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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, reviewer and blogger. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I've also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance an ...
 
In the uncertain times in which we are living, reading has become a welcome refuge for many. Although even the most ardent reader can be stuck for inspiration. Each week Rick O'Shea will point you towards books and authors you may not have considered. Expect conversation, reports, recommendations and the ever popular Book Club slot where one of the nation's book groups quizzes a writer whose work they have read for one of their recent meetings.
 
Open Stacks brings you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on subjects as eclectic as the books on our shelves, from under-the-radar debates in the academy to pressing contemporary social issues, and from bestselling works of fiction to avant-garde poetics. Recorded live at Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Open Stacks invites listeners to sit in on the kind of candid discussions and lively debates made possible by the participation of readers in a public space, wi ...
 
Football Nation™ connects NFL and College football fans with exciting and engaging content, statistics, products, games and competitions while connecting brand advertisers to football fans in creative and engaging ways. The Football Nation family of websites is widely recognized as leaders and innovators. FootballNation.com is the hub of the Football Nation universe, where cutting-edge thoughts, opinions, and expert advice from thousands of writers are published daily, giving our readers exp ...
 
Good Advice with Sherry Shone - Voted one of the top best Tarot Podcasts by FM Podcasting network. I'm on hiatus while I focus on my video and business but please check out the archives and I'll be back in six months!! Hi! I’m a professional Tarot Reader, Intuitive Coach and the self proclaimed Shot to Your Ambition! Each week I’ll Shone you Right with a weekly Shiny Shot, a broad range of topics (Metaphysics, my favorite foods, celebrities and more), and Good Advice with a Shiny Spin. I'm g ...
 
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Fíona Scarlett talks about the surprising moment of inspiration for her debut novel ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Aifric O’Connell has some very useful ‘tips and recs’ for getting back into the habit of reading. The Bookmarks Book Club in Dublin have several questions for Conor O’Clery about ‘The Shoemaker and his Daughter’ and other things besides.…
 
Mia P. Manansala (she/her) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrastibaking, playing JRPGs and dating sims,... The post MTTA …
 
This week we're learning how to pare down our belongings and embrace the freeing feeling of a minimalist lifestyle with help from author and advocate Christine Platt (aka The Afrominimalist). Listen to hear Christine's brilliant tips on how to start decluttering without overwhelming yourself, how to parent with a minimalist lifestyle, and why the f…
 
Not one to make life easy for himself, Jon McGregor set about trying to write interestingly about the vast, white and relatively featureless landscape of Antarctica. Breda Brown investigates the growth in ‘Northern Noir’. 'Reading Between the Wines' book club have questions for Catriona Ward, author of 'The Last House on Needless Street'.…
 
Clare Whitfield is a UK based writer. She has been a dancer, copywriter, amateur fire breather, buyer and mediocre weightlifter. People of Abandoned Character is her first novel.. It’s a historical crime thriller set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper’s hunting ground in Victorian London and told from a woman’s perspective who believes her... …
 
This week we’re learning about the ins and outs of negotiation. We’ll find out how to get someone to “yes” when they’re all about “no”; when and how the robots are going to negotiate for us; and what to do to get the raise you deserve. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@lifeha…
 
With Nomadland the film getting all the plaudits we speak to investigative journalist Jessica Bruder who wrote the original book detailing the lives of these modern economic nomads. John Boyne answers questions from the Bafllrs Book Club about his novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies' and Aifric O'Connell takes a look at dystopian fiction.…
 
W.A. Winter is the pen name of William Swanson, a Minneapolis journalist and true crime expert. Swanson is the author of three true-crime books: Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson, Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett, and Stolen from the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper. Under his pen name W.A. Winter,... The post MTT…
 
In this episode we’re talking about the lost art of conversation-making. Joining us is podcaster and raconteur Ken Plume, who has conducted extensive interviews with the likes of Mel Brooks and John Cleese. We discuss how Ken got his start feeling comfortable talking to just about anyone, how he handles the awkwardness of a cocktail party (hint: it…
 
Max Porter talks about The Death of Francis Bacon. Dr Aoife Bhreatnach is reading Ireland's formerly banned books to hunt out the filth, the muck and the downright indecent. Joseph O’Connor answers questions from the Charlie Byrne’s Book Club in Galway city about his novel Shadowplay.על ידי RTÉ Radio 1
 
Amazon best-selling author Frank H Jordan was born in Western Australia and now lives in central Queensland with his author wife, Alicia Hope who is also an author. Trained in martial arts, and an ex-weekend warrior (Army reservist) with the Australian Defence Force, Frank showcases his interests in combat and all things military in the... The post…
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones writes dark, edgy fiction to include the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series and her latest book, the crime thriller THE POET is now avaialble. THE POET, follows Samantha Jazz, the lead detective on the case of a violent serial killer dubbed “The Poet.” It’s... The post MTTA: 143: Lisa…
 
This week we chat with productivity legend David Allen about GTD, his gold-standard time management philosophy. Lifehacker staffers share their productivity secrets as well. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@lifehacker.com. We want to hear from you!…
 
Louise Kennedy reflects on rave reviews and being an inspiration for other women who have come to writing later in life. Catherine Ryan Howard says that crime fiction has no obligation to reality. Emer McLysaght answers questions (on behalf of Sarah Breen and herself) about Oh My God What A Complete Aisling!…
 
