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