Monday, August 18, 2014

Joanna Rakoff & Kseniya Melnik

Joanna Rakoff shares her memoir, My Salinger Year, with Marrie.  She talks about the similarities between memoir and fiction, the right time to write a memoir, and what she learned about publishing and writing from her year of working with a literary agent.  Kseniya Melnik joins in the second half to discuss her debut short story collection, Snow in May.  She discusses the importance of place, dialogue, and writing in a language that's not her own.

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(Broadcast date: July 16, 2014)

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jennifer duBois and Kate Zambreno

Nicole Nelson talks with Jennifer duBois, author of Cartwheel about the challenges of writing (and discussing) a novel that drew its initial inspiration from a real event, in this case, the Amanda Knox trial and the strong and diverse opinions that people held about the verdict. DuBois also talks about learning to relax into a scene, and writing plays to sharpen her dialogue skills. Kate Zambreno, author of Green Girl and Heroines, talks about her experience re-releasing Green Girl -- how the re-release came to pass and what it was like to have the option to revise a work that was published years earlier. She talks about developing the shopgirl protagonist Ruth, who tries to sell the scent "Desire" to people, and achieving urgency in her prose by writing toward confrontation.

[The show begins abruptly due to the loss of the very beginning (but the interviews are complete).]

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lisa See & Jojo Moyes

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See talks with Marrie about her latest novel, China Dolls, finding inspiration, research, and the complicated world of female friendships.  In the second half, Jojo Moyes discusses her novel, One Plus One, compelling characters, difficult points of view, and the drawbacks and advanges of social media for authors. 

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(Broadcast date: July 2, 2014)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

David James Poissant & Emma Straub

Marrie Stone talks with short story writer David James Poissant (Jamie), author of the debut collection The Heaven of Animals about collections based around a theme, finding the point of entry into a story, experimental fiction, and much more.  In the second half, novelist Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers, talks about coming from a legacy of writing, the importance of place, and how her novel came together in four short months.

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(Broadcast date: June 25, 2014)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sandra Tsing Loh and Courtney Maum on Writers on Writing

Nicole talks to writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh about her latest memoir The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, discovering that her voice was better suited to personal stories rather than fiction, and the differences between writing for radio compared to print. Then debut fiction author Courtney Maum discusses her novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and its circuitous journey to publication, how work experience as a corporate namer drove her to change the book's title from its original, The Blue Bear, and how writers are sometimes better off stepping away from the computer and social media.  

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(Broadcast date: July 9, 2014)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

David Fuller & Boris Fishman

Marrie Stone talks with David Fuller, author of Sundance, about enduring characters, generating ideas, and knowing when to pull the plug on ideas that don't work.  In the second half, Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life, talks about characters, craft, and revision. 

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(Broadcast date: June 11, 2014)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

John Brandon and Daniel James Brown on Writers on Writing

Nicole talks to novelist and short story writer John Brandon about his new collection Further Joy, experimenting with form and re-thinking what makes a short story work. Non-fiction author Daniel James Brown discusses how he found his way into the story of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the value of thorough research and the importance of conflict throughout a narrative. His book is out now in paperback.

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(Broadcast date: June 18, 2014)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Jane Porter and Andrea Portes on Writers on Writing

Romance novelist Jane Porter (with too many novels to mention) and Andrea Portes, author of Bury This, talk about the art and craft--and business--of writing fiction.

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(Broadcast date: March 26, 2014)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jill Amadio and Sheila Lowe on Writers on Writing

Jill Amadio, author of Digging Too Deep, and Sheila Lowe, handwriting analyst and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis and What She Saw, talk about their novels and nonfiction, writing suspense, and the mystery and suspense genre.

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(Broadcast date: Weds., March 16, 2014)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Stacey D'Erasmo and Jenny Offill on Writers on Writing

Nicole Nelson talks to Stacey D'Erasmo, author of Wonderland, about doing research touring with an indie rock band, writing sex scenes, and the importance of working past perfectionism.

In the second half of the show, Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation, talks about experimenting with structure, finding authenticity in your storytelling, and why she resists Twitter.

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(Broadcast date: May 28, 2014)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alice LaPlante & Zachary Lazar

Marrie Stone chats with Alice LaPlante, author of Circle of Wives, about the power of the unreliable narrator, knowing when to abandon projects that don't work, where story inspirations come from, and much more. 

In the second half, novelist Zachary Lazar talks about his latest novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, writing about foreign places and times, and the power of juxtaposing unlikely people and things to create compelling stories, and more. 

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(Broadcast date: May 21, 2014)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lit agent Colleen Mohyde and novelist Ivy Pachoda on Writers on Writing

Literary agent Colleen Mohyde, with the Doe Coover Agency in Boston, and novelist Ivy Pachoda, author of Visitation Street join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for a conversation about books, publishing, and more.

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(Broadcast date: May 14, 2014)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Jim Gavin & Jennifer Gilmore

Marrie Stone chats with short story writer, Jim Gavin, about his debut collection Middlemen.  In the second half hour, Nicole Nelson talks with Jennifer Gilmore, author of The Mothers.

