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 86 Andrew Five-0

We recommend: Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey CatesA Dangerous Breed by Glen Eric Hamilton and The Watcher by Saxon Andrew.  Audiobook of the week is Shiner by Amy Jo Burns narrated by Catherine Taber. Plus – Dave waits hours for a piece of cake, Andrew’s “surprise” 50th birthday party, and Laura is preparing for a metaphorical hurricane.

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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. 84 Getting Rabid With Paul Tremblay

We are joined by Paul Tremblay! We discuss his new book Survivor Song, being inspired by panic, finding a new twist on zombies, rabies books, and Honeycomb cereal. We also recommend: Forward: Stories of Tomorrow edited by Blake Crouch and Adrift by Greg Curtis.  Audiobook of the week is Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich. Plus- Dave, Andrew, and Laura share their 4th of July stories replete with cops and backyard fireworks mishaps.

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Ep. 83 Glowing in the Dark with Riley Sager

We are joined by the one and only Riley Sager! We discuss his new book Home Before Dark, Ouija Board psychology, his obsession with The Sound of Music, and how his least favorite part of writing is writing. We also recommend: If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell, Corporate Gunslinger by Doug Engstrom and Jane Bond by V.R. Tapscott. Audiobook of the week is Dark August by Katie Tallo narrated by Piper Goodeve. Plus- Dave and Andrew spend a weekend in the world’s smallest hotel room, and Laura mistakenly gives her 14-year-old daughter a beer.

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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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Joining Cults with Jeffery Deaver

An “Inside Chat” edition with author Jeffery Deaver! We chat about speed walking, his excellent new book The Goodbye Man, the Deaver formula, and that time his hot date turned out to be a cult recruiter.

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

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

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Murder Down Under with Susan Allott

An “Inside Chat” edition with author Susan Allott who talks with us about her debut novel The Silence, Australia’s stolen generation, overcoming self-consciousness while writing, and her disdain for both magic and junk food.

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Ep. 76 – Blowing Raspberries with John Marrs

Bestselling author John Marrs joins us for a chat about his new book What Lies Between Us, cliffhangers, compact discs, refusing to borrow books, and putting on sunglasses to fool his 8-month-old.  We recommend: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning, Coyote Rage by Owl Goingback, and Colony One by T. L. Ford.  Audiobook of the week is The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix narrated by Bahni Turner.  Dave is a self-proclaimed hero, Laura is convinced she has Covid-19, and Andrew thinks Bit-O-Honey is a fine candy. Bram Stoker drops by as well.

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Visions of Bloody Ghosts with Christopher Moore

An “Inside Chat” edition with bestselling author Christopher Moore who talks with us about his fantastic new novel Shakespeare for Squirrels, thees and thous, watching old British sitcoms to master “Britspeak,” and Dave is taught a lesson on how to give lessons.

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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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Ep. 73 C Pam Zhang

Author C Pam Zhang joins us for a chat about her debut novel How Much of These Hills is Gold, creating her own mythology, otherness, moving a lot as a kid, and why The Lion King > Tiger King.  We recommend: A Brazen Curiousity by Lynn Messina, Before Familiar Woods by Ian Pisarcik, and Not Alone by Craig A. Falconer.  Audiobook of the week is The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel narrated by the fabulous Lisa Flanagan.  Dave is a destroyer of jumper cables, Laura finds no relief from her yakking mechanics, and Andrew reminisces on a shirtless Amish hunk.

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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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Raising Hell with James Rollins

An “Inside Chat” with Author James Rollins who talks with us about his fantastic new novel The Last Odyssey, a lice laden tarantula, playing with mythology, and the Jessica Fletcher Syndrome. Plus – candy thermometers and blasting music.

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Tax Breaks and Uppercuts with Mindy Mejia

An “Inside Chat” with Author Mindy Mejia who talks with us about her excellent new novel Strike Me Down, helping writers with their taxes, leaning into punches, and where her plot twists come from. Plus – we howl at the moon.

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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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The Dangers of Artificial Intelligence with Author Max Barry

“Inside Chat” edition today as are joined by author Max Barry who talks to us about his brilliant new novel Providence, how he’s suited for isolation, characters he can believe in, classic sci-fi, AI, perception vs reality, and where the hell that exxtra x went to.

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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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In Search of… with Author John Vercher

We are joined by author John Vercher, who talks to us about his intense and moving new novel Three-Fifths, the search for identity, race discussions, and Wolverine. Plus-  Denver Librarian Amy Delpo is back with books about racial identity.  

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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. 67 – Top 10 Pandemic Novels & Baseball Books, and Author Abi Dare Joins us with a Beautiful Voice

Author Abi Dare joins us for a chat about her fantastic debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice, using humor to show the resilience of the Nigerian people, and her love for telling stories.

