Douglas Preston

Listen in as bestselling author Douglas Preston shares about exploring lost civilizations in South America, being the first to enter a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and researching one of the cruelest serial killers in the world—oh yes, and also his tips on writing and what it’s like to collaborate with Lincoln Child on their NYT bestselling Agent Pendergast novels. Don’t miss this enthralling episode!

Bob Schultz

Bob Schultz is a writer/producer/instructor with nearly 20 years of experience in Hollywood. He’s also the co-founder of ScriptFest and the Great American PitchFest, which has been rated by Script Magazine as the #1 pitchfest and screenwriting conference in the world. Bob shares his passion for great films and his insights for pitching scripts of your own.

Karen Dionne

Critically-acclaimed novelist Karen Dionne talks us through constructing her new suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter, a story woven with a chilling premise and her own personal experiences growing up in an isolated part of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Her thought-provoking insights apply to anyone weaving their own experiences into the stories they tell. 

Jon Land

Jon gets to the heart of excellence in storytelling by weaving together insights on imagination, inspiration and emotional connection. Learn how to pitch your story to an agent or studio, lead with your strengths, and reach readers on a deeper level than you ever imagined. Don’t miss this engaging conversation with the author the New York Journal of Books calls “the king of the intelligent thriller.”

Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Bestselling novelists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear weave together gripping historical narratives by drawing from their expertise in archeology and anthropology to create tales of a forgotten past and a side of history you’ve never seen before. Listen in as they talk through their writing process and how they’ve managed to bring prehistoric civilizations to life.