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EpisodeEpisode 231 — From Batman to thrillers, how working in comics has influenced NYT bestseller Gregg Hurwitz.

Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including science fiction authors being excluded from the Hugo Awards for fear of offending China, how romance bookstores took over America, and OpenAI Sora. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Gregg Hurwitz!

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 24 thrillers including the Orphan X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for AWA (including the critically acclaimed anthology NewThink), DC, and Marvel, and poetry. Currently, Gregg is actively working against polarization in politics and culture. To that end, he’s penned op eds for The Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, The Bulwark and others, and has produced several hundred commercials which got over a hundred million views on digital TV platforms. He also helped write the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.


Check It Out!

Lone Wolf: https://www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Orphan-Novel/dp/1250871735

Hugo Awards Controversy: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/17/books/booksupdate/hugo-awards-china.html

Sexily ever after – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/feb/14/romance-bookstores-across-us

OpenAI Sora – https://openai.com/sora


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/⁠⁠⁠

Jena Brown – https://www.⁠⁠⁠jenabrownwrites.com

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

Gregg Hurwitz – https://gregghurwitz.net/


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Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

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Join hosts J.D. Barker and Christine Daigle, along with JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell, as they discuss a wide array of publishing topics, including how allowances for machine learning have made their way into publishing contracts. Then stick around as Christine chats with NYT bestselling author and screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz.

GREGG HURWITZ is the internationally bestselling author of 23 thrillers, including the Orphan X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for AWA, DC, and Marvel, and political and culture pieces for The Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, and others. [source: https://gregghurwitz.net/] The latest novel in his Orphan X series, The Last Orphan, releases tomorrow, February 14, wherever books are sold.

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/

Gregg Hurwitz – https://gregghurwitz.net/

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

Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – https://twitter.com/gmbrlyn

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

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

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Writing Complicated Characters with NYT Bestseller Gregg Hurwitz

Bestseller Gregg Hurwitz knows the importance of writing complicated characters. By blurring the lines of good and evil, choosing to write protagonists and antagonists rather than heroes and villains, and incorporating complex moral dilemmas into his plots, he creates characters whose moral vagueness is both interesting and relatable. Gregg is an international bestselling author well known for his Orphan X thriller series and for his role as co-president of International Thriller Writers. To order his latest Orphan X novel, Dark Horse, follow the link below.

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