storytelling

Episode 369: Black Coffee Book Launch, Live From Belmont Books

Episode 369: Black Coffee Book Launch, Live From Belmont Books

On July 9, live from Belmont Books, Daniel Ford officially launched his new short story collection Black Coffee with the help of author Edwin Hill (Little Comfort, The Missing Ones).

Episode 367: James Charlesworth, Author of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill

Episode 367: James Charlesworth, Author of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill

Author James Charlesworth joins Daniel Ford at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., to chat about his debut The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill.

Episode 358: Steven Rowley, Author of The Editor

Episode 358: Steven Rowley, Author of The Editor

Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus, talks to Daniel Ford about his new book The Editor.

Episode 357: American Spy Author Lauren Wilkinson

Episode 357: American Spy Author Lauren Wilkinson

Author Lauren Wilkinson chats with Daniel Ford about her debut novel American Spy.

Episode 355: Confessions of an Innocent Man Author David R. Dow

Episode 355: Confessions of an Innocent Man Author David R. Dow

David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution and founder of the Texas Innocence Network, talks to Daniel Ford about his fiction debut Confessions of an Innocent Man.

Episode 353: Soon the Light Will be Perfect Author Dave Patterson

Episode 353: Soon the Light Will be Perfect Author Dave Patterson

Author Dave Patterson talks to Daniel Ford about his debut novel Soon the Light Will be Perfect (out April 9 from Hanover Square Press).

Episode 344: We Now Return to Regular Life Author Martin Wilson

Episode 344: We Now Return to Regular Life Author Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life and What They Always Tell Us, talks to Rebecca Weston about his path to storytelling, how he crafted the worlds in his two YA novels, the themes he wanted to explore through his characters, and more!

Episode 331: Little Comfort Author Edwin Hill

Episode 331: Little Comfort Author Edwin Hill

Author Edwin Hill joins Daniel Ford and Rebecca Weston at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., to chat about his debut Hester Thursby mystery novel Little Comfort.

Episode 235: In the Midst of Winter Author Isabel Allende

In an incredibly personal and emotional interview, best-selling international author Isabel Allende talks to Sean Tuohy about her new book In the Midst of Winter.

Why do I choose to write a particular story? Because it matters to me.
— Isabel Allende

To learn more about Isabel Allende, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode 229: Professor Joe R. Lansdale Explains the Art of Showing Up

Joe R. Lansdale, Hap and Leonard creator and author of Rusty Puppy and Cold in July, makes his Writer’s Bone podcast debut!

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.

You’re better at understanding why you do a certain thing when you’ve had greater space between it.
— Joe R. Lansdale

To learn more about Joe R. Lansdale, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joelansdale. Also read Sean’s first interview with the author.

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Episode 226: Live From Books on the Square With Hollywood Homicide Author Kellye Garrett

Mystery author Kellye Garrett introduced her new book Hollywood Homicide last Saturday night at Books on the Square in Providence, R.I.

While attendees sipped on wine from bin 312 and indulged in cupcakes from Sin Desserts, actress Mia Ellis read the first chapter of Hollywood Homicide. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy then asked Garrett about her origins as a storyteller and what inspired her character Dayna Anderson.

(Special thanks to Vanessa Lillie for organizing the event!)

Just write the book. Don’t worry about being perfect. And then re-write it.
— Kellye Garrett

To learn more about Kellye Garrett, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @kellyekel.

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Episode 209: Screenwriter Dan Gordon

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.

To learn more about Dan Gordon, visit his IMDB page.
The industry isn’t a social welfare office, it’s a business.
— Dan Gordon

Episode 177: Author Pamela Samuels Young

Today’s guest is Pamela Samuels Young, award-winning author of Anybody’s Daughter, Every Reasonable Doubt, Murder on the Down Low, and the upcoming Abuse of Discretion.

Young talked to Daniel Ford recently about how a desire to see more minority characters in legal thrillers led her to storytelling, her early morning writing process, and her work as an anti-trafficking advocate.

Learn your craft and never give up.
— Pamela Samuels Young

To learn more about Pamela Samuels Young, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @pamsamuelsyoung.

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.

Episode 164: Lucky Boy Author Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran, author of the recently published Lucky Boy, talks to Daniel Ford about how her mother influenced her storytelling, her research process for Lucky Boy, how she developed the novel’s memorable main characters, and why writers need to step out of their comfort zones.   

Daniel also makes a statement about President Trump’s recent Executive Order regarding U.S. immigration policy.

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My mother influenced not only my storytelling, but also my wondering; my wondering about the details of people’s life.
— Shanthi Sekaran

To learn more about Shanthi Sekaran, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @Shanthisekaran.

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.

Episode 154: Author Nicole Blades

Nicole Blades, author of The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of reading and writing, how she developed the character Best Lightburn, and why writers need to use their own voices to write the stories they would want to read.

To learn more about Nicole Blades, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter (@NicoleBlades) and Instagram (@nicole_blades). Also read Lindsey Wojcik's first interview with the author, as well as our review of The Thunder Beneath Us.

Episode 140: Horror Author Joe Hill

Welcome back to a smoky, feverish, soon-to-be a bonfire episode of the Writer’s Bone podcast. Today’s guest is Joe Hill, the kazoo-playin’ horror raconteur responsible for such tales as Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and The Fireman. Hill talks to Sean Tuohy about how he wanted to explore a different kind of female strength with The Fireman’s heroine Harper Grayson, being more comfortable in his own skin as an author, and, of course, pop culture.

To learn more about Joe Hill, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joe_hill. You can also listen to our mega pod live from Brookline Booksmith that featured Hill, and read our first interview with the author back in July 2015.

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