Writer’s Bone Podcast: ‘Smothered’ Author Talks Inspiration and Character Crafting

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Megan Cassidy, author of  the recently published Smothered, talks to Daniel Ford about what inspired her to write an epistolary novel, crafting characters outside of a typical narrative structure, and exploring how people react and dissect sensational crimes.

Megan Cassidy is an author and English professor from Lockport, NY. Her first novel, Always, Jessie was recently published by Saguaro books. Megan’s other work has been featured in Pilcrow & Dagger, Wordhaus, The Flash Fiction Press, 100 Words, and Fiction on the Web.

To learn more about Megan Cassidy, visit her official website, visit 50/50 Press’ official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MeganEileenC and @FiftyFiftyPress. Also listen to our first interview with the author!






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After meeting at a Halloween Party in 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford put their heads together and came up with a podcast they would use to discuss books and some of their other favorite things. They initially called the podcast “2 Gentleman Writers,” then “Hemingway’s Love Children.” They eventually settled on Writer’s Bone. Daniel and Sean are in the middle of something very big and wonderful. Through Writer’s Bone, they feature author interviews, present works of fiction, and Boneyard discussions along the way.

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