300 episodes

This is the Beyond 300 version of the podcast where hosts Landis Wade, Hannah Larrew, and Sarah Archer recommend books they've read, interview and feature talented authors (local, regional, national, and international), discuss writing and book marketing topics, and engage with listeners. It's a place where readers and writers can be entertained, learn about good books to read, and enjoy conversations with authors about their stories and the craft and business of writing. The show offers a variety of literary work and diverse voices in a laid-back style. Show notes, images and links are available at charlottereaderspodcast.com.

Charlotte Readers Podcast Charlotte Readers Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

This is the Beyond 300 version of the podcast where hosts Landis Wade, Hannah Larrew, and Sarah Archer recommend books they've read, interview and feature talented authors (local, regional, national, and international), discuss writing and book marketing topics, and engage with listeners. It's a place where readers and writers can be entertained, learn about good books to read, and enjoy conversations with authors about their stories and the craft and business of writing. The show offers a variety of literary work and diverse voices in a laid-back style. Show notes, images and links are available at charlottereaderspodcast.com.

    Indie Publishing, Debut Author Tips, and Romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Biography, and Faith-Based Books

    Indie Publishing, Debut Author Tips, and Romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Biography, and Faith-Based Books

    In this episode 304, we bring you a special feature with five authors talking about their debut journeys in a variety of genres. We also explore Indie publishing with USA Today bestselling author Jenifer Ruff and check out a continent-hopping romantic drama. Plus we have extra writing tips and book recommendations throughout!



    Today’s Featured Authors:

    Tammy Harrow (https://tammyharrow.com/), All the Salt in the Sea Time Stamp: 22:44

    Jenifer Ruff (https://jenruff.com/index.html), The Groom Went Missing Time Stamp: 40:12

    Neil Carmichael (https://www.neilcarmichael.com/), The Thorn Time Stamp: 1:42:50

    Amy Peacock (https://amyrupertuspeacock.com/), Old Breed General Time Stamp: 1:42:50

    Emily Johnson (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946425869), Bird of Paradise Time Stamp: 1:42:50

    Tim Eichenbrenner (https://timeichenbrenner.com/), To Live in the Light Time Stamp: 1:42:50

    Delphine McClelland (https://delphinemcclelland.com/), Dark Obsessions Time Stamp: 1:42:50



    Book Recommendations: Time Stamp: 9:45



    Hannah recommends:

    The Secret History by Donna Tartt



    That’s Novel Books (https://www.thatsnovelbooks.com/) also recommends The Secret History, as well as We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.



    Sarah recommends:



    Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam



    Landis recommends:

    The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

    The Harbor by Katrine Engberg



    from Instagram:

    Sharon Dukett recommends Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

    Joe Congel recommends his novel Deadly Passion: a Tony Razzoltio, PI Story



    Mark West, Storied Charlotte Blog (https://pages.charlotte.edu/mark-west/blog/author/miwest/), recommends:

    Charlotte Lit’s Litmosphere journal

    North Carolina Literary Review



    Writing and Marketing Tips:



    We have a special quintuple feature in this episode: five authors share their debut publication journeys. Time Stamp: 1:42:50



    Don’t miss Charlotte Lit co-founder and executive director Paul Reali’s 2-minute tip about how math can help you in your writing. Time Stamp: 35:45



    Plus USA Today bestselling author Jenifer Ruff shares some secrets about how she navigates the world of indie publishing, with tips for how to make money while doing it. Time Stamp: 40:12



    SpeakPipe – Leave us a voice message for the show

    Feedback, questions, book recommendations, and more.

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    Check out our full list of back episodes.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/episodes/



    Plus, alphabetical guest list

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/authors/



    and community blog.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/blog/



    #CharlotteReadersPodcast #podcast #literary #literature #instabooks #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #amreading #bookreview #bookaddict #bookclub #bookobsessed

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    • 2 hr 40 min
    Setting, BookTok, and Gothic Adventure, Psychological Thriller, and Beach Novels

    Setting, BookTok, and Gothic Adventure, Psychological Thriller, and Beach Novels

    In this episode 303, we touch on one of the hottest topics in the literary world: BookTok. We have craft discussions about how to build strong settings and writing series and sequels. We feature authors in the Southern gothic adventure, psychological thriller, and beach novel genres. Plus we share book recommendations, writing tips from the local community, and more.



