In which Gray discusses his newest thriller, FLIGHT OF THE FOX, genre-hopping and genre-mixing, his work-in-progress which frankly sounds to the host like it will kick The Da Vinci Code's ass, writing fiction with some history in it (some of it even true), the demise of true news reporting in the American media, and why he has never used an emoji in his life.
In which the best-selling humor author discusses his new novel NOIR, how his bestseller LAMB managed to avoid major controversy despite its religious material, why his current work in progress has been his hardest yet to write, along with a whole lot about the craft of writing... and along the way, he tells Stephen King to eat his shorts.
In which Eryk discusses southern noir in both short stories (his "Townies" anthology is out 10/16) and novels, his true crime podcast "The Long Dance," his entrees into filmmaking, his Bouchercon experience, and he calls Joseph D'Agnese the Meryl Streep of short fiction.
In which Asa discusses her Viking Warrior series, writer's conferences, mermaids, shape-shifting weapons dealers, the Swedish affinity for crime fiction, her writing sisterhood, and the IT magic of orange juice (wait, the last piece didn't make it in -- check my blog for that part),
In which Kat talks about her long-standing urban fantasy Greywalker series, her new hard boiled sci-finovel BLOOD ORBIT, her work on computer role-playing games, her love for Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and the elusive nature of gravity...
In which you meet all five of the authors that Frank Zafiro has collaborated with for a total of twelve different books, and they are a motley crew: one claims to have stalked Frank while another to have been stalked by him; one thought up every title they ever wrote together while one turned Frank's comfortable formula on its ear, and one was the alpha and omega. See if you can figure out who's who...
In which Joe discusses his new three-book deal with Down & Out Books, his Jay Porter series, his first novel JUNKIE LOVE, Bruce Springsteen (finally! After 12 episodes, another true Bruce acolyte to bond with!), writing with purpose, and (spoiler alert) the fact that Danny Gardner is a cool cat.
In which Zack discusses his debut crime novel, JUDITH, his enduring love of the The Simpsons, the #MeToo movement, Dennis Lehane, his next novel set in Boston, and how he sees it as a particularly American paradox that Whitey Bulger and John Adams are from the same city.
In which Alexandra talks about her historical mysteries set in a British Columbia town called Horse, her young adult books starring Sugar and Clive, her It's a Mystery podcast, as well as whether it's colder in Winnipeg, Manitoba or on Mars, and her memoir about ten years she spent as part of a cult.
In which Larry discusses BACK TO BROOKLYN, the authorized sequel to the film MY COUSIN VINNY, the surprising story of how he landed that enviable gig, his best-selling Stephanie Chalice series, and other crazy ideas from a tall New Yorker.
In which Steve discusses being a punk rock drummer, his new Greg Salem novel HANG TIME, his Anthony-nominated novella CROSSWISE, the “Writer Types” podcast he co-hosts with Eric Beetner, discovering Kurt Vonnegut, and he draws comparisons between the punk rock scene of his youth and the indie book scene of today…and more!
In which Jerry discusses being a cop, a fireman, and a private investigator, his Nick Polo novels, living in and writing about San Francisco, and how his brother was a bodyguard to Steve McQueen AND Frank Sinatra.
In which Eric, a true Renaissance man, discusses his Anthony nominated works, reasonable gun laws, his distaste for revision, his job as a television editor, and how he owns a human skull. Yes, folks…a human skull.
In which Fleur discusses her midde grade adventure series DOUBLE VISION, her love of mysteries, reaching the ‘reluctant reader’, the difference between writing for children and adults, and casually admits to being from the Netherlands.
An interview with Sarah M. Chen, in which Sarah talks about her Anthony-nominated novella CLEANING UP FINN, why she sometimes writes male protagonists, how she met Ray Bradbury on his birthday, and how it is that she knows the value of pistachio nuts on the black market.