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    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with Lauren Marino, author of Bookish Broads

    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with Lauren Marino, author of Bookish Broads

    The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network proudly present executive director Jonathan Haupt in conversation with award-winning writer and editor Lauren Marino, author of Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves into History.

    Women have written some of our most extraordinary literary works while living in societies and cultures that tried to silence them. These women dared to put pen to paper to express the multifaceted female experience. In Bookish Broads, Lauren Marino celebrates fierce, trailblazing female writers, reworking the literary canon that has long failed to recognize the immense contributions of women. Featuring more than 50 brilliant bookish broads, Marino cleverly illuminates the lives of the greats as well as the literary talents history has wrongfully overlooked. Each intimate portrait delves into one woman’s works and is accompanied by vibrant illustrations depicting each literary legend in her element and time.

    “In telling the stories of this pantheon of influential women, Lauren Marino empowers burgeoning writers to follow their own creative yearnings and calls upon readers to honor those who have come before us. Each of these life stories is different, affirming that writers and artists can come from everywhere.... Bookish Broads illuminates the transformative legacy of women writers and invites us to join a story still unfolding."--Charleston Post and Courier

    GUEST: Lauren Marino is the author of What Would Dolly Do? and Jackie and Cassini. The founding editor of Gotham Books, she has published multiple bestsellers and award-winning books.

    HOST: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and coeditor of Our Prince of Scribes.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Matt Witten sits down at the Corner!

    Matt Witten sits down at the Corner!

    Matt Whitten has written TV shows, stage plays, movies and novels.

    His new thriller THE NECKLACE just came out, and has been optioned for film by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Cartel Pictures. Lee Child says: "This is as fast and tense as a great thriller should be, but it's full of warmth and humanity too - one small-town woman's quest for the most poignant kind of justice you could imagine. Buy it today and read it tonight!" 

    Matt has written four mystery novels starring amateur sleuth Jacob Burns. The first novel, BREAKFAST AT MADELINE'S, received the Malice Domestic Award. The Library Journal called BREAKFAST AT MADELINE'S "the perfect antidote for a rainy day." Publishers Weekly, reviewing GRAND DELUSION, said "Witten delights with his charming characters, especially Burns himself." The Romantic Times said, "Told with warmth and wit, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS is a wry story that packs a wallop of an ending." Murder Express called THE KILLING BEE "a fast, witty, thoroughly engrossing novel that I was sorry to see end."

    Matt has written for House, Law & Order, Pretty Little Liars, Medium, Homicide, CSI: Miami, Judging Amy, Supernatural, and other shows.

    His published plays include The Deal, Washington Square Moves, and The Ties That Bind. They've been produced in theatres all over the world.

    His movie DRONES, directed by Rick Rosenthal and starring Matt O'Leary and Eloise Mumford, premiered in 2014 at the London Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, and the AFI Fest. It's available at Amazon.

     Matt and his wife Nancy have two sons, Zack and Jacob.

    Matt Coyle is the author of the Anthony, Shamus and Lefty Award winning Rick Cahill crime novels. 

    This podcast is solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

    • 40 min
    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with NYT Bestselling Author Jason Mott

    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with NYT Bestselling Author Jason Mott

    The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network proudly present executive director Jonathan Haupt in conversation with novelist Jason Mott, author of Hell of a Book.

    In Hell of a Book, an African-American author sets out on a cross-country book tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Jason Mott's novel and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: since his novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour. Throughout, these characters' stories build and build and as they converge, they astonish. Unforgettably powerful, an electrifying high-wire act, ideal for book clubs, and the book Mott says he has been writing in his head for ten years, Hell of a Book in its final twists truly becomes its title.

    "Hell of a Book more than lives up to its title. Playful, searching, raw and necessary, this writing, this voice, this novel twisted me up and turned me inside out, dazzled me, surprised me and moved me."—Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown

    GUEST: Jason Mott has published three previous novels. His first novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was turned into a TV series that ran for two seasons. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals.

    HOST: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and co-editor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.  www.patconroyliterarycenter.org

    • 1 hr
    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with NYT Bestselling Novelist Grady Hendrix

    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with NYT Bestselling Novelist Grady Hendrix

    The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network proudly present executive director Jonathan Haupt in conversation with novelist Grady Hendrix, author of The Final Girl Support Group.

    "Take slasher movie adoration, critique, and satire, mix with compelling, flawed characters and neck-breaking plot twists, and drop it all into an industrial blender with large blades. Voilà, you now have Grady's maniacally clever and compulsively readable The Final Girl Support Group."—Paul Tremblay, author of Survivor Song


    "The Final Girl Support Group is a deft examination of how our culture's obsession with misogynistic violence destroys the lives of women and how those women are able to keep fighting and living after unthinkable trauma. The beating heart of this book is empathy and it's set into a lightning-paced, vicious thriller. Reading it was a catharsis. Absolutely unmissable."—Mallory O'Meara, author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon

    GUEST: Grady Hendrix is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter living in New York City. He is the author of Horrorstör, My Best Friend's Exorcism, We Sold Our Souls, and the New York Times bestselling The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, which is being adapted into a series by Amazon Studios. Grady also authored the Bram Stoker Award-winning nonfiction book, Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the horror paperback boom of the '70s and '80s.

    HOST: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and co-editor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.  www.patconroyliterarycenter.org

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Tracy Clark sits down at Crime Corner!

    Tracy Clark sits down at Crime Corner!

    Tracy Clark, a native Chicagoan, is the Sue Grafton memorial Award-winning author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring ex-cop turned PI Cassandra Raines. Her novels have won The Sue Grafton Memorial Award, made multiple best of the year lists and have been nominated for multiple Anthony, Shamus and Lefty Awards. Book four in the series, RUNNER, comes out on June 29, 2021. Tracy, a proud member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, is a lifelong South-Sider and roots for every Chicago team with equal enthusiasm. She has been a journalist for the Tribune Company for nearly three decades and is currently busy writing her next book.

    Matt Coyle is the Anthony, Shamus and Lefty Award-winning author of the Rick Cahill crime series.

    This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast owned soley by the Authors on the Air Global radio Network.

    • 41 min
    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with USA Today Bestselling Author Colleen Oakley

    Conroy Center & Jonathan Haupt with USA Today Bestselling Author Colleen Oakley

    The Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network proudly present executive director Jonathan Haupt in conversation with novelist Colleen Oakley, author of The Invisible Husband of Frick Island.

    Oakley delivers an unforgettable love story about an eccentric community, a grieving widow, and an outsider who slowly learns that sometimes faith is more important than the facts.

    “An utterly charming story brimming with heart and humanity. This is the hopeful book we all need right now. I loved it!”—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lies That Bind


    "What’s a town to do when a recent widow keeps talking to her husband that no one else can see? Follow along, of course. Colleen Oakley’s captivating The Invisible Husband of Frick Island is populated with quirky characters that stole my heart. Make this your summer read and discover the joys of a delicious Frick Island cake, the sanctuary of a tight-knit community, and the hope of second chances.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake 

    GUEST: Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch and Before I Go. Her books have been named best books by People, Us Weekly, Library Journal and Real Simple, and have been long-listed for the Southern Book Prize. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, four kids and the world’s biggest lapdog.

    HOST: Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and co-editor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.  

    • 1 hr

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