    Today’s Featured Authors:



    Cathey Daniels: Time Stamp: 23:42

    Award-winning writer Cathey Daniels is a former teacher and reporter who grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, the setting for her novel Live Caught. Learn more at https://www.rcatheydanielsauthor.com/.



    Jon Bassoff: Time Stamp: 1:22:10

    Jon Bassoff writes mystery, suspense, and thriller novels, including Beneath Cruel Waters. Learn more at https://www.jonbassoff.com/.



    Suzanne Goodwyn: Time Stamp: 2:11:00

    Suzanne Goodwyn is a practicing attorney and author of Wrightsville Beach, a novel about self-discovery, surfing, and finding true love. Learn more at https://goodwynbooks.com/.



    Book Recommendations: Time Stamp: 9:36

    Hannah recommends:



    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins



    Sarah recommends:



    Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar



    Landis recommends:



    The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

    Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass



    Mark West, Storied Charlotte Blog, recommends:



    Burning Shakespeare by A.J. Hartley



    That’s Novel Books recommend:



    the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

    Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

    The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah



    Listener Allie Coker recommends The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Share your recommendations with us on social media!



    Writing and Marketing Tips:



    How do writers draw inspiration from setting and imbue their writing with a strong sense of place? Time Stamp: 50:46



    And what is BookTok and is it worth a try for authors? Time Stamp: 1:49:00



    Don’t miss:



    Charlotte Lit co-founder and executive director Paul Reali’s 2-minute tip about showing and telling. Time Stamp: 42:23



    Paul Attaway’s post on our community blog: https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/writing-a-sequel-and-maybe-a-series/ Time Stamp: 2:22:21



    SpeakPipe – Leave us a voice message for the show

    Feedback, questions, book recommendations, and more.

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    Receive exclusive audio content and support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/charlottereaderspodcast



    Podcast Website – www.charlottereaderspodcast.com



    Check out our full list of back episodes.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/episodes/



    Plus, alphabetical guest list

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/authors/



    and community blog.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/blog/



    #CharlotteReadersPodcast #podcast #literary #literature #instabooks #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #amreading #bookreview #bookaddict #bookclub #bookobsessed

    #booknerd #bookaholic #booklife #bookworm #bookgram #booktography #bookblogger #totalbooknerd #bookishfeatures #creativenonfiction #tellyourstory #podcaster #exploreclt #cltagenda #charlotteagenda #704 #cltiscreative

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Screenwriting, Bookstagram, and Thriller, Mystery, and Adventure Novels

    Screenwriting, Bookstagram, and Thriller, Mystery, and Adventure Novels

    In this episode 302, we dive into the world of screenwriting and give practical tips for how to launch a Bookstagram tour. We also check out a quirky detective novel, a fast-paced Western, and a thriller set on the Texas-Mexico border. And we offer summer reading recommendations–and have some fun with the podcast’s new sound mixer!



    Today’s Featured Authors:



    Rick Bleiweiss: Time Stamp: 26:50

    Rick Bleiweiss is a publishing executive, former music industry executive, and Grammy nominated record producer who is releasing his first novel, Pignon Scorbion and the Barbershop Detectives. Learn more at https://www.rickbleiweiss.com/



    Scott Gates: Time Stamp: 1:06:20

    Scott Gates is a writer and editor who shares perspectives on Southern culture at his blog, The Incidentalist. Learn more at https://scottmgates.wixsite.com/my-site.



    Johnnie Bernhard: Time Stamp: 1:38:31

    Johnnie Bernhard is an award-winning novelist, teaching artist, and speaker, who lives near the Texas-Mexico border, the setting for her new novel Hannah and Ariela. Learn more at http://www.johnniebernhardauthor.com/.



    Book Recommendations: Time Stamp: 10:50



    Hannah recommends:



    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

    Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    (Plus, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes out this month.)



