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Revisiting Fairytales with Brandie June

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 10/13/2021

Jasmin Iolani Hakes show art Jasmin Iolani Hakes

Wine, Women and Words

We sit down with Jasmin and talk about her latest novel Hula (Now available on paperback). In this discussion we explore her research into her native Hawaiian history, the importance of Historical fiction and responsible tourism.  Get your copy here: Help support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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One Last Word with Suzanne Park show art One Last Word with Suzanne Park

Wine, Women and Words

In addition to our book chat, we talk about comedy, romance tropes, and friends ghosting. Pick up your copy here: Support our podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Jennifer J. Chow and Ill-Fated Fortune show art Jennifer J. Chow and Ill-Fated Fortune

Wine, Women and Words

Michele makes a point of reminding all of us that we are discussing fictional murder in this episode.  Jennifer talks about the surprising history of the fortune cookie; where we can learn more about plotting our fictional murder and what makes a cozy mystery. Pick up your copy of Jennifer's book here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781250323033 Jennifer's Blog: Sisters in Crime: https://www.sistersincrime.org/

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Sophie Wan and The Women of Good Fortune show art Sophie Wan and The Women of Good Fortune

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We sit down with Sophie Wan to talk about her new book The Women of Good Fortune, the challenge of writing a good heist and the importance of having a good team behind you. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781525804304

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Gareth Brown show art Gareth Brown

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Diana gets to sit down and chat with author Gareth Brown about The Book of Doors. We discuss the importance of first lines, writing during the pandemic and how to write the best book you can. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-book-of-doors-gareth-brown/20297550?ean=9780063323988

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Paulette Kennedy show art Paulette Kennedy

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We chat with Paulette Kennedy about her latest book, The Devil and Mrs. Davenport. Diana and Paulette talk about their shared fundamentalist past, agency, and we get a stark reminder that the 90s was more that 10 years ago. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781662514883

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Chanel Cleeton and House on Biscayne Bay show art Chanel Cleeton and House on Biscayne Bay

Wine, Women and Words

We chat with Chanel about her upcoming book House on Biscayne Bay, along with some of the history of that time-period. Diana and Chanel fangirl over the Scrivener drafting program and our current favorite book series. Pre-order your copy of The House on Biscayne Bay here: Help support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Rita Woods and The Last Dreamwalker show art Rita Woods and The Last Dreamwalker

Wine, Women and Words

We are chatting with Rita Woods about her most recent book, The Last Dreamwalker. In addition to having a mini writer's workshop, we discuss the Gula culture and it's influence on the book.  Pick up your copy here: Help support Wine, Women and Words: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781250805621

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Kristina Forest and The Partner Plot show art Kristina Forest and The Partner Plot

Wine, Women and Words

We chat with Kristina Forest about her new novel The Partner Plot and our own take on what comes first the character or the plot. Pick up your copy here: Help support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Seressia Glass and Seressia Glass and "Game On"

Wine, Women and Words

While chatting with Seressia Glass about her novel Game On, we touch on the racism and sexism in the gaming industry. We talk about tropes in romance and why only writers understand the phrase, "My characters talk to me." Get your copy of Game On here: Wine, Women and Words is a listener supported podcast, please consider buying us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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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 Bookshop.org 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.