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Live Interview Schedule

Thursday

9:00 PM EST
7:00 PM MST
6:00 PM PST

The Write Question

Hosted by Lauren Korn — Montana Public Radio

The Write Question is a weekly literary program that features authors from the western United States. Listen online!

For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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Saturday

11:00 AM EST
  9:00 AM MST
  8:00 AM PST

Off The Shelf Books

Hosted by Denise Turney — Blog Talk Radio

You’ll love Off The Shelf! Here you’ll find all things storytelling! That’s from books to stage plays to motion pictures. That’s not all!

For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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50 Famous Author Interviews

that shouldn’t be missed

If you’re interested in what makes authors tick, you’ll love reading what they have to say in interviews. You can learn about how they got started writing, what they enjoy about books, and more. 

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Megan Abbott Interview

The Slow Burn of a Ballet Thriller

Interviewed By Karen Hugg — Between The Lines

“Though Abbott only took two years of beginning ballet as a youth in Detroit, she’s had a continuing fascination with the art form. Now with her new thriller THE TURNOUT, this bestselling author of 10 novels, including Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know MeThe FeverDare Me, and The End of Everything, has parlayed that lifelong fascination into a compelling story of intrigue and betrayal in the amateur ballet world.”

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About Writing

5 Famous Authors Talk About Their Lives, Processes, and Ideas

By Amber Lee Starfire — Writing Through Life

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Eric Ambler

A Crime Reader’s Guide to the Classics

By Neil Nyren — CrimeReads

Revisiting the Father of the Modern Thriller

Eric Ambler was the father of the modern thriller. John Le Carré called him “the source on which we all draw,” and Len Deighton, “the man who lit the way for us all.”  Frederick Forsyth said he was the man “who took the spy thriller out of the gentility of the drawing room and into the back streets where it all really happened.” 

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Kurt Andersen Interview

Lost in Fantasyland

By Greg Olear

The journalist, editor, critic, and author Kurt Andersen talks to Greg Olear about his two books, “Fantasyland” and “Evil Geniuses,” the prescient genius of SPY magazine, and how the 80s never died. Plus: a new brand of tea.

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Margaret Atwood’s Top 5 Writing Tips

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Author Interviews

By Hasty Book List

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Author Interviews

By Read More Co, LLC

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Author Interviews

Advice to Writers
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Author Interviews

The Write Question
THURSDAYS 7 PM — 7:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME

Hosted by Lauren Korn — Montana Public Radio

The Write Question is a weekly literary program that features authors from the western United States. Listen online! For your convenience, all programs are recorded and available on the website.

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David Baldacci Interview

The crime writer talks about his latest novel, and tackling Trump’s America
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David Baldacci’s Perfect Day in D.C.

5 Famous Authors Talk About Their Lives, Processes, and Ideas

Interviewed By Angela Haupt — The Washington Post

Baldacci, 60, a lifelong Virginian who lives in Fairfax County — and whose new novel, “A Gambling Man,” is out April 20 — sees the Washington area as something of a muse. He once blasted down the Potomac on a D.C. police boat in the name of research; he’s set off fictional bombs, and murdered many characters, in his favorite local spots.

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Lizzy Barber Interview

Interviewed By K.L. Romo — The Big Thrill

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John Barth — The Art of Fiction

Interviewed By George Plimpton — The Paris Review

This interview with John Barth was conducted in the studios of KUHT in Houston, Texas, for a series entitled The Writer in Society. The stage set was made up to resemble a writer’s den—the decor including a small globe of the world, bronze Remington-like animal statuary, a stand-up bookshelf with glass shelves on which were placed some potted plants and a haphazard collection of books, a few volumes of the Reader’s Digest condensed novel series among them. Large pots of plants were set about. Barth sat amongst them in a cane chair. He is a tall man with a domed forehead; a pair of very large-rimmed spectacles give him a professorial, owlish look. He is a caricaturist’s delight. He sports a very wide and straight mustache. Recently he had grown a beard. In manner, Barth has been described as a combination of British officer and Southern gentleman.

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D.V. Berkom Interview

Thriller Author

By Andrew Warren

D.V. Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of action-packed, fast-paced thrillers. Known for creating resilient, bad-ass women characters and page-turning plots, her love of the genre stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, action/adventure books, and crime thrillers. 

