Game of Books
Corks and Conversation #6 - Tom Straw

Corks and Conversation #6 - Tom Straw

April 19, 2019

Tom Straw joins Christie and Cathi at Sleuthfest 2019 for a conversation and glass of Voga Pinot Grigio. Tom discusses his work in TV and his transition to mystery author, as well as his experiences writing books under TV show character pseudonym, Richard Castle. His new book "Buzz Killer" is out now!

Episode 18 - Decadence and the Last Act

Episode 18 - Decadence and the Last Act

April 12, 2019

Christie and Cathi discuss Brad Parks's latest book "The Last Act" while drinking Menage A Trois Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon. Their conversation goes from talking about the thunder and pollen storms to trading mackerel for prison hooch.

Corks and Conversation #5 - Alexia Gordon

Corks and Conversation #5 - Alexia Gordon

April 5, 2019

At Sleuthfest 2019, Cathi and Christie got to speak to author Alexia Gordon. She discusses her cozy mystery series and most recent release "Fatality in F." As they talk about Ireland, representation in mystery books, and the recent college admissions scandal, they drink Apothic Inferno (a red bled aged in whiskey barrels).

Corks and Conversation #4 - Brad Parks

Corks and Conversation #4 - Brad Parks

March 29, 2019

This week's conversation is with author Brad Parks ("The Last Act"). The hilarious discussion ranges from writing at Hardee's to a naked Lebron James. The episode opens with the usual wine tasting: this week the Bogle Pinot Noir.

Corks and Conversation #3 - Charles Todd

Corks and Conversation #3 - Charles Todd

March 22, 2019

After Cathi and Christie taste 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, they present their interview with author Charles Todd. The interview took place at Sleuthfest in March 2019.

Episode 17 - Sancerre and Judgement

Episode 17 - Sancerre and Judgement

March 15, 2019

Cathi and Christie record an hour earlier as Daylight Saving Time sets in. This week, both hosts have read the same book, "Judgement" by Joseph Finder, and they discuss while drinking Sancerre. 

Corks and Conversation #2 - Traci Hall

Corks and Conversation #2 - Traci Hall

March 8, 2019

Cathi and Christie are joined by prolific author, Traci Hall. They sip SEAGLASS Sauvignon Blanc as they discuss Traci's writing process, background, and her "By The Sea" series as well as other works. 

Episode 16 - Buttercream, Heat, and Silent City

Episode 16 - Buttercream, Heat, and Silent City

March 1, 2019

Over a bottle of Buttercream Chardonnay, Christie and Cathi discuss a couple of Sleuthfest Faculty author's books: "Silent City" by Alex Segura and "Frozen Heat" by Richard Castle (Tom Straw). Conversation topics this week include Cuban sandwiches, NYC pizza, parenting, pseudonyms, and finding comparables for your work in progress. 

Corks and Conversation #1: Cindy Callaghan

Corks and Conversation #1: Cindy Callaghan

February 22, 2019

Christie and Cathi interview successful and award-winning author Cindy Callaghan about her experiences writing, getting published, and marketing.

Episode 15 - Champagne, Insidious and Two Can Keep a Secret

Episode 15 - Champagne, Insidious and Two Can Keep a Secret

February 15, 2019

For the first time, Christie and Cathi record together. As Cathi escapes the South Dakota snow, her and Christie drink Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio Champagne and discuss "Two Can Keep a Secret" by Karen M. McManus and "Insidious" by Catherine Coulter. This week's writer's perspective is on what tense to use.