The Writer’s Story
Episode 29: Michael Cordell

Episode 29: Michael Cordell

October 21, 2021

Kristin and Meredith talk about revision and deepening the emotion (and upping the stakes) for their characters. They interview Michael Cordell, screenwriter, playwright and novelist, whose legal thriller CONTEMPT came out last year. He has a new paranormal thriller out, OUR TRESPASSES.

Episode 28: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Episode 28: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

October 3, 2021

Kristin and Meredith talk about their writing projects, puppies and broken arms, and then interview writer and friend Jocelyn Nicole Johnson on her stunning debut "My Monticello." The book is making a splash before its October pub date: It's been covered in the New York Times, is being made into a Netflix movie and has already garnered an award nomination.

Episode 27: Earl Swift

Episode 27: Earl Swift

July 16, 2021

Meredith and Kristin talk writing one-handed, and Earl Swift shares his journey from journalism in its heyday to writing page-turning nonfiction on a wide range of topics. His new book, ACROSS THE AIRLESS WILDS: THE LUNAR ROVER AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE FINAL MOON LANDINGS is just out with HarperCollins. 

Episode 26: Mollie Cox Bryan

Episode 26: Mollie Cox Bryan

June 9, 2021

Kristin and Meredith discuss the pros and cons of writing while you're on vacation, and chat with Mollie Cox Bryan about her cookbooks, mysteries and other writing. They also discuss indie publishing for cozy mysteries, and her latest book Goodnight Moo.

Episode 25: Rebecca Morgan Frank

Episode 25: Rebecca Morgan Frank

May 16, 2021

Kristin and Meredith talk gardens, productivity and inspiration this month. They also chat with poet Rebecca Morgan Frank about high school, writing a poem for a collection, her recent book Oh You Robot Saints! and her recent collaborations with composers.

Episode 24: Alex Segura

Episode 24: Alex Segura

April 30, 2021

This month Kristin and Meredith talk spring, vaccines, and revising. They chat with Alex Segura, author of novels, comic books, short stories and podcasts, about how he juggles different genres and small children. He also talks about the pros and cons of collaboration, working for hire and keeping a series going forever.

Episode 23: John Yunker

Episode 23: John Yunker

March 18, 2021

Meredith and Kristin talk about reviving projects, when, and how to decide which to tackle, before talking issues, environment, animals and more with writer and publisher, John Yunker co-founder with writer Midge Raymond of Ashland Creek Press and EcoLit Books blog. He's the author of plays, essays, and the novels The Tourist Trail and Where Oceans Hide Their Dead.

Episode 22: Kristin Swenson

Episode 22: Kristin Swenson

February 11, 2021

Co-host Kristin Swenson's got a new book out! And Meredith's on the spot with questions and thoughts of her own in this lively discussion between the two of them. They catch up on novels-in-progress and talk about how it's been releasing A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible (Oxford UP).

Episode 21: Kristen-Paige Madonia

Episode 21: Kristen-Paige Madonia

February 8, 2021

Kristin and Meredith start off the new year talking about writing residencies, Kristin's new book and interview YA and literary fiction author Kristen-Paige Madonia. Kristen-Paige is the author of Invisible Fault Lines and Fingerprints of You.

Ep. 20 Robin Farmer

Ep. 20 Robin Farmer

November 14, 2020

Meredith and Kristin talk manuscript evolution, first draft and beyond. Robin Farmer relates her writer's journey through journalism, screenwriting, and writing residencies, and discusses her (whoohoo!) debut novel MALCOLM AND ME, staring down the "woke police," and telling it true.

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