Ep. 136 Publish Or Perish With Zakiya Dalila Harris

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author Zakiya Dalila Harris for a fun conversation about her debut novel The Other Black Girl, the multifaceted problems with the publishing industry, her affinity for the American Girl books growing up, and her obsession with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We also recommend In the Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty, Falling by T.J. Newman, and Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall. The audiobook of the week is Billy Summers by Stephen King. Plus – Dave gets a new job, Laura sweats it up at a Kesha concert, and Andrew’s bosses are dropping like flies.

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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. 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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Inside Chat: War And Bees With Mark T. Sullivan

Today we chat with author Mark T. Sullivan about his latest novel The Last Green Valley, the surprising place he found the inspiration for his book, the fascinating history of ethnic Germans, the secret of beekeeping, and what to look for in a guide when you’re on the road researching.

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Ep. 121 Vision Questing With Will Dean

Today we’re joined by author Will Dean for a chat about his latest thriller The Last Thing to Burn, his visions, his overactive imagination, the effects of isolation, why it took him five years to write the book, getting blamed for sleepless nights, loathing his antagonist, growing up without books, and why he writes his first drafts as fast as he can. We also recommend: The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson, Awakening by Robert M. Kerns. Audiobook of the week is Summertime Guests by Wendy Francis. Plus- Dave’s parents are in town and staying in a less than stellar motel, Laura’s new plant has deleterious affects on the cat, and Andrew’s COVID has him sleepy.

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Inside Chat: Joanne Tompkins

Today we chat with author Joanne Tompkins about her latest novel What Comes After, spending time with Quakers, how working as a mediator for high trauma cases influenced her writing, writing into the mystery, how we never know what we’re dealing with, and the evil that lurks among us.

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Ep. 117 Sussing Out Traitors With Alma Katsu

Today we’re joined by the talented novelist Alma Katsu for a chat about her new novel Red Widow, women in the CIA, trust and mistrust in the agency, constantly being watched by counter intelligence, code names, and the automated hot dog machine in the bowels of the CIA building. We also recommend: The Slaughtered Lamb by Seana KellyWhite Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton, and Starcaster by J. N. Chaney & Terry Maggert. Audiobook of the week is Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison. Plus- Dave runs out of gas again and gets help from an unlikely source, Laura takes in a marching band, and Andrew is fixin’ to take his job and shove it.

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