Writing Episodes

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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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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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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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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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Suzanne Fox

April 16, 2021

Linda Hengerer and Suzanne Fox talk about her re-issued book One Hot Summer, Key West, and life before cell phones.

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