Write On Radio

We speak with Cecily von Ziegesar about her new novel Dark Horses. She is the author of the bestselling Gossip Girl series, which was made into a television show, and also assisted on the series The It Girl.

We then talk with Joseph Finder about his new novel, Guilty Minds. He is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous novels, including The Fixer, Paranoia, High Crimes, Buried Secrets and Killer Instinct, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-30_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:24am CDT

We speak with Hasan Namir about his debut novel God in Pink, which is set in Iraq in 2003 and which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction.

We also talk with Bonnie MacBird - @macbird - about her debut novel, Art in the Blood, a Sherlock Holmes Adventure. She wrote the movie Tron with Steve Lisberger and worked in Hollywood as a producer, screenwriter, actress and playwright. Her work has garnered many awards, including three Emmy Awards. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-23_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:22am CDT

We speak with Tracy Barone about her debut novel Happy Family. She earned her MFA in dramatic writing at NYU and has worked as a screenwriter and playwright. She has worked on and produced a number of films, including Ali and Men in Black.

We also speak with Gerry Schmitt about her new novel, an Afton Tangler thriller called Little Girl Gone. She is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 35 mysteries, including the tea shop, scrapbooking and Cackleberry Club mysteries written under the name Laura Childs.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-16_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm CDT

We speak with Sun Yung Shin and David Grant about A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. Sun Yung Shin is the author of Unbearable Splendor and the poetry collections Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black. David Grant has written drama for the stage, film and television – and has written on racial bias in the justice system and racial disparities in the health care system for the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Legislature.

We also speak with Daniel Silva about his newest Gabriel Allon bestseller The Black Widow. He is the author of 18 other books, including The English Spy, The Kill Artist, A Death in Vienna, Portrait of a Spy and The English Assassin. His books are published in 30 countries and he serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-09_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

We speak with Steve Werle, who will be discussing his book Stassen Again, out from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. He is also the author of An American Gothic: The Life & Times & Legacy of William Gates LeDuc.

We also chat with Gary Lindberg about writing and publishing. He is the #1 bestselling author of The Shekinah Legacy, Ollie's Cloud, Sons of Zadok, and Deeper and Deeper. In addition, he is one of the principals of Calumet Editions/Wisdom Editions – a Minnesota publishing house based in Chanhassen.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-08-02_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

We speak with Jay Parini about his newly released volume of poems, New and Collected Poems, 1975-2015. He is also the author of The Last Station, made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, as well as many other novels and biographies, including his most recent, Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal.

We also speak with Dylan Hicks about his new novel Amateurs. He is a singer-songwriter and novelist from Minneapolis, whose first novel, Boarded Windows, was released with a companion album, Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2016-07-19_S.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22am CDT

We speak with Karen Babine about her new book Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life. She is an assistant professor of English at Concordia College and her essays have appeared in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ascent and elsewhere.

We also chat with representatives of the Normandale Writing Festival, including our own Lynette Reini-Grandell, poet and festival chair Kris Bigalk, and our own Amy Fladeboe. Lynette has a poetry collection, Approaching the Gate, recently out and Kris Bigalk also has a poetry collection available, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers. All three teach at Normandale.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:39pm CDT

We speak with Amanda Filipacchi about her new novel The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. She is also the author of Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps.

We also chat with Margret Aldrich about her new book The Little Free Library Book, due out in April - a history of little free libraries that includes quirky and poignant stories. She is also the author of This Old Quilt and several other works.


Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

We speak with award-winning journalist Andy Steiner about her new book How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People. Andy Steiner is also the mental health and addiction reporter for MinnPost and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Utne Reader, Self and Minnesota Monthly.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

We speak with Gillian McCain about Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, a posthumously published diary of a teenager with cystic fibrosis. Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil compiled the diary and also collaborated on Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.

We also speak with Allen Eskens about his debut novel The Life We Bury, which has been named a finalist for a 2014 Minnesota Book Award in genre fiction.

Direct download: WriteOnRadio_2015-03-10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:36pm CDT