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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 www.kuci.org and iTunes college radio. More at penonfire.blogspot.com.

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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

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 late...my 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)