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Episode Info: Debbi Mack interviews true crime writer Blaine Pardoe on the Crime Cafe podcast. Sponsored by: Blubrry Podcasting – Launch your Podcast the Blubrry Way Read along with the podcast or, if you’re in a rush, download a copy of the show notes here. This post contains affiliate links. Debbi:   Hi everyone. This is the Crime Cafe, your podcasting source of great crime, suspense and thriller writing. I’m your host Debbi Mack. Before I bring on my guest, I’ll just remind you that the Crime Cafe has two ebooks for sale: the nine book box set and the short story anthology. You can find the buy links for both on my website,, under the Crime Cafe link. You can also get a free copy of either book, if you become a Patreon supporter. You’ll get that and much more if you support the podcast on Patreon, along with our eternal gratitude for doing so. [00:01:02] I’m happy to say that the podcast is sponsored this month by Blubrry Podcasting. If you either have a podcast or want to start one, I use them and I highly recommend them. Blubrry Podcasting makes my job much easier. For one thing, I have a WordPress website, and Blubrry only requires you use their PowerPress plugin to work. But you don’t have to be a WordPress user to launch a podcast with Blubrry Podcasting. So, there is flexibility. The best part is you don’t have to be a technical genius to use Blubrry Podcasting. But, if you run into trouble, Blubrry Podcasting has 5-day phone support and 7-day email support. I love that. So, get 30 days of Blubrry Podcasting Free. This includes hosting and stats and a WordPress site if you need one. Publishing is as simple as Create – Upload – Publish. Just use the Promo Code BLU011 to get started today. Debbi [00:02:13]: Hi everyone. Today’s guest is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of numerous books in a wide variety of genres, including true crime. He is also a historian, which I think is way cool. It’s my great pleasure to introduce Blaine Pardoe. Hi, Blaine. Blaine [00:02:33]: Thanks for having me on. Debbi [00:02:35]: Sure thing. I’m glad you could be here. And let’s see, you’ve had a really interesting career. I don’t get to talk to many crime authors who are also nonfiction historian writers. So, how did you get into that? Blaine [00:02:51]: Actually, you know, I tend to write the things I like to read. So, from my youth, I’ve been reading true crime and I’ve been reading military history, and when I became a writer, I was writing primarily science fiction and told my agent I wanted to get into writing some military history and he was like “that’s crazy, you don’t go that direction” and I said “well, I do”. And so, I started going into that and I wrote a number of military history books, really enjoyed doing that. And you know, then I decided, well, you know what, I always like true crime, I’ll go branch into that. I found that, really, the amount of research—there’s a di...
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