Living The Writing Life Podcast with Nancy Christie
Thoughts on writing and life for May 2021

Thoughts on writing and life for May 2021

May 5, 2021

Just a few thoughts on the surprising resilience of creativity.

 

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In Conversation With… author Jeffrey S. Stephens

In Conversation With… author Jeffrey S. Stephens

April 21, 2021

Jeffrey S. StephensJeffrey S. Stephens is the author of six novels: the Jordan Sandor espionage thrillers series, Crimes and Passion, the first in a planned series featuring Lieutenant Robbie Whyte, and his latest book, Fool’s Errand.

Fool’s Errand explores the relationship between a father and son, and the events that will ultimately lead that young man on an international treasure hunt that causes him to confront a collection of interesting characters as well as himself. It’s been described as poignant and entertaining, humorous and exciting, romantic and mysterious.

He has also recently completed a fifth espionage thriller—the book that follows Crimes and Passion, called Murder, Money & Marriage; and another stand-alone, titled The Next Ten Years, that deals with a famous media mogul who disappears. 

Jeffrey and his wife Nancy live in Greenwich, Connecticut. For more about him, visit his website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

In this conversation, we’ll talk about how personal life experiences can serve as an inspiration for writing and take the writer down a different path from previous projects.

Thoughts on writing and life for April 2021

Thoughts on writing and life for April 2021

April 4, 2021

Just a few thoughts on what baking yeast bread and writing have in common.

 

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In Conversation With… award-winning author Arielle Haughee

In Conversation With… award-winning author Arielle Haughee

March 17, 2021

Arielle HaugheeA former elementary teacher, Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is a five-time RPLA-winning author and the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing.

She is the author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, the children’s books Grumbler, Joyride, and Pling’s Party, the editor of the How I Met My Other anthology series, and the creator of the Focus Journal line of journals.

Arielle is an editor, speaker, and consultant as well as the Executive Vice President for the Florida Writers Association, who honored her with the President’s Award in 2020. In addition to her membership in the FWA, she belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

For more information about Arielle, visit her website and her Amazon Author page, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

In today’s conversation, Arielle and I talk about channeling your inner child: how to switch from writing adult fiction and nonfiction to books geared toward a much younger crowd.

Thoughts on writing and life for March 2021

Thoughts on writing and life for March 2021

March 3, 2021

Just a few thoughts on how one small sign of a new season can make all the difference in how we feel and what we do.

 

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In Conversation With… award-winning novelist Susan Wingate

In Conversation With… award-winning novelist Susan Wingate

February 17, 2021

Susan Wingate is a #1 Amazon bestselling, award-winning author of over fifteen novels. Her latest book, How the Deer Moon Hungers, has won five book awards, including Best Fiction Author in the 2020 SABA Book Awards Judge’s Selection, Best Fiction in the 2020 Pacific Book Award, a Silver Award in the 2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Award, and July 2020 Book Cover of the Month Awards.

Susan writes across genres often setting her stories in the Pacific Northwest where she and her husband, Bob live. Susan’s writing has been featured in the Virginia Quarterly, Suspense Magazine and many others.

For more about Susan, visit her website and her Amazon Author page, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

In this conversation, Susan and I discuss the psychological balancing act of writing books about serious subjects during a time of personal tragedy and grief.

 

Thoughts on writing and life for February 2021

Thoughts on writing and life for February 2021

February 3, 2021

Just a few thoughts on how fear in all its forms can hold us back from what we most want to achieve, and why we can’t let it defeat us.

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In Conversation With… author and poet Annette Libeskind Berkovits

In Conversation With… author and poet Annette Libeskind Berkovits

January 20, 2021

Annette Libeskind Berkovits

Scientist, educator, conservationist, author, and poet, Annette Libeskind Berkovits, was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to America at age sixteen.

After her retirement as Senior Vice President at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Berkovits has channeled her passions into writing. Her first memoir, In the Unlikeliest of Places, a story of her remarkable father’s survival, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2014. Her second memoir, Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator (based on her amazing wildlife career), was published in 2017. Erythra Thalassa: Brain Disrupted is her first poetry chapbook.

For more about Annette, visit her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook

In today's conversation, Annette and I discuss how her son’s stroke and the aftermath inspired her poetry collection, Erythra Thalassa: Brain Disrupted, and how writing can serve as a lifeline when tragedy strikes.

Thoughts on writing and life for January 2021

Thoughts on writing and life for January 2021

January 2, 2021

Just a few thoughts on how recognizing our own vulnerability can push us to find our courage and continue to move forward with our writing and with our life.

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Thoughts on writing and life for December 2020

Thoughts on writing and life for December 2020

December 2, 2020

Just a few thoughts on how challenging life events and experiences can become sources of inspiration for our writing.

 

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