Today’s guest is Kem Joy Ukwu, author of Locked Gray/Linked Blue.
Screenwriter and director Jake Goldberger, whose credits include “Almost Friends,” “Life of a King,” and “Don McKay,” talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing and directing style, learning to work with actors, and his upcoming project with one of our favorite directors, Lexi Alexander.
To learn more about Jake Goldberger, visit his IMDB page. Also watch the trailer for “Almost Friends."
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Nicole Blades, author of Have You Met Nora? (out Oct. 31) and The Thunder Beneath Us, returns to the podcast to discuss what went into crafting the characters in her new book, how long it took her to write and edit the novel, and the themes she wanted to explore through her mixed race, and very secretive and conflicted, main character Nora.
Blades and Daniel Ford also talk about what inspired her to start a podcast with her sister, and what’s coming up on Season 2 of “Hey Sis!”
James Breakwell, social media comedian (Xploding Unicorn) and author of Only Dead on the Inside, talks to Sean Tuohy about channeling his tweets into a book, what his kids think about his literary prowess, and their shared grieving over losing “the greatest podcast ever recorded.”
Try not wetting your pants during this podcast. We dare you.
Lansdale talks to Sean Tuohy about how East Texas influences his work, not always realizing the “ah ha” moments when they happen, and why half the battle for writers is showing up.
Learn more about Daniel Ford by visiting his official website, liking his Facebook page, or following him on Twitter @danielfford. Sid Sanford Lives! is available on I AM Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.
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Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad (out Oct. 3), A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road of Mercy, talks to Daniel Ford about establishing his storytelling work ethic, chasing Ella May’s ghost while writing The Last Ballad, what he’s learned from his writing students, and why writers need to be really honest with themselves about why they want to write.
Poet Marcus Wicker talks to Daniel Ford about his new poetry collection Silencer. Wicker discusses why he pursued an MFA and how hip-hop influences his poetry. The author also shares one of his poems on the air and explains the difference between writing, reading, and speaking poetry.
Actress Stephanie Andujar returns to the podcast to talk about her new movie “Marjorie Prime.” Andujar also chats with Sean Tuohy about her sketch comedy show, “StephA: One Woman Show!”
T. Jefferson Parker, author of the recently published The Room of White Fire, talks to Daniel Ford about how a high school mythology class ignited his passion for reading and writing, and what real-life events inspired his new book, and what’s in store for his new hero Roland Ford.
To learn more about Kamila Shamsie, follow her on Twitter @kamilashamsie.
Author Jami Attenberg talks to Daniel Ford about her novel All Grown Up. Attenberg discusses how she crafted her main character Andrea, representing single womanhood in a different light, and writing about New York City.
Bianca Marais, author of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, talks to Daniel Ford about writing stories at a young age, how mystery and detective novels influence her work, and how her upbringing in Apartheid South Africa inspired her debut novel.
Dan Gordon—whose credits include “The Hurricane,” "Wyatt Earp,” and “Highway to Heaven,” talks to Caitlin Malcuit about his writing process, his disappointment with the superhero movie market, and his upcoming projects.
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.