Write On Radio (podcast)

We speak with Mitch Albom about his new book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. He is also the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Time Keeper, For One More Day, First Phone Call from Heaven and Have a Little Faith.

We then speak with Sherry Roberts about her new book Down Dog Diary. She is also the author of Book of Mercy, Maud's House and WriteTips. In addition, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and is the chair of the Midwest Book Awards.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-12-08.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm CST

We speak with Adam Makos about his new book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, which explores the life of the first black Navy pilot and the friend who tried to rescue him when he was shot down in the mountains during the Korean War. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call.

We then speak with Shannon Gibney about her young adult novel-in-progress, Lone Star, and the cultural experience in Minnesota of African Americans and African immigrants.  Shannon Gibney is also the author of the young adult novel, See No Color, and a memoir-in-progress Love Across the Middle Passage: Making an African/African American Family.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-12-01.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

We speak with Allan Eskens about his new novel The Guise of Another, follow up to his debut The Life We Bury, which won the Rosebud Award for Best First Mystery Novel and was named a finalist for the Edgar Award.

We also speak with David Mitchell about his new novel Slade House. He is the author of many short stories and articles as well as two libretti and the novels Number9dream and Cloud Atlas - both of which were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - in addition to Ghostwritten, Black Swan Green, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and The Bone Clocks.

Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46pm CST

We speak with Karin Slaughter about her new psychological thriller Pretty Girls. She is the author of many books, including the Grant County series (featuring Blindsided), the Will Trent/Atlanta series (featuring Fractured) and the Georgia series that includes Undone.

We also speak with Martín Prechtel about his new book The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise. He is a leading thinker, writer and teacher as well as a musician. He has worked with Robert Bly, lived and studied with a shaman in Guatemala, and written many books, including Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun.

Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

We speak with Karin Slaughter about her new psychological thriller Pretty Girls. She is the author of many books, including the Grant County series (featuring Blindsided), the Will Trent/Atlanta series (featuring Fractured) and the Georgia series that includes Undone.

We also speak with Martín Prechtel about his new book The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise. He is a leading thinker, writer and teacher as well as a musician. He has worked with Robert Bly, lived and studied with a shaman in Guatemala, and written many books, including Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-10-20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

We speak with Stuart Neville about his new novel Those We Left Behind. He is also the author of The Final Silence, Ratlines, Stolen Souls, Collusion and The Twelve, which was published in the U.S. as The Ghosts of Belfast.

We also speak with Amy Stewart about her debut historical novel Girl Waits With Gun. She is the author of six books, including the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-10-13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16am CST

We speak with Bonnie Jo Campbell about her new story collection Mothers, Tell Your Daughters. She is also the author of American Salvage, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as Once Upon a River, Q Road, Monsters, Women & Other Animals, and Ein wilder Tag.

We also speak with Catherine Madison about her new book The War Came Home With Him: A Daughter's Memoir. A journalist, she was editor-in-chief of Utne Reader and Format Magazine, senior editor at Adweek and Creativity Magazine and founding editor of American Advertising.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-10-06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:11am CST

We speak with Bloomington author Norman Draper about his new novel Front Yard, the sequel to Backyard, which both satire suburbia and the idea of the perfect lawn. Norman Draper is a former journalist with 35 years of experience.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-09-29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am CST

We speak with Minneapolis author Jane St. Anthony about her new middle grade novel Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart. She is also the author of The Summer Sherman Loved Me and Grace Above All, now available from the University of Minnesota Press.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-09-22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:48pm CST

We speak with Geoffrey Saign about his new middle grade fantasy Gorgon, the sequel to Whipeye, which won the International Book Award and the Independent Author Network Award. He is a teacher and environmentalist and is the author of Green Essentials and The Great Apes/African Cats.

We also speak with Matt Bell about his wonderful new speculative fiction novel Scrapper. He is the author of the story collection How They Were Found, the novel Cataclysm Baby and the highly acclaimed novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-09-15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:45pm CST