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Revisiting Fairytales with Brandie June

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 10/13/2021

"Antoinette's Sister" Celebration Launch with Marisa Calin

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We are kicking off our series of episodes celebrating the launch of Diana's new novel, "Antoinette's Sister" -- officially out in the world TODAY! We welcome narrator Marisa Calin to discuss her experience working on this novel & audiobooks in general. Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find “Antoinette's Sister” under "Books of the Month."

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Talking History with Lori Goldstein show art Talking History with Lori Goldstein

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In this episode, Diana is joined by a special co-host, Julie Chan of as we talk with Lori Goldstein about her book; Love Theodosia, the places where history and fiction meet, and what historical fiction authors have in common with true crime investigators. Be sure to get your copy of Lori's and help support this podcast and our authors.

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Nerding Out with Genevieve Gornichec show art Nerding Out with Genevieve Gornichec

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Debut author Genevieve Gornichec discusses her novel “The Witch’s Heart.” We dive into (our favorite!) research rabbit holes about Norse mythology, what inspired Genevieve to create Angrboda’s story, creating Loki’s voice in the novel 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 Witch’s Heart” under "Featured Books."

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Telling forgotten tales with Anna Stuart show art Telling forgotten tales with Anna Stuart

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Historical fiction writer Anna Stuart discusses her latest novel, “A Letter from Pearl Harbor.” We discuss the creation of Ginny's treasure hunt for Robyn, writing in different time periods, and the history behind the novel.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find “A Letter from Pearl Harbor” under "Featured Books."

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Chatting with Jackie Lau show art Chatting with Jackie Lau

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Author Jackie Lau discusses her latest romantic comedy novel “Donut Fall in Love.” We dive into a favorite discussion of plotting vs. pantsing (writing by the seat of your pants), how Jackie approached writing comedy and what first drew Jackie into romance/romantic comedy writing.  Be sure to check out our shop on to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find “Donut Fall in Love” under "Featured Books."

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

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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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More Episodes

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.