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What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown 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, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including some troubling concerns around NaNoWriMo. Then, stick around as Patrick chats with former Court TV producer and current crime novelist Wendy Whitman!

Wendy Whitman has a unique background through her decades-long work as an executive and producer for HLN and Court TV, where she received three Telly Awards and two GLAAD nominations. Since turning her attention to writing, Whitman has published two crime thriller novels: Premonition and the sequel, Retribution, which was released back in July and is available now.


Check It Out!

The Deer Killer Series by Wendy Whitman – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C5MYR45G

NaNoWriMo controversy (via @Arumi_kai’s X thread) – https://twitter.com/Arumi_kai/status/1722007756058574916


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Wendy Whitman – https://wendywhitman.com/


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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including some recent statements on book bans and censorship. Then stick around as Christine chats with author and essayist Polly Stewart!

Polly Stewart is the author of The Good Ones, which was released earlier this month by Harper Books. As Mary Stewart Atwell, she’s also the author of Wild Girls (Scribner 2012). Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and Poets & Writers, among other publications.


Check It Out!

Grab your copy of The Good Oneshttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-good-ones-polly-stewart/19218297

ALA, APA Reaffirm Landmark Freedom to Read Statement on 70th Anniversary – https://bit.ly/3NwBLHG

Polly’s CrimeReads article, “What Really Distinguishes a Crime Novel?” – https://crimereads.com/what-really-distinguishes-a-crime-novel/


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Polly Stewart – https://www.pollystewart.com/

TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers Ink special offer!!!)

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

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 Bookshop.org’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.

Links:*

J.D. Barker – http://jdbarker.com/

Christine Daigle – https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/

JP Rindfleisch IX – https://www.jprindfleischix.com/

Kevin Tumlinson – https://www.kevintumlinson.com/

Patrick O’Donnell – https://www.copsandwriters.com/

William Landay – https://www.williamlanday.com/

TODAY’S SPONSOR: Laterpress – http://laterpress.com/

Best of BookTok – https://bestofbooktok.com/

Music by Nicorus – https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – http://www.millpondstudio.com

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – https://twitter.com/gmbrlyn

Website Design by Word & Pixel – http://wordandpixel.com/

Contact – https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.