Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Patrick O’Donnell, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including’s move into ebooks and an AI-related update pertaining to audiobook voice talent. Then stick around as Christine chats with novelist and former lawyer William Landay about truth (or the lack thereof) in fiction and the crime novel as a great vehicle for exploring universal themes.

William Landay is the author of Defending Jacob, which won the Strand Critics Award for best mystery novel; The Strangler, listed as a best crime novel of the year by the L.A. TimesDaily Telegraph, and others; and Mission Flats, winner of the Dagger Award for best first crime novel. [source] His latest novel, All That Is Mine I Carry With Me, releases tomorrow, March 7, 2023, from Bantam Books.


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  1. Christie

    3 months ago  

    Such an interesting podcast, I enjoyed listening to it on my way to work, it is my Monday motivation!
    It was interesting to explore the different ‘pov’ structure and it defiantly gave me some food for thought for my own writing.
    Thank you for a great interview and conversation.

  2. J.D. Barker

    3 months ago  

    I love it when an author uses POV as a story element rather than just the norm. I also see why it takes him many years to churn out a book 🙂

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