The Writer’s Story
Episode 35: Alma Katsu

Episode 35: Alma Katsu

May 17, 2022

Kristin and Meredith talk about secondary characters in stories, and chat with guest Alma Katsu about her new book THE FERVOR, historic fiction with supernatural and horror elements. They also talk about her thriller RED WIDOW, based on her career in intelligence, and her recent television deal.

Episode 34: Martien Halvorson-Taylor

Episode 34: Martien Halvorson-Taylor

April 30, 2022

Martien Halvorson-Taylor, professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia joins Meredith and Kristin in conversation about writing and the Bible - writing about the Bible, writing in the Bible, and Martien's Great Courses on Audible course, Writing the Bible. Writing as an act of discovery and angles on translation, it's a conversation that tracks along many levels.

Episode 33: Ellen Crosby

Episode 33: Ellen Crosby

March 24, 2022

Kristin and Meredith talk about their latest projects, and the pros and cons of using software like Scrivener to write your novel. They're joined by author Ellen Crosby, the author of the Virginia wine country mystery series; who Meredith has known for years. Ellen's newest book BITTER ROOTS is out April 5, 2022.

Episode 32: Virginia Pye

Episode 32: Virginia Pye

February 1, 2022

Virginia Pye, author of two novels and  a collection of short stories The Shelf Life of Happiness, joins Meredith and Kristin in conversation about the hows and whys of community in writing (and surviving snow). She shares encouragement and advice with her inspiring story of "overnight success" following decades of honing her craft and building relationships. 

Episode 31: A Reading Year in Review

Episode 31: A Reading Year in Review

December 30, 2021

Kristin and Meredith look back on the books they've read this year that have influenced their writing and thinking about creativity. They also catch listeners up to date on new books for past guests.

Episode 30: Irene Ziegler

Episode 30: Irene Ziegler

November 15, 2021

Kristin and Meredith discuss revising and writing conferences, and interview Irene Ziegler--writer, actor, and voice-over artist. They talk about her varied body of work and how her acting influences her writing.

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.

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