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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, debbimack.com, 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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