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(Broadcast date: April 2, 2014)

Monday, May 05, 2014

Francine Prose & A.L. Kennedy on the show

Marrie Stone chats with award-winner author Francine Prose about her latest novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 and stand-up comic and writer A. L. Kennedy, author of the short story collection All the Rage.

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(Broadcast date: April 30, 2014)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lydia Denworth and Deena Goldstone

Lydia Denworthjournalist and author of I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language, and screenwriter Deena Goldstone, author of the short story collection, Tell Me One Thing, talk with guest host Nicole Nelson.

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(Broadcast date: April 23, 2014)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wally Lamb & T.C. Boyle

Marrie Stone interviews NYT best-selling author Wally Lamb about his latest novel, We Are Water and short story writer and novelist T.C. Boyle, author of San Miguel and his most recent compilation of short stories, Stories II.

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(Broadcast date: December 4, 2014)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life, on Writers on Writing

Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the 12-plus years and 7,000 pages he took to write the novel. He also talks about why, when the book is highly autobiographical, he chose to write the story as a novel and not a memoir.

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(Broadcast date: April 9, 2014)

Note: This podcast starts a few minutes into the interview. Akhil is with us for the entire hour with no musical break at half.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Laura Kasischke & Michael Miller

Marrie Stone interviews poet and novelist Laura Kasischke, discussing her latest novel Mind of Winter and poet Michael Miller about his latest collection, The First Thing Mastered.

April is poetry month, and Michael discusses some of the more accessible poets for those intimidated by poetry.  Tune in to hear his recommendations, and check out these selections from The Huffington Post.

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(Broadcast date: March 19, 2014)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nicole Mones and Sue William Silverman

Nicole Nelson speaks with Nicole Mones, about her new novel Night in Shanghai, and about research,  incorporating history in fiction, and the importance of living a full life as a writer. During the second half, memoirist Sue William Silverman, discusses her third memoir The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew, sharing how she, through digging deep, found the metaphor for her identity search.

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(Broadcast date: March 12, 2014)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Molly Antopol and Cindy Chupack

Nicole Nelson speaks with Molly Antopol, named one of 5 under 35 by the National Book Foundation, about her new collection of stories The Unamericans, and about using autobiography as an inspiration for fiction. During the second half, Golden Globe award-winning television writer Cindy Chupack, who wrote for HBO's Sex and the City for five years, discusses the art of essay writing and her new comic memoir, The Longest Date: Life as a Wife.

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(Broadcast date: February 12, 2014)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Erika Hayasaki and James Scott

Guest host Marrie Stone talks with Erika Hayasaki about narrative nonfiction, reluctant interview subjects and death, inspired by her latest work, The Death Class: A True Story About Life.  Debut novelist James Scott talks about his book The Kept.

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(Broadcast date: February 26, 2014)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones

New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones, author of the new book, Love Illuminated, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his book and about the column he's been editor of since its inception.

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(Broadcast date: March 5, 2014)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ruth Ozeki and Gina Frangello on Writers on Writing

In the first half of the show, guest host Nicole Nelson interviews Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being.

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and Gina Frangello talks to guest host Marrie Stone about her new novel, A Life in Men.

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(Broadcast date: January 29, 2014)

Monday, March 03, 2014

Susan Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo

Guest host Marrie Stone talks with Susan Steinberg about experimental short fiction, creative punctuation, and her latest short story collection SpectacleDennis Palumbo joins in the second half to talk about Daniel Rinaldi mystery, Night Terrors

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(Broadcast date: February 5, 2014)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lara Vapnyar and Kirstin Chen on Writers on Writing

Guest host Nicole Nelson interviews novelists Lara Vapnyar, The Scent of Pine, and Kirstin Chen, Soy Sauce for Beginners.

(Note: The beginning of the Vapnyar interview has some minor bumps due to a technical issue, but the rest is fine.)

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(Broadcast date: January 15, 2014)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Laura Lippman interviewed on Writers on Writing by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Suspense novelist Laura Lippman talks about And When She Was Good on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 9, 2012)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ed Valentine and Graeme Simsion on Writers on Writing

Ed Valentine, who recently won a Daytime Emmy for Children’s TV Writing for Sesame Street, and Graeme Simsion, with his debut novel The Rosie Project optioned to Sony Pictures, talk with guest host Nicole Nelson on this episode of Writers on Writing.

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(Broadcast date: Dec. 18, 2013)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jane Isay & Laurie Halse Anderson

Marrie Stone talks with author and editor Jane Isay about her latest work, Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives and young adult writer Laurie Halse Anderson, author of The Impossible Knife of Memory.

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(Broadcast date: January 22, 2014)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Scott Turow and Rose George, on Writers on Writing, hosted by Barbara DeMarc0-Barrett

Scott Turow, author of Identical, and Rose George, author of Ninety Percent of Everything, were guests on the show and spoke with me about their new books.

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(Broadcast date: Nov. 30, 2013)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Jodi Picoult and Dani Shapiro guest on Writers on Writing

Novelist Jodi Picoult, author of The Storyteller, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new book, and Dani Shapiro, author of Still Writing, talks with Marrie Stone about her new memoir/writing book.

