Coffee & Ideas
This is a podcast based on writers sitting around, drinking coffee and/or occasionally wine, and talking about anything and everything.
Episode 118 – Beans with Chaz
Chaz has new books out and coming soon, and we are all terribly excited about it! Chaz talks about his new collection the "Best of", along with a new story on Tor.Com. And then there's the Boarding School books and Outremer and a cookbook for next Christmas. And Karen got in print, too! There's tons to celebrate at the Brenchley house, and you're invited to share it. … Continue...Episode 118 – Beans with Chaz
Episode 117 – Interview with Lisa Czarina Michaud
An interview with International Youth and Author Lisa Czarina Michaud, who brings the music of words to youth romance (is it romance? Is it love? It is a time of difficulties, both in age and in the United States.) It is a memoir of her youth in New York, and we're glad she didn't wait any longer to write it, because it's wonderful. … Continue...Episode 117 – Interview with Lisa Czarina Michaud
Episode 116 – Interview with Christine Cianci
Welcome to episode CXVI, where we talk to author Christine Cianci about her new book Walking the Mosaic. Christine is an amazing artist in multiple mediums, and adds science fiction to her portfolio with this new release. We caught up with her to talk about Rome, art, and the other influences in her creation.
Jeannie, John, Christine Cianci … Continue...Episode 116 – Interview with Christine Cianci
Episode 115 – Interview with Cassandra Alexander
We sat down with Cassandra Alexander to talk about her writing career, and in particular her newest foray into non-fiction with a memoir called The Year of the Nurse. Her recounting of being an ICU nurse during the Covid crisis is by turns moving, chilling, and filled with the dark humor that is so often found in hospitals. … Continue...Episode 115 – Interview with Cassandra Alexander
Episode 114 – The Block Party
Anyone can get blocked in writing. It can be agonizing over an opening and how much exposition to put in, plotting how to take over the world, or even just herding cats to give you time to write. Jeannie invited Madeleine Robins and Cliff Winnig back to talk about their individual blocks in an attempt to crowdsource ideas about building plot events as a demonstration of how you might be able to get past blocks of your own with friends. … Continue...Episode 114 – The Block Party
Episode 113 – Interview with Todd Downing
Todd Downing is a proper renaissance writer of Gen X. He’s been deeply involved in playing, running, and creating RPGs for decades. He’s written for stage, screen, comics, interactive and narrative games. He even records his own novels into audiobooks! … Continue...Episode 113 – Interview with Todd Downing