The Liars Club Oddcast

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Margo Rabb has won acclaim and awards writing novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and book reviews, has been published in The NY Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, Marie Claire, Zoetrope and many more. She talks about the importance of
Award-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother talks about writing true crime, keeping the darkness in her books out of her head, what happened when one of her subjects showed up at an event, and more, including her la
Sidewise Award winner Rick Wilber joins us to talk about baseball in science fiction, writing college textbooks, and the aliens who just want to make a profit off of Earth in his latest novel, ALIEN DAY, the sequel to his Campbell Award-nomina
Sunburst award-winning author and Nebula and Lambda finalist A.C. Wise has two books coming out this year -- her debut novel WENDY, DARLING and short story collection, THE GHOST SEQUENCES. A.C. talks about Peter Pan, writing communities, corgi
Screenwriter, director, actor, and critically acclaimed author John McFetridge discusses writing for different media, being “Canada’s answer to Elmore Leonard,” his approach to writing and more, including his latest book, EVERY CITY IS EVERY O
On this Oddcast, Nebula- and Campbell-award-winning author Sam J. Miller, whose novels—THE BLADE BETWEEN, BLACKFISH CITY, and THE ART OF STARVING—have been called "must reads" and "bests of the year" by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR
A. S. King is the highly-acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling author of 13 YA and middle grade novels, plus numerous short stories and essays. She talks about the writing process, how personal tragedy impacts and informs her writing, Aevi
Bestselling author and founder of Polis Books, Jason Pinter talks about publishing in the age of COVID, the diverse voices of the Agora imprint, and his latest book, A STRANGER AT THE DOOR, which won starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher
This week non-fiction author Marjorie Sandor discusses her new historical fiction debut, THE SECRET MUSIC OF TORDESILLAS, which won the Tuscarora Award. She shares her book's odd origin, how inconvenient details power her fiction and how seren
Joel Burcat, environmental lawyer and author of environmental legal thrillers talks about his latest thriller, AMID RAGE, incorporating his work life into his writing, adapting his writing process as he became legally blind, and how he keeps t
Global bestselling mystery author (20 million copies in print!) Faye Kellerman talks about writing a novel a year, co-writing with her best-selling husband Jonathan Kellerman, creating Orthodox Jewish protagonists, using her training as a dent
In our 200th episode, the Liars look back at four years of interviews with authors, from NY Times bestsellers to Nebula award winners to debuts. Plus much conversation, debate, and beer. Join cohosts Kelly Simmons, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost,
In our last Rewind, we welcome the host of The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn to the Oddcast, Ben Vaughn. A singer, songwriter, record producer, and composer for TV and film, Ben talks about his organic connection to music, how writing for TV sharpe
This week's Rewind features Orange Prize winning literary historical fiction writer, NY Times Bestseller, and Yale scholar Madeline Miller, author of the acclaimed SONG OF ACHILLES and CIRCE, which was optioned by HBO. She talks about writing,
This week's Rewind features award-winning writer/illustrator team Lesa Cline Ransome and James E. Ransome, talking about working separately and together, their creative processes, and BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET, their highly acclaimed new picture
Eoin Colfer is an author, screenwriter and playwright most famous for the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl books. Jon McGoran talks with Colfer about writing the final Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy novel, the upcoming Artemis Fowl mo
The first in our year-end rewind of Oddcasts Past features Nebula, Hugo and Locus award-winning fantasy and science fiction author Martha Wells. She talks about her acclaimed novella series which is the basis of her new novel (released May 202
Wendy Tyson is a lawyer, former therapist and the author of 11 books, including the bestselling Greenhouse Mystery Series, as well as numerous short stories. This week, she talks about her work with the International Thriller Writer Organizati
The former senior editor of ALA’s Booklist Online and executive editor of Booklist Publications, Keir Graff is an author, editor, screenwriter and publisher of the Graff Paper newsletter. On this week’s Oddcast, he discusses screenwriting and
On this week’s Oddcast, literary and historical fiction author Therese Anne Fowler, New York Times best-selling author of Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, A WELL BEHAVED WOMAN: A NOVEL OF THE VANDERBILTS, and her latest, A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD. Sh
Bestselling mystery/thriller/crime author Lisa Regan has published 16 books in eight years. On this week’s Oddcast she talks about her publishing journey with big and small publishers, writing series vs. standalones and across genres, and her
A writer for MTV, FX, Amazon, CW & Paramount and a contributor to, TV Guide, MSNnow, and Gawker's Morning After, Lily Sparks joins the Oddcast to talk about painting, acting, and her acclaimed debut YA novel TEEN KILLER CLUB, with Oddca
Time for another spirited authors' roundtable with writers’ tips on how to successfully write conflict into your novels and short stories. An honest discussion about the pitfalls to avoid and techniques to embrace for creating compelling confl
Crime fiction and graphic novel author Gary Phillips talks about mixing hardboiled noir and social issues, what explaining comics to his father taught him about story, collaborating on DC's The Killing Joke, plus his latest novel MATTHEW HENSO
YA thriller novelist and Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcaster Adam Sass talks about conversion therapy, writing/working at Starbucks and his highly acclaimed debut novel SURRENDER YOUR SONS, described as a queer Lord of the Flies meets the TV se
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