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Friday, January 13, 2017

Joshua Mohr and David Francis

Joshua Mohr, author of the new memoir, Sirens (Two Dollar Radio), and David Francis, author of the new novel, Wedding Bush Road (Counterpoint)join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to discuss their books and their writing process.

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 11, 2017)

Monday, January 09, 2017

Lisa Cron and Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Lisa Cron, author of Story Genius, published by 10 Speed Press, with Barbara. They talk about how starting with character (for fiction or memoir) is the key to unfolding the story. If you don't know your protagonist, who does? And how are you going to write a great story if you don't know whose story it is?

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(Broadcast date: Dec. 26, 2016)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Fannie Flagg & Odie Lindsey

Bestselling novelist Fannie Flagg joins Marrie Stone to chat about her latest, The Whole Town's Talking.  Lovers of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe will fall in love all over again with Fannie's characters, her world, and her ability to render southern charm onto the page and infuse her characters with life. She talks about writing with dyslexia, how acting helps writing, and what she's learned about writing and life over the years.

In the second half, short story writer Odie Lindsey discusses his debut collection, We Come to Our Senses. He talks about his experiences in Iraq, the need to include women in the narrative of war, and the importance of the advice "revise, revise, revise."  Plus, lots of other wonderful wisdom.

 
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(Broadcast date: December 21, 2016)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wally Lamb & Mary Troy

New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest novel, I'll Take You There.  He discusses feminism, recurring characters, magical realism, how his interests have shifted over time, and his nostalgic love affair with an age now past.

In the second half, Mary Troy shares her novel Swimming on Hwy N.  Mary discusses her love for Missouri and bringing that place to life on the page, quirky characters, and how she approached the novel after her work in short fiction.

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(Broadcast date: December 14, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Norman Ollestad with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Norman Ollestad, author of French Girl with Mother, is Barbara's featured guest for the entire hour. Norman talks about writing fiction from life, the best training for a writer, writing tight, and more.

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(Broadcast date: Dec. 7, 2016)