November 01, 2021

Christine DeSmet

Linda Hengerer talks with Christine DeSmet about her Fudge Shop Mystery Series, Belgian chocolate, writing, and creating recipes.

Tart Words Season 4

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 29, 2021

Tart Bites: Rolled Cherry Sandwiches

What goes into a versatile cherry cream cheese filling or spread?

Tart Bites Season 3

August 26, 2021

5-Minute Drill: Set Pieces

What is a set piece, and how do I use it in a story?

Tart Thoughts 5-Minute Drill Season 3

August 25, 2021

Barbara Barrett

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

Tart Words Season 3

August 22, 2021

Tart Bites: Affogato

How is it that only two ingredients are so delicious?

Tart Bites Season 3

August 21, 2021

5-Minute Drill: Setting

What elements of setting do writers need to consider for their story?

Tart Thoughts 5-Minute Drill Season 3

August 16, 2021

Hannah Dennison

Where does Hannah Dennison find creative respite?

Tart Words Season 3

August 15, 2021

Tart Bites: Cherry Clafoutis

A not-too-sweet dish using seasonal fruit that's perfect for brunch or dessert.

Tart Bites Season 3

August 15, 2021

Tart Bites: Puff Pancake

What makes the eggy custard climb the sides of the baking dish? Can it be...magic?

Tart Bites 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 07, 2021

Russia Week - Tart Bites: Pryaniki (Russian Spice Cookies)

How does coffee make a delicious tea cookie?

Tart Bites Season 3

August 07, 2021

Russia Week - Dick Francis's Trial Run

What can writers learn from a Grand Master of the genre about secrets, societal expectations, setting, and building characters for story?

Tart Thoughts Dick Francis 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 29, 2021

Tart Bites: Honey for Cheese (and Crackers)

What happens when you drizzle honey over cheese and crackers? Magic.

Tart Bites Season 3

July 29, 2021

Mary Stewart's The Ivy Tree

What can writers learn about secrets, family dynamics, writing fiction from real life, and creating characters who serve the story from Mary Stewart's The Ivy Tree?

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart 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 25, 2021

Tart Bites: S'mores Coffee Break

How do you make S'mores without a grill? S'mores are the iconic campfire or grilling dessert. Toasted marshmallows are sandwiched with chocolate bars between graham crackers. Does summer get any better than that?

Tart Bites Season 3

July 25, 2021

Mary Stewart's Thunder on the Right

Linda Hengerer and Suzanne Fox discuss Mary Stewart's Thunder on the Right, point of view, an unworldly protagonist, and why they don't enjoy this book as much as other novels she wrote.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart 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