    Sarah recommends:



    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

    Honestly, We Meant Well by Grant Ginder



    Landis recommends:



    Twentymile by C. Matthew Smith

    Why We Write, edited by Meredith Maran

    Dream Town by David Baldacci

    The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill



    Mark West, Storied Charlotte Blog (https://pages.charlotte.edu/mark-west/blog/author/miwest/), recommends:



    Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

    Can’t Hide Love by Cheris Hodges

    The Merlin Club by Nancy Northcott



    Writing and Marketing Tips:



    How does a writer adapt a novel into a screenplay? Time Stamp: 48:55



    And what is a Bookstagram tour, and why should an author consider one? Time Stamp: 1:19:54



    Check out Landis’s blog for the inside scoop on his Bookstagram tour: https://landiswade.com/what-is-a-bookstagram-tour-and-why-should-authors-give-it-try/



    Don’t miss Charlotte Lit co-founder and creative director Kathie Collins’ 2-minute tip about the value of reading, and how to translate what you read into inspiration for your own writing. Time Stamp: 7:01



    SpeakPipe – Leave us a voice message for the show

    Feedback, questions, book recommendations, and more.

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    Receive exclusive audio content and support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/charlottereaderspodcast



    Podcast Website – www.charlottereaderspodcast.com



    Check out our full list of back episodes.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/episodes/



    Plus, alphabetical guest list

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/authors/



    and community blog.

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/blog/



    #CharlotteReadersPodcast #podcast #literary #literature #instabooks #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #amreading #bookreview #bookaddict #bookclub #bookobsessed

    #booknerd #bookaholic #booklife #bookworm #bookgram #booktography #bookblogger #totalbooknerd #bookishfeatures #creativenonfiction #tellyourstory #podcaster #exploreclt #cltagenda #charlotteagenda #704 #cltiscreative

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Beyond 300: The New Charlotte Readers Podcast – The Value of Writing Communities, Plus Mystery, Memoir, True Crime and Poetry Features

    Beyond 300: The New Charlotte Readers Podcast – The Value of Writing Communities, Plus Mystery, Memoir, True Crime and Poetry Features

    In this episode 301, Landis introduces his two new co-hosts of Charlotte Readers Podcast and they share how the show will feature more authors and offer more readerly and writerly content in each episode, and new ways for listeners to engage–including how your voice can be part of the podcast.



    We hear from three award-winning authors in the mystery, memoir, and true crime genres, and have a poetry reading.



    We explore the value of critique groups and writing communities and give tips for building your writing community to help market your books long term.



    And we offer book recommendations, and much more.



    New Co-hosts for Charlotte Readers Podcast - Beyond 300:



    Hannah Larrew - https://www.spellboundpublicrelations.com



    Hannah is a publicist and digital marketing specialist for artists across the creative spectrum, the Founder of Spellbound PR, a boutique marketing and public relations firm, and an avid reader and writer who enjoys talking and writing about good books.



    Sarah Archer - https://saraharcherwrites.com



    Sarah wanted to be a writer since she was seven years old, which led her to screenwriting, sketch comedy, work in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, and her traditionally published debut novel, The Plus One.



    Today’s Featured Authors:



    Mark de Castrique Time Stamp: 24:10



    Award-winning mystery writer Mark de Castrique has authored twenty-one books. Learn more at: http://www.markdecastrique.com



    Judy Goldman Time Stamp: 50:10



    Judy Goldman is the award-winning author of seven books, including her recent memoir. Learn more at: http://judygoldman.com



    Cathy Pickens Time Stamp: 1:24:37



    Cathy Pickens is an award-winning mystery and true crime author. Learn more at https://www.cathypickens.com



    Book Recommendations: Time Stamp: 33:30



    Hannah recommends:



    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

    The Friend by Sigred Nunez

    The Library Book by Susan Orlean

    Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin



    plus some upcoming releases:

    The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

    The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

    The It Girl by Ruth Ware

    Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori



    Sarah recommends:



    The House Inside My Head by Chris Arvidson

    The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience by Samuel J. Redman

    First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami



    Landis recommends:



    Book Lovers by Emily Henry

    Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

    Books by Larry McMurtry



    Mark West, Storied Charlotte Blog, recommends:



    The House Inside My Head by Chris Arvidson

    All the Places We Call Home by Patrice Gopo



    Chris Arvidson reading of two poems: Time Stamp: 48:05



    Writing and Marketing Tips: Time Stamp: 1:01:49



    Can critique groups and engaging in a writing community can help improve your writing, build your audience, and market your books long term?



    Spoiler alert: They can!



