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Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 01/08/2020

Contemporary & Classics with Eden Appiah-Kubi  show art Contemporary & Classics with Eden Appiah-Kubi

Wine, Women and Words

Author Eden Appiah-Kubi joins the show to discuss her debut novel, "The Bennett Women" -- a contemporary take on Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice." We discuss the inspiration behind the novel, building a new world within the framework of Austen's classic and much more!  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Bennett Women" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Music, Playlists and Writing with Alyssa Palombo show art Music, Playlists and Writing with Alyssa Palombo

Wine, Women and Words

Author Alyssa Palombo returns to the show to discuss her latest novel, "Heavy Metal Symphony." We discuss how music influences and inspires both Alyssa as a writer and Ava, the protagonist of her novel. We also touch on the differences of writing locations you've lived in vs. locations you research/visit -- and more! to purchase your copy of Alyssa's book, "Heavy Metal Symphony"!  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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"The Accidental Suffragist" with Galia Gichon

Wine, Women and Words

Galia Gichon joins the show to discuss her debut novel, "The Accidental Suffragist". We discuss the history and women behind her novel, which character was the most challenging for her to write, and why she chose the time period she did in which to set her novel -- and much more. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Accidental Suffragist" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Revisiting Fairytales with Brandie June show art Revisiting Fairytales with Brandie June

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Brandie June joins us to discuss "Gold Spun," her debut novel. We chat about fairytale retellings and origin stories, what inspired her to reimagine the Rumpelstiltskin and the writing process behind giving a new spin on a classic tale.  We also introduce our October book of the month "Feral Creatures."  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Gold Spun" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Chatting with Steven Rowley show art Chatting with Steven Rowley

Wine, Women and Words

Author Steven Rowley joins us for a discussion about "The Guncle," his latest novel. We dive into character development, the creation of the audiobook and weaving humor into characters -- and so much more. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Guncle" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Digging into Digging into "The Collector's Daughter" with Gill Paul

Wine, Women and Words

Gill Paul joins us to discuss her novel "The Collector's Daughter" (our September book of the month) and we spend a nerd-tastic hour diving into the history of the novel, the challenges of creating the perfect opening chapter and even a couple of Gill's other leading ladies.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Revisiting Revisiting "The Nature of Witches" with Rachel Griffin

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We join Rachel Griffin and journey back to our August book of the month to discuss "The Nature of Witches." We touch on her research behind the novel, the magic of revision and how the story initially started versus the final product.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Nature of Witches" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Unpacking Unpacking "Radar Girls" with Sara Ackerman

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Sara Ackerman discusses her latest novel,"Radar Girls." We discuss the real-life inspiration behind the novel, her writing process with a new novel and how she approached creating her cast of supporting characters. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Radar Girls" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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An evening with Suzanne Park show art An evening with Suzanne Park

Wine, Women and Words

Author Suzanne Park discusses her latest novel, "So We Meet Again" and we dive into a range of topics, including writing food/cooking scenes into novels to family recipes to finding inspiration in random, every day moments.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "So We Meet Again" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Short stories with Linda Feyder show art Short stories with Linda Feyder

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Debut author Linda Feyder discusses all things "All's Fair and Other California Stories," her collection of short stories, from the evolution of her title to how she approaches capturing a moment in a short story.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "All's Fair and Other California Stories" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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