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Steve talks with Jason Mott about his new novel The Crossing, a literary post-apocalyptic work about two siblings trekking to see the last great thing humanity will ever do. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 "New Hollywood: Next Wave" people to watch. He is also the author of The Wonder of All Things and The Returned, which was made into the TV series Resurrection.

Paul talks with Joseph Di Prisco about his novel coming out on August 14th Sibella and Sibella. Part tell all, part mystery, and part coming-of-age novel, Sibella & Sibella is a biting look at the world of publishing from a reluctant witness who pulls no punches with anyone. Least of all herself. Di Prisco was born in Brooklyn and lives today in Northern California, with his wife. He's the author of the novels All for Now, The Alzhammer, The Confessions of Brother Eli, and books about childhood and adolescence.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-07-24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

On July 10th, Conor talks with Issac Baily about his memoir My Brother Moochie. A rare first-person account that combines a journalist’s skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother’s heartfelt testimony of what his family endured for decades after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison. Bailey was born in St. Stephen, South Carolina, and holds a degree in psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina. Having trained at the prestigious Poynter Institute for journalists in St. Petersburg, Florida, he has been a professional journalist for twenty years. He has taught applied ethics at Coastal Carolina University and, as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, has taught journalism at Harvard Summer School. Bailey has won numerous national, state, and local awards for his writings. He currently lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife and children.

Josh talks with Joe Hart about his newest novel Obscura. Merging thrilling science-fiction adventure with mind-bending psychological suspense, Hart explores both the vast mysteries of outer space and the even darker unknown that lies within ourselves. Wall Street Journal bestselling author Joe Hart is the author of eleven novels that include The River Is Dark, Lineage, EverFall, and the highly acclaimed Dominion Trilogy. When not writing, he enjoys reading, exercising, exploring the great outdoors, and watching movies with his family.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-07-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:28am CST

Josh & Paul talk with Chuck Palahniuk about his new novel Adjustment Day. Chuck Palahniuk's novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by director David Fincher, Diary, Lullaby, Survivor, Haunted, and Invisible Monsters. Portions of Choke have appeared in Playboy, and Palahniuk's nonfiction work has been published by Gear, Black Book, The Stranger, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Conor talks with Jonathan Santlofer about his memoir The Widower's Notebook. Jonathan Santlofer is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller, translated into seventeen languages, and is currently in development for screen adaptation. His fourth novel, Anatomy of Fear, won the Nero Award for best novel of 2009. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. He is also the creator and editor of several anthologies including It Occurs to Me That I Am America, a collection of original stories and art. His paintings and drawings are included in many public and private collections. He lives in New York City.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-07-17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am CST

Jessie talks with Francesca Lia Block about her recently published book on the craft of writing,The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process. Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included in "best of" lists compiled by Time magazine and NPR. In this long-anticipated guide, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page.

Paul talks with K.J. Howe about her newest Kidnap-and-Ransom Thriller Skyjack. She is a Thriller and Barry Award nominee, and she has won several writing awards, including three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellent in Mystery and Suspense. While honing her fiction skills, KJ worked as a medical, health, and fitness writer. She then became involved with the International Thriller Writers as the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, the organization’s annual conference held every July in New York City. In preparation for writing The Freedom Broker series, which focuses on elite kidnap negotiator Thea Paris, KJ spent extensive time researching the dark world of kidnapping. She has interviewed former hostages, negotiators, hostage reintegration experts, special forces operatives, and K&R insurance executives.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-07-03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:51pm CST

We speak with Gary Kaunonen about his new book Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike, which just won the 2018 Hognander Minnesota History Award. He is the author of several books, including Finns in Michigan, Challenge Accepted, and the co-author of Community in Conflict. He is an independent historian of labor and immigration, and a documentary filmmaker based in International Falls.

Also, as a special feature of our pledge drive episode, Write On! Radio hosts read from their work. 

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2018-03-20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:46pm CST

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