Laura’s Top 10 Fictional Books About Pandemics

  1. Love in the Time of Cholera – by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  2. The Troop by Nick Cutter
  3. The Angels are the Reapers by Alden Bell
  4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  5. The Line Between by Tosca Lee
  6. Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgesheg Rice 
  7. I Am Legend by Richard Mathesen
  8. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  9. The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
  10. The Stand by Stephen King

And a special shout out to Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Dave’s Top 10 Books about Baseball:

  1. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
  2. The Natural by Bernard Malamud
  3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  4. The Brothers K by David James Duncan 
  5. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella
  6. Ball Four by Jim Bouton
  7. The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
  8. The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence Ritter
  9. The Great American Novel by Philip Roth
  10. The Fan by Peter Abrahams

 

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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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An Inside Chat: Author Lori Rader Day!

Today we are joined by award-winning mystery writer Lori Rader Day!  She talks to us about her latest book The Lucky One, a terrifying true story, being inspired by a neighbor, and how she had to be told she was a mystery writer. Great conversation!

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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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An Inside Chat: Author Clare Pooley!

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Today we are joined by author Clare Pooley!  She talks to us all about her book The Authenticity Project, sobriety, apologizing to your characters, and the siren’s call of Butterscotch Angel Delight. Great conversation!

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Ep. 63 Author Alena Dillon and More!

Author Alena Dillon joins us for a chat about her debut novel Mercy House, being inspired by nuns she worked with, getting blurbed by Amy Schumer and having her father delete her work in 5th Grade. We recommend: Mercy House by Alena Dillon, The Third to Die by Allison Brennan, and Cape Grace by Nathan Lowell.  Audiobook of the week is Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin narrated by Candace Thaxton. YA Shout Out is Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.  Dave once again is accident prone, Laura visits a high school and Andrew discusses future boyfriends with Mary Kate.  

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Ep. 62 Author Scott Carson (Michael Koryta) and More!

Author Scott Carson (aka Michael Koryta) joins us for a chat about his new book The Chill, his research on aging dams in our country, working as a P.I., and the careful selection of his pseudonym. We recommend: The Kill Club by Wendy Heard, Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham, and A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers.  Audiobook of the week is Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz narrated by a full cast. Dave is befuddled by some curtain stitcher-uppers, Laura reluctantly sits for a photographer, and Andrew has an update on his rat problem.  

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

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

 

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Ep. 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. 54 Author Karen White & More

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

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Ep. 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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Ep. 45 Favorite Scary Reads

This week we discuss our favorite scary books! Plus- Andrew’s hiking group is rescued by El Paso County Search & Rescue, Laura turns down a Pot dispensary, and Dave dons outfits for Homecoming week.  We recommend: The Anomaly by Michael Rutger, In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson, and The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding.  Audiobook of the week is Brother by Ania Ahlborn narrated by the classically trained Paul Boehmer.  YA book of the week is Pumpkinheads written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks.

Our Favorite Scary Reads in No Particular Order:
“It”, “The Shining” and “The Stand” by Stephen King
“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
“I am Legend” by Richard Mathesen
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker and “Dracul” by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
“The Keep” and “Midnight Mass” by F. Paul Wilson
“Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunger” by Alma Katsu
“We Sold Our 
Souls” by Grady Hendrix
“The Troop” by Nick Cutter

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Ep. 41 Author Sarah Pinsker and More!

Author Sarah Pinsker joins us for a chat about song writing versus fiction writing, trashing hotel rooms and her new book A Song For a New Day.  We recommend: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates, Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth, and King’s Dark Tidings by Kel Kade.  Audiobook of the week is The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson narrated by the incomparable George Guidall.  YA book of the week is Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.

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Ep. 40 Plague-Ridden Prairie Dogs and Drunken Golf Cart Thievery

This week we discuss the Plague (!), getting locked out of the house, scraping barnacles off of boats and Andrew gets mistaken for a kidnapper.   We recommend: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding, The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman, and Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  Audiobook of the week is When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block narrated by gritty Mark Hammer.  YA book of the week is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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Ep. 38 Snacks in the Stacks

We debut a new game this week called “Snacks in the Stacks” and we talk about jury duty evasion and Andrew owns a courthouse(!).   This week we recommend: Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh and All Systems Red by Martha Wells.  Audiobook of the week is Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem read by the salty voiced Geoffrey Cantor.  YA book of the week is The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.

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Ep. 30 Author Lauren Kate and More!

Author Lauren Kate joins us for an entertaining chat about wearing masks in Venice, Italian food and her latest book The Orphan’s Song.  We also recommend: Magic is for Liars by Sarah Gailey, The Serpent’s Orb by Guy Antibes and Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik. Audiobook of the week is Drama City by George Pelecanos read by the smooth baritone of J.D. Jackson.  YA book of the week is Without Annette by Jane B. Mason.

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Ep. 29 Author J.D. Barker and More!

Author J.D. Barker joins us for a fantastic chat about stalking Stephen King,  vampires and his latest book Dracul.  We also recommend: The Summer Country by Lauren Willig, The Silver Ships by S.H. Jucha and Gravesend by William Boyle. Audiobook of the week is The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan read by the dazzling Aoife McMahon.  YA book of the week is The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead.

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