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

May 09, 2021

Diane A.S. Stuckart

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.

Tart Words Season 2

May 02, 2021

Mia P. Manansala

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.

Tart Words Season 2

April 28, 2021

Tart Bites: EBB Spread

A savory spread perfect for a snack when sweet won't do.

Tart Bites Season 1

April 28, 2021

Mary Stewart's Airs Above the Ground

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

April 24, 2021

Carrie Stuart Parks

Linda Hengerer talks with Carrie Stuart Parks about her latest book, Relative Silence, forensic and fine art, and writing.

Tart Words Season 1

April 24, 2021

Tart Bites: Cream Cheese & Olives

Cream Cheese & Olives is a fast and easy, two-ingredient dish, suitable for snacking or a light lunch.

Tart Bites Season 1

April 23, 2021

Mary Stewart's The Moon-Spinners

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

April 16, 2021

Suzanne Fox

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

Tart Words Season 1

April 14, 2021

Tart Bites: Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, refined.

Tart Bites Season 1

April 14, 2021

Mary Stewart's My Brother Michael

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

April 09, 2021

Joan Lipinsky Cochran

Linda Hengerer is talking with Joan Lipinsky Cochran, whose Becks Ruchinsky Mysteries explore subcultures of American Judaism.

Tart Words Season 1

April 04, 2021

Nancy J. Cohen

Linda talks with Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day cozy mystery series.

Tart Words Season 1

April 01, 2021

Tart Bites: Matzo Toffee Crunch

A sweet, toffee and chocolate treat for Passover, Easter, or anytime.

Tart Bites Season 1

March 30, 2021

Mary Stewart's This Rough Magic

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

March 24, 2021

Tart Bites: PB & OMG!

A crunchy, chocolatey, peanut buttery treat!

Tart Bites Season 1

March 22, 2021

Mary Stewart's Nine Coaches Waiting

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

March 21, 2021

Annette Dashofy

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the multi–Agatha Award-nominated Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. Her latest release, a standalone, is Death by Equine, about a veterinarian at a second-rate thoroughbred racetrack seeking to find the truth about her mentor’s mysterious death.

Tart Words Season 1

March 18, 2021

Tart Bites: Chocolate Dulce de Leche Crispie Treats

When you want sweet, chocolatey crunch for an afternoon - or any time - treat.

Tart Bites Season 1

March 17, 2021

Mary Stewart's Wildfire at Midnight

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1

March 11, 2021

Tart Bites: Pimento Cheese

When a sweet treat isn't what you're craving, try this recipe for savory Pimento Cheese.

Tart Bites Season 1

March 09, 2021

Mary Stewart's Madam, Will You Talk?

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.

Tart Thoughts Mary Stewart Season 1