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Mike Lenz (11/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #71

Mike Lenz (11/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #71

November 14, 2020

Charlie chats with audiobook reader Mike Lenz about how Mike made the move from running a pharmacy and being a mayor to having a career as a voice over artist. Mike recorded Charlie's novel Escaping Dreamland, and they discuss the process of recording an audiobook, the relationship between author and reader, and all the elements of writing—from punctuation to pacing—that a good audiobook narrator is tuned into.

Bryan Washington (11/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #70

Bryan Washington (11/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #70

October 31, 2020

Debut novelist Bryan Washington stops by (via Zoom) to chat with Charlie about Bryan's new novel Memorial. They discuss racism, cultural diversity, the city of Houston, queer literature, and more.

Dean Koontz (10/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #69

Dean Koontz (10/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #69

October 14, 2020

Charlie talks with internationally bestselling author Dean Koontz about his new thriller, Elsewhere. They discuss science, parallel universes, imagination, the discipline of the writer. character development, and more.

Rudy Ruiz (10/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #68

Rudy Ruiz (10/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #68

September 29, 2020

Charlie talks with debut author Rudy Ruiz about his novel The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez. They discuss the bi-cultural nature of the US/Mexico border, magical realism, the Spanish language, Fulgencio as tragic hero, and much more.

Modern Mrs. Darcy/Charlie Lovett (Escaping Dreamland) 9/19/2020 Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #67

Modern Mrs. Darcy/Charlie Lovett (Escaping Dreamland) 9/19/2020 Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #67

September 14, 2020

Anne Bogel (a.k.a. The Modern Mrs. Darcy) guest hosts to interview Charlie about his new novel Escaping Dreamland. They discuss the power of stories, the truth behind The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, researching historical New York City and much more. And, for the first time, Charlie himself is subjected to the "ten questions"!

Henry Winkler (9/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #66

Henry Winkler (9/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #66

August 31, 2020

Charlie talks with film and television actor Henry Winkler about his enormously successful books for children, including the Hank Zipzer series. Winkler, though his books and personal appearances, is an advocate for children with dyslexia and learning differences and he and Charlie discuss the challenges of living with dyslexia, the importance of education and parent support, and Charlie's alma mater Summit School, which has had special programs for students with learning differences since the 1950s.

Kevin Kwan (8/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #65

Kevin Kwan (8/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #65

July 31, 2020

Charlie talks with the Crazy Rich Asians author about his new book, Sex and Vanity. They discuss the influences of islands like Capri, Manhattan, and Long Island; the world of the super-rich; the relationship between wealth, art, and beauty; the novels of E. M. Forster as a precursor to Kwan's work, and the joy of Italian food.

Steven Wright (7/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #64

Steven Wright (7/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #64

July 15, 2020

Charlie talks with Steven Wright about his book The Coyotes of Carthage, a novel of American political scheming. They discuss not just politics and voting rights and collateral damage wrought by the criminal justice system but also race and writing. How does a novel written more than a year ago take on new relevance in the current political climate, the pandemic, and the wake of the BLM movement? Tune in to find out.

Steven Rowley (7/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #63

Steven Rowley (7/1/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #63

June 30, 2020

Charlie talks with Steven Rowley, author of The Editor, a novel in which a young man sells his first novel and discovers that his editor of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. They discuss writing historical figures as characters, researching an intensely private person, autobiographical fiction, the challenges of recent historical fiction, and of course much about the former first lady herself.

Benjamin Taylor (6/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #62

Benjamin Taylor (6/15/2020) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #62

June 14, 2020

Charlie talks with Ben Taylor, author of the deeply personal and meditative Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth. Taylor talks of his relationship with one of the great American novelist of the past half century and the conversation covers the nature of memoirs and novels, the place of humor in Roth's life and works, the heyday of the celebrity author, the manipulation of "reality" to create art, and more. IWS also launches its new affiliation with audiobook platform Libro.fm. For a special 3 for 1 offer and to support Bookmarks or your local indie with you audiobook purchases click here.

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