Host Rich Ehisen talks with a wide range of successful writers who share with him insights into their work, the creative process and the publishing industry.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with E.A. Aymar
My guest today is a man of many talents: he is a fabulous short story author, book reviewer, podcaster and interviewer and – for our purposes today – the author of four highly acclaimed crime thrillers, including his newest, When She Left, which just came out a few weeks ago. I’m very excited to talk with him about all of this today. Please welcome the fantastic E.A. Aymar to the Open Mic.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Meredith Lyons
I believe most of the authors who come on this show have pretty interesting backstories, but my guest today has that in spades. She has been an actor, a yoga instructor and a martial arts teacher, has fought in the Chicago Golden Gloves competition, ran in the Chicago Marathon and competed in the Savate World Championships in Paris. In addition to her martial arts and boxing skills, she’s pretty good with a bow and arrow and a sword, so there’s that. And most of all, the reason she is here with me today of course, is that her debut suspense novel – Ghost Tamer – came out last fall. I’m reading it right now and it is a real rocket ride for sure. Please welcome Meredith Rae Lyons to the Open Mic.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Chris Holm
One of the best parts of doing this show is getting to discover a whole lot of writers whose work I have not yet come across. Because no matter how much you read – and I read A LOT – there are just so many more writers out there doing great, great stuff that you probably haven’t read yet.
My guest today, Chris Holm, is just such an author for me. I’d been aware of his work, seen the name a lot and mentally logged it into the memory banks to get to soon. Well, I finally got around to it and boy am I glad that I did because Chris Holm is a literary badass.
He is the award-winning author of the really cool Michael Hendricks thrillers, scores of acclaimed short stories, an equally-acclaimed standalone novel and a genre-crossing trilogy of stories that recast the ever popular battle between Heaven and Hell as “pulpy crime fiction.” That’s quite a collection, and I am really excited to have him here with me today to talk about his work.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Colin Conway
My guest today is Colin Conway, an author with more than 30 books to his credit, including five different series ranging from political thrillers to police procedurals to traditional crime fiction to cozies. He’s here today to talk a bit about all that and more.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Justin Case
Regular visitors to this show know that my focal point is to talk to authors, predominantly crime fiction and thriller writers. But I have a different show for you today, focused instead on music. Justin Case has been one of the most well-known and beloved classic rock radio folks in Northern California and beyond for many decades. He recently returned to the morning drive slot at KSEG The Eagle for the first time in years, so I thought it would be good to have him on to talk about music and radio and perhaps get him to share some stories from his long career dealing with rock stars.
The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Jim L'Etoile
My guest today is an old friend of the show, who is making I believe this third appearance here. There’s a definite reason for this, mainly that Jim L’Etoile just keeps writing really good crime thrillers! And the fact he’s a really good guy who is always willing to share insights with a fellow writer is a big part of it too. He’s here today to talk about his newest book, Face of Greed, which is the first in a new series featuring Detective Emily Hunter and her partner, Javier Medina.
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Love these author chats. Keep them coming!