Posts Tagged ‘writing craft’

113I – Imagining a Real Life: An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Episode 113I Imagining a Real Life - An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick writes historical fiction from a different angle. She researches fascinating real people and then writes what’s missing from history — their personal stories. Everything She Didn’t Say is the latest of Jane’s novels. It’s about the real and imagined life of Carrie Strahorn, a pioneer woman and journalist of the late 19th century.…

111I – Lessons From a Long Career: An Interview with Thomas Locke

Episode 111I Lessons From a Long Career - An Interview with Thomas Locke

Today’s guest is author Thomas Locke, also known as Davis Bunn. Thomas has a brand new book out this week, the dystopian novel Enclave. In today’s interview, we walk through Thomas/Davis’ career as he tells us what he’s learned over twenty-plus years of highs and lows. The first thing he talks about is discipline. The…

108I – Human Trafficking in Fiction: An Interview with Lynn H Blackburn

Episode 108I Human Trafficking In Fiction - An Interview with Lynn H Blackburn

Today’s conversation with Lynn H Blackburn is so interesting! Not only do we talk about fun stuff like writing and stories, but we start our conversation with a very serious problem in the world – human trafficking. Her book,┬áIn Too Deep, has an element of human trafficking in the plot that makes it both compelling…

106I – Amish and the Civil War: An Interview with Jan Drexler

Episode 106I Amish and the Civil War - An Interview with Jan Drexler

Our guest today is Jan Drexler, a historical novelist whose stories often feature Amish characters. Today we talk about the challenges and choices Plain folk faced during the Civil War. Jan is a Civil War buff and traces her family history back through the Amish of the 1700s, so she brings a unique take to…

105I – Writing Christmas in July: An Interview with Melody Carlson

Episode 105I Writing Christmas in July - An Interview with Melody Carlson

Our guest today is Melody Carlson, the award-winning author of over two hundred books. Despite having so many, she does tend to be known for her many Christmas stories. Today we talk to her about her latest Christmas book, A Christmas by the Sea. Due to the timing of publishing, Melody mostly has to write…