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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 Rich Ehisen

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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 Thriller Author Connor Sullivan

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Thriller Author Connor Sullivan

    Host Rich Ehisen talks to Connor Sullivan, author of Sleeping Bear, the novel that made him one of the hottest thriller writers in the world today. 

    • 40 min
    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Guest Author Jeff Pearlman

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Guest Author Jeff Pearlman

    Author Jeff Pearlman has forged a reputation as one of the best sports biographers on the scene today. Several of his 11 books have landed on the NYT bestsellers list, including stellar tomes on the likes of Brett Favre, Walter Payton and the 1986 Mets. He has also written two bestselling books on the Lakers multiple dynasties, including Showtime, the story of the Magic, Kareem and Pat Riley Lakers teams of the 80s. That one has been turned into one of HBO's most popular series (under the name Winning Time because why would HBO have a high profile series with the name of its top competitor?). Jeff's appeared on this week's episode of the Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words to talk about his latest book, The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson. I've read most of Jeff's books (sorry, no Barry or Roger for me) and I think this is undoubtedly his best one yet. So get ready to tap into the man, the myth, the legend: Jeff Pearlman. (Thought I was gonna say Bo, didn't you!) The new Open Mic is here! 

    • 36 min
    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with author Gin Sanders

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with author Gin Sanders

    Historic British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a well-earned reputation as a man who liked his drink. To learn a bit more about that and the man himself, my guest today today is author, editor, and occasional literary tour guide Jennifer Sander, who tells us all about her great new book Churchill: A Drinking Life: Champagne, Cognac, and Cocktails, which she co-wrote with Roxanne Langer.

    • 42 min
    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Author Elisa Lorello

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with Author Elisa Lorello

    This episode of the Open Mic features my conversation with novelist Elisa Lorello, whose more than a dozen novels have sold over a half million units around the world. Elisa notes that while her books are marketed as women’s fiction, she prefers the term “Romance Rhetoric.” She discusses that as well as her new book "All of You" and her lifetime obsession with Duran Duran. You can learn more about her and her previous work here: https://www.elisalorello.com/

    • 55 min
    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with guest Spencer Quinn (Peter Abrahams)

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with guest Spencer Quinn (Peter Abrahams)

    Today's guest is one of the most successful writers working today, the extremely talented and versatile Peter Abrahams. He is joining us today to talk about, "Bark to the Future," the 13th and newest release in his fantastic and wildly popular Chet & Bernie mystery series, which he writes under his alter ego, Spencer Quinn. 

    For those not yet acquainted with the series, our heroes are Bernie Little, an ex-cop turned PI, and his partner – and the story’s narrator – the one and only Chet the Jet, his faithful 100-pound K-9 school dropout. 

    None other than Stephen King calls Chet & Bernie “without a doubt the most original mystery series currently available,” while the Boston Globe has dubbed Chet “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction.” And I want to be clear for anyone not familiar with the series, Chet is NOT a talking dog. But these stories are told through his eyes and with his very unique perspective.

    Straight up, I love this series and I’ll tell you it is one of the very few that I have long made a point of prompting others to read. These books are fun, they are interesting, they are loaded with humanity and humor and, most of all, heart. 

    • 52 min
    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with guest Jim L'Etoile

    The Open Mic: Writers in Their Own Words with guest Jim L'Etoile

    Open Mic host Rich Ehisen welcomes crime fiction author Jim L'Etoile back to the show to talk about his new book Dead Drop, the first in a new series featuring Detective Nathan Parker. Like all of L'Etoile's work, it is a smart, well-written and exciting thrill ride from beginning to end. 

    While investigating the deaths of undocumented migrants in the Arizona desert, Detective Nathan Parker finds a connection to the unsolved murder of his partner by a coyote on a human smuggling run. The new evidence lures Parker over the border in search of the truth, only to trap him in a strange and dangerous land. If he’s to survive, Parker must place his life in the hands of the very people he once pursued.

    • 43 min

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