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Episode 140 – Interview with Denise Tanaka

enise Tanaka has just finished a fascinating view of the turn-of-the-century marriage and life of writer Louise Cann and artist Yasushi Tanaka – at a time when it was frowned on for an American woman to marry a foreigner. She tells us all about research and writing this story, which is a fascinating insight into both the history of women’s rights and the treatment of mixed marriages at the time. Enjoy! … Continue…Episode 140 – Interview with Denise Tanaka

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Episode 139 – Interview with Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon joins us to talk about the publishing biz, especially challenges of the current global supply chain. If you ever wondered what Dostoevsky and Charmin have in common, Emmy happily explains the connection between wood pulp, garbage, shipping, and trans-oceanic trade. No country is an island of self-sufficiency, so come learn interconnectedness of all things required to get a new book into your hands or eReader. … Continue…Episode 139 – Interview with Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

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Episode 133 – The Noir Snap Brim

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

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Episode 132 – Interview with Mark Shaiken

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

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Episode 131 – Interview with Josh Rountree

Josh Rountree writes sci fi, fantasy, and horror short stories that excite us for the way he uses America as “a character that fights and claws and screams its way through most of my stories. Sometimes a hero and sometimes a villain. Broken but hopeful. Trying to figure things out.” Josh is a frequent choice for fantasy and horror award noms, and has a great slant on the craft of short story writing, especially in terms of evoking the feelings from music. … Continue…Episode 131 – Interview with Josh Rountree

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Episode 127 – Interview with Aliette de Bodard

Aliette joins us from Paris, France to talk about her writing, perceptions of science and world building, and the myth and power of storytelling. As a child of French and Vietnamese descent, she grew up with influences from both worlds and uses her strong multicultural awareness in her writing. She talks to us of liminal spaces, the unspoken area between multiple cultures, as well as diasporas and other themes in her writing. … Continue…Episode 127 – Interview with Aliette de Bodard

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Episode 125 – HopePunk with Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers, if not the mother of Hopepunk, is certainly its standard bearer. She has new takes on robots beyond the uncanny valley, exploring ideas and concepts like what is kindness, compassion, and even “humanity” through the eyes of the construct rather than those made of meat. Becky started as a self-published author with a Kickstarter idea, and was later picked up by traditional publishing. … Continue…Episode 125 – HopePunk with Becky Chambers


            

            

                        
            
            
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