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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast Art the Bookworm

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

    Puerto Rican Stories: A Conversation with Author Margarita Barresi

    Puerto Rican Stories: A Conversation with Author Margarita Barresi

    My guest today is Margarita Barresi, author of "A Delicate Marriage". Her novel is a personal one, a novel that "celebrates Puerto Rican culture while delving into themes of class, oppression, and the effects of colonialism through the lens of a marriage."

    In our conversation, Margarita tells stories of her family that inspired her story, we talk about the importance of knowing your people's history, and of course there will be plenty of book recommendations and some writing advice!

    I found "A Delicate Marriage" to be a powerful story that celebrates the enduring power of love. I know you will enjoy our conversation today!

    Find Margarita Barresi online at: https://www.margaritabarresi.com/

    Books Mentioned:
    A Delicate Marriage by Margarita Barresi
    Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo
    Candelaria by Melissa Lozada-Olivia 
    When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez 
    It Rained Warm Bread by Hope Anita Smith 
    The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 
    Other Authors:
    Isabel Allende
    Sandra Cisneros
    Julia Alvarez
    Esmeralda Santiago 

    Time Stamps:
    00:00 Introduction
    3:00 What We Are Reading 
    11:00 Her Writing Journey: From Puerto Rico to Boston
    22:11 Story Behind the Cover Art
    25:30 The message of the novel
    27:31 Future stories
    30:26 Writing advice



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    • 37 min
    In Which We Use Our Little Grey Cells: A Celebration of Agatha Christie, with author Jessica Thompson

    In Which We Use Our Little Grey Cells: A Celebration of Agatha Christie, with author Jessica Thompson

    In today's episode, I have author Jessica Thompson back on the podcast. We talk about her new book coming out just in time for Valentines Day: A Caterer's Guide to Valentines and Violence. Then we get down to discussing one of our favorite mystery writers: Agatha Christie, the Grand Master of detective fiction! We chat about our history with reading Christie, some of our favorite novels, movie version, actors, and more!

    Find Jessica Thompson Online here: https://jessicathompsonauthor.com/ 

    Time Stamps: 
    00:00 Can you read a series out of order? We start off with the hard hitting questions…04:11 A Caterer’s Guide to Valentines and Violence discussion
    08:48 Agatha Christie - Curtain, Sleeping Murder, and planning ahead for when you die…
    13:45 Our History with Agatha Christie, comparing Poirot and Holmes
    18:00 Celebrating Agatha Christie: influence on Jessica's writing, our favorite characters, movies, actors, more
     
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    • 41 min
    Bullet Through the Art: The Joyful Writing Journey of Author Anne Seidel

    Bullet Through the Art: The Joyful Writing Journey of Author Anne Seidel

    My guest today is cozy mystery author Anne Seidel. She has a new book in a new series out called "Bullet Through the Art: A Sam Gordon Cozy Mystery."

    In today's episode we talk about her writing journey from screenplays to mystery novels; We talk about her reading life and our mutual love for audio books; and she offers up a ton of writing tips that will be an inspiration to any writer - no matter where you are on your own journey. So take a listen today and find out more about Anne's journey - and I learn why Jack Reacher doesn't giggle... there's all this and more today on The Bookshelf Odyssey!

    https://anneseidelauthor.com/

    Books Mentioned:
    Bullet Through the Art by Anne Seidel
    Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara
    A Frost of Fear and Fortitude by A. P. Beswick
    Making It So by Patrick Stewart

    20 Books to 50k - Facebook Group
    Self Publishing Formula - Facebook Group:  
    Sisters in Crime
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    • 53 min
    Christmas Mugs and Other Magical Crockery: An Interview with Amey Zeigler

    Christmas Mugs and Other Magical Crockery: An Interview with Amey Zeigler

    Welcome to our Christmas episode! Today I talk to author Amey Zeigler. She's just written a new Christmas book called "The Christmas Mug" - It's book two in the Helping of Hope Series!

