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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.