lie, a haunted college campus and writing two books a year.  We recommend: The Line Between by Tosca Lee,  A Stranger on the Beach by Michelle Campbell, and It Ain’t Over by Robert M. Kerns.  Audiobook of the week is A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay narrated by the pleasing George Newbern.  YA book of the week is Blood Red Road by Moira Young.  Also – Dave tells a tale of two dogs, Laura is frightened by a cardboard cutout, and Andrew’s kids use his ring doorbell to communicate with him.

 

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Ep. 55 – Author Mitty Walters and More!

Author Mitty Walters joins us for a chat about his book Breaking Gravity, getting lost in books as a kid, and recounts a harrowing story about a murder he witnessed years ago.  We recommend: Soon by Lois Murphy,  Confessions by Kanae Minato, and A Pause in Space Time by Laurence Dahners.  Audiobook of the week is Black Summer by M.W. Craven narrated by the prolific John Banks.  YA book of the week is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.  Also – Dave puts a stapler in Jello, Laura gushes about the gorgeous staff at Urgent Care centers, and Andrew gushes about blue cheese.

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Ep. 52 Author Lisa Jewell and More!

Author Lisa Jewell joins us for a fantastic discussion about her book The Family Upstairs, designing kitchens and gratuitously killing off characters.  We recommend: The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola, Dry County by Jake Hinkson, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  Audiobook of the week is Nine Inches by Tom Perrotta narrated by a talented cast, including the author.  YA book of the week is The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher.  Also – Dave rides his bike in the dark,  Andrew gets a new bike that goes nowhere, and Laura plays a game that she didn’t realize she was playing until she lost.

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Ep. 51 Author Jeff Menapace and More!

Author Jeff Menapace joins us for a lively conversation about his book Dark Halls, his love for The Three Stooges and childhood phobias. We recommend: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, Twilight by William Gay, and Steel Dragon by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderle.  Audiobook of the week is Homicide:  A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon narrated by the fantastic Reed Diamond.  YA book of the week is Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.  Also – Dave’s students text him about his substitute,  Andrew’s dogs get groomed, and Laura has to pick up her notebook from a bartender with a handlebar mustache.

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Ep. 50 Author T. Marie Vandelly and More!

Author T. Marie Vandelly joins us for an entertaining conversation about her book Theme Music, the art of writing gore, and how she quit her job to pursue writing. We recommend: Hollow Kingdom by Jane Buxton, Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts, and In Time for Revenge by Jasper T. Scott.  Audiobook of the week is The Drifter by Nick Petrie narrated by the smooth Stephen Mendel.  YA book of the week is Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  Dave describes shouting at 8th graders in Denver’s Western Complex,  Andrew shares a story about a weird boardroom meeting, and Laura compares high schools to hot guys.

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Ep. 49 Author Kassandra Montag and More!

Author Kassandra Montag joins us for an entertaining conversation about her new book After the Flood, dreams, and drawing maps. We recommend: After the Flood by Kassandra Montag, Black Fall by Andrew Mayne, and Winter World by A.G. Riddle.  Audiobook of the week is City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong narrated by the outstanding Therese Plummer.  YA book of the week is Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling.  Dave describes seeing Andrew’s family in action,  Andrew tells a harrowing story from childhood, and Laura sees a house on fire.

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Ep 48 Author Lou Berney and More!

Author Lou Berney joins us for an entertaining conversation about his book November Road, Route 66 road trips, and Stephen King tweets. We recommend: Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand, Obscura by Joe Hart, and Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep.  Audiobook of the week is The Gentleman’s Hour by Don Winslow narrated by the cool-toned Holter Graham.  YA book of the week is Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell.  Dave is insulted at the Doctor’s,  Andrew has a visit with a bobcat, and Laura visits an apocalyptic grocery store.

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Ep. 47 Author S.C. Gwynne and More!

Author S. C. Gwynne joins us for an interesting and compelling discussion about his book Hymns of the Republic, Clara Barton, and how Grant should have been in that ill-fated box with Lincoln.  We recommend: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn, The Association by Bentley Little, and To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers. Audiobook of the week is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch narrated by the extraordinary Jon Lindstrom.  YA book of the week is El Deafo by CeCe Bell.  Dave sits in a windowless room for 8 hours,   Andrew  worries he gave someone a heart attack with his Halloween animatronics, and Laura chokes on a Sweet Tango Apple.

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