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Episode 101: Interview with Hayley Scrivenor author of Dirt Creek



“I’m very interested in how we define ourselves to other people…” so says  author Hayler Scrivenor about her amazing debut Dirt Creek. Dirt Creek is a suspenseful police procedural about a missing girl that takes place in a very small, rural, Australian town and it is riveting stuff!

For this episode we talk about the origin story of Dirt Creek, what Hayley is working on next, we even discuss Iced Vovos, TimTams, Twisties, and other Australian confections.

I was so fortunate to once again join forces with Cindy Burnett host of Thoughts From a Page podcast, to bring you this special episode and we just had a blast. Thank you Cindy, and thank you so much Hayley!

Hayley Scrivenor recommends: A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara; The Year of the Horses by Courtney Maum


Episode 95 : Interview with Nina LaCour, author of Yerba Buena



Here’s what’s being said about the debut adult fiction novel, Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour:

“A love story for our time.” ―Tara Conklin, bestselling author of The Last Romantics

“This book is a precious thing.” ―Casey McQuiston, bestselling author of One Last Stop.

I mean these reviews for Yerba Buena are so true, I needed to include both of them!  This lush and lyrical queer love story gave me such joy and hope that when I was finished, I went right back and read it again. For this episode, Nina spoke about writing her first adult fiction novel, writing that book during lock down, her inspiration and more. Thank you so much for joining me Nina LaCour, Yerba Buena is such a special book! I loved this interview…

Nina LaCour recommends We Do What We Do in the Dark by Michelle Hart; and Memorial by Bryan Washington 

Click here to reserve all Nina LaCour titles!


Episode 86: S.A. Barnes author of Dead Silence



“While I was writing this book, I had the worst nightmares…”                                                                                  ~ S.A. Barnes about her science fiction horror book, DEAD SILENCE.

In DEAD SILENCE, the crew of the LINA respond to a distress signal in space and it’s from a space liner that has been missing for twenty years…oof, hold onto your hats folks. Think Titanic meets Event Horizon. Yikes!

S.A. Barnes talks about the book, corporate greed, the Titanic, and this fascinating genre. Thank you so much Stacey, this was great…

S.A. Barnes recommends: Dead Space, and Salvation Day: both by Kali Wallace; Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo; The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood.

Carol Ann recommends: Providence by Max Barry; The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling.


Episode 82 : Interview with Edward Ashton author of MICKEY7



The Martian meets Dark Matter in Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place.

I sat down with Ed Ashton in November of 2021 to talk about his fabulous third novel, Mickey7. We talked about the Ship of Theseus, quantum physics, and yes, even some Cthulhu. He also mentioned that Mickey7 has been optioned by Plan B Entertainment with quite the stellar director and lead actor.  Do not miss his website which has Ashton’s many short stories and please do not miss this terrific novel.

Great big thanks to Ed, I had a blast!

Edward Ashton recommends: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie; and Shakespeare’s Planet by Clifford D. Simak  

Ed & Carol Ann both recommend, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @edwardashtonwriting