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Books in Three Bytes 16: Lucinda Franks

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks stops by the AuthorBytes Cafe to talk with host Jordan Rich about her book, TIMELESS: LOVE, MORGENTHAU, AND ME. Franks chats about her unconventional marriage to Robert Morgenthau, the legendary former DA of New York City, and how journalism and the intrigue of detective work drew them together. Lucinda talks about the "other plans" she had for her life and the apprehension of marrying someone twice her age and from a...

Duration: 00:12:56

Books in Three Bytes 15: Nancy Werlin

Books in Three Bytes welcomes guest Nancy Werlin, the New York Times bestselling fantasy author and Edgar award-winning suspense writer for young adults. Nancy talks with host Jordan Rich about the suspense plot of her newest YA book, AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR, why the twists and turns of a complex plot challenge us to think about the unexpected, and the hope for justice that mysteries and suspense provide readers today.

Duration: 00:14:11

Books in Three Bytes 14: Jennifer Scott

Guest Jennifer Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of the MADAME CHIC collection, which consists of three successful books about the fine art of French living. Jennifer and host Jordan Rich discuss the French mystique and why it's so intriguing to us, Jennifer's "Ten Item Wardrobe" discovery, and the French axiom that every day is special--life is to be celebrated!

Duration: 00:17:00

Books in Three Bytes 13: Barbara Delinsky

In today’s podcast, Jordan Rich talks with Barbara Delinsky, author of more than 22 New York Times bestsellers, including SWEET SALT AIR, BLUEPRINTS, and ESCAPE. In this very personal podcast, Barbara focuses on three themes in her books that mirror her life and how her protagonists’ stories are often her own.

Duration: 00:16:07

Books in Three Bytes 12: Debra Borden

AuthorBytes Cafe gets into the holiday spirit with Three Bytes featuring food therapist and novelist Debra Borden. Host Jordan Rich chats with Debra about her humor-filled books and why cooking therapy is an effective process for improving your life. Debra also fills us in about her forthcoming book, COOK YOUR MARRIAGE HAPPY, while offering suggestions for a happier and easier Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for some delicious listening!

Duration: 00:15:10

Books in Three Bytes 11: Paul Vidich

Thriller writer Paul Vidich talks with Jordan Rich about why he writes literary cold war espionage novels. The author of the two critically acclaimed books, Paul begins by describing how a family tragedy compelled him to pen his debut novel, AN HONORABLE MAN. He and Jordan then discuss the central characters in spy novels and the moral decisions they face, and why the cold war period has brought us the most engaging of espionage fiction works. Paul is also the author of THE GOOD ASSASSIN.

Duration: 00:15:14

Books in Three Bytes 10: Leslie Carroll

Bestselling author Leslie Carroll has long entertained readers in several genres, including historical fiction and nonfiction. Her focus on strong female characters in such books as ROYAL AFFAIRS, NOTORIOUS ROYAL ROMANCES, ROYAL PAINS, and CONFESSIONS OF MARIES ANTOINETTE bring the historical times and the women to life for contemporary readers. Leslie explains what draws her to writing about the women in her books, how and why her approach has caught on so well with readers, and the...

Duration: 00:17:52

Books in Three Bytes 9: Leslie Klinger

Today the AuthorBytes Café turns to the dark side with author Leslie S. Klinger, a well-known authority on the horror genre. Consider Dracula, Frankenstein, and H.P. Lovecraft, what makes the supernatural sell? Listen to why we love to be scared and the reasons these books and authors remain important and eminently readable.

Duration: 00:15:34

Books in Three Bytes 8: Laura Spinella

How does an author turn a standalone novel into a trilogy? Novelist Laura Spinella was asked to do just that with her #1 Bestseller, GHOST GIFTS. Listen to Laura’s take on how the GHOST GIFTS trilogy evolved: the timelines, plotlines, and deadline pressures.

Duration: 00:12:32

Books in Three Bytes 7: Dr. R. Douglas Fields

Meet Dr. R. Douglas Fields, noted neuroscientist and author of WHY WE SNAP: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain. Dr. Fields explains to podcast host Jordan Rich what "snapping" means, the cultural and gender influences that cause people to snap, and what neuroscience can teach us about why people lose control as well as what we can do about it.

Duration: 00:23:47

Books in Three Bytes 6: Jacquelyn Mitchard

In this episode, Jordan Rich talks to New York Times bestselling novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN and many others. Jacquelyn explains how a book written in the 1940s may have been the greatest influence on her career as a writer — and as a mother.

Duration: 00:12:46

Books in Three Bytes 5: Alice Hoffman

In this episode, host Jordan Rich interviews Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels, as well as books of short fiction and works for young adults. Alice discusses her new book, RULES OF MAGIC, the prequel to the national bestseller PRACTICAL MAGIC.

Duration: 00:08:38

Books in Three Bytes 4: Bruce Henderson

In this episode, #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction author Bruce Henderson speaks with host Jordan Rich about his latest book, SONS AND SOLDIERS: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler.

Duration: 00:14:36

Books in Three Bytes 3: Anita Diamant

Books in Three Bytes host Jordan Rich speaks with Anita Diamant, who's penned a number of critically-acclaimed bestselling novels including THE RED TENT, GOOD HARBOR, and THE BOSTON GIRL, and others. Learn three rewarding elements of Anita's writing career.

Duration: 00:12:03

Books in Three Bytes 2: David Morrell

Podcast host Jordan Rich speaks with David Morrell, author of 28 novels, including FIRST BLOOD, which would later become the basis of the successful Rambo film franchise. A master of many writing styles, most notably thrillers, David’s work has been translated into 26 languages.

Duration: 00:15:05

Books in Three Bytes 1: Lauren B. Davis

In this episode, Jordan Rich interviews novelist Lauren B. Davis, author of The Stubborn Season, which is now celebrating its 15th anniversary. Jordan and Lauren discuss three elements of the novel that are more relevant today than ever.

Duration: 00:11:38