Author Lyndsay Faye talks to Daniel Ford about her new book The Paragon Hotel.
The author panel included Alex Segura, best known for his Pete Fernandez Miami mystery novels, and Radha Vatsal, scribe of the historical fiction novels, A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines. Alex and Radha had great insights into the craft of writing, a passionate crowd of readers asked thoughtful questions, and our hosts generously allowed Ford to read from his debut novel Sid Sanford Lives!
The Queens Bookshop is a good friend of the podcast! Find out more about their mission to bring more books to Queens by reading Lindsey Wojcik’s feature. Also visit their official website, like their Facebook page, or follow the store on Twitter @bookshopqueens.
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In a special, bonus podcast episode, ESPN researcher and author Mark Simon talks to Daniel Ford about his book The Yankees Index: Every Number Tells a Story.
Simon, who grew up a New York Mets fan devoted to reliever Neil Allen, discusses how he landed his job at ESPN, what led him to Triumph Books and writing about the New York Yankees, and his research process for the book (aided in part by past Writer’s Bone guest Katie Sharp). He also shares sound advice that aspiring sportswriters and researchers should take to heart.
Author Kristopher Jansma returns to the podcast! Jansma talks to Daniel Ford about Why We Came to the City coming out in paperback (May 2) and how his life and writing process have evolved since leaving New York City.
Screenwriter Larry Gross, whose credits include “48 Hrs.,” “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Streets of Fire,” “True Crime,” and “Prozac Nation,” talks to Sean Tuohy about growing up watching movies in New York City theaters, how he caught his break in Hollywood, his partnership with Walter Hill, his screenwriting process, and which of his filmmaking heroes he’d like to have dinner with.
Today, we welcome two of founders of The Queens Bookshop Initiative, whose aim is to bring a second bookstore back to Queens, N.Y.
They did it! The group's Kickstarter campaign reached its $70,000 goal with time to spare! The fight isn't over yet, though, they still need your support. If you haven't done so already, donate before you listen. And then donate more after you listen!
To learn more about The Queens Bookshop, read Lindsey’s feature “The Queens Bookshop Aims to Bring Books Back to Forest Hills.” To learn more about the future bookshop, visit its official website, like its Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter @bookshopqueens.
Author Tommy Wallach talks to Daniel Ford about his evolution as a writer, the Young Adult market, and what inspired his recently published novel Thanks for the Trouble.
To learn more about Erica Wright, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @eawright. Also, check out our first interview with the author, “Master of Disguise: 11 Questions With Author Erica Wright.”
Brian Abrams, author of AND NOW...An Oral History of "Late Night with David Letterman," 1982-1993 and Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office, talks to Daniel Ford about journalism, New York City, and drunk Presidents.
In a special Sunday podcast, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss the “How I Met Your Mother” finale. Inspired by Stephanie Schaefer’s take on the popular television show, the guys discuss how they first started watching the show, what episodes resonated with them the most, and how they would have brought the series to a close.