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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.

Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.

Location:

Canada

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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.

Language:

English

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Episodes

BONUS: Five Writing Tips from Art In Fiction Authors

1/11/2021
Welcome to the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this Bonus episode, I've compiled advice from nine of the authors interviewed in Season 1 of the podcast. You'll learn five smart tips from Syrie James, Barbara Linn Probst, Maggie Humm, Stephanie Storey, Jeanne Mackin, Stephanie Cowell, Helaine Mario, Barbara Quick, and Patricia Morrisroe. Highlights: Tip #1: Write what you love to read Tip #2: Find a mentor Tip #3: Trust your gut Tip #4: Develop a thick skin and a sense of humor Tip...

Duration:00:16:19

Paris Between the Wars: Couture and Surrealism in the Novels of Jeanne Mackin

12/7/2020
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Paris between the wars is the exciting setting for Jeanne Mackin's novels The Last Collection and The Beautiful American. In this episode, find out about wacky surrealist lobsters, why pencils and paper were not allowed at fashion shows, and a lot more! Highlights: The Beautiful AmericanThe Beautiful AmericanThe Beautiful AmericanThe Beautiful AmericanThe Last Collection The Last CollectionPress Play right now and be sure to check out...

Duration:00:30:43

Vivaldi and Mozart and Beethoven, Oh My! Three Novelists Talk About Music in Fiction

11/22/2020
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! The three novelists you'll meet in this episode are each inspired by a different classical composer. They discuss their inspiration and research processes, and touch on a topic rarely discussed in author circles--money! Barbara Quick is the author of Vivaldi’s Virgins, Stephanie Cowell is the author of Marrying Mozart, and Patricia Morrisroe is the author of The Woman in the Moonlight about Beethoven's inspiration for his Moonlight...

Duration:01:03:08

Georgia on my Mind: An Interview with Barbara Linn Probst, Author of Queen of the Owls

11/9/2020
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Barbara Linn Probst's debut novel inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe is a must-read for fans of the artist and of compelling stories. In this lively episode, I chat with Barbara about her novel Queen of the Owls, the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, and a lot more. Highlights: Queen of the Owls Queen of the OwlsQueen of the OwlsQueen of the Owlswww.ghostranch.org Queen of the Owls Queen of the OwlsPress Play right now and be sure to check out Queen...

Duration:00:36:53

Around the World in Fiction: Meet Tina Hartas, the Creator of TripFiction

10/27/2020
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love reading novels set in locations you hope to visit? Then you have to explore TripFiction (www.tripfiction.com). In this episode, I interview Tina Hartas who developed TripFiction to provide readers with an easy way to find novels set in specific locations around the world. We talk about technology and marketing and our mutual love of books. And as you'll discover in this episode, TripFiction was the inspiration for Art In...

Duration:00:29:59

Exploring Art & the Business of Writing: An Interview with Courtney Maum, Author of Costalegre

10/16/2020
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Courtney Maum is the bestselling author of three novels and a fabulous writing guidebook for authors. In this lively episode, I chat with Courtney about her two novels listed on Art In Fiction, Costalegre and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and her new book for authors: Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book. Highlights: Costalegre...

Duration:00:33:27

Inspired by Virginia Woolf: An Interview with Maggie Humm, Author of Talland House

10/5/2020
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Fans of Virginia Woolf and art will love Talland House by Maggie Humm. Learn about her inspiration for the novel that is listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction, enjoy a reading from Talland House, and discover her advice for new authors. Highlights: Talland House To The LighthouseTo The Lighthouse Talland HouseTo The Lighthouse Talland HouseTalland HouseTalland HouseTalland HouseTalland HouseRodin's MistressPress Play...

Duration:00:33:15

Music To Thrill: An Interview with Helaine Mario, Author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, I chat about thrillers with an arts twist with Helaine Mario, author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody, two page-turners listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction which also incorporate Visual Arts, Theater, and more. This quote about Dark Rhapsody says it all: "As much about art as music, Dark Rhapsody reveals the transformative power of both." Highlights: The Lost ConcertoDark RhapsodyHelaine Mario brings...

Duration:00:38:40

In Search of Beauty: An Interview with Stephanie Storey, Author of Oil and Marble & Raphael, Painter in Rome

9/3/2020
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love Renaissance art? Then you won't want to miss my conversation with bestselling author Stephanie Storey about her two marvelous novels: Oil and Marble and Raphael, Painter in Rome, both listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction. Learn about Stephanie's love of the creative process and her fascination with Michelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci, listen to her read from Raphael, Painter in Rome, and get advice about...

Duration:00:49:58

Channeling Jane Austen: An Interview with Syrie James, Queen of 19th-C. Reimaginings

8/27/2020
Welcome to Episode 12 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, bestselling author Syrie James shares her love of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and the character of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula, as she discusses her five novels included in the Literature category on Art In Fiction. Learn about writing in Jane Austen's voice, the challenges faced by a female author in the 19th century, James's meticulous research methods, and her wise advice for both aspiring and published...

