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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Legendary Screenwriter and Author Phoef Sutton Talks ‘Colorado Boulevard’

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Phoef Sutton, legendary screenwriter and author of the Crush series, talks to Daniel Ford about his new novels Colorado Boulevard and From Away. He may also slip in a “Cheers” story or two! Phoef Sutton was born in Washington DC. He cut his eye teeth as a playwright, but first made a living as a writer in TV. He worked on the classic NBC series Cheers for eight years, and went on to write movies (The Fan, Mrs. Winterbourne) and also serve as consulting producer and writer for Boston Legal and Terriers. He recently wrote Darrow & Darrow for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. “I am compelled to write all the time.” — Phoef Sutton To learn more about Phoef Sutton, visit his…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: The Humble Beginnings Historical Writer Stacie Haas

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Stacie Haas, author of the middle-grade, historical fiction novel Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee, talks to Daniel Ford about wanting to be a writer since she could hold a pencil, how she caught the history bug, the inspiration behind her debut novel, and how her publishing journey led to 50/50 Press. Stacie Haas is an award-winning professional and creative writer with a background in business communications and public relations. She has degrees in American History and English and is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Stacie’s writing has been published in Skipping Stones and St. Anthony Messenger magazines and online as she competes in many a flash fiction contest. To learn more about Stacie Haas, visit her…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Friday Morning Coffee with Author Kathleen Hill

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us weekly podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story. Today, you can enjoy a Friday Morning Coffee podcast featuring Kathleen Hill.  Kathleen Hill, author of the recently published memoir She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, talks to Daniel Ford about how stories she heard in her youth led her to becoming a writer, why she decided to write a memoir, and why writers need to make room within themselves for their impressions. Kathleen Hill has been teaching others her whole life. In her twenties, her husband…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Emotions Run Free in Tuohy’s Interview With Isabel Allende

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Writer’s Bone Podcast, hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy, gives insight into the world of writing and sheds light on some of your favorite writers every week! You can’t miss this interview with Isabel Allende.  This week, Sean Tuohy sits down with Isabel Allende in a personal, emotional, and moving interview as they speak about her new novel, In the Midst of Winter. Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American writer whose works most famously contain aspects of the “magic realist” tradition. She has written other novels that have gained popularity, such as The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover. She has written 23 books, which have been translated into 35 languages with nearly 70 million copies sold. To learn more about Isabel Allende,…

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On Writing, Friendship and Healing: One Writer’s Journey to the Center of Self

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I met my friend and co-writer 10 years ago. With every year that went by, our friendship quickly escalated from a simple friendship to a soulmate friendship. We talked about everything and anything and it was easy. We both felt no judgment from the other and it made us feel better knowing we had someone to lean on. We were each other’s rock. Our friendship grew stronger and stronger and as she listened to the stories of my marriage, she kept saying that these stories could become be a book and it has now become a reality. As we jotted down the things that had happened in my marriage, she was shocked that I had gone through so much. We…

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‘The Eves of Our Destruction’: Can Citizens be Ignorant and Free at the Same Time?

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As authors, we tend to specialize in writing fiction or nonfiction. A few writers are able to successfully write both entertaining fiction and erudite nonfiction but in a terrible irony, increasingly, our society seems to be so easily manipulated in blurring the distinction. In 1816 in a letter to John Adams, Jefferson wrote, “bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant.” I have been wondering lately if it is possible to be free and ignorant at the same time. This is very troubling to me because in the last few years and particularly this year, what counts for knowledge and facts has been so blurred, I don’t think we can know the difference.…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Melanie Padgett Powers Shares All: Freelancers and Journalism

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Writer’s Bone Podcast, hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy, gives insight into the world of writing and sheds light on some of your favorite writers every week! In this episode of Friday Morning Coffee, Melanie Padgett Powers shares all. In this episode, Melanie Padgett Powers, owner of MelEdits, joins Daniel and Sean live from Chatter in Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of subjects related to writing. Some of these include why “freelancers” need to think of themselves as small business owners, the differences between introverts and extroverts, her path from Indiana to Washington, D.C., and the current state of journalism. Melanie Padgett Powers started her career as a newspaper reporter in Indiana and grew from there. She uses…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: “Stranglers” Host Portland Helmich Talks Podcasts and More

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Writer’s Bone Podcast is hosted by Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy. Each discussion presents a writer who gives insight into the craft of writing. In today’s episode, Daniel Ford speaks with Portland Helmich, host of the “Stranglers” podcast as well as a producer, writer, and actor. She talks about her upcoming appearance at PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Massachusetts on November 1 with “Stranglers” executive producer Susan Gray. You also don’t want to miss her take on pitching a podcast with sex and spirituality, producing a documentary on John F. Kennedy’s final major speech at Amherst, and writing a short film about George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy for the U.S. Army Museum. Portland Helmech is an accomplished TV Host, Producer, and…

