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Meet the Thriller Author is a podcast that features interviews with bestselling authors of Mystery, Thriller & Suspense books hosted by Alan Petersen.

Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books Alan Petersen

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Meet the Thriller Author is a podcast that features interviews with bestselling authors of Mystery, Thriller & Suspense books hosted by Alan Petersen.

    MTTA 177: Wanda M. Morris

    MTTA 177: Wanda M. Morris

    Wanda M. Morris has worked in the legal departments of some of America’s top Fortune 100 companies. She is an accomplished presenter and leader. Wanda previously served as President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, in which she established a signature female empowerment program known as the Women’s Initiative. She is an alumna of the Yale Writers Workshop and Robert McKee’s Story Seminar. Wanda is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and Crime Writers of Color.  She is married, the mother of three, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. All Her Little Secrets is her debut novel.







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    Writer orgnaziation’s discussed: Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color







    Transcript – Please note, I used an automated software program to generate this transcript, not a human. I only do a light edit so it might be choppy and have mistakes. Accuracy according to the software is 80%. To learn more about the Happy Scribe software that I use click here.









    [00:00:00.130]You are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast for interview writers of mysteries, thrillers and suspense books. I am your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 177. In this episode of the podcast will be meeting Wanda M. Morris, who is a corporate attorney who has worked in the legal Department for several Fortune 100 companies. She’s an alumna of the Yale Writers Workshop Robert McKee’s Story Seminar and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery. Writers of America and Crime Writers of Color. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.







    [00:00:36.990]All her Little Secrets is her debut novel, which was published on November 2. Before we get to the interview, I’d like to tell you about the sponsor of this episode of the podcast, which is Brain FM. I’m really excited to tell you about Brain FM. They provide music that’s designed for the brain to improve your focus, meditation, relaxation, even for naps and sleep within minutes. So you’re not going to hear the latest hits that’s going to distract you on Brain FM. Instead, they use a science first approach to create music that sounds different and affects your brain differently than any other music.







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    MTTA 176: Mark Edward Langley

    MTTA 176: Mark Edward Langley

    Award-winning author Mark Edward Langley was instilled with a love for the American West by his father at a young age.







    Upon revisiting it throughout adulthood, his connection to the land and its people became that much more irrevocable. After spending almost thirty years working for companies, he retired at the end of 2016 and began to focus on writing his first Arthur Nakai Novel, Path of the Dead, which was released August 14th, 2018 by Blackstone Publishing.







    His latest novel, WHEN SILENCE SCREAMS is the third book in the series was published on August 31.







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    Author influences: Robert B. Parker, Mickey Spillane, John D. MacDonald, Ernest Hemingway, Tony Hillerman







    Actor Bronson Pinchot narrates the Arthur Nakai novels. He has narrated many audiobooks.







    Book Trailer for WHEN SILENCE SCREAMS















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    Please note, I used an automated software program to generate this transcript, not a human. I only do a light edit so it might be choppy and have mistakes. Accuracy according to the software is 80%. To learn more about the Happy Scribe software that I use click here.







    You are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview writers of mysteries, fillers and suspense books. I am your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 176. In this episode, the podcast will be meeting award-winning author Mark Edward Langley, who writes the Arthur Nakai mystery books set in the American Southwest. His latest novel in that series, When Silence Screams, was published on August 31. Really enjoyed chatting with Mark about his work, about setting his mystery novels in the American Southwest. So stay tuned for that interview coming up here in just a moment.







    First, I want to talk to you about some great deals going on right now because of Black Friday, and especially if you’re a writer, some fantastic deals.

    • 26 min
    MTTA 175: Yasmin Angoe

    MTTA 175: Yasmin Angoe

    Hailing from Northern Virginia, Yasmin Angoe is a first-generation Ghanaian American who grew up in two cultural worlds. She taught English in middle and high schools for years, served as an instructional coach for virtual teachers, and works as a freelance developmental and copy editor.







    Yasmin received the 2020 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color from Sisters in Crime, of which she’s a proud member. 







    Her Name Is Knight is Yasmin’s smash debut novel featuring an elite assassin heroine on a mission to topple a human trafficking ring and avenge her family.







    We talked about Yasmin’s book, the long hard road to getting published, about almost giving up, writing a high-octane thriller that embraces her Ghanaian roots, and a lot more.







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    Author mentions:







    * James Patterson (especially the Alex Cross series)* John Grisham* Stephen King* Terry McMillion* Beverly Jenkins* Toni Morrison







    Deadline article about HER NAME IS KNIGHT option deal for television series.