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(Broadcast date: November 20, 2013.)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alex Forbes, Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack guest on Writers on Writing

In the first half hour, songwriter Alex Forbes, author of Write Songs Write Now talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett,  and in the second half, novelists Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack, co-authors of Freud's Mistress, talk with Nicole Nelson.

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(Broadcast date: November 13, 2013)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Robert Olen Butler & Russell Banks, on Writers on Writing

Fiction writers Robert Olen Butler and Russell Banks talk with guest host Marrie Stone about writing fiction, what becomes short stories and what becomes novels, and where it all comes from.

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(Broadcast date: Nov 6, 2013)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Aimee Bender and Jacob M. Appel on Writers on Writing

Short story writer Aimee Bender and novelist Jacob M. Appel talk with guest host Nicole Nelson about the art and business of writing short stories and novels.

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 (Broadcast date: Oct. 30, 2013)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rebecca Lee and Andre Dubus III on Writers on Writing

Rebecca Lee, author of the short story collection, Bobcat, and Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love, came on the show to talk with guest host Marrie Stone about their writing.

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 (Broadcast date: Oct. 9, 2013)

Beth Kephart talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about memoir

Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth (Gotham), talks about writing memoir. She's the author of five memoirs, is a National Book Award Finalist, and a moving writer.  If anyone knows about the memoir form, it's Beth.

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(Broadcast date: Oct. 16, 2013)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

An Evening with Memoirists Claire Bidwell Smith, Dinah Lenney and James Brown at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series.

This podcast was recorded in May 2012 at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series in Corona del Mar, CA. The panel is comprised of Claire Bidwell Smith, Dinah Lenney, and James Brown, moderated by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. If you'd like news about upcoming speaker series event, visit

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 (Broadcast date: May 12, 2012)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Novelist Dara Horn and poet Gary Soto on Writers on Writing

Novelist Dara Horn and poet Gary Soto talk with guest host Nicole Nelson on the show.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 25, 2013)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Memoirist Beverly Donofrio visits Writers on Writing

Memoirist Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Looking for Mary came on the show to primarily discuss her latest, Astonished. One highlight: When an editor bought Riding in Cars with Boys, she visited him in his office. He started talking to her about her memoir, but she said no, no, she had written a novel.  "I can't sell a novel," he said.  "I can sell a memoir." Donofrio hemmed and hawed a lil bit, then said, Well, okay, I didn't make anything up. 

Donofrio is a memoirist through and through.  Very entertaining, especially difficult to do when telling a story about being raped after 50 and the journey it led her on.

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 (Broadcast date: Sept. 18, 2013)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Suspense novelist Gregg Hurwitz on Writers on Writing

Gregg Hurwitz, author of Tell No Lies, is Barbara's guest for the entire show. He talks about writing suspense fiction, and his latest novel, Tell No Lies.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 4, 2013)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Said Sayrafiezadeh and C.E. Poverman on Writers on Writing

Marrie Stone talks with short story writer Said Sayrafiezadeh about his latest collection, Brief Encounters with the Enemy.   In the second half hour, C.E. Poverman discusses his novel, Love by Drowning.  (There is a brief delay in the second half, as the interview starts a little late.  Stay tuned.) 

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(Broadcast date: August 28, 2013)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Jenny Milchman, author of the novel, Cover of Snow, came on the show to talk about her book, perseverance, and suspense writing.

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(Broadcast date: August 14, 2013)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Constance Hale talks about Sin and Syntax with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Constance Hale, author of the revised and updated edition of Sin and Syntax came on the show to talk about writing and style with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and Nicole Nelson

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(Broadcast date: August 21, 2013)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fevered author Linda Marsa talks about her new book

Good friend and colleague, Linda Marsa, author of Fevered, came on the show to talk about her new narrative nonfiction book and about freelancing. Download audio. (Broadcast date: August 7, 2013)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Susan Choi and Jessica Lott

Novelists Susan Choi (My Education) and Jessica Lott (The Rest of Us) talk about their books and writing with guest host Nicole Nelson.

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(Broadcast date: July 31, 2013)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Novelists Karen Joy Fowler and David Groves are guests on Writers on Writing

Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and David Groves, author of What Happens to Us, talk with my guest host Nicole Nelson and with me about their novels, their process, and ebooks.
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(Broadcast date: July 24, 2013)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Novelists Erika Robuck and Courtney Angela Brkic on Writers on Writing

Guest host Nicole Nelson talks with novelists Erika Robuck, author of Call Me Zelda and Courtney Angela Brkic, author of The First Rule of Swimming.

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Please be aware there may be technical problems with the's not you, it's us...

(Broadcast date: July 3, 2013)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Literary Agent Vicky Bijur

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Vicky Bijur, New York City literary agent.

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(Broadcast date: February 11, 2009)

Curtis Sittenfeld talks about Sisterland on Writers on Writing

Guest host Nicole Nelson and Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, producer and host of Writers on Writing, talk with Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Sisterland, about her new novel and about writing.

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 (Broadcast date: July 3, 2013)

Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, on Writers on Writing

Here's one from the archives... Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison.

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(Broadcast Date: December 8, 2010)

Literary agent Vicky Bijur & Robert Olen Butler, Part II

Literary agent Vicky Bijur and Robert Olen Butler, for Part II of the interview with him. Part I took place on 8/2/11. He's author of A Small Hotel.

