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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.

Art In Fiction Carol Cram

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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.

    In Celebration of Two Literary Giants feat. Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe

    In Celebration of Two Literary Giants feat. Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe

    Join me as I chat with Lynn Cullen, author of several novels including Mrs. Poe and Twain's End.   

    Highlights:
    Genesis of Twain's EndShocking truths about Mark TwainHal Holbrook, Mark Twain, and Isabelle LyonHow would we label Mark Twain in this age of psychological profiling?Francis Osgood and her relationship with Edgar Allen Poe in Mrs. PoePoe and the popularity of The RavenDepicting the complexity of romanceLife and constant cravingThe creative process in Cullen's novelsReading from Mrs. PoeAdvice for authorsPress Play now & be sure to check out Lynn Cullen's novels on Art In Fiction.

    Lynn Cullen's Website

    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

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    • 33 min
    Art for Art's Sake feat. B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger

    Art for Art's Sake feat. B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger

    Join me as I chat with B. A. Shapiro, the New York Times bestselling author of three fabulous novels featuring visual art: The Art Forger, The Muralist, and The Collector's Apprentice.  

    Highlights:
    The attraction of art, particularly late-19th and early-20th-century art, as a subject for novelsGenesis of The Collector's ApprenticeWriting the "bad guy " in The Collector's ApprenticeCézanne and Matisse in The Collector's ApprenticeReading from The Collector's ApprenticeThe inspiration for The MuralistThe role Eleanor Roosevelt plays in The MuralistModern artists Pollock, de Kooning, Krasner, and Rothko in The MuralistWhat is a cowardly writer?Art forgery and seeing what we want to see in The Art ForgerPress Play now & be sure to check out B. A. Shapiro's novels on Art In Fiction.

    B. A. Shapiro's Website

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    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

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    • 44 min
    Sensation Explosion feat. Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist

    Sensation Explosion feat. Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist

    Join me as I chat with bestselling novelist Alka Joshi, author of two novels listed on Art In Fiction: The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, both set in India in the 1950s and 1960s. 

    Highlights:
    Overview of The Henna Artist (Decorative Arts)Inspiration for The Henna Artist Women and independenceIndia in the 1950s and India todayResourcefulness of the characters in The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of JaipurNovels as a metaphor for IndiaSuccess of The Henna ArtistThe role played by henna in The Henna ArtistReading from The Henna ArtistThe genesis of The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, sequel to The Henna ArtistAdvice for authorsPress Play now & be sure to check out Alka Joshi's novels on Art In Fiction.

    Alka Joshi's Website

    Get a free audiobook from Audible

    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

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    • 50 min
    Exploring Women in Art feat. Erika Gaffney, creator of the Art Herstory Website

    Exploring Women in Art feat. Erika Gaffney, creator of the Art Herstory Website

    Join me as I chat with Erika Gaffney, the creator of the ArtHerstory website at www.artherstory.net. 

    Highlights:
    The genesis of the Art Herstory websiteDevelopments in celebrating women artists from the Renaissance and Baroque erasWhy has the work of female artists not been in the public eye until quite recently?Erika's background as an Acquisitions Editor in scholarly publishingWomen artists in the medieval eraWork by female artists that has been attributed to male artistsDiscussion of some of the artists featured on the Art Herstory website, including Clara Peeters, Giovanna Garzoni, and Ann Vallayer-CosterThe beautiful art note cards available on the Art Herstory websiteArt In Fiction novels about artists featured on the Art Herstory websiteExpanding into focusing on women botanical artistsWhat's next for Art Herstory?Press Play now & be sure to check out the Art Herstory website.

    ArtHerstory Notecards featuring the paintings of female artists are available in museum gift shops in the United States, notably at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Joslyn Art Museum in Nebraska.

    Search for Awesome Art on Saatchi

    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

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    • 34 min
    Digging Deep in the 17th Century feat. Deborah Swift, author of Entertaining Mr Pepys

    Digging Deep in the 17th Century feat. Deborah Swift, author of Entertaining Mr Pepys

    Join me as I chat with Deborah Swift, author of four novels listed on Art In Fiction, including The Lady's Slipper and the Women of Pepys' Diaries Series, all set in England in the 17th century. 

    Highlights:
    Genesis of The Lady's Slipper (Visual Arts)Why the novel is set following the English Civil WarOrchids in The Lady's SlipperReading from The Lady's SlipperThe Women of Samuel Pepys' Diaries series and the trilogy of novels inspired by themWomen in 17th-century theaterResearching the 17th centuryHow to make a novel "compulsively readable"Press Play now & be sure to check out Deborah Swift's novels on Art In Fiction.

    Deborah Swift's Website

    Receive 20% Off ProWritingAid

    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

    Subscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.

    This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 50 min
    Still Raising Eyebrows after 150 Years feat. Lilianne Milgrom, author of L'Origine

    Still Raising Eyebrows after 150 Years feat. Lilianne Milgrom, author of L'Origine

    Join me as I chat with Lilianne Milgrom, author of L’Origine, an intriguing novel about the creation and history of L’Origine du Monde by Gustave Courbet, one of the world’s most provocative paintings.

    Highlights:
    Find out why Courbet's L'Origine du Monde is still raising eyebrows after 150 yearsThe effect of the painting on LilianneGustave Courbet and realismHow reactions to L'Origine du Monde are like those to a Rorschach testIs the painting odious or empowering?The Paris Commune of 1870 and its role in L'OrigineA reading from the novelAdvice for authorsPress Play now & be sure to check out L'Origine on Art In Fiction.

    View L'Origine du Monde at the Musée d'Orsay.

    A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement  by Barbara Abercrombie

    Lilianne Milgrom's Website

    Search for Awesome Art on Saatchi

    Music Credits
    Intro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson
    Ad: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson

    Subscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.

    This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 41 min

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