Tart Words Podcast

Writers read. Readers bake. Bakers write.

Tart Words Podcast is for readers who want to hear their favorite authors talk about writing, their latest book, and where they get their ideas; for writers who want to hear Linda Hengerer and Suzanne Fox talk about the nuts and bolts of writing - and their favorite authors; and for bakers who want quick and easy recipes.

Recent Episodes

Tart Words Caribbean Kitchen Mystery Series Season 5

Raquel V. Reyes

Oct. 13, 2022

Linda Hengerer talks with Raquel Reyes about writing, Caribbean cooking, and her characters.

Tart Words Season 4

Christine DeSmet

Nov. 1, 2021

Linda Hengerer talks with Christine DeSmet about her Fudge Shop Mystery Series, Belgian chocolate, writing, and creating recipes.

Tart Words Season 4

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Sept. 12, 2021

In Her Perfect Life, Hank Phillippi Ryan explores the vulnerabilities of being an on-air news reporter.

Tart Bites Season 3

Tart Bites: Rolled Cherry Sandwiches

Aug. 29, 2021

What goes into a versatile cherry cream cheese filling or spread?

Tart Thoughts 5-Minute Drill Season 3

5-Minute Drill: Set Pieces

Aug. 26, 2021

What is a set piece, and how do I use it in a story?

Tart Words Season 3

Barbara Barrett

Aug. 25, 2021

What was the inspiration for Barbara Barrett's cozy mystery series?

About the Host

Linda Gordon HengererProfile Photo

Linda Gordon Hengerer


Linda Hengerer is the author of the Beach Tea Shop mystery series and several non-fiction books; with Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda co-edited seven editions of the Happy Homicides cozy mystery anthology series. A New Jersey native transplanted to Florida, she is currently the President of the Sisters in Crime-Florida Treasure Coast Chapter. A long-time baker, she enjoys creating new recipes that don’t take forever to make.