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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)

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 penonfire.com/speakerseries.

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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. Download audio.
Please be aware there may be technical problems with the broadcast...it'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 Byliner.com.

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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)