Inside Chat: Into The Alaskan Triangle With Connor Sullivan

Today we chat with Connor Sullivan all about his new book Sleeping Bear, the mysterious Alaskan Triangle, Russian sharaskas, why he didn’t get any help from his father the novelist, and how his competitive skiing career helped him with his writing. Plus – small town parade tomfoolery in Forks, WA.

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Inside Chat: Chocolate Rewards With Vanessa Riley

Today we chat with Vanessa Riley all about her new historical fiction novel Island Queen, discovering her main character through a cartoon sketch, how her background in engineering helps her writing, and how chocolate keeps her writing. Plus – more tales from our vacation! liness

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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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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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Inside Chat: Hayley Chillin’ With Chris Hauty

Today we chat with the delightful Chris Hauty about his new Hayley Chill thriller Savage Road, using simple google searches for plot ideas, the terror of home grown threats, keeping his books apolitical, riding motorcycles, and being wholly unprepared to write a series. Plus – Laura can’t stop listening to the same songs over and over and over again and Dave has some choice words for the Apple music folks.

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Ep. 101 Filling Silences through Comfort Food with Bryan Washington

Today we’re joined by  Bryan Washington for a conversation about his new novel Memorial, allowing no answers for his characters, using physical space on the page, shared silences, putting his own photos in his book, and why he cooks the meals mentioned in the book several times while writing. We also recommend: The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne, Lone Jack Trail by Owen Laukkanen, and The Hidden Tower by James E. Wisher. Audiobook of the week is Malorie by Josh Malerman.  Plus – Dave wrestles with dog walking, Laura has a clog mishap at work, and Andrew stockpiles boats in a landlocked state.

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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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Ep. 13 Author Alma Katsu and More!

An excellent conversation with author Alma Katsu about her book, The Hunger!  We also recommend:  A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, The Dark Ability by D.K. Holmberg. and The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen.  Audiobook of the week is A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes read by the unmistakable Samuel L. Jackson.

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Ep. 11 The Teacher Strike Wave and Women in Horror & SciFi

This week we recommend:  Forging Zero by Sara King, The Natty Professor by Tim Gunn and The Hunger by Alma Katsu.

In “Library Corner” Amy recommends a few romance novels in honor of Valentine’s Day. She mentions books by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks and Piper Vaughn and recommends Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate Series.  In honor of the recent Denver teacher’s strike she also recommends a lively non-fiction book entitled A History of America in 10 Strikes by Erik Loomis.

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Ep. 7 The Traveler, The Teacher, His Wife and Her Librarian

This week Dave tells an eye opening story about drug use and high school students.  Andrew is stuck in a hotel room in Austin, Texas and we dive into author photos on Goodreads.  We also debut a new segment with a Denver Public Librarian!

Books recommended this week are: Bearskin  by James A. McLaughlin, Thomas by Michael G. Manning and The Birdwatcher by William Shaw.  Our Audiobook of the week is a series –  The Charles Paris books by the hilarious Simon Brett.

In “Librarian’s Corner” Amy mentions Scott Westerfeld’s fun book Afterworlds, Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday and the fantastic Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon.
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Ep. 3 Quicker, Last Night Lobster, Mink River

In episode 3 (our best episode to date!), our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, discuss why Andrew can’t have fruit delivered to his office, why one of Dave’s students got up in the middle of class and walked out and they had spirited discussions about, well, pretty much everything including their book recommendations.

Books reviewed in this episode are: Quicker by Laurence Dahners,  Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, Mink River by Brian Doyle.   Audiobook of the week is Ken Bruen’s The Guards read by Gerry O’Brien.  Our Christmas book selection is Nos4a2 by the crazy talented Joe Hill.

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