Tag Archives: Novelists

Karin Slaughter

Critically-acclaimed and best-selling author Karin Slaughter called in to discuss her new stand-alone novel, “The Good Daughter.”

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy called in to talk about his debut novel, “Just Fly Away,”which  is out now. We discussed his choice to tell the story from the perspective of a 15-year-old girl, how he found the voice of the narrator, and how writing is similar to acting, but on a more personal level.

Christine Lennon

the drifterChristine Lennon is a writer who has contributed to The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and The Wall Street Journal.  Her first novel is “The Drifter.”  We discussed the real events upon which the based the book, how she related to the characters, and the inclusion of ’90s pop culture references to set the scene.  Christine and I are two examples of “Generation X slackers” who have accomplished something (though a novel is way more impressive than a silly radio show.)

Amy S. Foster

Amy S. Foster is an accomplished songwriter (composing four #1 hits) as well as a novelist, and her latest book is “The Rift Uprising,” the first book in the trilogy.  We talked about the creative process of songwriting vs. writing a novel, why Young Adult literature can be for boys, too, and why not every SciFi-type book for teens doesn’t need to involve a dystopian future.

Sylvia Day on her new book “One with You”

Sylvia Day is the best-selling author of the “Crossfire” series of novels.  Today marks the release date of the 5th and final book, “One with You.”  We had a very entertaining chat about her writing process, how her characters direct her to where the story should go, and the television version of the series that’s currently in the works.

Jackie Collins on her new book “The Santangelos”

Jackie Collins returned to the show to talk about her new book “The Santangelos.”  We discussed where we find the characters this time around, her upcoming appearance on “Sharknado 3,” and why people like my Aunt Helen think Jackie’s books are “nasty.”