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Write What You Love: A Look Into the Writing of Steve Berry

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Steve Berry calls himself the poster boy for persistence. He refused to give up—although he thought about it a few times. But his persistence resulted in worldwide fame and an annual trip to The New York Times bestseller list. He has written stand-alone thrillers as well as his famous “Cotton Malone” series. Steve Berry was a successful small town lawyer in the 1980s, dealing with the typical array of cases for a litigator—everything from murder and rape to evictions and personal injury—not to mention the everyday stuff like drafting wills and real estate closings. For at least a decade he had a nagging feeling he couldn’t shake. A voice in his head kept telling him he needed to write. This…

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ICYMI: John Grisham Visits Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville

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Each week, BookTrib has been bringing the latest podcast from John Grisham’s Book Tour. This week, as John takes a much needed rest, we will feature one of our favorites from the tour thus far. This is from the second stop on his Book Tour where John Talks with author Ann Patchett at Parnassus Books in Nashville.   In today’s episode, we join John Grisham as he speaks to a variety of authors and a live audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, which is described as “an independent bookstore for independent people.” We invite you to listen to this all-new, exhilarating, and information-packed podcast with authors like Ann Patchett and an important publishing figure, Jon Meacham. Ann Patchett, writer…

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A Lesson in Online Dating…er…Finding an Agent

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Finding an agent is akin to dating online. You research which agencies to send your query to much like you’d decide which app to download the most fabulous pics of your cute self (if you’re single, of course). You read the bios of agents who represent fellow writers of your genre the same way you’d scan a potential partner’s profile for similar interests. You read about the authors they already represent. Is the potential mate in it for a booty call or a long-term relationship? Do elements of a story excite them? Do physical attributes align with your personal preferences? Is the book made with the stuff that’ll keep them engrossed to the point where they’ll “miss their subway stop?”…

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Your Throat – The Source of Your Creative Writing

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Your throat is centered between the energies of your mind and body. If the two are out of sync you will not communicate clearly. To unfold the energies from your throat you must first realize its powerful influence on you. In the throat, you hold your resonance with the outside world. Everything is rhythm and frequency from here. The term “we are on the same wavelength” suggests that with proper toning and rhythm you can lock into a stabilizing, energetic form with the rest of the world. When you reach a state of resonance you are in the groove and every cell in your body is in sync. This is the perfect place in which to write and share your…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Interview with ‘Fierce Kingdom’ Author Gin Phillips

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In 2013, Sean Tuohy met Daniel Ford at a Halloween party and they immediately hit it off. The podcast wasn’t born on that exact night, but they were able to discuss some of their favorite things like writing, screenwriting, books, movies, comedy, and comic books. They put their heads together and came up with some of their favorite names, some of which included “2 Gentleman Writers” and “Hemingway’s Love Children,” eventually settling on Writer’s Bone – and we are so glad that they did! Daniel and Sean feel that they are in the middle of something very big and wonderful, featuring new author interviews, fiction pieces, and Boneyard discussions along the way. BookTrib.com met Sean and Daniel recently and invited…

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John Grisham’s Book Tour Continues with Charlie Lovett

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. In his second stop, he spoke with Ann Patchett, and today we are invited to his third stop in the tour, where he speaks with Charlie Lovett. This week he enters his seventh stop with Charlie Lovett at Bookmarks, in Winston-Salem, NC. They talk about fundraising in the area, the history of books, and what he’s currently working on in regards to new projects! Charlie Lovett is known as a writer, teacher, and playwright whose plays have been…

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John Grisham’s ‘Book Tour’ Continues with Ron Rash Interview

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John Grisham has invited book lovers and writers alike to listen to his podcast, ‘Book Tour with John Grisham’. So far he has made stops along the way, speaking with some of our favorite authors and more in bookstores across the U.S. In his second stop, he spoke with Ann Patchett, and today we are invited to his third stop in the tour, where he speaks with David Grann. In this week’s episode, John Grisham visits Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, NC to speak with American poet and short story writer/novelist Ron Rash! Ron speaks to John Grisham about how he connects to his novels and the characters within, the publishing process, and the inspiration behind some of his books. Rash…

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Prison Break Creator Paul T. Scheuring Talks New Book ‘The Far Shore’ and Rebooting a Fan Favorite TV Show

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The insanely talented Paul T. Scheuring is adding another title to his repertoire: author. The Prison Break writer and creator has penned a new novel, The Far Shore, releasing on March 7 and BookTrib was granted inside access to find out more. Read on to see what Scheuring has to say about his book, the inspiration behind it and a teaser on the rebooted season 5 of Prison Break, which premieres April 4 on FOX.  BookTrib: As the creator, writer and producer of TV and movies, like fan-favorite Prison Break, what pushed you to want to write a novel? Paul. T Scheuring: I think, like a lot of writers in Hollywood–who are subject to a constant barrage of notes on their work…

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