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Nathan Englander and Alisyn Camerota on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist and short story writer Nathan Englander joins Marrie to talk about his latest “turducken” of a novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. They chat about humor, how the personal becomes universal, the benefits of writing as an ex-pat, and how to write intentional chaos.

In the second half, CNN correspondent and novelist Alisyn Camerota joins to talk about her debut, Amanda Wakes Up. She talks about writing what you know, how she did (or did not) predict the 2016 election, her thoughts on how journalism has changed, and the magic of writing 5 minutes a day.

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(Broadcast date: September 20, 2017)

Wendy Corsi Staub on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine

Wendy Corsi Staub, mystery author with more than 75 books to her credit, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about writing mystery and suspense fiction, and her path to becoming a NYT bestselling author. Staub will be a keynote presenter at Ladies of Intrigue, sponsored by the Orange County chapter of Sisters in Crime, on Oct. 1, 2017. More info here.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 13, 2017)

Novelists Don Winslow and Janelle Brown on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Don Winslow, author of The Force, and Janelle Brown, author of Watch Me Disappear join me to talk about their latest novels. Don talks about a writer’s job and his pathway to publication, and Janelle talks about how Watch Me Disappear began as a story about a dysfunctional family and turned into a suspense novel about a mother who disappears.

Janelle will be a guest at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series & Salon’s final 2017 gathering on Tues. Sept 12. Click here for more information and to register.

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(Broadcast date: August 30, 2017)

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