    Sarah’s blog post on critique groups: Why to Join a Critique Group – And How

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/why-to-join-a-writers-group-and-how/



    Sita Romero’s blog post: It Takes a Village: Finding Your Writing Peers

    https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/it-takes-a-village-finding-your-writing-peers/



    ● Helpful resources:

    ○ Charlotte Lit - https://www.charlottelit.org

    ○ Charlotte Writers Club - https://www.charlottewritersclub.org

    ○ Women’s National Book Association - Charlotte branch

    https://wnba-charlotte.org

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The 22nd Joe Pickett Novel by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author C.J. Box

    The 22nd Joe Pickett Novel by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author C.J. Box

    In this special 300th episode, we visit with C.J. Box, the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of twenty-two novels in the Joe Pickett series, about his latest novel in the series, Shadows Reel.



    A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered. At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Who left it there? And why?



    She learns that during World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were in the group that fought to Hitler’s Eagles Nest retreat in the Alps—and one of them took the Fuhrer’s personal photo album. Did another take this one and keep it all these years? When a close neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face new questions: Who is after the book? And how will they solve its mystery before someone hurts them...or their girls?



    Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife. Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill—and a stunning final showdown.



    The New York Times says: “Joe Pickett, the conscientious game warden in these rugged novels...shows the tough-and-tender qualities that make him such a great guy to have on your side.” And Publishers Weekly says: “Box is the king of contemporary crime fiction set in the West.”

    Engage with the show here: https://linktr.ee/CharlotteReadersPodcast



    Detailed show notes here: https://charlottereaderspodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlottereaderspodcast



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlottereaderspodcast/



    Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlottereader



    Charlotte Readers Podcast is a proud member of the Queen City Podcast Network.



    #CharlotteReadersPodcast #podcast #literary #literature #instabooks #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #amreading #bookreview #bookaddict #bookclub #bookobsessed

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    © Charlotte Readers Podcast

    • 37 min
    Sandra L. Young’s “Divine Vintage” Is Where Vintage Clothes Can Reveal the Past

    Sandra L. Young’s “Divine Vintage” Is Where Vintage Clothes Can Reveal the Past

    In this episode 299, we visit with Sandra L. Young, author of “Divine Vintage,” a novel where vintage clothes reveal what the ghosts who wore them want the world to know.



    Tess Burton is always up for an adventure, and she’s risked her inheritance to launch Divine Vintage clothing boutique. While modeling an elegant gown from an Edwardian trousseau, her mind is opened to a century-old murder. Visions—seen through the eyes of the murdered bride—dispute local lore that claims the bridegroom committed the crime, causing Tess and her new friend Trey Dunmore to use the clothes to try to right the perceived wrong.



    Catherine Lanigan, international bestselling author, says this about the book: "In Divine Vintage, Sandra Young walks us back into time to a murder/suicide mystery in 1913 that will keep the reader as spellbound as the lovely vintage clothing the author so adroitly describes. Well-written and woven with enough sensual tension to strum any romantic’s heartstrings, I give Divine Vintage FIVE STARS."



    Engage with the show here: https://linktr.ee/CharlotteReadersPodcast



    Detailed show notes here: https://charlottereaderspodcast.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlottereaderspodcast



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlottereaderspodcast/



    Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlottereader



    Charlotte Readers Podcast is a proud member of the Queen City Podcast Network.



    #CharlotteReadersPodcast #podcast #literary #literature #instabooks #goodreads #bookstagram #booklover #amreading #bookreview #bookaddict #bookclub #bookobsessed

    #booknerd #bookaholic #booklife #bookworm #bookgram #booktography #bookblogger #totalbooknerd #bookishfeatures #creativenonfiction #tellyourstory #podcaster #exploreclt #cltagenda #charlotteagenda #704 #cltiscreative #authorsontheair #queencitypodcastnetwork



    © Charlotte Readers Podcast

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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Fabulous podcast

I thoroughly enjoy Landis's interview style and the way he runs the show. He chats with all sorts of interesting authors and asks entertaining questions. I highly recommend this show!

Nana/Lynne ,

Charlotte Readers Podcast

I love listening to and being inspired by local writers reading their works in their own voices… and the wonderful interviews by Landis Wade. Thank you, Park Road Books, for continuing to broaden our thoughts and intellect through the love of books. I learn something new from every podcast.

Lynne Cojac, member NWBA Charlotte Chapter
and Editor of Morning Coffee and a Book monthly newsletter

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Depth and Width

Landis Wade brings a wide variety of speakers and topics discussing their area of expertise in depth.

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