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Episode 322: In the Hurricane’s Eye Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Episode 322: In the Hurricane’s Eye Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and Bunker Hill, returns to the show to discuss the finale of his Revolutionary War trilogy In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.

Episode 320: The Witch Elm Author Tana French

Episode 320: The Witch Elm Author Tana French

Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, returns to the show to chat about her first standalone novel The Witch Elm.

Episode 260: How to Stop Time Author Matt Haig

Episode 260: <i>How to Stop Time</i> Author Matt Haig

Today’s guest is Matt Haig, author of The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive, and, most recently, How to Stop Time. Haig talks to Daniel Ford about his constant impulse to externalize things and write them down, how memory, hope, despair, and melancholy are woven into How to Stop Time, and how he battles writer’s indecision (as opposed to writer’s block).

Episode 216: The Trespasser Author Tana French

Tana French, award-winning author of In the Woods, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser, talks to Daniel Ford about how her acting career influences her fiction, crafting characters like Antoinette Conway, and the importance of setting and atmosphere in murder mysteries.

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I like exploring other people. That’s what’s interesting to me.
— Tana French

To learn more about Tana French, visit her official website or like her Facebook page.

Episode 211: Fierce Kingdom Author Gin Phillips

Gin Phillips, author of Come In and Cover Me, The Well and the Mine, and the recently published Fierce Kingdom, talks to Daniel Ford about the books that inspired her to become a writer, her ideal writing time, and focusing on the mother-child relationship in her latest novel.

Make yourself write. I find inspiration highly overrated.
— Gin Phillips

To learn more about Gin Phillips, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @GinPhillips17.

Episode 208: What We Lose Author Zinzi Clemmons

Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, talks to Daniel Ford about her circuitous path to writing, why she decided to pursue an MFA, and what inspired her incredibly well-written and structured debut novel.

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Write the story you want to write regardless of whether or not you think it has commercial appeal.
— Zinzi Clemmons
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To learn more about Zinzi Clemmons, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of What We Lose in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Episode 186: Why We Came to the City Author Kristopher Jansma

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.

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Storytelling is something I’ve always wanted to do.
— Kristopher Jansma

Learn more about Kristopher Jansma by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @KristopherJans. Also listen to Gary Almeter’s first interview with the author.

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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.

Episode 135: Author Kristopher Jansma

Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards and Why We Came to the City, talks to Gary Almeter about what inspired his beautiful prologue, how he juggled so many characters (including New York City), and how living in a big city influences his writing.

To learn more about Kristopher Jansma, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @KristopherJans. Also check out Gary’s review of Why We Came to the City in July’s Books That Should Be On Your Radar.

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