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).
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.
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.
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.
Cathi and Christie sample Noble Vines TheONE Black, a red blend, as they discuss this week's mystery novels: "Shoot First" by Stuart Woods and "Murder in G Major" by Alexia Gordon. Our writer's perspective this week focuses on book writing software and whether new applications like Scrivener are worth using.
Christie and Cathi sip The Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel as they discuss the books "Death By Breakfast" by Beth Gutcheon and "A Case of Syrah, Syrah" by Nancy Parra. Other topics this week include: Christie's new dog, wine country, cooking class, and how to pace your mystery.