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The Best Writing Advice

From Colson Whitehead’s 60 Minutes Interview

By Walker Caplan — Literary Hub

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A Conversation with Ananyo Bhattacharya

Author of John von Neumann: The Man from the Future

Interviewed By Jørgen Veisdal

We talk about von Neumann’s upbringing in Budapest, his years pursuing two degrees in two different universities simultaneously, his work in Göttingen, admiration of Gödel, relationship with Turing, work on game theory, contributions to the Manhattan Project, fascination with computing and much much more.

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Book Riot YouTube Videos

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Charles Bolam Interview

The Voice of Indie Audiobooks
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Border Stories

A Guide to the Novels of Don Winslow

By Bruce Riordan — CrimeReads

Ten years ago, Don Winslow was a San Diego-based novelist with a small, but hardcore following of crime fiction aficionados. Since then, thanks to the breakout success of his epic Cartel Trilogy, Winslow’s popularity has soared among readers with a taste for hard-hitting, socially-engaged thrillers.

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BOSCH — The Final Season

Interview with Titus Welliver
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James Lee Burke Interview

The Edgar award-winning James Lee Burke talks about ANOTHER KIND OF EDEN
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Michael Cannell’s Chilling Chronicle Of Mob Violence

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Central Booking Interviews

Huge List of FREE Writer Interviews
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Challenges and Allure of Being a Journalist

Why it’s hard to leave journalism. Why it’s hard to stay.

Montana Public Radio

A Conversation with Sally Mauk, Eve Byron and Gwen Florio!

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Lee Child — Starting Writing After 40

By Lee Child — On YouTube

In this interview, bestselling novelist Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels) explains why it’s better to start writing later in life.

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Lee Child and Steven King Talk About Jack Reacher

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Lincoln Child Interview

Interviewed by Eric P. Bishop — The Big Thrill’s Behavioral Analysis Unit

Child’s latest novel featuring Jeremy Logan—famed enigmalogist, or investigator of unexplained things—hits shelves July 12. CHRYSALIS (the sixth in the series) is centered on a dominant tech company whose groundbreaking technology is not only redefining life as we know it; it’s set to introduce the world to a catastrophic danger.

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Agatha Christie

By Tina Jordan — The New York Times

On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Cowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out.

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Harlan Coben Interview

Harlan Coben joined in conversation with internationally bestselling author Shari Lapena.

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A Collection of Author Interviews

By Vince Stevenson

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John Connolly Interview

By Writers Write

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Michael Connelly and Titus Williver

Talking About Harry Bosch
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S.A.Cosby Interview

Interviewed By Eli Cranor — CrimeReads

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S.A.Cosby Interview

Interviewed By David Joy — Los Angeles Review of Books

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S.A. Cosby Interview

By The Crew Reviews

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Craft of Fiction

Lee Child and Andy Martin in Conversation
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Crime Fiction Secrets and Suspense

Interviewer Paula L. Woods — Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Escape the humdrum of everyday life into worlds filled with gangsters, grifters and gut-wrenching suspense from three crime fiction writers that are at the top of their game. The conversation will be guided by mystery reviewer Paula L. Woods.

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Dead End Jobs

Day Jobs That Bleed into Stories and Characters

This video is for Dead End Jobs, a featured LIVE event of Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. It’s original air date was March 6, 2021.

The featured authors include:

  • Elaine Viets – The consummate Dead End Jobber, Elaine, passed a death investigator course. She is the author of the Dead End Job Mysteries and the Angela Richman, Death Investigator Mysteries.

  • Lisa Black – A Crime Scene Investigator and Latent Fingerprint Analyst, Lisa is the author of the Gardiner and Renner Thrillers.

  • J.J. Hensley – This former police officer and Secret Service Agent is now a trainer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia. He is the author of the Trevor Galloway Mysteries.

  • Annette Dashofy – Annette draws on her work experiences as a former Emergency Medical Technician and 911 Dispatcher in her Zoe Chambers Mysteries. Music: “Marvelous Mischief,” courtesy of Fesliyan Studios, www.FesliyanStudios.com

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Dead Serious Absurdity

LARB Los Angeles Review of Books

Ivy Pochoda Interviews Tod Goldberg

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John DeBoer — The Amazon Encounter

FREE YouTube Video

By Boomers on Books

Dr. DeBoer is a member of International Thriller Writers and is the author of eleven published novels.

