Monday, March 26, 2012

Jeri Westerson talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing

Jeri Westerson, author of the Crispin Guest medieval noir mystery series, and I spoke for an hour about writing mysteries, noir, YA, and so many other things having to do with writing.

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(Broadcast date: February 22, 2012)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just podcast: T. Jefferson Parker and memoirist Claire Bidwell Smith on Writers on Writing

T. Jefferson Parker is one of my favorite--if my my absolute favorite--crime writer.  And memoir is one of my favorite forms, as well.  Here is T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Jaguar and Claire Bidwell Smith, author of the memoir, The Inheritance of Grief, on the show with me, talking about their new books. Jeff has been a repeated author of our Pen on Fire Writers Salon in Corona del Mar, and Claire will be a featured author in May.  To find out more, click here.

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 (Broadcast date: March 13, 2012)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

John Hargraves & Lauren Oliver

Marrie Stone interviews John Hargraves, translator of the book The Druggist of Auschwitz written by Dieter Schlesak, and young adult author Lauren Oliver, author of the Delirium Series (Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem), as well as the novels Before I Fall and Liesl & Po.  

(Broadcast date: March 7, 2012)

Friday, March 09, 2012

A Must Listen To: Nathan Englander and Pam Houston with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on this fantabulous show.  Two authors that any serious student of writing should be digesting their fiction.  One of my favorite shows, of late.  (Of son hates that phrase, and so do I! But you get the gist.)

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 (Broadcast date: February 29, 2012)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Will Allison & Stacy Bierlein/Gina Frangello

Marrie Stone interviews Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home, and Stacy Bierlein and Gina Frangello, editors and contributors to the anthology Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience.  

(Broadcast date: February 15, 2012)

Andrew Stanton on the elements of a great story

My friend Ron Yeo sent me this link and now I'm sharing it with you. Only 19 minutes but a wonderful 19 minutes with Andrew Stanton, producer/screenwriter of Finding Nemo, Wall-e, and Toy Story.  The beginning joke is a tad graphic, so if you get offended at these sorts of jokes, skip to two minutes in. It'll be worth your time.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

The Writer's [Inner] Journey

The lovely Meredith Resnick, who is a journalists and also a therapist, has a wonderful writers' blog-- I thought it was great even before she did a Q&A with yours truly.  We talked about how to use lil teensy bits of time to get your writing done. Click here for more.