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Mary Stewart's Airs Above the Ground

April 28, 2021

In this episode of Tart Words, Suzanne Fox and Linda Hengerer are discussing Mary Stewart’s book Airs Above the Ground and how she uses unusual settings, creates vivid animal characters, and shows relationship dynamics.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's The Moon-Spinners

April 23, 2021

Linda Hengerer and Suzanne Fox discuss Mary Stewart's book The Moon-Spinners, how she uses setting, shows family love and loyalties, and how her characters answer a Call to Adventure.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's My Brother Michael

April 14, 2021

In this episode of Tart Words, Suzanne Fox and Linda Hengerer are discussing Mary Stewart’s book My Brother Michael and how she uses setting, incorporates both ancient and recent history, and how her characters answer a call to adventure.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's This Rough Magic

March 30, 2021

Linda Hengerer and Suzanne Fox talk about This Rough Magic, how she uses a dolphin as both needing rescue and rescuer, and plays characters off each other who are at the beginning and end of their career.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's Nine Coaches Waiting

March 22, 2021

In this episode of Tart Words, Suzanne Fox and Linda Hengerer are discussing Mary Stewart’s book Nine Coaches Waiting and how she develops her characters and uses genre. It was first published in 1958 by Hodder & Stoughton and is now available in ebook editions.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's Wildfire at Midnight

March 17, 2021

In this episode of Tart Words, we’re discussing Mary Stewart’s book Wildfire at Midnight and how she uses setting, genre, and plot in this story about mountain worship taken to the extreme.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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Mary Stewart's Madam, Will You Talk?

March 9, 2021

In this episode of Tart Words, Linda and Suzanne are discussing Mary Stewart’s book Madam, Will You Talk?, and how she uses POV (Point of View) and Backstory in this twisted tale of murder, betrayal, and love.

Guest: Suzanne Fox
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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…