Women and Fiction is an interview based podcast. We talk with female fiction authors, publishers, and booksellers about writing, publishing, and life in Women and Fiction. The program is hosted by Claudia Hall Christian (claudiahallchristian.com)
Beverly Jenkins, Women and Fiction Season 2, Episode 4
USA Today bestselling author, Beverly Jenkins, writes historic fiction including romance fiction and romantic suspense. Her work brings life and voice to an often forgotten time in US history -- the 1900s when small African American communities thrived. Her work is rooted in American history. She has traditionally published 38 books through a traditional publisher. In this interview, we begin talking about publishing and writing before diving deep into issues of race and storytelling.
Aliette de Bodard on Women and Fiction
Aliette de Bodard writes award winning speculative fiction while raising two children and working full time as a system engineer. She joins us from Paris to talk about her work and her life. We apologize in advance for the slight echo that occurred while taping.
MD Martin on Women and Fiction
Season 2 of Women and Fiction continues with MD Martin, the pseudonym of Misty Martin. Misty writes something she calls "Southern Gothic Horror." She joins us to discuss her life as a female, Southern, horror author.
Melissa Westemeier on Women and Fiction
Women and Fiction returns for Season Two with Melissa Westemeire. Melissa is the author of three books -- two with small publishers and one on her own. She's written chick lit and literary fiction. She represents a new kind of author that is not tied to a genre nor a publisher. She is also a mother, a wife, a full-time high school teacher. She joins Women and Fiction to discuss her life as an author unhindered by a publisher, genre, or a busy life.
Deborah Smith discusses her personal experiences -- good and bad -- with publishing and why she ended up opening her own publishing company. Deborah is a best selling author of over 35 romance and women's fiction. Her latest book, Kitchen Charmer, was released in September. Her next book Tomato Moon will be out by the end of the year.
Melissa Blue on Women and Fiction
Melissa Blue writes romance novels for geeks. She joins Women and Fiction to talk about writing romance and the challenges of being an African American woman. To find out more about Melissa go to theMelissaBlue.com