Peter James


One of the world’s premiere crime writers shares stories and advice, as we talk psychopaths (both fictional and real), what makes for a great crime story, and the three aspects of emotionally engaging fiction: character, research and plot. Also: learn about his writing process and get inside info about upcoming releases. 

Nicolas Obregon

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Travel writer turned novelist Nicolas Obregon read hundreds of crime novels to research the genre before penning his stunning debut novel BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA. His insights are invaluable for storytellers of all bents, and especially for anyone thinking of writing a novel.

Andrew Mayne


Andrew was the star of A&E's magic reality show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne. As one of the most innovative illusionists in the country and a critically-acclaimed novelist, his passion is to always entertain audiences and readers. Andrew gives insights into his writing process including how to write a novella in 24 hours. 

Paul Leyden


Listen in to a lively conversation with the multi-talented writer and director of the twisty indie horror flick COME BACK TO ME. Paul unpacks his writing process and offers advice for those hoping to break into the industry.

McNair Wilson

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As an actor, author, and former Disney Imagineer who came up with the idea for the Tower of Terror, McNair has spoken on creativity and performed in 33 countries. His insights into imagination will inspire you, whatever project you might be working on. Listen in and be inspired.

Steve LaRue


Veteran Hollywood executive Steve LaRue has worked at Paramount, NBC/Universal and 20th Century Fox where he championed such series as Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Ally McBeal, and Farscape. He gives invaluable insights on pitches, passion, and how to break into the industry. 

Katia Lief


Join us as Katia shares her thoughts on story craft and idea germination as she discusses her latest thriller, A Map of the Dark, which she wrote under the pen name Karen Ellis. Learn techniques to improve your novel or short story, no matter what stage you’re in.