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Susan Richards Shreve, Author of More News Tomorrow

Susan Richards Shreve, Author of More News Tomorrow

Susan Richards Shreve talks to Daniel Ford about discuss her new book More News Tomorrow.

The Chef’s Secret Author Crystal King

The Chef’s Secret Author Crystal King

Crystal King, author of Feast of Sorrow, joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her new novel The Chef’s Secret.

Penguin Random House Audiobook Producer Julianna Wilson

Penguin Random House Audiobook Producer Julianna Wilson

Julianna Wilson, award-winning audiobook producer for Random House, joins Rebecca Weston for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss what goes into sourcing, editing, and producing an audiobook, her hit project Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and why sticking to a schedule is essential for writers.

She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons Author Kathleen Hill

Kathleen Hill, author of the recently published memoir She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, talks to Daniel Ford about how stories she heard in her youth led her to becoming a writer, why she decided to write a memoir, and why writers need to make room within themselves for their impressions.

We don’t know who we are until we write it down.
— Kathleen Hill

To learn more about Kathleen Hill, visit her official website.

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Save Yourself Author Kelly Braffet

Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself, Josie and Jack, and Last Seen Leaving, about her father’s influence on her becoming a storyteller, her writing process, bravely sharing her work with her now-husband Owen on their second date (!), and why she wants to poke around the gray in human existence.

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I’ve always wanted to know the stories behind the characters that do bad things.
— Kelly Braffet

To learn more about Kelly Braffet, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @KellyBraffet.

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Live From Chatter With Melanie Padgett Powers

Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of MelEdits, joins Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy live from Chatter in Washington D.C.!

The trio discusses why “freelancers” need to think of themselves as small business owners, the difference between introverts and extroverts, her path from Indiana to Washington D.C., and the current state of journalism.

Keep fighting the good fight.
— Melanie Padgett Powers

To learn more about Melanie Padgett Powers, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to our first podcast interview!

Today's Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by:

Light the Dark Editor Joe Fassler

Joe Fassler, editor of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process and reporter/essayist for The Atlantic, talks to Caitlin Malcuit about writers and creativity.

To learn more about Joe Fassler, visit The Atlantic’s website or follow him on Twitter @joefassler.

Today’s Friday Morning Coffee is sponsored by:

Sports Researcher Katie Sharp

Welcome to a very New York Yankees edition of Friday Morning Coffee!

Today’s guest is Katie Sharp, sports researcher extraordinaire and contributor to the superb Yankees analysis website River Avenue Blues. Sharp talks to Daniel Ford about how she tells stories through numbers, the advanced metrics baseball fans should know, how her research has changed the way she watches and thinks about the game, and why it’s important for writers to find their niche and promote themselves.

Advanced stats allow you to put numbers to your gut feelings and emotions.
— Katie Sharp

To learn more about Katie Sharp, visit River Avenue Blues, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @ktsharp.

Our episode today is brought to you by  OneRoom .  If you’re ready to get serious about writing a novel, OneRoom’s experienced coaches can help. Visit OneRoom's  official website  for more information.

Our episode today is brought to you by OneRoom.  If you’re ready to get serious about writing a novel, OneRoom’s experienced coaches can help. Visit OneRoom's official website for more information.