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Connie Berry

June 15, 2021

Linda Hengerer talks with Connie Berry about her latest book The Art of Betrayal, eating haggis (or not), writing, Scotland and the British Isles, and her Shih Tzu Emmie.

Guest: Connie Berry
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Emilya Naymark

June 6, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Emilya Naymark about her debut novel Hide in Place, writing, parent's fears, Russian food, and Brighton Beach aka Little Odessa.

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Shawn Reilly Simmons

May 31, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Shawn Reilly Simmons about Murder on the Chopping Block (the latest novel in the Red Carpet Catering Mystery series), culinary cozy mysteries, Malice Domestic and 2021's More Than Malice, and writing. Shawn has a short story in the summer beach-read anthol…

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Tara Lush

May 23, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Tara Lush about Grounds for Murder, the first book in her new Coffee Shop series, coffee, a coffee tour in St. Petersburg that helped Tara with research for her cozy mystery series, and writing as a journalist versus as a fiction author.

Guest: Tara Lush
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Vincent H. O'Neil

May 23, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Vincent O'Neil about his book Death Troupe, winning the St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Best First Novel contest, his series featuring Frank Cole, and how he got the acting bug at SleuthFest.

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Diane A.S. Stuckart

May 9, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Diane A.S. Stuckart, writing as Anna Gerard. Her 17th novel, PEACHES AND SCHEMES, comes out May 11, 2021.

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Mia P. Manansala

May 2, 2021

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Mia P. Manansala about her debut novel, ARSENIC and ADOBO, Filipino-inspired cooking, and why she thinks cozy mysteries are rom-coms with a dead body.

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Carrie Stuart Parks

April 24, 2021

Linda Hengerer talks with Carrie Stuart Parks about her latest book, Relative Silence, forensic and fine art, and writing.

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Joan Lipinsky Cochran

April 9, 2021

Linda Hengerer is talking with Joan Lipinsky Cochran, whose Becks Ruchinsky Mysteries explore subcultures of American Judaism.

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Nancy J. Cohen

April 4, 2021

Linda talks with Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series.

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Annette Dashofy

March 21, 2021

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the multi–Agatha Award-nominated Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. Her latest release, a standalone, is Death by Equine, about a veterinarian at a second-rate…

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Joan Wright Mularz

March 8, 2021

Joan Wright Mularz is the author of the E.T. Madigan YA mystery series.

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Victoria L.K. Williams

March 5, 2021

Victoria L.K. Williams is the cozy mystery author of the Citrus Beach and Sister Station series.

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Tart Words Podcast - Trailer

Jan. 29, 2021

Writers read. Readers bake. Bakers write. Welcome to the Tart Words Podcast, for readers who want to hear their favorite authors talk about their writing life; for writers who want to hear about the nuts and bolts of writing; and for bakers who want tips and quick and easy recipes. On Sunday I’ll p…