196 episodes

The Writing Table is a podcast for writers and book lovers. Whether you're a seasoned writer or curious about the writing life, pull up a chair. Hear from authors from every stage-from New York Times list-makers to debuts. You'll get a behind-the-scenes view of your favorite books-from writing the ugly first drafts to the final editorial processes. Check out interviews with Phillipa Gregory, Jennifer Weiner, Lemony Snicket, Laurie Frankel, and so many others. Come on in-there's always room at the writing table. Hosted by Kris Clink, author of Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy and Sissie Klein is Completely Normal. Kris’s novels are set in middle America where front porches offer the best views, books are treasured, and there’s always room to pull up an extra chair at dinner. A native Texan, she’s now at home in Kansas with her husband, two spoiled pups, and the gorgeous cardinals who visit her back deck.

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The Writing Table is a podcast for writers and book lovers. Whether you're a seasoned writer or curious about the writing life, pull up a chair. Hear from authors from every stage-from New York Times list-makers to debuts. You'll get a behind-the-scenes view of your favorite books-from writing the ugly first drafts to the final editorial processes. Check out interviews with Phillipa Gregory, Jennifer Weiner, Lemony Snicket, Laurie Frankel, and so many others. Come on in-there's always room at the writing table. Hosted by Kris Clink, author of Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy and Sissie Klein is Completely Normal. Kris’s novels are set in middle America where front porches offer the best views, books are treasured, and there’s always room to pull up an extra chair at dinner. A native Texan, she’s now at home in Kansas with her husband, two spoiled pups, and the gorgeous cardinals who visit her back deck.

    Nick Petrie's Latest Peter Ash Adventure: The Price You Pay

    Nick Petrie's Latest Peter Ash Adventure: The Price You Pay

    Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal.
    His first novel, The Drifter, won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards, and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017.  Light It Up was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books. Both Light it Up and The Wild One were shortlisted for the Barry Award.
    His books in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter, Burning Bright, Light It Up, Tear It Down, The Wild One, The Breaker, and The Runaway. A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector.  He lives in Milwaukee, where he is hard at work on the next Peter Ash novel, the latest: The Price You Pay. 

    Learn more at: : NickPetrie.com 
    Twitter: @_NickPetrie_
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    • 28 min
    A.H. Kim & Relative Strangers

    A.H. Kim & Relative Strangers

    A.H. Kim (Ann) was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a young child. Ann was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School, where she was an editor of the California Law Review. Ann practiced corporate law for many years and served as chief of staff to the CEO and as head of investor relations at a Fortune 200 company. Ann is the proud mother of two sons, a longtime cancer survivor, and community volunteer. After raising her family in the Bay Area, Ann and her husband now call Ann Arbor home. Ann's debut novel, A GOOD FAMILY, was inspired by her personal experience supporting her brother and nieces while her sister-in-law served time in Alderson Women’s Prison Camp. Ann’s second novel, RELATIVE STRANGERS is a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility and explores themes of love, loss, grief, and forgiveness. RELATIVE STRANGERS will be published in April 2024. 

    Learn more at:  ahkim.net
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    • 27 min
    Heather Frese & The Saddest Girl on the Beach

    Heather Frese & The Saddest Girl on the Beach

    Heather Frese is the author of the novel The Baddest Girl on the Planet, winner of the Lee Smith Novel Prize. She has published numerous short stories, essays, and the occasional poem. Her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Review, Front Porch, the Barely South Review, Switchback, and elsewhere, earning notable mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Essays. Heather received her M.F.A. from West Virginia University and has a master’s degree from Ohio University. Coastal North Carolina is her longtime love and source of inspiration, her writing deeply influenced by the wild magic and history of the Outer Banks. A native Ohioan, she currently writes, edits, and wrangles three small children in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

    Learn more at: Heatherfrese.com 
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    • 20 min
    LR Jones & The Wedding Party

    LR Jones & The Wedding Party

    L. R. Jones is a pseudonym for New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose dark, edgy fiction includes the highly acclaimed novels The Poet, A Perfect Lie, and the Lilah Love series. Prior to publishing, Lisa owned a multistate staffing agency recognized by the Austin Business Journal. Lisa was listed as #7 in Entrepreneur magazine’s list of growing women-owned businesses. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a cat who always has something to say, and a golden retriever who’s afraid of her own bark. Her latest novel is The Wedding Party. 
    Learn more at: lisareneejones.com.
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    • 25 min
    Parisa Akhbari & Just Another Epic Love Poem

    Parisa Akhbari & Just Another Epic Love Poem

    Parisa Akhbari (@authorparisa) is a mental health therapist and writer from Seattle, Washington. Her debut YA novel, Just Another Epic Love Poem, follows two queer best friends in Catholic school as they fall in love through the pages of a never-ending poem they’ve been writing back and forth for five years. When not writing or therapizing, Parisa can be found trying to replicate her grandmother’s drool-worthy Persian recipes, riding ferries around the Puget Sound, and dancing around the kitchen with her wife and dogs. 

    Learn more at parisawrites.com.
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    • 26 min
    Jeff Hoffmann: Like It Never Happened

    Jeff Hoffmann: Like It Never Happened

    Jeff quit a perfectly good job at the age of 47 to return to college for his MFA, and his first novel, Other People’s Children (Simon and Schuster, 2021), emerged from that silly decision. His second Novel, Like It Never Happened, will be released by Crooked Lane Books on March 5, 2024.
    In addition to his two novels, Jeff’s writing has been published in The Sun, Booth, Harpur Palate, and Publishers Weekly. He was the winner of the Madison Review’s Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction and a finalist for the Missouri Review’s Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize.
    He is a passionate proponent of the Oxford comma, a mediocre men’s league hockey player, and a fair-weather fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was born and raised in St. Louis and now lives in Elmhurst, Illinois, with his wife and two children.

    Learn more at: JeffHoffmannWrites.com
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Xenacoco ,

Loved it!

Hi KY!
Great job with this podcast! I really enjoyed it.

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!

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