Sara Gran on Writers on Writing

Sara Gran, author of The Book of the Most Precious Substance (Dreamland Books) and I talk about her new erotic thriller, revising, the book within the book and why she chose to start a publishing company to publish the novel rather than going through an agent and traditional publisher.

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 (Broadcast date: Feb. 21, 2022)

T. Jefferson Parker, A Thousand Steps

T. Jefferson Parker, author of A Thousand Steps (Forge), released on Jan. 11, 2022, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new novel, why he wanted to write a novel based in 1968, point of view and tense, merging fact with fiction, and so much more.

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 (Recorded via Zoom on Jan. 6, 2022)
Music and sound editing by Travis Barrett

Jacquelyn Mitchard on Writers on Writing

Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Good Son, and I discuss her new novel. Included in their talk is coming up with the midpoint, the 10 or 11 big events in a novel, and balancing narrative with scene.

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 (Recorded on Dec. 22, 2021)
Music and sound editing by Travis Barrett
Contact: www.palmspringsnoir.com

Barbara Seranella on Writers on Writing (from 2006)

I’ve been thinking about Barbara Seranella, a wonderful mystery writer who passed away in 2007. I met her when we were both members of the Orange County Fictionaires. I wanted to hear her voice again and wanted to share this interview with our listeners. She wrote a great mystery series with Munch Mancini, an auto mechanic/amateur sleuth.

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 12, 2006)