Category Archives: Secret Library Podcast

{Secret Library Podcast} Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle writes good stories. My husband has been devouring his catalogue of novels with a singularView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Scott O’Connor teaches in my Dining Room

Yes, you read that right. On Tuesdays, Scott O’Connor shows up at my house along with a band of students. ItView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Patricia Park Trusts the Process

Patricia Park is one of the few writers I know up to taking on Jane Eyre. I’m not talking about talent. As wellView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Joe Fassler Lights the Dark

I wish I had been smart enough to come up with Joe Fassler’s book idea. As a fellow interview lover, Joe hasView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Paul McVeigh on How a Story is Born

Paul McVeigh wrote a story in an afternoon that took twenty years. How is that possible? We gather images over time,View full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Gabriela Pereira on to MFA or to DIY MFA?

Gabriela Pereira doesn’t think you NEED to get an MFA. However, need and want are two different things. An MFAView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Scott Stabile spreads Big Love

Scott Stabile has earned the right to share advice. There are many books out there that share life advice. There areView full post »

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{Secret Library Podcast} August Archive

This August, we’re taking a break. Here are some favorite episodes to enjoy in the meantime: Kim Krans from theView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Kameron Hurley on Feminism, Sci-Fi, and Crossing Genres

Kameron Hurley is a marvel. The first thing I noticed about Kameron Hurley is how incredible her laugh is. She has aView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Megan Hannum goes Draft by Draft

Megan Hannum is about to help you face your first draft without fear. Have you ever been writing away, actuallyView full post »

{Secret Library podcast} J. Ryan Stradal in the In-Between

J. Ryan Stradal’s hit novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest came out in 2015. Most often, we hear from writersView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Dal Kular on being at the beginning of writing

Dal Kular didn’t plan on becoming a novelist. After recording nearly sixty episodes of The Secret Library, IView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Wesley Brown on Dialogue, Jazz, and Fiction

I had never thought about how dialogue was like jazz until I spoke with Wesley Brown. Wesley Brown knows dialogue andView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Doree Shafrir discusses Startup and Satire.

Doree Shafrir knows Startup culture. This is immediately obvious when reading her first novel, Startup, out now andView full post »

{Secret Library Podcast} Autumn Witt Boyd demystifies the book contract.

Once you sell a book, you’re going to have to sign a book contract. Thanks to Autumn coming on the show, thisView full post »