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Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 01/08/2020

Visiting with Simone de Muñoz show art Visiting with Simone de Muñoz

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Simone de Muñoz discusses all things "Manflu," her debut novel, with Michele and guest co-host and author Kaia Alderson ("Sisters in Arms"), from her research to her "moments of joy" of bringing it into the world.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Manflu" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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One-on-One with Kim Hooper show art One-on-One with Kim Hooper

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Kim Hooper discusses her latest book, "No Hiding in Boise," from the title development and audiobook to character voices and creating plot twists (but we don't give any away)! Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "No Hiding in Boise" 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 Laurell K. Hamilton show art An Evening with Laurell K. Hamilton

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Laurell K. Hamilton discusses "A Terrible Fall of Angels," the first book in her newest series. We dive into some of her research while preparing to write this novel and the challenge of naming characters among 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 Terrible Fall of Angels" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Chatting with Whitney Otto show art Chatting with Whitney Otto

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Author Whitney Otto joins the show to discuss her latest book "Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography through Other Lives" and we discuss the inspiration for this collection of essays, some of the women featured in the book and Whitney's experience writing this autobiography. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography through Other Lives" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Chatting with Carrie Callaghan show art Chatting with Carrie Callaghan

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Author Carrie Callaghan joins the show to discuss her latest novel, "Salt the Snow" and we dive into the real life of her main character, Millie Bennett and the letters Carrie was able to read during her research written by Millie herself.  We also begin our discussion of our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" by Gill Paul.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Salt the Snow" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Collector's Daughter" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Exploring research rabbit holes with Ella Carey show art Exploring research rabbit holes with Ella Carey

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Ella Carey joins us to discuss her latest novel, "The Lost Girl of Berlin" and we dive down several research rabbit holes from some of the plot lines in the novel. Ella also shares her experiences as a mentor to other writers.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Lost Girl of Berlin" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Nature of Witches" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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A discussion with Tami Charles show art A discussion with Tami Charles

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Tami Charles joins the show to discuss her newest novel, "Muted." We chat about her decision to write the novel in verse and getting into her main character's head while writing -- among other things. We continue our discussion on our book of the month, "The Nature of Witches" by Rachel Griffin.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Muted" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Nature of Witches" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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A memoirist's journey with Barbara Clarke show art A memoirist's journey with Barbara Clarke

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Barbara Clarke joins us to discuss her latest memoir, "The Red Kitchen," which explores her family as she grew up. We discuss her journey to becoming a memoirist and her experiences since sharing her story with readers.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "The Red Kitchen" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Nature of Witches" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Rom-Coms, Shakespeare and Romances with Melonie Johnson show art Rom-Coms, Shakespeare and Romances with Melonie Johnson

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Author Melonie Johnson returns to the show and we dive into rom-coms, Shakespeare and romance novels while we discuss her newest book "Too Good to Be Real." *Beware: A non-main storyline spoiler may pop up in conversation.* Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Too Good to Be Real" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "The Nature of Witches" in our 'Book of the Month' shop. 

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Discussing Discussing "In All Good Faith" with Liza Nash Taylor

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Liza Nash Taylor discusses "In All Good Faith," the stand-alone sequel to her debut novel "Etiquette for Runaways." We dive into the Great Depression and the inspiration for Dorrit's character as well as May's character development for this novel. We even nerd out about Nancy Drew for a minute or two.  Diana and Michele launch their book of the month discussion about "The Nature of Witches" by Rachel Griffin.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "In All Good Faith" under "Featured Books;" our book of the...

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