85 episodes

A Mighty Blaze was created in 2020 to connect writers and readers in the age of Covid and beyond. Since then, we've had the pleasure of conducting hundreds of interviews with authors of every stripe, from bestsellers to debuts and everyone in between. The AMB Podcast brings you the very best of those interviews, starting with our "Friday Frontliners" like JOHN IRVING, ANNA QUINDLEN, EDWIDGE DANTICAT, CHERYL STRAYED, and ERICA JONG in Season One. If you're a writer, a reader, or just a lover of all things books, the AMB Podcast is for you! Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

A Mighty Blaze Podcast A Mighty Blaze

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

A Mighty Blaze was created in 2020 to connect writers and readers in the age of Covid and beyond. Since then, we've had the pleasure of conducting hundreds of interviews with authors of every stripe, from bestsellers to debuts and everyone in between. The AMB Podcast brings you the very best of those interviews, starting with our "Friday Frontliners" like JOHN IRVING, ANNA QUINDLEN, EDWIDGE DANTICAT, CHERYL STRAYED, and ERICA JONG in Season One. If you're a writer, a reader, or just a lover of all things books, the AMB Podcast is for you! Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    Season 7, Episode 13: ELIZABETH STROUT, PART 2

    Season 7, Episode 13: ELIZABETH STROUT, PART 2

    It's a baker's dozen this season with a bonus thirteenth episode! This is a podcast-exclusive interview that you won't hear anywhere else, featuring the one, the only, the magnificent Elizabeth Strout! The Pulitzer Prize-winner talked with fellow NYT bestselling author Caroline Leavitt about her latest book, the pandemic-set LUCY BY THE SEA. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    • 36 min
    Season 7, Episode 12: MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON

    Season 7, Episode 12: MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON

    Authors Love Bookstores!And in this case, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton loves A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, California. The multi award-winning author of A KIND OF FREEDOM and THE REVISIONERS joins host Kimberly Hensle Lowrance for a chat with the bookstore's owner, Kathleen Caldwell. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    • 42 min
    Season 7, Episode 11: NATALIE JENNER

    Season 7, Episode 11: NATALIE JENNER

    People Magazine called Natalie Jenner's latest novel, BLOOMSBURY GIRLS, "just delightful," and we agree! In this episode, the internationally bestselling author talked with A Mighty Blaze's own Julie Gerstenblatt about the joys and struggles of creating this charming, new world for her characters, some of whom were also included in her last bestseller, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet 

    • 54 min
    Season 7, Episode 10: PENG SHEPHERD

    Season 7, Episode 10: PENG SHEPHERD

    Peng Shepherd was a success right out the gate with her debut novel, THE BOOK OF M. On the heels of her second, equally fantastic release, THE CARTOGRAPHERS, she talked with The Thoughtful Bro host Mark Cecil about her journey of creating art, navigating the difficulties of the spotlight, and why writing the second book was even more challenging than writing the first. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    • 54 min
    Season 7, Episode 9: ERICA FERENCIK

    Season 7, Episode 9: ERICA FERENCIK

    She's the bestselling author of thrillers that feature high-octane situations in dramatic settings, from IN THE JUNGLE to THE RIVER AT NIGHT and her latest, GIRL IN ICE. Erica Ferencik stopped by Crime Time to talk to Hank Phillippi Ryan about all the research and passion that goes into making these environments come to life for the reader. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    • 54 min
    Season 7, Episode 8: ELI CRANOR

    Season 7, Episode 8: ELI CRANOR

    We have an anniversary to celebrate! Authors Love Bookstores aired its 100th episode (!!!) with an interview with author Eli Cranor, whose debut DON'T KNOW TOUGH was called "one of the best debuts of 2022" by The New York Times. Eli visited AMB to talk with host Joe Moldover and the owner of Dog Ear Books in Russellville, Arkansas. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet

    • 52 min

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12 Ratings

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So psyched for this LIT connection!

I’ve been following A Mighty Blaze on all their socials so I don’t get writer and new book FOMO during the pandemic. They’re masterful at connecting avid readers with writers both new and legendary and this is their FIRST podcast—so excited to hear who’ll they’ll bring next! Yay Mighty Blaze!

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