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A podcast for writers and book lovers. Whether you’re a newbie-author or a reader, pull up a chair and learn from established authors, publicists, bloggers, and creatives. There is always room at the writing table.

Kris Clink's Writing Table Kris Clink

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast for writers and book lovers. Whether you’re a newbie-author or a reader, pull up a chair and learn from established authors, publicists, bloggers, and creatives. There is always room at the writing table.

    Romance Writer Megan Frampton: Trusting Your Voice

    Romance Writer Megan Frampton: Trusting Your Voice

    Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women's fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and kid. 

    You can find her at meganframpton.com at facebook.com/meganframptonbooks/ and @meganf.

    • 29 min
    Lisa Cupolo: Short Stories and Life Lessons

    Lisa Cupolo: Short Stories and Life Lessons

    Lisa has been a paparazzi photographer, an aid worker in Kenya, a script doctor in LA, and a literary publicist at HarperCollins in Toronto. Her stories have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Narrative, The Idaho Review, and others. She holds a BA in Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario, a graduate degree in Portrait Photography from The London Institute, and an MFA from the University of Memphis. She has lived all over the world, but currently resides in Southern California, where she teaches fiction writing at Chapman University.

    Learn more at lisacupolo.com.

    • 21 min
    Tori Whitaker: A Matter of Happiness

    Tori Whitaker: A Matter of Happiness

    Tori Whitaker is the bestselling author of Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish and A Matter of Happiness. She belongs to the Bourbon Women Association and the Historical Novel Society. Her work has appeared in the Historical Novels Review and Bookmarks magazine. Tori graduated from Indiana University, is an alum of the Yale Writers’ Workshop, and is recently retired from a national law firm where she served as chief marketing officer. She spent a decade in Detroit because of her husband’s career in the automotive industry. The two now reside near their children outside Atlanta and have been married for forty-five happy years. 

    Connect with Tori through www.toriwhitaker.com.

    • 23 min
    Corie Adjmi on Short Stories and The Marriage Box

    Corie Adjmi on Short Stories and The Marriage Box

    Corie Adjmi is the author of the short story collection Life and Other Shortcomings, which won an International Book Award, an IBPA Benjamin Franklin award, and an American Fiction Award. Her prize-winning essays and short stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines, including HuffPost, North American Review, Indiana Review, Medium, Motherwell and Kveller. She’s been featured in Travel and Leisure, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Times, Parade and BuzzFeed. Her forthcoming book is a novel titled The Marriage Box, was named a Must-Read New Book of 2022 on Katie Couric Media, and is due out in August 2022. When she is not writing, Corie does volunteer work, cooks, draws, bikes and hikes. She and her husband have five children and a number of grandchildren, with more on the way. She lives and works in New York City.

    Learn more at corieadjmi.com. 

    • 19 min
    Henriette Lazaridis & The Intersection of Adventure, Love, and Lies

    Henriette Lazaridis & The Intersection of Adventure, Love, and Lies

    Henriette Lazaridis' novel TERRA NOVA is forthcoming from Pegasus Books in Fall 2022. She is the author of the best-selling novel THE CLOVER HOUSE. Her short work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including ELLE, Forge, Narrative Magazine, The New York Times, New England Review, The Millions, and Pangyrus, and has earned her a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant. Henriette grew up in the Boston area as the only child of Greek expats, speaking Greek as her first language. Devoted to storytelling since her childhood bedtime stories from the Odyssey, Henriette earned degrees in English literature from Middlebury College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania. Having taught English at Harvard, she now teaches at GrubStreet in Boston. She founded The Drum Literary Magazine and currently runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece. She writes the Substack newsletter The Entropy Hotel, about athletic and creative challenges at henriettelazaridis.substack.com. F

    Learn more at henriettelazaridis.com.

    • 30 min
    Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop - Daughter of Spies

    Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop - Daughter of Spies

    As a child, Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, along with her five brothers, was raised to revere the tribal legends of the Alsop and Roosevelt families. Her parents’ marriage, lived in the spotlight of 1950s Washington where the author’s father, journalist Stewart Alsop, grew increasingly famous, was not what either of her parents had imagined it would be. Her mother’s strict Catholicism and her father’s restless ambition collided to create a strangely muted and ominous world, one that mirrored the whispered conversations in the living room as the power brokers of Washington came and went through their side door. Through it all, her mother, trained to keep secrets as a decoding agent with MI5, said very little. In this brave memoir, the author explores who her mother was, why alcohol played such an important role in her mother’s life, and why her mother held herself apart from all her children, especially her only daughter. In the author’s journey to understand her parents, particularly her mother, she comes to realize that the secrets parents keep are the ones that reverberate most powerfully in the lives of their children.

    Learn more at elizabethwinthropalsop.com

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Christy Texeira author ,

Valuable, enjoyable, and unpretentious

As a writer, The Writing Table is my favorite podcast! The topics Kris covers are valuable, enjoyable, and unpretentious. Each episode is packed full of useful information for writers of all skill levels. What fascinates me the most is how Kris discusses with each guest, their own personal writing practice.

DrMichelle189 ,

Fun and Informative

As a writer herself, Kris ask pointed questions one would not even think to ask. The authors come alive during the podcast and one gets to really understand their style and inspiration for writing the book. Funtastic!

rprenevost ,

Fantastic interviews with authors!

Love your interview style. Great questions, great energy, and great information 🥰

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