A self-described “full-time daydreamer who moonlights as a storyteller,” Ed Stivender has been dubbed “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald and “the Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Reviews. Join us as he shares a delightful mixture of whimsy, wit, and wisdom on the art of storytelling.
Edgar Award-winning novelist Meg Gardiner writes fast-paced thrillers full of twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. Her bestselling books have been called “Hitchcockian” by USA Today and been translated into more than 20 languages. Listen in as she shares secrets to twist creation and story craft.
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Jacob Krueger is a leading screenwriting consultant. His insights into the world of screenwriting and creativity will shatter your preconceptions as he discusses the weaknesses of three-act structure, how to tap into your subconscious and find your authentic voice. Don’t miss it!
What makes us afraid? What’s the dividing line between suspense and horror? Listen in as J. D. Barker, the coauthor of DRACUL (the just-released prequel to Dracula) shares insights on these questions and more from decades of experience as an author.
Acclaimed for his originality, James unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets in his breakneck-speed novels. Called “One of the world’s best storytellers” by the Huffington Post, James shares insights into his writing process and an insider’s look at his latest thriller THE DEMON CROWN.
With more than 80 novels to her credit, Catherine earned her reputation writing historical romances before moving into her best-selling FBI suspense thriller series. With wit, practical advice, and a deep dedication to the craft, Catherine discusses her latest novel PARADOX.
International best-selling author of A GAME OF THRONES
As one of the world’s most popular and imaginative storytellers, George talks shop as he identifies two types of writers (gardeners and architects), shares his love for unpredictable stories, discusses measures of success (and failure) and his passion for writing fantasy. Don’t miss the author of the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE’s insights!
Acclaimed author Karin Slaughter is published in 120 countries and has sold more than 35 million books. Listen in to catch hold of her passion for sharing empowering and honest stories of women as she discusses PIECES OF HER, her eighteenth novel. Author A.E. Schwartz joins us as a special guest host!
Adam is a unique and multi-talented comic, author and actor. He has been named one of Esquire’s “25 comics to watch,” and Variety’s “10 comics to watch.” With three comedy albums released and available on iTunes, he has appeared on Conan, Flophouse and many other shows. His writing has appeared in major publications such as Spin, Village Voice, and The Atlantic. His latest book TRAGEDY + TIME is a tragi-comic memoir that has been called brilliant, heartfelt, and searingly honest.
An expert on the kidnap and ransom world, KJ is an international bestselling author and avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dived with great white sharks in South Africa. She offers up great insights on writing believable female protagonists as we explore her new book SKYJACK.