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(Broadcast date: August 10, 2011.)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Caroline Leavitt & Howard Norman

Marrie Stone chats with Caroline Leavitt, author of Is This Tomorrow, about being an outsider, how writing can't escape personal experience, and what perseverance really looks like.  In the second half hour, Howard Norman discusses his memoir, I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place, his love of ornithology, and the power of place.

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(Broadcast date: July 10, 2013)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Literary agent Ted Weinstein talks about the state of publishing on Writers on Writing

San Francisco-based agent Ted Weinstein talks about the current state of publishing, and offers advice to writers: Let agents find you (he talks about how), become a multimedia empire (he talks about how), new publishing models (he talks about these), and more.

(Note: There's a bit of technical trouble toward the beginning of the interview and at the end, about 50 minutes in.  It's not you, it's me.)

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Broadcast date: June 26, 2013)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Lauren Weisburger and Barbara DeMarco-Barrett talk about Revenge Wears Prada

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Weisburger at the Newport Beach Library last Tuesday, June 25. We talk about her new novel as well as her writing process. Listen by clicking here.

Foodie novelist Erica Bauermeister talks about writing

Erica Bauermeister, author of The Lost Art of Mixing, talks with Barbara about her work, interconnected short stories,  mind-mapping, and more on this June 2013 episode of Writers on Writing.

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 (Broadcast date: June 5, 2013)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Colum McCann & Joan Silber

Marrie Stone interviews Colum McCann, author of TransAtlantic, who chats about why the Irish are literary geniuses, how structuring a novel is like conducting an orchestra, and his disregard of the terms "fiction" versus "non-fiction" in favor of story.  In the second half hour, Joan Silber talks about her collection of interlinked short stories, Fools.  

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(Broadcast date: June 12, 2013)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Judith Schwartz talks about her new book, Cows Save the Planet

Judith Schwartz, author of Cows Save the Plant (Chelsea Green) came on the show to talk about how cows are not only cute--they are useful in countless ways.  They've also been much maligned for their methane gassy ways. It's not so! Listen to find out why.  Judy also talked about how her articles about soil and the environment segued to a book length manuscript.

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 (Broadcast date: May 8, 2013)

Anna Quindlen & Meg Wolitzer

Guest host Marrie Stone chats with Anna Quindlen about her new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake and Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings. 

Please note that Anna's interview finishes abruptly and Meg's interview begins mid-stream due to studio recording issues.  We apologize for the technical snafu, but the majority of both interviews were captured.  Thanks for your patience.

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(Broadcast date: April 24, 2013)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hilary Davidson on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Hilary Davidson, author of Evil in All its Disguises (Forge), talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her latest mystery.

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(Broadcast date: April 9, 2013)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kevin Smokler, Peggy Payne, and Jillian Lauren on Writers on Writing

Kevin Smokler, author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School(Prometheus) during the first half, and during the second half, Peggy Payne, author of Cobalt Blue, and Jillian Lauren, author of Pretty: A Novel.

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 (Broadcast date: April 10, 2013)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Alison Singh Gee, author of Where the Peacocks Sing, on Writers on Writing

Alison Singh Gee, author of Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home (St. Martin's Press) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new memoir and the process of writing it.

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(Broadcast date: April 17, 2013)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

George Saunders

My guest host Marrie Stone talks with New York Times bestselling author Tenth of December: Stories about his latest short story collection Tenth of December.

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(Broadcast date: March 13, 2013)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Novelist Ann Hood on Writers on Writing

Novelist Ann Hood, author of The Obituary Writer: A Novel came on the show to talk about her new novel and the art and craft of novel writing.

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 25. 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Poet Stephen Dunn on Writers on Writing

Pulitzer prize winning poet Stephen Dunn, author of Here and Now: Poems, discusses poetry, writing, and reads from his newest book.  He's been a favorite of mine since one fateful day around 1981 on a bus in San Francisco. Holding to the strap as the bus lumbered up a hill, I looked up and saw a placard with a Stephen Dunn poem. SF had some sort of transit poetry project going on, and I was forever hooked on Dunn's poems.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 27, 2013)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jess Walter on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Jess Walter, author of We Live in Water, talks about this new collection of short stories and about other books--Beautiful Ruins, Citizen Vince--and writing, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 13, 2013)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

John McNally on Writers on Writing

Author John McNally returns to Writers on Writing to talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction.

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 (Broadcast date: Jan. 20, 2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Short Story Writers Sarah Hall & Jennifer Haigh

Marrie Stone talks with Sarah Hall, author of the short story collection The Beautiful Indifference, and Jennifer Haigh, author of the interlinked collection News From Heaven: The Bakerton Stories. 

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(Broadcast date: February 6, 2013)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Geraldine Brooks and Laura Furman

Marrie Stone interviews Geraldine Brooks, author of Caleb's Crossing, and Laura Furman, author of The Mother Who Stayed.

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(Broadcast date: May 18, 2011)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stephen Elliott

Marrie Stone interviews Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder.

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(Broadcast Date: December 30, 2009)

Friday, January 18, 2013

John McNally and Ted Weinstein

Marrie Stone interviews John McNally, author of The Creative Writer's Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist and literary agent Ted Weinstein.

