Tart Words: Authors discuss their latest book, what inspires them, and their creative outlets.

September 12, 2021

Hank Phillippi Ryan

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

Tart Words Season 4

August 25, 2021

Barbara Barrett

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

Tart Words Season 3

August 16, 2021

Hannah Dennison

Where does Hannah Dennison find creative respite?

Tart Words Season 3

August 08, 2021

Amy Vansant

How did circus and cruise settings end up with ties to Pineapple Port?

Tart Words Season 3

August 02, 2021

Russia Week - Encore: Emilya Naymark

The first of a theme week for the Tart Words podcast is an encore presentation of Emilya Naymark's podcast episode.

Tart Words Season 3

July 25, 2021

Neil Plakcy

Linda Hengerer and Neil Plakcy talk about writing, Neil's many writing projects, and his writing process.

Tart Words Season 3

July 18, 2021

Alan Orloff

Linda Hengerer and Alan Orloff talk about how real-life informed the writing of his latest novel, I Play One on TV; writing; SleuthFest and Bouchercon; Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America; and what networking with other writers helps your own writing.

Tart Words Season 3

July 12, 2021

Raquel V. Reyes

Linda Gordon Hengerer and Raquel V. Reyes talk about Raquel's first novel in her Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series, Mango, Mambo, and Murder; discuss writing process; SleuthFest; and how Raquel's miniatures help her writing.

Tart Words Season 3

June 21, 2021

Tracee de Hahn

In this episode, Linda Hengerer talks with Tracee de Hahn about Swiss Vendetta and A Well-Timed Murder, writing, and Tracee's process.

Tart Words Season 2

June 19, 2021

Susie Black

In this episode, Linda Hengerer and Susie Black talk about her debut novel Death by Sample Size, the garment industry, writing, and basing fiction on real life.

Tart Words Season 2

June 15, 2021

Connie Berry

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.

Tart Words Season 2

June 06, 2021

Emilya Naymark

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.

Tart Words Season 2

May 31, 2021

Shawn Reilly Simmons

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 anthology Murder on the Beach.

Tart Words Season 2

May 23, 2021

Tara Lush

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.

Tart Words Season 2

May 23, 2021

Vincent H. O'Neil

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.

Tart Words Season 2