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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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    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

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 Kelly McMasters

    Author2Author with Kelly McMasters

    Bill welcomes essayist and memoirist Kelly McMasters to the show. Kelly McMasters is an essayist, professor, mother, and former bookshop owner. She is the author of the Zibby Book Club pick The Leaving Season: A Memoir-in-Essays (WW Norton) and co-editor of the ABA national bestseller Wanting: Women Writing About Desire (Catapult). Her first book, Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, was listed as one of Oprah's top 5 summer memoirs and is the basis for the documentary film ‘The Atomic States of America,’ a 2012 Sundance selection, and the anthology she co-edited with Margot Kahn, This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (Seal Press, 2017), was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, The American Scholar, Literary Hub, Newsday, River Teeth: A Journal of Narrative Nonfiction, Romper, and The Rumpus, among others.

    • 37 min
    Author2Author with Joyce Maynard

    Author2Author with Joyce Maynard

    Bill welcomes bestselling novelist Joyce Maynard to the show. Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve previous novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as the syndicated column Domestic Affairs. Her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Her novels To Die For and Labor Day were both adapted for film. Her latest novel is How the Light Gets In. 

    • 36 min
    Author2Author with Debra Spark

    Author2Author with Debra Spark

    Bill welcomes novelist, short story writer, and essayist Debra Spark to the show. Debra is the author of five novels, two collections of short stories, and two books of essays on fiction writing. Her most recent books are the novel Discipline and the essay collection And Then Something Happened. With Deborah Joy Corey, she co-edited Breaking Bread, a book of food essays by Maine writers to raise funds for a hunger nonprofit. Her short work has appeared in Agni, AWP Writers’ Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Cincinnati Review, the Chicago Tribune, Epoch, Esquire, Five Points, Food and Wine, Harvard Review, Huffington Post, Maine Magazine, Narrative, New England Travel and Life, the New England Review, the New York Times, Ploughshares, salon.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, Yankee, and Yale Alumni Quarterly, among other places.

     

    • 38 min
    Author2Author with Ellen Birkett Morris

    Author2Author with Ellen Birkett Morris

    Bill welcomed award-winning novelist and short story writer Ellen Birkett Morris back to the show. Ellen’s novel Beware the Tall Grass is the winner of the Donald L. Jordan Award for Literary Excellence, judged by Lan Samantha Chang. She is the author of Lost Girls: Short Stories, winner of the Pencraft Award. Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, and South Carolina Review, among other journals. She is a winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for short fiction. Morris is a recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship for her fiction from the Kentucky Arts Council.

    • 33 min
    Author2Author with Meredith Heller

    Author2Author with Meredith Heller

    Bill welcomes poet and writing instructor Meredith Heller to the show. Meredith is the author of Writing by Heart, Write a Poem, Save Your Life, and several poetry collections. A poet, singer-songwriter, avid nature lover, and educator with degrees in writing and education, she leads writing workshops online and in-person at schools, juvenile detention centers, women’s prisons, and wellness retreats. Her latest book is Writing by Heart: A Poetry Path to Healing and Self-Discovery.

    • 45 min
    Author2Author with Anastasia Zadeik

    Author2Author with Anastasia Zadeik

    Bill welcomes novelist Anastasia Zadeik to the show. ANASTASIA is a writer, editor, and narrative nonfiction performer. She lives in San Diego, CA, where she serves as Director of Communications for the San Diego Writers Festival, as a mentor for the literary nonprofit So Say We All, and as a board member for the International Memoir Writers Association. Her first novel, Blurred Fates, won both the 2023 Sarton Award and the 2023 National Indie Excellence Award in Contemporary Fiction. Her latest novel is The Other Side of Nothing. Find her online at anastasiazadeik.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Randye Kaye ,

Life, love, and the art of writing in open conversation

I had the pleasure of talking with Bill yesterday, though our episode doesn’t air til October. Like chatting with an old friend about meaningful, vulnerable topics….writing of course, but also fear, vulnerability, storytelling, humanity, and taking that first step to get closer to the dream and see if it's a goal you really want to go for. These podcast episodes are all like that…two open, human, thoughtful, artistic ( and, yes, accomplished) people shooting the breeze about life, love and art - and we get to hear it. Highly recommended!

David Richman Author ,

Impressive!

Bill is an impressive person. I had an awesome time talking to him. He's very lively, interesting, and insightful. Kudos to your show, Bill! Love your guests and your style.

LaineyCameron ,

Fascinating and relatable interviews

I love how each interview is unique and investigates different aspects of how real and writing life intersect, which results in fascinating stories and interviews. Well worth the time to listen!

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