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(Broadcast date: September 1, 2010)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Robert "Snorkel Bob" Wintner on Writers on Writing

Author and activist Robert "Snorkel Bob" Wintner, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his books, and about endangered tropical fish in Hawaii.

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 (Broadcast date: Dec. 5, 2012)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Novelist Margaret Atwood

Novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet and environmental activist Margaret Atwood talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about an assortment of writing related things including her new Positron serial on

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 9, 2013)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Authors Sonia Marsh, Mary Castillo, Nancy Klann-Moren & Charles Leister talk about self-publishing on Writers on Writing

Authors Sonia Marsh, Mary Castillo, Nancy Klann-Moren, and Charles Leister talk about their books, and the process of self publishing. (Recording starts a few minutes into the broadcast.)

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 2, 2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Novelist Hector Tobar on Writers on Writing

Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries, talks about novel writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on her weekly radio show, Writers on Writing.

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(Broadcast date: November 7, 2012)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Novelist Diana Wagman on Writers on Writing

Novelist Diana Wagman, author of The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, spent the entire hour with me talking about her new novel, publishing, writing, and more.

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(Broadcast date: December 12, 2012)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dublin-based novelist (journalist, screenwriter, book reviewer) John Banville for an hour to about his latest novel, Ancient Light, his mystery series, writing, writers, and more, and as the show goes on, it gets downright jolly.

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(Broadcast date: 12.19.2012)

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hector Tobar, author of the Barbarian Nurseries, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries, recently spent the hour with me discussing his book and writing.

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(Broadcast date: November 7, 2012)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Janna Malamud Smith & Lisa Genova

Guest host Marrie Stone talks with Janna Malamud Smith, author of An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery, about the obstacles, risks, and rewards of the creative endeavor.  Lisa Genova joins in the second half to discuss her latest novel, Love Anthony, about autism and unconditional love.

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(Broadcast date: November 28, 2012)

Literary Agent Regina Brooks on Writers on Writing

Regina Brooks, founder of Serendipity Literary in NYC talks about publishing and about her books. An engaging and generous guest.

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 (Broadcast date: November 14, 2012)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poet Billy Collins on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was my guest on the show for the second half of the hour. This show is from a few years back, but wonderful nonetheless.

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 (Broadcast date: 10.22.08)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Melissa Bank & Leah Hager Cohen on Writers on Writing

Melissa Bank, author of the reissued Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing and Leah Hager Cohen, author of The Grief of Others.

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Broadcast date: October 12, 2011

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A.M. Homes, author of the novel May We Be Forgiven was with me for the entire hour.  So much here on the writing process by a prolific, and edgy, writer with many books.

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(Broadcast date: November 21, 2012)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Constance Hale and Tatjana Soli on Writers on Writing

Constance Hale, author of Vex, Hex, Smash, Smoosh and Tatjana Soli, author of The Forgetting Tree.

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(Broadcast date: Oct. 17, 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Jo-Ann Mapson on Writers on Writing

Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Finding Casey talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new novel and the writing process.

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(Broadcast date: October 24, 2012)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Arthur Plotnik on Writers on Writing

Arthur Plotnik, author of The Elements of Expression, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new book and words. It's the Halloween show, so there's a Halloween story at the end.

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(Broadcast date: October 31, 2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, talks to Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about memoir, craft, and the writer's life.

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(Broadcast date: October 10, 2012)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Memoirist David McGlynn

Marrie Stone talks with David McGlynn, author of the memoir "A Door in the Ocean," about reopening old wounds, the power of writing memoir, and all things craft, memoir, and writing. 

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(Broadcast date: August 15, 2012)

Friday, October 05, 2012

True-Crime Writer Caitlin Rother

Caitlin Rother, true-crime writer and author of "Lost Girls," talks with Marrie Stone about how she chooses her subject matters, the psychological impact of writing true crime, interviewing violent offenders, and what she took away from the tragic case of two San Diego teenagers needlessly lost to a mentally ill predator.  

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(Broadcast date: September, 2012)

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Amanda Coplin & Edie Meidav

Marrie Stone talks with Amanda Coplin, author of "The Orchardist," and Edie Meidav, author of "Lola, California".

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(Broadcast date: September 22, 2012)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Claire Vaye Watkins on Short Stories

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the short story collection "Battleborn," talks with Marrie Stone about family history and how it shapes our stories, her father's time in the Manson family, the importance of physical and emotional distance from your work, how you know where a story should end, and other heavy topics.

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(Broadcast date: September 26, 2012)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Chris Bohjalian & Randy Dotinga with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sandcastle Girls, and journalist and Christian Science Monitor book reviewer Randy Dotinga talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM 88.9 in Orange Co, CA and online at and iTunes college radio. More at

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(Broadcast date: July 29, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ken Ballen & Tim Harford

Ken Ballen, author of Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals talks to Marrie Stone about why and how some of the world's most dangerous terrorists opened up and shared their stories, America's misconceptions about terrorism, and what we should really fear.  Tim Harford, author of Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, chats about how this book has helped with his own approach to writing and life.