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Deciding to Become a Writer

By Shane Everitt

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A Dialogue on Writing

Six Podcasts

By LitHub Radio

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Joan Didion

The Art of Fiction
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Les Edgerton

A Conversation On YouTube

By Allen County Public Library

Les Edgerton is an American author of 14 books, including two about writing fiction.

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Les Edgerton Podcast Interview

Hard Times

By Jeff Rutherford — Reading And Writing Podcast Interviews

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Brenna Ehrlich

Author Interview

By Rebecca Fields — The Big Thrill

Author Brenna Ehrlich is no stranger to writing about crime. She recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk to The Big Thrill about her new release, KILLING TIME. Here she discusses everything from character development, her favorite true-crime podcasts, and how her experience as a journalist helped her second novel take shape.

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James Ellroy Walks Into a Steakhouse and Orders Clams

Adrian McKinty Interviews James Ellroy

By CrimeReads

A literary icon with his own way of doing things answers every question you never knew you wanted him asked—until now.

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Famous Authors Talk About Writing

By Amber Lee Starfire — Writing Through Life

5 videos of famous authors talking about their lives, processes, and ideas about the craft of writing. 

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Famous Writers Talk Ideas!

Stephen King, John Irving and Alan Hollinghurst reveal their secrets.
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Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime

The YouTube Channel for the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime.

On our channel, you will find recordings of our virtual programs, including meetings, workshops, panel presentations, and more.

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Gwen Florio

 ** Gwen Florio discusses Best Laid Plans
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Gwen Florio

  ** Lauren Korn chats with Missoula author Gwen Florio.
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Ken Follett Returns to Espionage Thrillers

He’s back!

By Laura Steven — Publishers Weekly

His new book, Never, is a departure and a return for the megaselling author (Viking says Follett’s books have sold more than 178 million copies worldwide), marking a return to his roots in espionage thrillers.

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Jonathan Franzen Interview

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Jonathan Franzen Talks With David Remnick

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Amy Gentry Interview

On Writing Thrillers and Following Your Gut

Thriller author Amy Gentry shares her experience writing her latest novel, Bad Habits, and why it’s important to take full ownership of your work.

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Elizabeth George Interview

Author of the Bestselling Inspector Thomas Lynley Series

By Moira Macdonald — The Seattle Times

Seattle author Elizabeth George talks about writing her 21st Inspector Lynley novel.

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Simone Giertz Interview

By TechCrunch @ RiYL

The last time we chatted was on stage in October 2019, not long before the world changed. Simon Giertz had recently dealt with some health struggles, chronicling her successful battle with a brain tumor in a very public way. Over the years, her wildly popular YouTube channel has served a number of roles for its creator, as she’s chronicled her builds from the functional (turning her Tesla into a pickup truck) to the absurd (a haircutting drone). As the pandemic has pressed on, it’s found another role, as a place where Giertz can design, iterate and gauge audience interest in potential products for her new online store, Yetch. We caught up early this week for a TechCrunch feature. What follows is the (more or less) complete audio from that conversation.

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John Gilstrap Interview

Interviewed By Kate DiBianca — The Craft of Writing

John Gilstrap is the author of over twenty-five novels. If you’re interested in thrillers – either reading or writing them – this is your opportunity to interact with one of the masters.

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Tod Goldberg Interview

Candidly Human: Episode 001

Host Alex Zatarain sits down with New York Times Best Seller Tod Goldberg on the very first edition of Candidly Human. The show’s inaugural episode goes into Tod’s writing, his work at UC Riverside and overcoming obstacles.

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Goodreads Author Interviews

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Jeff Grant

By Peter Eisner — SpyTalk

An ex-CIA man’s debut thriller dives deep into politics amid foreign threats.

  • How far would a U.S. government official go to protect secrets and maintain power in the belief that he or she was acting for the greater good?
  • Would they risk their lives? Would they threaten the lives of others?
  • In a divided country, seething with disinformation, who can we trust as the guarantors of American democracy? 

These are the questions raised by former CIA officer Jeff Grant in his thought-provoking debut spy thriller, The Swamp

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John Grisham and Stephen King

In Coversation

Note: The actual interview begins at the 5:50 mark!

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John Grisham and Stephen King

In Coversation

This interview is funny and speaks to the days when these two authors were first starting out.

