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Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, talks to writers of all genres about the books we write and the lives we lead, and how these two are one in the same.

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Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, talks to writers of all genres about the books we write and the lives we lead, and how these two are one in the same.

    Author2Author with Amy Engel

    Author2Author with Amy Engel

    Bill welcomes novelist Amy Engel to the show. Amy is a former criminal defense attorney who grew up in Iran and Missouri. Her debut novel, The Book of Ivy, published in 2014, won the Missouri Gateway Readers Award and the Georgia Peach Book Award. After this promising start, she's gone on to publish The Revolution of Ivy, The Roanoke Girls, and, her most recent, The Familiar Dark. Don't miss it!

    • 33 min
    Author2Author with Sahar Mustafah

    Author2Author with Sahar Mustafah

    Bill welcomes debut novelist Sahar Mustafah to the show. Sahar is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, from which she draws inspiration for her fiction. She is an acclaimed writer of short stories, having been awarded the Guild Literary Complex Prize for fiction, a Distinguished Story honor from Best American Short Stories, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. The Beauty of Your Face is her first novel. Don't miss it!

    • 33 min
    Author2Author with Allie Pleiter

    Author2Author with Allie Pleiter

    Bill welcomes novelist, speaker, and productivity coach Allie Pleiter to the show. An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie writes both fiction and non-fiction. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced two parenting books, fourteen novels, and various national speaking engagements on faith, women’s issues, and writing. Don't miss it!

    • 33 min
    Author2Author with Kate Ristau

    Author2Author with Kate Ristau

    Bill welcomes novelist, speaker, and folklorist Kate Ristau to the show. Kate is an author, and the executive director of Willamette Writers. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and she is the author of the middle grade series, Clockbreakers, and the young adult series, Shadow Girl, including her most recent, Shadow Queen. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Don't miss it!

    • 34 min
    Author2Author with Anne Enright

    Author2Author with Anne Enright

    Bill welcomes celebrated Irish Novelist Anne Enright to the show. Anne has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction, and several novels. In 2015, she was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her latest novel is Actress. This show was prerecorded. Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    Author2Author with Gloria Mindock

    Author2Author with Gloria Mindock

    Bill welcomes poet Gloria Mindock to the show. Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Červená Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of, I wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books, 2018), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), La Portile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, Romania, 2010) translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma, Nothing Divine Here, (U Šoku Štampa., 2010), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson, 2007).  Gloria has been published in numerous literary journals including Gargoyle, Web Del Sol, Poet Lore, Constellations: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction, Ibbetson, Muddy River Poetry Review, Unlikely Stories and Nixes Mate Review and anthology. Gloria has been awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award, and was the recipient of the Allen Ginsberg Award of Community Service by the Newton Writing and Publishing Center. Don't miss it!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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I listened to two conversations with authors whom I’ve read and enjoyed (Hank Phillippi Ryan and James Lee Burke, who goes by Jim). While I was interested to hear what the authors had to say, both conversations were very difficult to listen to. The host continually cut off and talked over the top of the authors when they were in the middle of expressing an idea. Jim Burke was gracious enough to apologize to the host even as the host was continually interrupting him.

Clearly, the host has a lot of experience interviewing, judging by the number of podcast interviews listed here, so I'm sure he can do better. I would give it another chance or two, but these are really hard to stick with.

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If you’re a writer, or even flirting with the idea of writing, then this is the podcast for you!
Each and every Tuesday Bill has a 45 minute conversation with a published author about their book, their process, their fears... giving the audience insight to the everyday trials and tribulations of the writing life.
Thanks Bill for being such a wise, thoughtful and caring interviewer!

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