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    MTTA 174: H.Y. Hanna Interview

    MTTA 174: H.Y. Hanna Interview

    USA Today bestselling author H.Y. Hanna writes fun cozy mysteries filled with humor, quirky characters, clever twists—and cats with big personalities! She is known for bringing wonderful settings to life, whether it’s the historic city of Oxford, the beautiful English Cotswolds or the sunny beaches of coastal Florida.







    After graduating from Oxford University with a BA in Biological Sciences and a MSt in Social Anthropology, Hsin-Yi tried her hand at a variety of jobs including advertising, modelling, teaching English and dog training… before returning to her first love: writing. She worked as a freelance writer for several years and has won awards for her poetry, short stories and journalism.







    Hsin-Yi was born in Taiwan and has been a globe-trotter all her life—living in a variety of cultures, from Dubai to Auckland, London to New Jersey—but is now happily settled in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and a rescue kitty named Muesli. 







    I had a great time chatting with H.Y. Hanna about her writing, the hard work she put into being a successful indie author, and a lot more in this intriguing H.Y. Hanna interview.







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    MTTA 173: Lee Child & Andrew Child

    MTTA 173: Lee Child & Andrew Child

    Lee Child and Andrew Child were born in England. Lee went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” Lee was fired in 1995 at 40 because of corporate restructuring. Lee was always a voracious reader, so he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.







    After college, Andrew set up and ran a small independent theatre company, then moved into the telecommunications industry where he worked for fifteen years. He escaped the corporate life, and established himself as the author of the several critically acclaimed novels like Even, False Positive, and Too Close To Home.







    Lee and Andrew’s new Reacher novel, BETTER OFF DEAD, is the 26th Jack Reacher novel and the second one as co-authors. It was published on October 26th.







    I received an advance review copy and loved it. It’s another great Reacher thriller that finds him heading out west to see the Pacific Ocean, before he gets sidelined in a U.S. – Mexico Border town and stumbles into nefarious plan involving chemical weapons.







    I enjoyed chatting with Lee and Andrew about what it’s like for brothers working together creatively; what it was like for Andrew to step into the iconic Jack Reacher world, about the new Reacher series coming soon on Amazon Prime, and a lot more.







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    Please note, this transcirpt was generated by automated software, not a human, and only lightly edited, so it might have errors or read choppy here and there.







    Alan PetersenHi, everybody. This is Alan with Meet the Thriller author and on the podcast today, I have Lee Child and Andrew Child. Lee is the author of 25 New York Times Bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers and Andrew Child,

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    MTTA 172: Taylor Moore

    MTTA 172: Taylor Moore

    Taylor Moore is a sixth-generation Texan. He is a former CIA Intelligence Officer who worked in both analysis and operations. He later consulted for the Department of Defense and now lives in the Texas Panhandle with his family.







    Down Range is Taylor’s debut novel, and the first of a series featuring DEA agent Garrett Kohl.







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    Other author mentions: John R. Erickson, Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy, Don Bentley, Brad Taylor, Craig Johnson, C.J. Box, Larry McMurty.







    Transcript (Note I use automated software to transcribe and only do a very light edit, so the text might be read choppy and have errors).









    You are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview writers of mysteries, fillers and suspense books. I am your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 172. In this episode of the podcast. We’ll be meeting Taylor Moore, who is a former CIA intelligence officer who worked in both analysis and operations. He later consulted for the Department of Defense and now lives in the Texas Panhandle with his family.







    Down Range is Taylor’s debut novel and the first of a series featuring DEA Agent Garrett Kohl.







    A reminder to rate and review this podcast on your favorite podcasting app. You can visit THRILLINGREADS.COM/LINKS to sign up to the Thrilling Reads mailing list so you can get great deals on thriller and mystery books. You’ll also find my website and social media links over there at thrillingreads.com/links.







    Here is my interview with Taylor Moore. Welcome to the podcast.







    Thanks for having me on Alan. It’s an honor to be on your show. And I appreciate you having me.







    Thank you. Thank you so much for coming on. Your debut novel, coming up, I believe, is in a couple of weeks August 3. So it’s just right around the corner. Congrats. Since thIs your first book. How’s the whole book launch going for you? Is it how you imagined it?







    Not really. There’s a lot more to it. I was used to that sort of quiet writer’s life where I just sat in my little coffee shop or in my office and just had this sort of solitary life. And now everything has become very public as you’re starting to as we’re going through this process of getting the...

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