Tart Words: Authors discuss their latest book, what inspires them, and their creative outlets.
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 Words Season 3

Barbara Barrett

Aug. 25, 2021

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

Tart Words Season 3

Hannah Dennison

Aug. 16, 2021

Where does Hannah Dennison find creative respite?

Tart Words Season 3

Amy Vansant

Aug. 8, 2021

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

Guest: Amy Vansant
Tart Words Season 3

Russia Week - Encore: Emilya Naymark

Aug. 2, 2021

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

Neil Plakcy

July 25, 2021

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

Tart Words Season 3

Alan Orloff

July 18, 2021

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 wit…

Guest: Alan Orloff
Tart Words Season 3

Raquel V. Reyes

July 12, 2021

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 2

Tracee de Hahn

June 21, 2021

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

Susie Black

June 19, 2021

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.

Guest: Susie Black
Tart Words Season 2

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
Tart Words Season 2

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.

Tart Words Season 2

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 M…

Tart Words Season 2

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,…

Guest: Tara Lush