Duration:00:47:47

The Kings & Queens of Comedy Go On Vacation: An Interview with Fred Van Lente, Author of Ten Dead Comedians

8/20/2020
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! If you love comedy and comics, you won't want to miss my chat with Fred Van Lente, author of Ten Dead Comedians--a smart and funny take on Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None. Fred talks about his love of comedy, shares writing advice, and reads from Ten Dead Comedians. Highlights: Ten Dead ComediansTen Dead ComediansTen Dead Comedians Never SleepFred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of the...

Duration:00:38:43

Five Smart Writing Tips from Successful Authors

8/13/2020
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Ready to learn 5 tips to inspire your writing? This episode features six of the authors interviewed on the Art In Fiction Podcast. You'll hear wise advice—and plenty of encouragement— from M. J. Rose, Vaseem Khan, Layne Fargo, Andrew Cartmel, Laura Morelli, and Martin Turnbull. Highlights: Tip #1: Accept that writing is workTip #2: Establish and stick to a writing routineTip #3: Don't be afraid to suckTip #4: Write an outlineTip #5:...

Duration:00:19:39

Finding Joy in Provence: An Interview with Patricia Sands, Author of Drawing Lessons

8/3/2020
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, I explore how author Patricia Sands celebrates the power of renewal and finding purpose in her compelling novel Drawing Lessons set in beautiful Provence. In my lively conversation with Patricia, we find much in common, both as authors and in our lives' journeys. Highlights: Drawing LessonsDrawing Lessons Drawing LessonsOn WritingWith a focus on her love of the south of France, women’s issues, and aging, Patricia...

Duration:00:34:43

On the Trail of a Female Artist: An Interview with Amy Maroney, Author of The Miramonde Trilogy

7/26/2020
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, learn about Old Master art created by women artists, indie publishing, researching, and more in my entertaining conversation with Amy Maroney. Amy is the author of the compelling Miramonde Trilogy, a dual-time series about a female artist in 16th-century Spain and France. Highlights: The Miramonde TrilogyThe Miramonde TrilogyFake or FortuneThe Girl from Oto Amy Maroney studied English literature at Boston University and...

Duration:00:40:03

Vinyl Rules, Digital Drools: An Interview with Andrew Cartmel, Author of the Vinyl Detective Series

7/23/2020
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Andrew Cartmel, author of the hilarious Vinyl Detective series. Andrew talks about the joys and challenges of writing a series with recurring characters and shares his advice about writing. Highlights: Vinyl DetectiveVinyl DetectiveLow Action: Chapter OneLow Action Vinyl DetectiveAndrew Cartmel is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His work for television includes Midsomer Murders and Torchwood, and a stint as Script Editor...

Duration:00:41:28

Diamonds Are Forever: An Interview with M. J. Rose, Author of Cartier's Hope

7/18/2020
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! My guest is New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose. Tune in as M. J. talks about her novels Cartier's Hope and Tiffany Blues, her writing process, and marketing advice every author needs to hear. The Washington Post describes M. J. Rose as "an unusually skillful storyteller. Her polished prose and intricate plot will grip even the most skeptical reader." Highlights: Cartier's Hope Tiffany BluesCartier's HopeTiffany BluesPress Play...

Duration:00:40:17

Thrillin' with the Bad Girls: An Interview with Layne Fargo, Author of Temper

7/11/2020
Welcome to Episode 5 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Layne Fargo, author of Temper, a contemporary psychological thriller set in Chicago. Layne talks about theater, writing thrillers, Pitch Wars, and her own podcast Unlikable Female Characters. Layne's next novel They Never Learnwill be published in October 2020. Highlights: TemperTemperUnlikable Female Characters Podcast Pitch WarsPress Play right now and be sure to check out Layne Fargo's novels on Art In Fiction. Layne Fargo's...

Duration:00:25:13

Baby Elephant Walk: An Interview with Vaseem Khan, Author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency Novels

7/4/2020
Welcome to Episode 4 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Vaseem Khan, the author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series of crime novels set in Mumbai, India. Vaseem reads from Murder at the Grand Raj Palace and talks about writing, publishing, and marketing. Khan's next novel is the first in a new series. Called Midnight at Malabar House, the novel is set in 1950 in Bombay and introduces Inspector Persis Wadia, India's first female police detective. Highlights: Baby Ganesh Detective...

Duration:00:42:15

Hooray for Hollywood: An Interview with Martin Turnbull, Author of the Garden of Allah Series

7/4/2020
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love Hollywood? Meet Martin Turnbull, the author of eleven novels set during Hollywood's Golden Age. His latest novel is The Heart of the Lion, the fascinating story of famed Hollywood mogul Irving Thalberg. Martin talks about writing, indie publishing, and more. Martin is also the author of Chasing Salomé about legendary silent movie star Alla Nazimova and nine novels in the Garden of Allah series, set throughout the Golden Age...

Duration:00:39:31

Viva Italia: An Interview with Laura Morelli, Author of The Giant

7/3/2020
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Laura Morelli is the bestselling author of four novels set in Renaissance Italy. Her recent novel is The Giant, a compelling tale set in early 16th-c. Florence about the creation of the world's most famous sculpture--David by Michelangelo. Highlights: The GiantThe Gondola MakerThe Painter's ApprenticeThe GiantMade In ItalyThe Night PortraitPress Play right now and be sure to check out Laura Morelli's novels on Art In Fiction. Novels by...

Duration:00:41:03