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Inside the Writer's Studio
48 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
Kate Alice Marshall (2/1/2023) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #113
Charlie talks with Alice Kate Marshall about her new adult thriller What Lies in the Woods. They discuss writing characters at different ages, setting as a reflection of theme, finding voice and crafting point of view, writing for different audiences, magic, and much more.
44 minutes | Jan 15, 2023
Brad Meltzer (1/15/2023) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #112
Charlie talks with bestselling author of thrillers, tv writer, and historian Brad Meltzer about his new book The Nazi Conspiracy—about a plot to assassinate Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the height of WWII. They discuss research, structure, storytelling, and the relevance of books like The Nazi Conspiracy to the world we live in today.
46 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Lauren Nossett (11/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #111
Charlie talks with debut novelist Lauren Nossett about her new work of dark academia, The Resemblance. They discuss the genre as well as life on campus, Greek life, investigative techniques, writing prologues, and much more.
50 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Kate Forsyth (11/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #110
Charlie chats with Australian best selling novelist Kate Forsyth about her latest historical novel, The Crimson Thread, set on Crete during the Nazi occupation. They discuss writing historical novels, ancient mythology, finding hidden WW II stories, and mush more.
50 minutes | Oct 15, 2022
Sandra Brown (10/15/22) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #109
Charlie talks with 73-time NYT bestseller Sandra Brown about her latest novel, Overkill. They discuss structuring thrillers, pacing, writing villains, the terrible trouble, the North Carolina Mountains, and much more.
48 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Charlie Lovett/Frank Morelli The Book of the Seven Spells (10/1/22) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #108
Author of middle grade books Frank Morelli takes over the microphone to interview Charlie about his new middle grade novel The Book of the Seven Spells, a fast-paced adventure about four children who discover a magical library.
45 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Scott Turow (9/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #107
Ahead of their appearance at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, Charlie and Scott discuss Scott's new novel Suspect, touching on everything from what makes a thriller to rapid character development, creating villains, the American legal system, and more.
48 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Anne Bogel/Charlie Lovett (9/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #106
Anne Bogel (aka Modern Mrs. Darcy) interviews Charlie about his new novel The Enigma Affair. Anne (host of the What Should I Read Next podcast) asks Charlie about surprises, research, writing thrillers, and of course she puts him on the hot seat with the ten questions.
50 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Grady Hendrix (8/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #105
Charlie talks with horror novelist Grady Hendrix about his new novel How to Sell a Haunted House. They discuss the history and development of the horror genre, family dynamics, the use of humor, structuring a novel, pacing, and why dolls and puppets are just so darn creepy.
45 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Jamie Ford (8/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #104
Charlie returns from summer vacation to talk with bestselling author Jamie Ford about his new novel The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a sweeping story about the things we inherit from our ancestors. They talk about mixing historical fiction and speculative fiction, the Chinese experience in America, cliffhangers, what America means, and much more.
30 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Geraldine Brooks (6/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #103
Charlie talks with Pulitzer Prize winer Geraldine Brooks about her new novel horse and its inspiration, a nineteenth century American racehorse. They discuss structuring a novel across multiple time frames. capturing the voice of a past era, race in America, the history of horse racing, and much more,
46 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Elle Cosimano (6/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #102
Charlie talks with Elle about her Finlay Donovan books. They talk plotting, murder, body disposal, character building, the genesis of Finlay, motherhood, divorce, Writers' Police Academy, and mixing humor and crime in books about a single mom recruited to be a contract killer.
46 minutes | May 15, 2022
Lauren McBrayer (5/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #101
Charlie talks with Lauren McBrayer about her new novel Like a House on Fire in which protagonist Merit must understand her feelings towards her boss Jane. They discuss the search for identity, female friendship, religion, sensory detail and much more about this wonderful novels that explores relationships from parenthood to professional.
41 minutes | May 1, 2022
Kyle Lukoff (5/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #100
Charlie talks with Kyle Lukoff about his new middle grade novel Different Kinds of Fruit. They talk about writing LGBTQ characters, getting into the emotional headspace of sixth graders, layering secondary and tertiary characters, structure, family dynamics, and much more.
45 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Annie Hartnett (4/15/22) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #99
Charlie talks with Annie Hartnett about her new novel Unlikely Animals. They discuss depicting small towns, using magical realism, narrative voice and point of view, and the background of this fascinating novel—a 26,000 acre private wildlife preserve called Corbin Park. And of course, they discuss animals!
45 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Roddy Doyle (3/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #98
Charlie talks with Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle about his new book of short stories Life Without Children. They talk about Irish storytelling, Dublin, the pandemic, the craft of short story writing, the difference between incident and story, and much more.
46 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Ruta Sepetys (3/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #97
Charlie talks to best-selling author Ruta Sepetys about her new crossover novel I Must Betray You, set in Romania just before the fall of communism. They discuss Eastern European history, what it was like to live in communist Romania, how Ruta researched such a repressive regime, how authoritarianism robs children of their childhood, and more.
45 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Josie Silver (2/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #96
Charlie talks with bestselling author Josie Silver about her new novel One Night on the Island—the talk about romance tropes and subverting them, setting a narrative in a remote location, researching during COVID, building strong secondary characters, and more.
38 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Fiona Davis (2/1/2021) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #95
Charlie talks to historical novelist Fiona Davis about her novel The Magnolia Palace, set largely at the Frick Museum in New York City in 1919 and 1966. They discuss (among other things) New York, researching historical details, the place of the model in society, and the amazing true story of Audrey Munson, the artists' model who served as the basis for one of the heroines in Fiona's novel.
46 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Kerri Maher (1/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #94
Charlie starts off the new year talking with historical novelist Kerri Maher about her new novel The Paris Bookseller, a fascinating and moving account of Sylvia Beach and her famous store Shakespeare and Company. They discuss Beach's publication of Ulysses by James Joyce, the place of expatriates like Ernest Hemingway in 1920s Paris, the role of bookstores in society and much more.
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