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John Grisham on “Sooley”

college basketball,and keeping the pages turning

By Vannessa Croni — Amazon Book Review

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John Grisham — Inspiration

John Grisham opens up about the inspiration behind his writing

By Willie Geist — Sunday Sitdown on TODAY

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The Modern Public Library Re-imagined.
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The Happy Writer Podcast

By Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer interviews authors on how we can overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to our writing process.

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Dewi Hargreaves Interview

Writer Wednesday with a UK Author

By MERRYN

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Paula Hawkins Interview

What Makes a Good Crime Novel

By Vanessa Cronin — Amazon Book Reiview

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J.J. Hensley Interview

A Law Enforcement Background Infuses Authenticity into Thrillers

By Wendy Tyson –The Big Thrill

Hensley, no stranger to police work, infuses his books with a realism that’s compelling. Add a novel premise, tense action from page one, and incredibly high stakes, and THE BETTER OF THE BAD is a book that will grab you immediately—and one you’ll read more than once.

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Grisham

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Carl Hiaasen in Conversation with John Sanford

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Hidden Brain Podcasts

A Series on Storytelling

Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.

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Roger Hobbs Interview

A Young Crime Writer’s Riveting Debut

By Alden Mudge — BookPage

Author of the edge-of-the-seat detective thriller Ghostman.

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Roger Hobbs Interview

Great Writers on Writing

By Seeley James

Roger Hobbs’ debut novel Ghostman has been nominated for every major award in the publishing business.

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Roger Hobbs Interview

In the Dock

By DeadGoodBooks

Rarely does a debut novelist come along and create such buzz that the film rights to their first book are snapped up within weeks, but Roger Hobbs, a 24 year old who completed the first draft of his first novel Ghostman whilst attending college, has burst onto the crime and thriller scene and electrified it.

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Eric Hoffer Quotes

By Amanda Patterson — Wrters Write

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Meghan Holloway Interview

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Blair Howard Interview

By Vicki Mejia-Gewe — FangirlNation

“In July of 2015 I decided to try my hand at writing mystery novels, whodunits, and so we have Harry Starke, a hard-boiled American detective, the original tough guy, with finely tuned senses and good instincts.”

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The Inside Flap

A Weekly Book Podcast
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Interviews with Bestselling Authors

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Karen Jennings Interview

“i’ve been poor for a long time.”

By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett — The Guardian

After many rejections, Karen Jennings is up for the Booker!

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Craig Johnson Interview

The Enduring Popularity of Longmire

By Scott Montgomery — CrimeReads

Three years after the series wrap, Johnson is still crafting complex worlds for Walt Longmire—and readers are still connecting.

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David Joy Hates Talking About Craft

Interviewed By Eli Cranor — CrimeReads

“It’s really a compulsion. I’d feel like I’d die if I didn’t get these stories out of me.”
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Alma Katsu Interview

The Book: An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

The Interview: Novelist Alma Katsu chats about her new novel Red Widow, women in the CIA, trust and mistrust in the agency, constantly being watched by counter intelligence, code names, and the automated hot dog machine in the bowels of the CIA building.

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Thomas Kies Interview

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Phillip Kerr Interview

By Christina Ward — Crimespree Magazine

Philip Kerr‘s singular creation, Bernie Gunther, is a character who believes that Law exists yet is often unsure where he stands on that long arch that spans the chasm between its moral existence and practical application. 

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Lucy Kirk Interview

Author of The Poison Factory

Lucy Kirk spent three decades with the CIA before retiring and penning her CIA-related thriller, The Poison Factory. Listen about how art imitated real life in her story about Russian poisonings, the challenges of self-publishing and garnering exposure for a debut novel during a pandemic.

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Stephen King Interview

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Stephen King Interview

2016 National Book Festival
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Stephen King Interview

Interview on YouTube
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Jeffery Kluger Interview

Recently released to stellar reviews, Kluger’s AUG 3, 2021 release of Holdout tells the riveting tale of Walli Beckwith, a model astronaut who makes a seemingly reckless decision to seek justice from the confines of the International Space Station as nefarious forces are going unchecked on Earth.

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Michael Korta Interview

Shop Talk

Interviewed by Eli Cranor — CrimeReads

Michael Koryta is a machine. He published his first book at twenty one and went on to become the New York Times-bestselling author of 14 novels. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has won or been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Edgar Award, Shamus Award, Barry Award, Quill Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the Golden Dagger.

