Megan Collins is an author whose debut novel THE WINTER SISTER is being called gripping, luminous and mysterious. She holds a MFA in creative writing and has taught her subject at a university level. Her work has been published by Blinders Literary Journal, Truthdig, The American Journal of Poetry, Quail Bell Magazine, and numerous others.
Steve Berry is the New York Times and international bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and our first returning guest on The Story Blender. He weaves history, mystery, an intrigue together to create compelling stories. Listen in to hear his take on storytelling and to hear him discuss his latest novel, The Malta Exchange!
Frank Peretti is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction that have sold over 15 million copies and been adapted for film. A “natural storyteller,” Frank takes readers on imaginative journeys that weave together suspense and unseen worlds. Listen in as Frank shares his insights on the art of story!
Lynne Constantine is an internationally bestselling author who writes under the pen name Liv Constantine with her sister Valerie. Their debut thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish, was a Reese Witherspoon book club selection, a People Magazine book of the week, and is in development for television. Their next book, The Last Time I Saw You, will be published by HarperCollins in May. You won’t want to miss it!
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.