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Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, talks to writers of all genres about the books we write and the lives we lead, and how these two are one in the same.

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Bill welcomes novelist Susan Zurenda back to the show. Susan Beckham Zurenda taught English for 33 years on the college level and at the high school level to AP students. Her debut novel, Bells for Eli (Mercer University Press, March 2020;... more

Bill welcomes essayist, coach, and teacher Estelle Erasmus to the show. Estelle is a professor of writing at New York University, the host of the Freelance Writing Direct podcast, and former ?All About the Pitch? columnist for Writer's... more

Bill welcomes debut novelist Teresa H. Janssen to the show. Teresa's essays, poetry, and short fiction have appeared in a variety of journals, including Zyzzyva, Catamaran, Chautauqua, and in the anthologies Art in the Time of Unbearable... more

Bill welcomes debut novelist Elaine Roth to the show. Elaine is a New Jersey based author who writes about young widowhood, grief, and dating as a solo parent. Her work has appeared on HuffPost, Refinery29, Modern Loss, and... more

Bill welcomes celebrated novelist Jonathan Evison back to the show. Jonathan is the author of the novels Small World; All About Lulu; West of Here; The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving; This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!; Lawn Boy;... more

Bill welcomes bestselling novelist Tess Gerritsen back to the show. Tess has written thirty books that have been published in forty countries and sold more than 40 million copies. Many of her novels have been top 3 bestsellers in the... more

Bill welcomes memoirist Jessica Hendry Nelson to the show. Jessica is the author of Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief, which was selected as the winner of the AWP Sue William Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir If... more

Bill welcomes historical novelist Christine Wells to the show. Christine writes historical fiction featuring strong, fascinating women. From early childhood, she drank in her father's tales about the true stories behind popular nursery rhymes... more

Bill welcomes co-authors Chris Bachelder and Jennifer Habel to the show. Chris Bachelder is the author of four novels, including The Throwback Special, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Terry Southern Prize for Humor.... more

Bill welcomes author Robert McKean to the show. Populating ROBERT MCKEAN'S novels and stories are some five hundred characters, steelworkers and bankers, doctors and jewelers, teachers and librarians, lawyers and... more

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