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Episode 347: Never Tell Author Lisa Gardner

Episode 347: Never Tell Author Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner, best-selling author of Find Her, Look for Me, and Right Behind You, returns to the show to chat about her new book Never Tell.

Episode 335: Tom Clancy Oath of Office Author Marc Cameron

Episode 335: Tom Clancy Oath of Office Author Marc Cameron

Author Marc Cameron returns to the show to help us ring in 2019! Cameron talks to Sean Tuohy about his latest Jack Ryan novel Tom Clancy Oath of Office.

Episode 300: The Sinners Author Ace Atkins

Episode 300: <i>The Sinners</i> Author Ace Atkins

We couldn't think of a better guest to help us celebrate our 300th episode! Prolific author Ace Atkins talks to Sean Tuohy about his new Quinn Colson novel The Sinners, writing about the South, and how he keeps up his writing pace.

Episode 279: All the Beautiful Lies Author Peter Swanson

Episode 279: <i>All the Beautiful Lies</i> Author Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson, author of All the Beautiful Lies, Her Every Fear, and The Kind Worth Killing, talks to Sean Tuohy about the art of not giving up.

Episode 261: Best-Selling Author Barry Eisler

Episode 261: Best-Selling Author Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler, New York Times best-selling author of A Clean Kill in Tokyo, Graveyard of Memories, and The Night Trade, talks to Sean Tuohy about creating John Rain and embracing self-publishing.

Episode 257: Author Owen King

Episode 257: Author Owen King

Author Owen King talks to Sean Tuohy about what inspired his novel Double Feature, collaborating with Stephen King on Sleeping Beauties, the value of writing workshops, and what he has planned next.

Episode 248: Are You Sleeping Author Kathleen Barber

Episode 248: <i>Are You Sleeping</i> Author Kathleen Barber

Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping, talks to Daniel Ford about always being a storyteller, how the podcast “Serial” helped inspire her debut, and why writers must always make time for writing.

Episode 217: The Room of White Fire Author T. Jefferson Parker

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.

I just try to open the imaginary dam and let the water come out.
— T. Jefferson Parker
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To learn more about T. Jefferson Parker, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @TJParkerauthor.

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 204: UNSUB Author Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner, author of this summer’s hot (and terrifying) thriller UNSUB, talks to Daniel Ford about how her law background helped her hone her writing process, crafting her heroine Caitlin Hendrix, and what real-life events inspired UNSUB.

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I don’t write to exercise my demons; I write to inflict them on my readers.
— Meg Gardiner

To learn more about Meg Gardiner, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or like her on Twitter @MegGardiner1.

Episode 202: American Bang Author Doug Richardson

We start the July 4th festivities with a bang. An American Bang.

Today’s podcast episode features perpetual Writer’s Bone guest Doug Richardson. Doug and Sean talk about…well, you know what they talk about by now. Everything and nothing.

Sean said in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar” that Doug’s new Lucky Dey thriller American Bang just might be the best of the series. Go pick it up after listening to this interview and then let us know what you think about it.

I don’t know what keeps the tank full. It’s just been re-filling itself for years.
— Doug Richardson

Episode 199: The Switch Author Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer, Guilty Minds, and, most recently, The Switch, talks to Sean Tuohy about his writing process, what inspired The Switch, and his run-in with the Russians (!!!).

The best writers may not be the most talented. They may just be the most stubborn.
— Joseph Finder

To learn more about Joseph Finder, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @JoeFinder.

Episode 194: She Rides Shotgun Author Jordan Harper

Author Jordan Harper talks to Daniel Ford about writing crime fiction at a young age, his need for a writing “womb,” why writers need to make their own brand of crazy work for them, and what inspired his debut novel She Rides Shotgun.

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Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, don’t follow trends. Just go out there and do the best you can.
— Jordan Harper

To learn more about Jordan Harper, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @jordan_harper. Also read our first interview with the author.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 192: The Four Legendary Kingdoms Author Matthew Reilly

Australian (rock star) author Matthew Reilly returns to the podcast and talks to Sean Tuohy about how his writing process has changed over the years, why he embraces outrageousness, and what inspired his new book The Four Legendary Kingdoms.

I love reading totally outrageous, page-burning action thrillers.
— Matthew Reilly

To learn more about Matthew Reilly, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Matthew_Reilly. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with the author

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 191: The TimeKeepers Author Jenn Bregman

Jenn Bregman, author of her first legal thriller The TimeKeepers, talks to Daniel Ford about her early love of storytelling, how her legal career influenced her writing process, and what she has in store for her heroine Sarah Brockman.

The characters must control the story.
— Jenn Bregman

To learn more about Jenn Bregman, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @jennbregman.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 190: Bob Lee Swagger Author Stephen Hunter

Stephen Hunter, author of the Bob Lee Swagger series and former film critic for The Washington Post, talks to Sean Tuohy about his career.

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Be professional. Be realistic. Understand who you are and what can you do.
— Stephen Hunter

To learn more about Stephen Hunter, like his Facebook page.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 175: Screenwriter and Author Dwayne Alexander Smith

Dwayne Alexander Smith, Hollywood screenwriter and author of Forty Acres, talks to Daniel Ford about how “Star Wars” inspired him to become a filmmaker, why he decided to try his hand at writing fiction, how he developed the concept for his award-winning thriller, and why the magic is always in the details.

Don’t try to get it right the first time. Just get it out.
— Dwayne Alexander Smith

To learn more about Dwayne Alexander Smith, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @writtenbysmith.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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 167: Screenwriter Larry Gross

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.

I never envisioned getting into filmmaking except through writing.
— Larry Gross
Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;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 &nbsp;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.