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We're four bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.

We're four bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.

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United States

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We're four bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.

Language:

English


Episodes

WB S1E19: Ron Block with Sari Feldman

10/15/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block is joined by Library Rockstar, Sari Feldman, former president of the American Library Association on her historic career and the changing role of libraries.

Duration:00:44:01

Friends & Fiction with Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant

10/14/2021
F&F is pleased to welcome husband and wife thriller writers Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant. They discuss their life on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming, Tasha's bestselling Lady Emily mystery series, their own "meet cute" at a hotel bar at a literary festival, and, of course, Andrew's role in co-writing and taking the mantle of the beloved and mega-bestselling Jack Reacher series from his brother, Lee Child. Hear about Tasha's latest book THE DARK HEART OF FLORENCE and Andrew's latest Jack...

Duration:01:24:36

WB S1E18: Ron Block, Patti Callahan with Ron Rash

10/8/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Patti Callahan talk with Southern Writer, Ron Rash about his career and works as a poet, short story and novel writer.

Duration:00:28:24

Friends & Fiction with Kwame Alexander

10/7/2021
What an honor to welcome poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of 35 books, Kwame Alexander. Among many other accolades, Kwame has won a Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award. A regular contributor and the poet ambassador for NPR’s Morning Edition and a highly sought-after speaker at schools and libraries across the globe, he joins us to talk about his many works of children's fiction andpoetry for kids and adults (including his Disney+ TV...

Duration:01:08:07

WB S1E17: Ron Block with Mary Kay Andrews

10/1/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block talks with Mary Kay Andrews about her newest Christmas book, The Santa Suit.

Duration:00:34:45

Friends & Fiction Sunday Bonus Episode: Karen Cleveland

9/27/2021
Meet former CIA analyst and bestselling thriller writer Karen Cleveland—who also happens to be F&F's own Kristin Harmel's sister. Karen joins us to talk about her new book YOU CAN RUN. We learn all about how her former career in the CIA informed her writing, the push/pull of conflicting obligations to country and career versus family, and how she came to make such a major career shift. We also get a few glimpses into growing up in the Harmel household and how their family dog got his name....

Duration:00:34:57

WB S1E16 Ron Block with Hank Phillippi Ryan

9/24/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block talks with Hank Phillippi Ryan about her incredible new thriller, Her Perfect Life

Duration:00:41:15

Friends & Fiction with Wiley Cash

9/23/2021
Meet New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash who joins us live from Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC to discuss his new book WHEN GHOSTS COME HOME. We chat with him about how his North Carolina roots find their way into his writing, what it means to be a Southern writer, how his writing helped him navigate loss and big life upheavals, and we learn a bit about this craft, process, and work as a college writing professor. https://www.wileycash.com/

Duration:01:05:53

WB S1E15: Ron Block, Patti Callahan with Nathaniel Philbrick

9/17/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Patti Callahan host acclaimed writer, Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his newest work, Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

Duration:00:37:02

Friends & Fiction with Emily Henry

9/16/2021
Meet #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry. We talk to her about her inspirations and her writing process, her successes, goals, and conquering writer's block, and, of course, about her blockbuster bestseller PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION and last year's phenomenon BEACH READ. https://www.emilyhenrybooks.com

Duration:01:08:50

WB S1E14: Ron Block, Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey with Andrea Katz and Kristy Barrett

9/10/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block, along with Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey chat with Facebook Reading Groups founders Andrea Katz (Great Thoughts, Great Readers) and Kristy Barrett (A Novel Bee) about all things books, authors and reading groups!

Duration:00:44:56

Friends & Fiction with Paula Faris & Daryn Kagan

9/9/2021
On this episode, we welcome TWO journalist-turned-author guests as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Meet Daryn Kagan who spent more than 12 years as an anchor on CNN, reporting live from several major events around the world, including the war in Iraq, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and numerous presidential elections. Today, Daryn is a syndicated newspaper columnist, and the author of HOPE POSSIBLE. We will also welcome Paula Faris who is a journalist (formerly co-anchor...

Duration:01:28:44

WB S1E13: Ron Block with Kristin Harmel with S.A. Cosby

9/3/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Kristin Harmel Interview S.A. Cosby about his deeply felt, award winning book, Razorblade Tears

Duration:00:47:55

WB S1E12: Ron Block and Mary Kay Andrews with Nancy Pearl and Virginia Stanley

8/27/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Mary Kay Andrews kickoff Library Card Sign-up Month with Nancy Pearl, America's Favorite Librarian and Virginia Stanley, Head of Library Marketing at Harper Collins.

Duration:01:04:28

Friends & Fiction with Karin Slaughter

8/26/2021
Back by popular demand, is the one, the only Karin Slaughter. The wonderfully witty and wildly talented New York Times bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of 21 novels with 35-million copies of her books sold around the globe joins us to talk about her latest up-all-night thriller, FALSE WITNESS. This is a can't-miss episode! Karin is always full of surprises. This time, we have lots of fun surprises in store for her!

Duration:01:15:08

Friends & Fiction Sunday Bonus Episode: Writing Craft with John Truby & Leslie Lehr

8/22/2021
Join F&F for a special Sunday Bonus episode focused on the craft of writing. F&F welcomes the writing instructor, essayist and prize-winning author of seven books, including this year’s A Boob’s Life (which is in development for HBO Max by producer Salma Hayek), Leslie Lehr. Joining Leslie is her husband—screenwriting guru, director, highly sought-after writing consultant, and The Anatomy of Story author John Truby.

Duration:00:49:30

WB S1E11: Ron Block, Patti Callahan and Kristy Woodson Harvey with Tracey Lange and Allison Larkin

8/20/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Patti Callahan in conversation with Tracey Lange about her debut novel, We are the Brennans, and its journey to publication. Also, Ron and Kristy Woodson Harvey interview Allison Larkin about the origin story of her novel, The People We Keep

Duration:00:46:54

Friends & Fiction Celebrates Debut Authors with Lou Diamond Phillips, Gervais Hagerty, Addison Armstrong, and Paige Crutcher

8/19/2021
This episode is all about debut authors! F&F welcomes to the show four first-time novelists—all with new or recent books out—to learn all about their journey to publication. Meet acclaimed actor Lou Diamond Phillips (Young Guns, La Bamba, Prodigal Son) as we hear all about his debut YA science fiction fantasy novel The Tinderbox (released 8/3/21 by Blackstone), inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale of the same name. We also welcome Gervais Hagerty (In Polite Company, out...

Duration:01:17:46

WB S1E10: Ron Block with Monica West and Wanda Morris

8/13/2021
WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block talks with Monica West, Author of Revival Season & Wanda M. Morris, Author of All Her LIttle Secrets. Both are debutnovels and stunning examples of imortant Diverse Voices.

Duration:00:49:37

Friends & Fiction with Taylor Jenkins Reid

8/12/2021
Meet New York Times bestselling author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, whose books have been chosen by Reese’s Book Club, Read with Jenna, Indie Next, Best of Amazon, and Book of the Month. Taylor is the author of seven novels, including DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, which is currently being adapted by Hello Sunshine into a limited series for Amazon. She joins us to discuss her most recent book, the instant New York Times bestseller and Read with Jenna pick, MALIBU RISING, which is in development with Hulu...

Duration:01:15:47