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Monday, September 21, 2015

Carol Higgins Clark and Daniel James Brown

Mystery darling Carol Higgins Clark joins Marrie Stone to talk about compelling characters for a series, generating new ideas, the structure of the genre, and drawing from real life in her writing.

Carol is a keynote speaker at the OC Sisters in Crime, Ladies of Intrigue event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 in Huntington Beach.  More information can be found here.

In the second half, Daniel James Brown discusses adapting his narrative nonfiction book Boys in the Boat for young audiences.  He talks about writing in the aftermath of success, what was required for the adaptation, why the book resonated with a wide audience, and his process for organizing vast amounts of research.

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(Broadcast date: September 9, 2015)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Gail Godwin and Parnaz Foroutan on Writers on Writing

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett talks with Gail Godwin, novelist and memoirist, about her new memoir Publishing, and the changes she's seen in the industry, being a student in Kurt Vonnegut's workshop, and working with the same agent for 50 years. Then debut novelist Parnaz Foroutan, author of The Girl from the Garden, talks with Nicole Nelson about why she used an unreliable narrator, the responsibility that comes with telling a story inspired by family history, and the benefits of "talking to your demons"while writing, and letting them guide you to the good stuff.

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(Broadcast date: September 16, 2015)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Andrew Roe and Rebecca Makkai

Andrew Roe, author of Miracle Girl, joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about generating ideas for material, writing from various points of view, and the importance of mentors.  In the second half, Rebecca Makkai returns to the show to talk about her short story collection, Music for Wartime.

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(Broadcast date: July 15, 2015)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Narrative nonfiction writer David Gessner, author of All the Wild that Remains and novelist Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life, discuss their books with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 5, 2015)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Julia Pierpont and Adam Johnson

Debut novelist Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things, joins Marrie Stone to talk about shifting points of view, new ways to approach old topics, and the virtue of MFAs.

In the second half, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer Adam Johnson discusses his latest collection, Fortune Smiles.  Adam talks about his quirky childhood, his hands-on research process, what drives his curiosities, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: August 19, 2015)