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Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 01/08/2020

Codes & History with Amy Butler Greenfield show art Codes & History with Amy Butler Greenfield

Wine, Women and Words

Amy Butler Greenfield discusses her biography "The Woman All Spies Fear" about renowned cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman. We dive into Amy's approach to writing non-fiction, Elizebeth's incredible life & just nerd out on writing & history. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Woman All Spies Fear" under "Featured Books." 

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Spoilers with Gabriella Saab show art Spoilers with Gabriella Saab

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Gabriella Saab returns to discuss all the *SPOILERS* in her debut novel "The Last Checkmate." We chatted with her earlier this month and just had to invite her back to unpack all the spoilers. for our first interview with her.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Last Checkmate" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Hanging out with Sophie Kinsella show art Hanging out with Sophie Kinsella

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Sophie Kinsella joins to unpack "The Party Crasher" in our *SPOILER-FILLED* book of the month discussion. We dive into characters, writing within a constrained timeline and so much more (with a *lot* of laughs)!  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Gin & Air Conditioning with Karin Tanabe show art Gin & Air Conditioning with Karin Tanabe

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Author Karin Tanabe discusses her latest novel "A Woman of Intelligence" and we dive into the inspiration behind main character Katharina's story, the research that went into creating the mood of New York City at the end of WWII and so, 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 "A Woman of Intelligence" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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An evening on writing with Jule Selbo show art An evening on writing with Jule Selbo

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Author Jule Selbo discusses her latest novel, "10 Days." We chat about how her experience in Hollywood as a screenwriter helped shape her as a fiction writer, the inspiration behind her heroine -- Dee Rommel -- and we dive into her other novels as well.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "10 Days" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.    

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Reimagining Holmes's World with Sherry Thomas show art Reimagining Holmes's World with Sherry Thomas

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Author Sherry Thomas discusses "Miss Moriarty, I Presume?" -- the latest installation in her "Lady Sherlock Series." We explore her inspiration in creating Charlotte Holmes and venture into the development of the series itself.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Miss Moriary, I Presume?" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Chatting with Nicola Harrison show art Chatting with Nicola Harrison

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We dive into the end of the Roaring '20s with author Nicola Harrison to discuss her latest novel, "The Show Girl." We discuss the Ziegfeld Follies, the fashion and the Lost Generation...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 Show Girl" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Party Crasher" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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Fangirling with Gabriella Saab show art Fangirling with Gabriella Saab

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Debut author Gabriella Saab joins us for a fangirl session over her WWII historical fiction novel "The Last Checkmate." We discuss chess, research, the audiobook -- and had so much fun, we invited her back for a spoiler-filled episode at the end of the month! Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Last Checkmate" under "Featured Books." 

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

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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

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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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