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.
Live from the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., Stephanie Schorow, author of Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, talks to Sean Tuohy and Mike Nelson about the history of Boston’s “sordid and alluring” underside.
Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals and The Fateful Lightning, returns to the podcast to discuss his new novel, The Frozen Hours. Shaara talks to Daniel Ford about consulting with Korean War veterans, how he chose the characters featured in this narrative, and why, in large part because of those veterans, his writing process was more emotional this time around.
Stacie Haas, author of the middle-grade, historical fiction novel Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee, talks to Daniel Ford about wanting to be a writer since she could hold a pencil, how she caught the history bug, the inspiration behind her debut novel, and how her publishing journey led to 50/50 Press.
Good friend of the podcast James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force Series, talks to Sean Tuohy about his new novel The Demon Crown (out Dec. 5).
Mark Tompkins, author of the brilliant and bloody The Last Days of Magic, talks to Daniel Ford about the novel coming out in paperback, what he learned while promoting the book, and what’s in store for his characters in the sequel he’s working on.
Jay Atkinson, author of Massacre on the Merrimack, talks to Daniel Ford about his mentor Harry Crews, his research and writing process (yellow legal pads play a starring role), and what inspired his narrative featuring Hannah Duston’s thrilling, and bloody, escape from her Native American captors.
To learn more about Jay Atkinson, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Atkinson_Jay. Also check out our first interview with the author (“New England Narrative: 9 Questions With Author Jay Atkinson”) and our review of Massacre on the Merrimack.
To learn more about Jeff Shaara, visit his official website. Also, check out our first interview with the author:
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.
Jeff Shaara, author of Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and, most recently, The Smoke at Dawn, talks with Daniel Ford about taking over his father Michael Shaara’s Civil War series, a few of his favorite historical figures, and why writers need to focus on telling the best story they can possibly tell.