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WRITERS' BLOCK Ron Block is joined by special guest Co-host Nancy Johnson, author of The Kindest Lie to speak with Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her powerful, poignant and timely newest work, Take My Hand.
WRITERS' BLOCK Ron Block is joined by Mary Kay Andrews in conversation with NYT Bestselling Author Therese Anne Fowler to discuss It All Comes Down To This, her latest novel.
For the Spring/Summer 2022 season finale, the Fab Four are joined by bestselling authors Jamie Ford and Jason Mott. discusses his research into epigenetics for his new novel , his own muti-cultural background, his inspriation for writing about a real historical figure, and the challenges of telling a tale that spans 250 years. discusses the phenomenal success of and the winding road to publication for his National Book Award winning novel . We hear about Jason's inspiration, his bravery in branching out into a different direction with his writing, the challenges of incorporating current events while still weaving in humor, and what he hopes "all the other mad kids, the outsiders, the weirdos, and the bullied" take away from the novel.
WRITERS' BLOCK Ron Block and Patti Callahan Henry talk with Laura McKowen about her astounding book, We Are The Luckiest, and her hugely popular podcast, Tell Me Something True!
The Fab Four are joined by blockbuster bestselling author and “the queen of fun, feisty summer reads” . We hear about the origin story behind Jen's latest NYT bestselling novel , the themes of motherhood and secrets in the book, and the Cape Cod setting. We also hear about how Jen found her own voice as a writer, her writing process, her activism on behald of body positivty and recognition for women authors, and her decision to travel her book tour by bicycle. On the after show we meet who tells us all about his debut novel , his inspirations, the blend of fact and fiction in his work, how he devised the novel's structure, and what he's working on next.
WRITERS' BLOCK Ron Block talks with Christina Geist about her newest book in her Growing with Buddy Series, Buddy's New Buddy- she shares how she created the characters and the importance of picture books in literary growth!
Get ready for a good time on this episode as we welcome two masters of heartwarming, feel-good fiction — and ! And we are treated to a visit from on the after show! The Fab Four discuss writing funny, crafting dialogue, and the meaning of home in Katherine's and Linda's novels. The group talks about their favorite masters and undiscovered gems in the rom-com genre—get ready to take notes with lots of reading recommendations. We get an inside look at Katherine's new novel and Linda's new novel in a show that's laced with loads of super fun pop culture references and lots of laughs. On the after show we are joined by Leslie Hooton who tells the incredible story of learning she'd been born with a stroke and how she has overcome that in her life and writing career. And we hear all about her brand new book , a sequel to her 2020 deubt novel.
WRITERS' BLOCK Ron Block and Kristy Woodson Harvey talk with Brooke Lea Foster about her new book, On Gin Lane
Two rockstar authors of historical fiction join the show. Meet author of the blockbuster bestseller and , author of the 1.5-million copy bestseller . As authors of historical fiction, of triliogies whose debuts exploded onto the literary scene, and as former advertising executives, Martha and Alka have so much in common. We talk to them all about their career shifts, their writing & research process, and the challenges of craftng their triliogies, particularly after each of their debuts were so successful. We hear all about Alka's latest, , and Martha's latest, , and even get a sneak pek at each of their forthcoming 2023 novels. Then on the after show we meet the charming and hilarious Canadian debut novelist whose #1 bestselling heartwarming whodunnit, , has taken the world by storm.
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|Author||Mary Kay Andrews Kristin Harmel Kristy Woodson Harvey Patti Callahan Henry Ron Block|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 29, 2020|
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