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Dakota Krout Interview

Interview on YouTube

Dakota Krout – Author of the best-selling Divine Dungeon, Completionist Chronicles, Full Murderhobo, and Artorian’s Archives series, was chosen as Audible’s top 5 fantasy pick of 2017, top 10 best seller on Audible, and top 15 best seller on Amazon. He draws from his programming

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Anne Lamott on Writing a Book

Five Questions for the Author of Dusk, Night, Dawn

By Literary Hub

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S.A. Lelchuk Interview

Vigilante PI Protects the Defenseless

Interviewed by Austin S. Camacho — The Big Thrill

Thrillers have long followed heroes who set out to help victimized women, but rarely have those heroes been believable, well-developed female characters. It’s time to meet one now: Nikki Griffin, the star of ONE GOT AWAY by S. A. Lelchuk.

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Donna Leon Interview

Thirty Years of Inspector Guido Brunetti

Interviewed by George Gibson,  Executive Editor at Grove Atlantic

Now thirty books in to her iconic Venetian series, Leon talks inspirations and craft with her long-time editor, George Gibson.

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Grace D. Li Interview

Vigilante PI Protects the Defenseless

Interviewed by Michael Woodson and Amy Jones — Writer’s Digest

Writing a heist novel is no simple task. Listen as editors Michael Woodson and Amy Jones chat with Grace D. Li about writing her debut novel, and WD’s first book club pick, Portrait of a Thief.

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Live at the Red ink Series

On Making Choices in a Writing Career

Danielle Evans, Eula Biss, Sejal Shah, and Christa Parravani

By Literary Hub

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Val McDermid Interview

“To survive, you had to be twice as good as the guys.”
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Val McDermid Interview

By Vannessa Cronin — Amazon Book Review

Val McDermid’s astonishing career as a crime fiction writer has produced not one, but four critically acclaimed and best-selling series, featuring journalist Lindsay Gordon, private investigator Kate Brannigancriminal psychologist/detective duo Tony Hill and Carol Jordon, and DCI Karen Pirie.

And now, McDermid is at it again, creating a completely new series featuring journalist Allie Burns. We named 1979 one of our picks in Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.

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Ian McEwan on His Writing Process

Ian McEwan, author of Solar describes his writing process, how he schedule’s his day and about his homemade desks.

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Murder by the Book

A listing of author interviews on YouTube
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National Writers Series Podcast

By IRP & NWS

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T.J. Newman Interview

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By Alison Flood — The Guardian

T.J. Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections.

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T.J. Newman

On Letting Real Life Inspire You

By Robert Brewer — Writer’s Digest

After completing a draft of her novel, she tried finding an agent but was rejected 41 times before being taken on by Shane Salerno of The Story Factory. In this post, Newman discusses how her job as a flight attendant inspired her to write her debut release Falling and much more!

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize Winner

By Al Woodworth

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizera brilliant, astonishing novel of the Vietnam War and an undercover communist agent posing as a captain in the Southern Vietnamese Army. When the nameless narrator’s allegiance is called into question, he must act in a way that will haunt him forever. It was one of our favorite books of 2016 and five years later, we’re thrilled to introduce you to The Committedthe second book in what is to be a trilogy, and one of our best books of the month.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Interview

Ashish Ghadiali — The Guardian — Interviews Pulitzer-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, on difficult-second-novel syndrome, using humor to explore trauma, and the return to a “more efficient version of American imperialism”

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Off The Shelf Books

Live Author Interviews
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The Paris Review

Interviews
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Louise Penny

Still Killin’ It

By Elaine Szewczyk — Publishers Weekly

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Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache Books

These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

By Aja Romano — VOX

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Dominic Piper Interview

Writer of gritty, sexy, detective thrillers

Premium Indie Reads Club

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10 Minutes With Dominic Piper

By Anthony Lavisher

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Plot Structure

A Conversation with Helga Schier

By Creative Writing Now

“Most first-time writers who come to me for advice have trouble with two seemingly distinct issues, which, upon a closer look, go hand in hand: more often than not inexperienced writers are telling their story rather than showing it, and just as often neither character nor plot develop naturally. A novel must comprise both.”

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Podcasts

Writers Talk Podcasts

By Neil Gaiman

7 YouTube videos about podcasting.

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Chris Power Interview Podcast

The author of Mothers delivers an existential mystery that explores the uncertain intersection between fiction and reality, and the disastrous consequences of a chance encounter.

