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Novelist Josie Brown's provocative one-on-one interviews with authors on their latest books and creative processes.

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Novelist Josie Brown's provocative one-on-one interviews with authors on their latest books and creative processes.

    Robert Dugoni - THE LAST AGENT

    Robert Dugoni - THE LAST AGENT

    Josie and her guest, Robert Dugoni, discuss his latest thriller, The Last Agent—the second book in his Charles Jenkins series.
    The novel’s non-stop fast-paced plot revolves around the ultimate heist: the exfiltration of the undercover Russian Operative who once saved Jenkins’s life. Every step of the way—from Moscow to Scandinavia to the open ocean—Jenkins is hunted by a brutal Russian agent on a killer quest of his own.
    You can order Robert Dugoni’s novel, The Last Agent, right now, through Amazon. 
    You can read an article including this interview in THE BIG THRILL: http://bit.ly/BigThrillLastAgent

    • 24 min
    Samantha M. Bailey - WOMAN ON THE EDGE

    Samantha M. Bailey - WOMAN ON THE EDGE

    In Samantha M. Bailey’s debut thriller WOMAN ON THE EDGE, a mother hands her infant daughter to a stranger before falling to her death in front of a subway train. That is, the woman given the child claims they've never met.
    But there is enough evidence to prove otherwise. If she's lying, it's because she has a lot to gain: the child she's always wanted, AND access to the fortune the child will one day inherit.
    In other words, WOMAN ON THE EDGE has all the right elements for a taut, breakneck domestic thriller.
    Sam and I discuss how the concept for her novel came to her, and why the book's plot hits home with so women.  And having personally known Sam since WOMAN ON THE EDGE began it’s journey to publication, if your an aspiring author seeking insights and  inspiration, our discussion on that process is one you won’t want to miss.

    • 25 min
    Robert Dugoni - A COLD TRAIL

    Robert Dugoni - A COLD TRAIL

    In New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s latest thriller, A COLD TRAIL, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite returns home to Cedar Grove, where a brutal murder and her haunted past come to a crossroads.
    There her husband, lawyer Dan O’Leary, is drawn into representing a local merchant whose business is jeopardized by the town’s revitalization. At the same time, Tracy is urged by the local Police Department to put her own skills to work on a new case: the brutal murder of the new police chief’s wife who was also local reporter investigating a cold-case slaying of a young woman. 
    As Tracy’s and Dan’s cases crisscross, Tracy may have put everyone she loves at risk.
    Josie and Robert talk about the genesis for the book's plot, a family recipe for great spaghetti sauce (hint: a family recipe) and the REAL Tracy Crosswhite.

    • 20 min
    Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke - THE TWO LILA BENNETTS

    Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke - THE TWO LILA BENNETTS

    Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke’s latest psychological thriller—The Two Lila Bennetts—has been lauded by Authorlink as an imaginative and unpredictable story of modern life, the choices we make and their consequences.” BookTrib calls it  a “‘whose-doing-it’ masterpiece.”
    And Publisher’s Weekly declares: "its flawless pacing will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
    I had the opportunity of talking to this bestselling dynamic author duo about the book’s plot and their creative process for weaving two voices into stories that keep readers turning the pages to see what will happen next.
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    • 20 min
    Debra Webb - THE SECRETS WE BURY

    Debra Webb - THE SECRETS WE BURY

    Today's guest is the prolific suspense novelist Debra Webb, a USA-Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with over one hundred and fifty books to her name.
    Debra’s latest novel, THE SECRETS WE BURY, is the first in a new romantic suspense series whose protagonist, Dr. Rowan Dupont—formally Nashville, Tennessee Police Department’s forensic psychologist—also happens to be an undertaker’s daughter.
    Rowan, who comes from the small town of Winchester Tennessee, is haunted by the mysterious drowning death of her twin sister. Between her mother’s subsequent suicide and the recent murder of her father, returning to Winchester to run the funeral home feels fitting—even if it leaves her vulnerable to an obsessive serial killer.
    Debra and I not only discussed her plotting and how her own past affects her writing, she also has sage advice to authors just starting out: "If what you write is what readers want to read, don't deviate from what works best for them—and for you." 

    • 22 min
    Deborah Coonts - LUCKY CE SOIR

    Deborah Coonts - LUCKY CE SOIR

    In the 10th novel in the Deborah Coonts’ series, LUCKY CE SOIR, Coont’s heroine, a fixer at the mythical and very posh Vegas Strip hotel, the Babylon, puts her business life on hold in order to meet the parents of her fiancé, the noted French chef Jean-Charles Boucle, only to stumble into a murder mystery that might destroy the Bouclet family’s reputation in the high-stakes industry of top-flight French wines.

    • 18 min

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Josie Brown is a brilliant writer with a wealth of knowledge in the literary world. Her questions are insightful and always take the listener on an interesting journey. It’s an inside look at writing a novel behind the scenes.

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