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"The Unquiet Dead" with Stacie Murphy

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 09/28/2022

"They Come at Knight" with Yasmin Angoe

Wine, Women and Words

Author Yasmin Angoe joins Diana and guest co-host Alex Kiester to discuss her latest novel "They Come at Knight," the second installation of her Nena Knight series. They discuss the inspiration behind the novel, the family and friend resources Yasmin used in the research process for her novel, continuing these characters' stories from the first 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  "They Come at Knight" under 'Featured Books' and our November title, "The Ways We Hide" by Kristina McMorris...

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"Reluctant Immortals" with Gwendolyn Kiste

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Author Gwendolyn Kiste joins Diana and guest co-host Alyssa Palombo to discuss her latest novel, "Reluctant Immortals." They dive into reinventing classic characters (Lucy from Dracula and Bertha from Jane Eyre, in this case), creating female friendships in the novel, the California history featured in the 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  "Reluctant Immortals" under 'Featured Books' and our November title, "The Ways We Hide" by Kristina McMorris in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"The Witch & the Tsar" with Olesya Salnikova Gilmore

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**CAUTION: SPOILERS**   We chat with Olesya Salnikova Gilmore joins us to discuss our October Book of the Month (and her debut novel!) "The Witch & the Tsar." We dive into the debut novel experience, the history and lore behind the novel, Olesya's experience weaving the two together into her story -- 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 Witch & the Tsar" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.  

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"Coming Apart" with Karen Heenan

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Historical fiction author Karen Heenan joins us to discuss her latest novel "Coming Apart," a story of two sisters set during the Great Depression. We dive into shifting writing styles to a different period of history, Karen's experience exploring the complexities of the sisters' relationships 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  "Coming Apart" under 'Featured Books' and our October title, "The Witch & the Tsar" by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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"Curse Undone" with Brandie June

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Author Brandie June returns to discuss "Curse Undone" the second book in her "Gold Spun" duology. We dive into sparkly cocktails, Brandie's experience building her own world in book two for the faerie realm versus working with the scaffolding of a fairytale in book one, Brandie's idea of a reverse outline 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  "Curse Undone" under 'Featured Books' and our October title, "The Witch & the Tsar" by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Exploring Hidden Palaces with Helene Wecker show art Exploring Hidden Palaces with Helene Wecker

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We get to talk with Helene Wecker about both The Golem and the Jinni and Hidden Palaces. Diana and Helene commiserate over historical fiction woes and Helene's science fiction influences.  Get your copy of and at our bookshop.  

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Exploring a Mind for Murder with Daniella Bernett show art Exploring a Mind for Murder with Daniella Bernett

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Join us as we chat with Daniella Bernett about setting, plotting our books and more!   Be sure to get your copy of A Mind for Murder

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"The Unquiet Dead" with Stacie Murphy

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Stacie Murphy returns to the show to discuss "The Unquiet Dead," the next adventure of Amelia and Jonas (the characters from her debut novel "A Deadly Fortune"). We discuss the agent-author relationship, Stacie's experience working with a sensitivty reader, expanding her characters' world in book two 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 Unquiet Dead" under 'Featured Books' and our September title, "The Hidden Palace" by Helene Wecker in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Traveling Through History with Kim Taylor Blakemore show art Traveling Through History with Kim Taylor Blakemore

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Have you ever wondered what the little yellow person is on google maps? Well with the help of Kim Taylor Blakemore we find out. Kim isn't just here to shed light on a google mystery, she returns to the show to talk about her latest book, The Deception, and how to do setting research without leaving your home.   Pick up your copy of Deception .

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"The Book Eaters" with Sunyi Dean

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***CAUTION: SPOILERS*** We welcome Sunyi Dean for our August Book of the Month episode to unpack all things "The Book Eaters." We discussed the inspiration behind the novel, how Sunyi created taste descriptions for the books her characters ate in the story, what the story initially began as 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 our August title, "The Book Eaters" by Sunyi Dean in our 'Book of the Month' shop.

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Stacie Murphy returns to the show to discuss "The Unquiet Dead," the next adventure of Amelia and Jonas (the characters from her debut novel "A Deadly Fortune"). We discuss the agent-author relationship, Stacie's experience working with a sensitivty reader, expanding her characters' world in book two and much more!

Be sure to check out our shop on Bookshop.org to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find  "The Unquiet Dead" under 'Featured Books' and our September title, "The Hidden Palace" by Helene Wecker in our 'Book of the Month' shop.