What technologies have changed in the modern era that make older stories seem quaint, or even to the young, incomprehensible? Jeannie, Dave, and author Berry Kercheval sit down to talk about how descriptions and tech can become outdated with time – sometimes in a way that’s funny, and sometimes in a way that renders the description unrelatable in the modern world. Or maybe they were impossible to start with. “Zoom and enhance so we can read that handwritten address on the sticky note!” Yeah, no. … Continue…Episode 135 – Outdated Tech References
Cat English has written four novels, with the first about to release for general sales in February. This first book, “Briefly Yours”, is a very graphic biography of the life story of a call girl in Manchester who uses a lot of her profits to run a cat rescue organization. This interview is NSFW and very frank in discussions around descriptions of sex, brothels, and how people mistreat animals – with a hopeful note on what anyone can do to help TNR feral cats. … Continue…Episode 134 – Interview with Cat English
In the shadows of both the beeriest and brightest cities in America lurk crime and corruption. One well dress civilized man wearing a snap brim fedora fights against the forces of evil. Who is this man?
David S. Pedersen has written some wonderful noir detective stories, and been short listed for the Lambda awards. He is an amateur architect, and doesn’t know why they are called snap brim fedoras either. These, and other questions are discussed in episode 133 of Writers Drinking Coffee. … Continue…Episode 133 – The Noir Snap Brim
Mark Shaiken was an attorney for four decades before retiring to write books. He writes character-driven stories about bankruptcy, intrigue, and all the bad things that can happen once you start lying to your lawyer. Mark talks about his research and organization, and how he plans his plots out thoroughly so that (for a delightful change in the industry) even lawyers could love his books for their accuracy. … Continue…Episode 132 – Interview with Mark Shaiken