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(Broadcast date: July 4, 2012)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steve Kemper & Bridget Hoida on Writers on Writing

Steve Kemper, author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms and Bridget Hoida, author of So L.A. talk about their books and about writing.

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 (Broadcast date: July 25, 2012)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Camille Noe Pagan and Janet Groth

Camille Noe Pagan talks to Marrie Stone about her novel, "The Art of Forgetting," how journalism feeds her fiction, the discipline of writing with children, and the mysteries of brain injuries.  Janet Groth joins in the second half, talking about her years working at The New Yorker in her memoir, "The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker."

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(Broadcast date: July 11, 2012)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Eva Gabrielsson & Carin Gerhardsen

Stieg Larsson's partner of 31 years, Eva Gabrielsson, talks with Marrie Stone about her memoir, "There Are Things I Want You To Know (About Stieg Larsson and Me)."  She shares her pain of his sudden loss, memories of their years together, and her intimate decision to share their story.  Carin Gerhardsen, author of the Hammarby Series, talks about her writing process, carrying a storyline across several novels, and her methods of sustaining a mystery and characters.  She is the author of "The Gingerbread House.

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(Broadcast date: June 27, 2012)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Joan Schenkar talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

Joan Schenkar, biographer, playwright and author of The Talented Miss Highsmith, talks about writing biography and Patricia Highsmith, and more, on the show with Barbara.

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 (Broadcast date: June 20, 2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jess Walter, "Beautiful Ruins," on Writers on Writing

Jess Walter, author of the new novel, Beautiful Ruins, discusses his book and work for the entire hour with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. He will be a guest at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon on July 17, 2012. More info here.

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(Broadcast date: June 13, 2012)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Hannah Barnaby and Susan Davis

Marrie Stone interviews Hannah Barnaby, author of Wonder Show, and Susan Davis, author of I Was Building Up to Something.

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(Broadcast date: June 6, 2012)

Jesse Katz and Pamela Redmond

Marrie Stone interviews Jesse Katz, author of The Opposite Field: A Memoir, and Pamela Redmond, author of The Possibility of You.

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(Broadcast date: May 30, 2012)

Sonia Faleiro and David Bezmozgis

Marrie Stone interviews Sonia Faleiro, author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars, and David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World.

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(Broadcast date: May 16, 2012)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

William Todd Schultz & Hope Edelman, on Writers on Writing

It's nonfiction day on "Writers on Writing" with a psychobiography author and a memoirist. William Todd Schultz, author of Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers (Oxford) and Hope Edelman, co-author (along with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez) of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son (Free Press) discuss their books and the art and craft of writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: May 23, 2012)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Co-host Marrie Stone speaks with French novelist David Foenkinos, author of Delicacy (one of Amazon's Best Books of the Month, February 2012) and Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption.  "Media personalities and high profile Google and Microsoft employees are extolling the virtues of Johnson's data plan" - Wired Magazine

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Biographers Steve Weinberg & Jack El-Hai and Memoirist Julie Metz on Writers on Writing

Biographers Steve Weinberg and Jack El-Hai, author of The Lobotomist in the first half, and memoirist Julie Metz, author of Perfection, talk with Barbara about the art, craft and business of their chosen genre..

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(Broadcast date: May 9, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

John Irving, author of Last Night at Twisted River and memoirist Novella Carpenter, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about fiction and memoir, last lines, first lines, and more.

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 (Broadcast date: 7/8/2010)

Friday, May 04, 2012

Literary agent Linda Konner and author Roy Peter Clark

Linda Konner, a New York City literary agent, and friend, and Roy Peter Clark, author of Help! for Writers, in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 25, 2012)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Dennis Palumbo discusses writers' challenges and Fever Dream with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Dennis Palumbo, author of Fever Dream and Writing from the Inside Out, talks with Barbara about his books and the challenges that writers encounter. 

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(Broadcast date: April 4, 2012)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pie Evangelist Beth Howard talks about her memoir with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Beth Howard, author of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Love and Pie (Harlequin) discusses how she came to write this memoir about becoming a widow at age 47, and how pie saved her. 

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 (Broadcast date: April 18, 2012)

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Memoirist James Brown talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on radio

Memoirist James Brown, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and This River talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for the entire hour about his books, the art and craft of memoir, and the business of publishing.  (He will appear on her panel at Literary Orange on April 14, 2012 at UC-Irvine.  He will also be guest author at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon on May 15, 2012.

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 (Broadcast date: March 28, 2012)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jeri Westerson talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

Jeri Westerson, author of the Crispin Guest medieval noir mystery series, and host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett spoke for an hour about writing mysteries, noir, YA, and so many other things having to do with writing.

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(Broadcast date: February 22, 2012)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Novelist T. Jefferson Parker and memoirist Claire Bidwell Smith on Writers on Writing

Here are T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Jaguar and Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Inheritance of Grief talking with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of Pen on Fire, about their new books.

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(Broadcast date: March 13, 2012)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

John Hargraves & Lauren Oliver

Marrie Stone interviews John Hargraves, translator of the book The Druggist of Auschwitz written by Dieter Schlesak, and young adult author Lauren Oliver, author of the Delirium Series (Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem), as well as the novels Before I Fall and Liesl & Po.  