    In the interview we talk about our favorite reads and authors (Brandon Sanderson is a must; Calvin & Hobbes is essential reading... ). Then we explore her writing journey and the power of "just keep going!" Then, we end our discussion talking about her tips for new writers. It's some excellent, must-listen to advice!

    http://www.ameyzeigler.com/

    Find The Christmas Mug here: 


    "One Christmas scrooge. One judgmental neighborhood. One Christmas miracle needed. Can a Christmas mug help them all get into the spirit of Christmas?
    Due to years of childhood trauma, Lisa Bennigan loathes all the busywork surrounding the holidays. Her financé, Jackson Tydell, wants to show Lisa and her family the true meaning of Christmas. But Lisa's kids struggle to accept him as their future step-dad. Will they open their hearts to the spirit of Christmas and this new family dynamic?
    When Christmas packages disappear from front porches, neighbors accuse Lisa's oldest son of stealing. Lisa's family must discover the real porch pirates and bring peace again to the neighborhood.
    When a house fire causes a family to be displaced for Christmas, can Lisa unite the neighborhood for a Christmas miracle?"

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    • 44 min
    Shannon Symonds is Booked for Murder!

    Shannon Symonds is Booked for Murder!

    My guest is cozy mystery writer Shannon Symonds. She's just published the first book in the brand new Balefire Bay Cozy Mystery Series! In this interview we get distracted talking about all the books we've enjoyed reading lately, but then dig into her story and talk about her writing journey. She also talks about her Christmas mystery "The Seaside Murder Before Christmas". Then we take some time to share Christmas memories, and more! This episode is absolutely stuffed full of book recommendations and writing tips.

     Subscribe to The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast for more enchanting conversations with authors, exploring the fascinating tales that reside on the bookshelves of our imaginations. Merry Christmas and happy reading! 

    Find Shannon Symonds online: https://www.cozymysteriesbythesea.com/ 
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    • 46 min
    Woman of Valor: an Interview with author Lynne Golodner

    Woman of Valor: an Interview with author Lynne Golodner

    Join us on The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast as we embark on a captivating journey with acclaimed author Lynne Golodner. In this episode, Lynne shares her journey behind her novel, "Woman of Valor." This novel delves into the intricate layers of identity, infidelity, true love, and the liberating process of shedding the need to please others.
     In our interview, Lynne shares with me the joys of being a voracious reader, the victories and challenges of writing, and offers some helpful tips for writers. We also dig deep into the story and message of her book and the resilience required to define one's path. From her writing process to the lessons learned along the way, you will gain a deeper understanding of Lynne's perspectives on writing, the exploration of identity, and the intricate dance between fiction and reality. This episode is a must-listen for literature enthusiasts, aspiring writers, and anyone captivated by the profound nuances of the human experience.
    Don't miss out on this insightful conversation and others like it! Subscribe to The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast for more engaging interviews with authors, exploring the odyssey of literature and the profound stories that shape our world.

    Find Lynne online at https://lynnegolodner.com/ 
    Get her book "Woman of Valor" on amazon or on her website
    Her publishing company Scotia Road Books: The publishing house for women over 40 writing stories in strong voices that need to be heard
    Listen to: The Make Meaning Podcast (Note: I've been listening to it for the past couple of weeks - it's really good and worth subscribing to!)
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Raquel Drosos ,

Awesome interviewer

Art is a great interviewer who is well prepared for each show and asks engaging questions. As a guest, I found our conversation flowed naturally and was interesting and enjoyable. As a listener I love that the podcast covers many different genres of books and I get to hear about what the guests are reading as well as the books they wrote. Highly recommended!

PamelaMT ,

For any book lover and/or author

Art is so genuine and down to earth. A real book lover! If you’re an avid reader, a “book worm” an author or wanna-be author - or just love books; you will love this podcast. He does different things, from hosting book clubs, reviewing the classics, newer books, hitting on some important (sometimes taboo) topics and interviewing indie authors as well fellow book lovers.

ShannonLawrence ,

Great Podcast for Book Lovers

If you’re a reader who wants to hear what writers have to say, this is the podcast for you! Art knows what he’s doing and asks creative questions.

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