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Holiday Gifts: Our Favs for 2020

Holiday Gifts: Our Favs for 2020

November 27, 2020

Cathi and Christie give their top gift ideas for the holidays in 2020 just in time for black Friday. Find the perfect gifts for the writers, readers, and cooks in your life!

Pretty Things and a Burgundy

Pretty Things and a Burgundy

November 20, 2020

Cathi and Christie discuss Pretty Things by Janelle Brown. They discuss the appearance of gaslighting as a theme in books and how social media influences how people can reinvent themselves. Also, they drink Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne and talk about cooking coq au vin.

Corks & Conversation with Stacy Green

Corks & Conversation with Stacy Green

November 13, 2020

Christie and Cathi have a conversation with author Stacy Green, writer of The Girls in the Snow. They drink Pinot Grigio as they discuss midwestern small towns, dream trips to the beach, and Stacy’s journey in indie publishing.

Words In Progress: Resolution vs Denouement with Elena Taylor

Words In Progress: Resolution vs Denouement with Elena Taylor

November 6, 2020

Christie and Cathi get a lesson on the differences between resolution and denouement from Elena Taylor. This episode covers the structure of a climax and how a story can build to its resolution. Elena provides a few exercises for writers to apply to their own stories.

Halloween Horror: Corks & Conversation with Doug Murano

Halloween Horror: Corks & Conversation with Doug Murano

October 30, 2020

Christie and Cathi dress up for this Halloween themed episode and have a conversation with Doug Murano, editor of the horror anthology Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors. They discuss Dougs viral tweet, his obsession with IT, and his desire to share a meal with Hannibal Lecter. The wine this week is Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel.

The Guest List and a Red Blend

The Guest List and a Red Blend

October 23, 2020

Christie and Cathi discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley. They sip a red blend and munch on canapés while talking about the multiple perspectives and creepy setting of the story.

Corks & Conversation with M. E. Browning

Corks & Conversation with M. E. Browning

October 16, 2020

Christie and Cathi chat with author M. E. Browning about her new thriller Shadow Ridge. They discuss her inspirations for the book, the path she took to publishing, and her love of Colorado. The wine this week is Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier.

GOB Club: THE FIRST TO LIE with Hank Phillippi Ryan

GOB Club: THE FIRST TO LIE with Hank Phillippi Ryan

October 9, 2020

For our first GOB club, Cathi and Christie are joined by three lucky listeners to discuss the book The First to Lie with the author herself, Hank Phillippi Ryan. For the book club, the food is sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies paired with the wine: Antigal UNO Malbec. Everyone gets to talk to Hank and she answers all our questions. 

Words In Progress: Exploring Themes with Nina Sadowsky

Words In Progress: Exploring Themes with Nina Sadowsky

October 2, 2020

Cathi and Christie are joined by Convince Me author Nina Sadowsky who gives the first lesson in our Words in Progress series. The topic this week is themes and Nina provides some insights into how to develop themes in your writing. Listen to hear about an exciting opportunity to receive critique on your writing from Nina.

Corks & Conversation with Richard Meredith

Corks & Conversation with Richard Meredith

September 25, 2020

Christie and Cathi chat with another guest author from California, Richard Meredith. While sipping Petite Sirah from California, they discuss the marine research Richard did for his book The Crow's Nest. 

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