(Broadcast date: March 7, 2012)

Friday, March 09, 2012

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett with fiction writers Nathan Englander and Pam Houston

Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on this fantabulous show. Two authors that any serious student of writing should be digesting their fiction. One of my favorite shows, of late. (Of son hates that phrase, and so do I! But you get the gist.)

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(Broadcast date: February 29, 2012)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Will Allison & Stacy Bierlein/Gina Frangello

Marrie Stone interviews Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home, and Stacy Bierlein and Gina Frangello, editors and contributors to the anthology Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience.  

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(Broadcast date: February 15, 2012)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Naomi Benaron & Meg Rosoff

Marrie Stone talks with Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift, and Meg Rosoff, the widely banned young adult author of There is No Dog.

(Broadcast date: February 2, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Writers on Writers host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett talks with Kieja Parsinnen and Eric Weiner

Keija Parsinnen, author of the novel,The Ruins of Us, and Eric Weiner, author of the narrative nonfiction book, Man Seeks God, talk about their books, read excerpts, and discuss the art and craft--and business--of writing with radio show host and writer Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: February 8, 2012)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thrity Umrigar and Vicki Goldberg

Marrie Stone talks with Thrity Umrigar, author of The World We Found, and photojournalist Vicki Goldberg, author of The White House: The President's Home in Photographs and History.

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(Broadcast date: January 4, 2012)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Luis Alberto Urrea and Peter Orner

Marrie Stone interviews Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Queen of America, and Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love.

(Broadcast date: December 14, 2012)

Carolyn See

Carolyn See, author of There Will Never Be Another You.

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(Broadcast date: Aug 10, 2006)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Alethea Black and Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Marrie Stone interviews Alethea Black, author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely, and Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House.

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(Broadcast date: Jul 6, 2011)

Tom Perrotta and Jane Mendelsohn

Marrie Stone interviews Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and Jane Mendelsohn, author of American Music.

(Broadcast date: September 21, 2011)

Amy Bloom and Hilary Davidson

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and Marrie Stone interview Amy Bloom, author of Where the God of Love Hangs Out and Hilary Davidson, author of The Damage Done.

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(Broadcast date: October 6, 2010)

Chris Van Allsburg and Erin Morgenstern

Marrie Stone interviews Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, and Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus.

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(Broadcast date: Oct 5, 2011)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Alexandra Penney and Donna Albrecht

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Alexandra Penney, author of Magic Words: 101 Ways to Talk Your Way Through Life's Challenges and Donna Albrecht, author of Buying a Home When You're Single.

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(Broadcast date: Unknown)

Amy Alkon and Tracy Ross

Marrie Stone interviews Amy Alkon, author of I See Rude People: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society, and Tracy Ross, author of The Source of All Things: A Memoir.

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(Broadcast date: Apr 6, 2011)

Allison Brennan and Alisa Bowman

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Allison Brennan, author of Kiss Me, Kill Me: A Novel of Suspense and Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters.

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(Broadcast date: February 2, 2011)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Allison Burnett and Merrill Markoe

Allison Burnett, author of The House Beautiful and Merrill Markoe, author of Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.

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(Broadcast date: Jul 26, 2007)

Andrea Barrett and Claire Davis

Marrie Stone interviews Andrea Barrett, author of The Air We Breathe: A Novel and Claire Davis, author of Labors of the Heart: Stories.

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(Broadcast date: Oct 24, 2007)

Amy Bloom and Wally Lamb

Marrie Stone interviews Amy Bloom, author of Away: A Novel and Wally Lamb, author I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison.

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(Broadcast date: Sep 27, 2007)

Adam Chromy and Diana Abu-Jaber

Literary agent Adam Chromy and Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Origin: A Novel.

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(Broadcast date: Aug 09, 2007)

David Vann, Ellen Bell, Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Marrie Stone interviews David Vann, author of Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter; Ellen Bell, author of Irvine (Images of America); and Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, co-authors of The Future of Us.

(Broadcast date: November 19, 2011)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss, author of Two Trains Running : A Novel.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 23, 2005)

Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel, author of The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel.

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(Broadcast date: May 18, 2006)

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Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III, author of The Garden of Last Days: A Novel.

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(Broadcast date: Jul 30, 2008)

Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss, author of Only Child : A Burke Novel.

(Broadcast date: Dec 19, 2002)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Caroline Adderson, Anastasia Royal, and Jennie Nash

Fiction roundtable moderated by Marrie Stone with authors Caroline Adderson (Sitting Practice), Anastasia Royal (Undoing I Do), and Jennie Nash (Last Beach Bungalow).

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(Broadcast Date: Feb 20, 2007)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Heather King and Nell Casey

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Heather King, author of Shirt of Flame: A Year With St. Therese of Lisieux, and Nell Casey, author of The Journals of Spalding Gray.

(Broadcast date: November 23, 2011)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amy Ephron & Karen Karbo, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of Pen on Fire, discusses books and writing with Amy Ephron, author of the memoir, Loose Diamonds, and Karen Karbo, author of How Georgia Became O'Keeffe.

