Welcome to the fifteenth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image, an award-winning marketing agency. Joel is the author of the new book about Internet marketing Six Pixels of Separation. He also writes the widely-read blog Six Pixels of Separation, and records the long-running Six Pixels of Separation podcast.
This interview is also the inaugural episode of a new podcast that I’m starting – the Book Marketing podcast. I’ll be interviewing writers and marketers about using Internet marketing and social media marketing to market and sell books. If that sounds interesting to you, check out the Book Marketing podcast.
Welcome to the fourteenth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Brett Battles, suspense and thriller writer, and author of Shadow of Betrayal, The Deceived, and The Cleaner.
Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Carla Neggers, author of more than 50 novels of romantic suspense. Negger’s latest novel, available in bookstores now, is The Mist.
Welcome to the twelfth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Jason Starr, author of many dark crime and noir novels. Starr’s latest novels include Panic Attack and The Follower.
“This is the ultimate page-turner—a thriller that brilliantly blends psychological and physical suspense. It’s rare that you get either one in a book, but Jason Starr delivers them both in spades.” —Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Brass Verdict
“Panic Attack is that rare thing—a novel that manages to be both flat-out terrifying and completely brilliant. Jason Starr’s prose is as taut, vicious, relentless, and elegant as a jeweled hand tightening around your throat. Even as it has you gasping, you can’t help but appreciate the grip. If there is such a thing as the perfect thriller, Starr has just written it. The ending alone will have you breathing in paper bags for a week.” —Jerry Stahl, New York Times bestselling author of Permanent Midnight and Pain Killers
“Fast-moving, psychologically astute, and 100 percent chilling.” —Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Tide
Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Lee Child, New York Times bestselling writer of 13 thriller novels featuring Jack Reacher. Child’s latest novels include Gone Tomorrow and Nothing to Lose
“The ever-resourceful and vengeful Reacher takes on nearly a score of the bad guys in an exciting climax to an enthralling book…complete with cover-ups and numerous intriguing twists.”—Library Journal, starred review
“A superb New York novel…. Child grounds his hero’s hard body and hard-drive brain in believable detail, and he sets the action against a precisely described landscape.” —Booklist, starred review
“All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but only better ones deliver tight plots as well, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the author. Bestseller Child does all of that in spades…. [He] sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Welcome to the tenth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Kevin J. Anderson, the author of more than one hundred novels, 47 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has over 20 million books in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for numerous prestigious awards, including the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader’s Choice Award, the American Physics Society’s Forum Award, and New York Times Notable Book. Anderson’s latest novels include The Edge of the World (Terra Incognita), Enemies & Allies, and The Winds of Dune.
Praise for The Winds of Dune:
“Delivers solid action and will certainly satisfy.”
“This satisfying tale from Herbert’s son and Anderson follows Jessica, the mother of galactic emperor Paul Atreides. . . . Fans of the original Dune series will love seeing familiar characters, and the narrative voice smoothly evokes the elder Herbert’s style.”
Praise for the bestselling novel, Paul of Dune:
“This vital link between the first two books of the Dune saga begins immediately after the close of Dune. . . . This is good reading. . . . Standing well enough on its own for Dune novices, it goes without saying that it’s must reading for established fans.”
“Drawing on Frank Herbert’s massive body of notes, the coauthors of the new Dune series continue their expansion and illumination of the unexplored pieces of one of the genre’s most significant and powerful stories. A priority purchase for libraries of all sizes. Highly recommended.”
–Library Journal (starred review)
“Jack Wakes Up rocks! It’s a fast, smooth ride on a highway not found on any map.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Brass Verdict
“Exhilarating . . . reads like a long-lost Mickey Spillane tale as directed by Robert Rodriguez.”
—Megan Abbott, Edgar Award winning author of Queenpin
“A cold, refreshing slap of glorious mayhem that doesn’t allow you to blink until you turn the last page.”
—Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Mark
Welcome to the eighth episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Joe Lansdale, the mojo storyteller, and the author of Vanilla Ride which will be published on June 30th. You can download the podcast here, or subscribe via iTunes.
“Joe Lansdale is a master and Vanilla Ride proves it once again. Every page of this book brims with humor and character and most of all, kick ass story telling. Front to back, the satisfied smile on my face never went away.” – Michael Connelly
“Joe Lansdale is one of a kind. His Hap and Leonard novels should be read and treasured.” – James Swain, author of The Night Stalker
“Among the best fiction writers in America today, Joe Lansdale turns on the juice and cuts the damn thing loose. Enjoy the ride!” – Kinky Friedman, author of You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can’t Make Him Think
Welcome to the seventh episode of the Reading and Writing podcast featuring an interview with Warren St. John, New York Times reporter and author of the new book Outcasts United. You can download the podcast here, or subscribe via iTunes.
“If you only read one book over the next few months, it should be Outcasts United.”
—Bill Littlefield, NPR
“Not merely about soccer, St. John’s book teaches readers about the social and economic difficulties of adapting to a new culture and the challenges facing a town with a new and disparate population…This wonderful, poignant book is highly recommended…”
—Library Journal, starred review
A “richly detailed, uplifting account of a young Jordanian immigrant who created a soccer program in Georgia for young refugees from war-torn nations . . . educational and enriching.”
— Kirkus Reviews