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Episode 221: Heavy Green Author Sam Lightner Jr.

Sam Lightner Jr., author of Heavy Green: The Collision of two Unlikely Missions in America's Secret War, talks to Sean Tuohy about how a rock-climbing expedition unexpectedly led to him writing fiction.

To learn more about Sam Lightner Jr., visit his official website or like his Facebook page. Also read Sean Tuohy’s review of Heavy Green in September’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

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Episode 214: Home Fire Author Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire, talks to Daniel Ford about why writing is all she ever wanted to do, what it’s like having a novel longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, and how she crafted the characters and plot in her recent novel.

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This is the kind of writer I’ve been until now. Who knows what kind of writer I’ll be tomorrow.
— Kamila Shamsie

To learn more about Kamila Shamsie, follow her on Twitter @kamilashamsie

Episode 202: American Bang Author Doug Richardson

We start the July 4th festivities with a bang. An American Bang.

Today’s podcast episode features perpetual Writer’s Bone guest Doug Richardson. Doug and Sean talk about…well, you know what they talk about by now. Everything and nothing.

Sean said in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar” that Doug’s new Lucky Dey thriller American Bang just might be the best of the series. Go pick it up after listening to this interview and then let us know what you think about it.

I don’t know what keeps the tank full. It’s just been re-filling itself for years.
— Doug Richardson

Episode 200: For the 200th Time…

Episode two hundo! Yes, we’re just as surprised as you are. To celebrate our 200th episode, Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford compiled their favorite clips from the last couple of years. It features authors, screenwriters, actors, directors, comedians, feminists, and journalists.

Share your favorite Writer’s Bone interview by commenting below, tweeting us @WritersBone, or by dropping a line on our Facebook page.

Thank you for listening, we truly appreciate it. Now, for the 200th time, keep writing, everyone!   

Episode 199: The Switch Author Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer, Guilty Minds, and, most recently, The Switch, talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing process, what inspired The Switch, and his run-in with the Russians (!!!).

The best writers may not be the most talented. They may just be the most stubborn.
— Joseph Finder

To learn more about Joseph Finder, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @JoeFinder.

Episode 198: Grunt Author Mary Roach

Today’s guest is Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Gulp, Bonk, Packing for Mars, and, most recently, Grunt. Roach talks to Daniel Ford about poking around “nitty gritty details of life,” her immersive writing process, and coordinating with the military during her research process for Grunt.

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I’m much happier poking around the nitty gritty details of life.
— Mary Roach

To learn more about Mary Roach, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @mary_roach

Episode 197: The Unwritable Rant’s Juliette Miranda

Bourbon-loving, storytellin’ Juliette Miranda, host of The Unwritable Rant podcast, talks to Daniel Ford about bourbon, how she got into podcasting, why the rants are unwritable, torturing her guy (lovingly, of course), and a very special guest coming up on her podcast.

The kind of thing you put in print isn’t going to necessarily going to translate into something you want to say.
— Juliette Miranda

To learn more about Juliette Miranda and The Unwritable Rant, visit the official website or follow her on Twitter @MorningNeurosis.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website  for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.