Memoirist Vanessa McGrady, author of Rock Needs River, and novelist Glen Erik Hamilton, author of Mercy River talk about the art, craft, and business of writing their new books.
(Broadcast date: March 6, 2019)
Amanda Sthers, author of Holy Lands (Bloomsbury) talks with Barbara about her new epistolary novel and why she starts with the ending.
(Broadcast date: February 27, 2019)
(Broadcast date: Feb. 13, 2019)
Pam Houston, author of Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about writing on airplanes, setting, balancing life with writing, finding structure, and more.
(Jan. 30, 2019)
Iconic Vietnam War novelist and short story writer Tim O’Brien (author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, Going After Cacciato, and more) joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk about memory, truth, storytelling, mortality and more. O’Brien shares his philosophy that the sound of the story—its cadence, rhythm, and music—should be its guiding principle. He also discusses his revisitation of Hemingway’s work and the powerful persistence of childhood memories.
(Broadcast date: January 23, 2019)
David R. Gillham, author of Annelies, a novel based on Anne Frank and who she might have been had she lived, and Janet Clare, author of the novel, Time is the Longest Distance, about a woman who learns her father is an Aussie, and goes to find him, are my guests on this latest episode of Writers on Writing.
(Broadcast date: January 16, 2019)