Two British men meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals that he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch has turned up dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

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Publishing, Sex Magic, and Ownership for Authors

An Interview with Sara Gran

By Molly Odintz — CrimeReads

After 10 years working in Hollywood, the Claire DeWitt author is starting her own publishing company.

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Reading And Writing Podcast Interviews

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Matthew Quirk Interview

Author of Red Warning 
By K.L. Romo — The Big Thrill

In his timely new spy thriller, RED WARNING, bestselling author Matthew Quirk takes on Russian aggression within the boundaries of the United States.

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Remembering Larry McMurtry

A Writer Who Helped Define The American West

By Terry Gross — Montana Public Radio

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interview

By Ashley Hasty — Hasty Book List

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Award-Winning Author Hank Phillippi Ryan

a life of secrets and intrigue

By Timothy Pike — Books & Buzz

As Hank Phillippi Ryan drove home late one night after anchoring the weekend newscast in Atlanta, she made the turn down her block—and gasped.

Her house was surrounded by police cars.
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Ian W. Sainsbury Interview

By Mark Stay

We discussed Alpha/Beta Readers, book covers, Facebook Groups, the joy of editors, the wonders of notebooks, Ursula Le Guin and why whenever Ian hears my voice he thinks of dog poo . . .

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Shane Salerno Interview

By Scott Myers — Go Into The Story

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Anakana Schofield

“I Wanted to Write a Book Unabashedly and Unapologetically for Women”

By Maris Kreizman — Literary Hub

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Zadie Smith — Nick Laird Interview

By Amy Jones — Writer’s Digest

Nick Laird and Zadie Smith talk about how teaching affects their writing, craft insights they’ve discovered.

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Emma Straub Interview

asks life’s big questions

By Tonya Mosley — Fresh Air NPR

Straub’s new novel is a time-travel fantasy about a 40-year-old woman who’s tending to her ailing father — until, that is, the day she’s transported to her childhood home on her 16th birthday.

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Jessica Strawser Events

Authors team up for virtual book talks!
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Story of a Storyteller

Podcasts by Conor Bredin

Story of a Storyteller is the podcast where I chat and get to know the life story of people who are passionate about creating or sharing stories!

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The Storytellers

Straight talk from the world’s most acclaimed suspense & thriller authors

By Mark Rubinstein

Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, “How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.

Collected here are interviews with forty-seven accomplished authors.

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Ian Sutherland Interview

How to Become A Thriller Writer

By Bryan — Become A Writer Today

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Gay Talese Inteview

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TED Talks for Writers

By SCRIBENDIINC

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This Week in Fiction

By The New Yorker

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Lisa Thomas Talks to Boomers on Books

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Hunter S. Thompson

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The Verb Crime — BBC Radio 3

Ian McMillan and guests discuss crime writing:
  • Val McDermid
  • Sophie Hannah
  • Katherine Stansfield 
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Video Interviews By Lee Goldberg

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Video Interviews With Lee Goldberg

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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on 90 Minutes Live
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Kurt Vonnegut

The Shape of Stories
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Kurt Vonnegut

Interview on the Dick Cavett Show 1989
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K.M. Weiland YouTube Channel

Tons of excellent videos about writing!
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Tobias Wolff Inteview

The Art of Fiction

By Jack Livings — The Paris Review

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Write Like a Writer

By Claudia Casper

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The Writing Community Chat Show

Interviewing Indie and Established Authors

Live streaming on YouTube with the best authors around!

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Writing Tips from Helga Schier

Great Videos Here

By Helga Schier — With Pen And Paper

Check out this extensive collection of FREE writing videos!

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Writing Webinars Hosted by CNF

By Creative Nonfiction

Webinars are open to writers at all levels. New webinars are announced regularly, so check back often or sign up for our newsletter.

Now Enrolling: Webinars run at 2 pm eastern time.

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What Does Being an Amazon Bestseller Mean?

By Alliance of Independent Authors

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What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing

By Jacqueline Woodson

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Don Winslow On “The Border”

Both Literary and Political
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Don Winslow’s Return to California Noir

By Dwyer Murphy — CrimeReads

The author discusses socially-engaged crime fiction, surf stories, breakfast burritos, and returning to life on the coast.

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