Barbara’s story, “Crazy for You,” that was published in 2010 in Orange County Noir is included in USA Noir: Best of Akashic’s Noir Series, released November, 2013. The new anthology includes short stories by some of the greats in the suspense field: T. Jefferson Parker, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, and more. Details and purchase information ».
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Latest entries from the Pen on Fire blog:
Mary-Beth Hughes, author of The Loved Ones talks to Nicole Nelson about finding her way into her novel, using sensory detail to further the narrative, and drawing from her earlier career as a modern dancer (with the Merce Cunningham studio in New York) to tell her stories. Then Lauren Acampora, author of The Wonder Garden, talks about how her false start with a novel led to this book of inter-connected short stories that she had a blast writing, how growing up in the suburbs and later choosing to live there as an adult has influenced the tales she is drawn to, and how she finds the humor in reactions from readers who don’t read flap copy, thanks to a blog post by Rebecca Makkai about online reader reviews.
(Broadcast date: June 10, 2015)
Noreen Ayres, author of The Juan Doe Murders, and Terry Masear, author of Fastest Things on Wings, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their new books.
(Broadcast date: May 27, 2015)
Essayist Michael Paterniti, author of Love and Other Ways of Dying, joins Marrie Stone to discuss writing tragedy, how he finds doors into human emotion, what makes a compelling essay, and creating the narrative voice in nonfiction. In the second half, Marian Palaia discusses her novel, The Given World. She discusses Vietnam, creating fictional characters from real people, the common pitfalls of new writers, and how her MFA transformed her work.
(Broadcast date: April 29, 2015)
Debut novelists Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, and my former student, Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance, join Marrie Stone to discuss writing as an exhile, the power of personal history, the effects of war and genocide on future generations, and how to make the political stories personal.
(Broadcast date: April 22, 2015)
Seth Greenland, author of I Regret Everything: A Love Story, published by Europa, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new novel, writing in the opposite gender’s point of view, living twice (through your characters) and much more.
(Broadcast date: May 13, 2015)