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(Broadcast date: November 9, 2011)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Carole Moore and Stephen Wetta

Marrie Stone interviews Carole Moore, author of The Last Place You'd Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them and Stephen Wetta, author of If Jack's In Love.

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(Broadcast date: October 19, 2011)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heidi Durrow and William Todd Schultz

Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky and William Todd Schultz, author of An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus.

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(Broadcast date: Oct. 26, 2011)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dani Shapiro at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon

Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion, was a guest at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon in February of 2010. Here is that live event.

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(Broadcast date: XXX XX, 20XX)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kim Wyatt & Danzy Senna

Kim Wyatt, editor of Permanent Vacation and Danzy Senna, author of You Are Free, a collection of short stories, in conversation with Barbara.

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(Broadcast date: 9/14/2011)

Monday, September 05, 2011

Justin Torres and Helen Schulman

Marrie Stone interviews Justin Torres, author of We the Animals, and Helen Schulman, author of This Beautiful Life.

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(Broadcast date: Aug 31, 2011)

Traci Foust and Christina Shea

Marrie Stone interviews Traci Foust, author of Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD, and Christina Shea, author of Smuggled.

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(Broadcast date: Aug 24, 2011)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Robert Olen Butler and Anita Shreve

Robert Olen Butler, author of A Small Hotel (Grove) and Anita Shreve, author of Rescue (Back Bay Books) talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(The interview with Butler is Part I. Part II will be broadcast and taped on August 10, 2011.

(Broadcast date: August 3, 2011)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Memoirist Glen Retief

Glen Retief, author of the memoir, The Jack Bank, in conversation for the entire hour with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: July 20, 2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Literary attorney Mark Fowler & Pageant of the Masters writer Dan Duling

Mark Fowler, New York City-based literary attorney, and Dan Duling, playwright and writer for Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about writers' legal issues and writing plays and narration for Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters.

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Broadcast date: July 13, 2011.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tamar Cohen and Jane Smiley

Marrie Stone interviews Tamar Cohen, author of The Mistress's Revenge, and Jane Smiley, author of Private Life.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 29, 2011)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Susie Bright and Melissa Schroeder

Marrie Stone interviews Susie Bright, author of Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir, and Melissa Schroeder, author of A Little Harmless Obsession.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 22, 2011)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Our first donation!

A shout out to Ron Alvarez (former NYC cop) who clicked the donation button over on the right side of the screen and sent $$ our way, which I will, in turn, send to our podcast guru Rob Roy. It's because of Rob that the Writers on Writing podcast started up, and it's largely because of him that it functions. When it recently fell off the iTunes radar, Rob put in time to get it going again. So thanks Ron, and thanks again to Rob for all that he does.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry and Arthur Plotnik

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, and Arthur Plotnik, author of Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 12, 2011)

Monday, July 04, 2011

Podcast is back up

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pen on Fire Salon with Aimee Bender and Michael Jaime-Becerra

The Pen on Fire Writers Salon. Barbara DeMarco-Barrett in conversation with Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Michael Jaime-Becerra, author of This Time Tomorrow.

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(Event date: June 2010)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Robert Sabbag and Ander Monson

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Robert Sabbag, author of Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival and Ander Monson, author of Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir.

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(Broadcast Date: May 19, 2010)

An earlier, incomplete version of this show was posted in 2010.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Mira Bartok and Maira Kalman on Writers on Writing

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Mira Bartok, author of The Memory Palace and Maira Kalman, author/illustrator of In Pursuit of Happiness.

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(Broadcast date: March 16, 2011)

Monday, June 06, 2011

Catherine Friend and Caitlin Kelly on Writers on Writing

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Catherine Friend, author of Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet, and Caitlin Kelly, author of Malled: My Untentional Career in Retail.

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(Broadcast date: May 11, 2011)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sarah Porter and Gayle Forman

Marrie Stone interviews Sarah Porter, author of Lost Voices, and Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went.

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(Broadcast date: May 4, 2011)

Joshua Kendall and Darin Strauss

Marrie Stone interviews Joshua Kendall, author of The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture, and Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life.

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(Broadcast date: Apr 27, 2011)

Olga Grushin and Stewart O'Nan

Marrie Stone interviews Olga Grushin, author of The Line, and Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone.

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(Broadcast date: Apr 13, 2011)

Monday, May 02, 2011

Victor Infante and Kim Dower: Poetry Month

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Victor Infante, author of City of Insomnia, and Kim Dower, author of Air Kissing on Mars.

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(Broadcast date: April 20, 2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ruta Sepetys and Alina Tugend

Marrie Stone interviews Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, and Alina Tugend, author of Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong.

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(Broadcast date: Mar 23, 2011)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dori Ostermiller & Memoir Panelists Lisa Catherine Harper and Katherine Ellison

Marrie Stone interviews Dori Ostermiller, author of Outside the Ordinary World and, in the second half hour, moderates a memoir panel with authors Lisa Catherine Harper (A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood) and Katherine Ellison (BUZZ: A Year of Paying Attention).

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(Broadcast Date: March 9, 2011)

Jo-Ann Mapson

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews JoAnn Mapson, author of Solomon's Oak.

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David Vann

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews David Vann, author of Caribou Island: A Novel.

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(Broadcast date: February, 2011)