Michael Kaufman, PhD, is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. As an advisor, activist, and keynote speaker, he has developed innovative approaches to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and positively transforming men’s lives. Over the past four decades his work with the United Nations, governments, non-governmental organiza…
 
Brett Godfrey is a lawyer, engineer, pilot, and author of BLACK SUNRISE, a new techno thriller suspense novel that is becoming a sensation in its niche. Brett’s has a fascinating background and life experiences that have provided him with unique insight and knowledge regarding what keeps Americans up at night and has been been able... The post MTTA…
 
This week we're improving on our marketing skills with help from entrepreneur and marketing expert Seth Godin. Listen to hear Seth's insightful tips on the mentality we should have when it comes to our marketing strategy, finding your audience, and the common mistakes to avoid when starting to market your business. Seth is the bestselling author of…
 
Excited to have bestselling author Peter May back on the podcast (here is the first interview). Peter May was born in Glasgow, but now lives in France, where his books have won several awards and he has a large following of fans. He’s sold more than five million books worldswide. His latest book, The Night Gate,... The post MTTA 140: Peter May appe…
 
This week we're solving our boundary issues with help from therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab. Nedra is the New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself, and she joins us this week to talk about how we can learn to recognize when our own boundaries have been crossed, and how to approach setting healthy …
 
I’m thrilled to welcome back the legandary author, Dean Koontz back to the podcast. Dean Koontz is the interantioally known bestselling author of thriller and suspense novels; although it’s hard to pin him down, genre-wise, since he popularized mishmasing genres much to publishers chagrin. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold... …
 
Ever find yourself in an anxiety spiral, ruminating over things that stress you out? If so, you're in luck because this week we're learning how to better control that voice in our heads with help from psychologist Ethan Kross. Ethan is a professor at the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and Ross School of Business, and is one of the w…
 
James Rosone started a military career in the Army National Guard as a communications specialist and forward observer for a self-propelled artillery unit. He later joined the U.S. Air Force, becoming an interrogator during 2007 Iraq War troop surge. He has over 2,000 hours of experience interrogating Al Qaeda prisoners. After 10 years of service...…
 
On this episode of The Upgrade, we're tackling debt. Crippling, anxiety-inducing debt. It can be hard to know where to start when facing such a heavy burden. Fortunately, we got some help. First, hear Lifehacker staff writer Lisa Rowan answer Upgrade listener and Lifehacker reader-submitted questions about credit cards. Then, we're joined once agai…
 
Tim is from Louisiana and has lived all over Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago, and Milan, Italy where the inspiration for The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle began. He’s probably the only bartender to have worked in the French Quarter of New Orealns, San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and the Navy Pier in... The post MTTA 13…
 
This week we're learning how to embrace being a beginner again (and why we should) with help from journalist Tom Vanderbilt. Tom is the best-selling author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), and You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice, and his latest book is Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power o…
 
Dana Stabenow is an author of science fiction, mystery/crime fiction, suspense/thriller, and historical adventure novels. Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first science fiction novel, Second Star,... Th…
 
Michael Pollan has been writing about the intersection of nature and culture for over 30 years. He may be best known as the guy who summed up his principles for eating thusly: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." He is the author of several books, including In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire. His latest book is…
 
#1 NYT bestselling author Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, THE GRAY MAN, was published in 2009 and became a national bestseller and a highly sought-after Hollywood property. Ten subsequent Gray Man novels have been released to date, including his latest, RELENTLESS. Mark is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of se…
 
This week we're speaking with the ever-inspiring Anne Lamott—progressive political activist, writer, and bestselling author of such books as Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions. Anne's latest book is called Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage, and she joins us this week to talk about how we can find hope, even in the m…
 
Sebastian Fitzek is one of Europe’s most successful authors of psychological thrillers. His books have sold 12 million copies, been translated into more than twenty-four languages and are the basis for international cinema and theatre adaptations. His latest book, PASSENGER 23 was published on Feburary 4th. It’s a terryfying thriller about a cruise…
 
This week we're fine-tuning our instruments with help from Hollywood vocal coach, Denise Woods. Denise has been a professional vocal and dialect coach for over 20 years and has worked with stars like Will Smith, Halle Berry, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain, and Mahershala Ali. Listen to hear Denise gives tips on how to nix the bad habits of the “ums…
 
PAUL VIDICH’S fourth novel, The Mercenary, is forthcoming from Pegasus Books in February 2021. His debut novel, An Honorable Man, was selected by Publisher’s Weekly as a Top 10 Mystery and Thriller in 2016. It was followed the next year by The Good Assassin. Both books were published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books, an imprint of... The post MTTA 133:…
 
This week we're learning how to tackle the notorious challenge of dating with help from Logan Ury—Director of Relationship Science at Hinge and author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love. Listen to hear Logan talk about what we so often get wrong about what makes someone a good match, how we're…
 
Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, including national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series,…
 
It goes without saying that this pandemic has had a huge impact on our mental health. So this week, we sit down with The Happiness Lab's Dr. Laurie Santos to learn some of the science-backed strategies we can use to help us cope, and even find some happiness. Dr. Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. S…
 
Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 22 thrillers including the ORPHAN X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for DC and Marvel, and politic…
 
This week we're learning how to land a new job in a challenging economy, with personal finance expert (and friend of The Upgrade) Ramit Sethi. Listen to hear Ramit's tips on writing a great resume and cover letter, how to get clear on what your dream job actually is, and how to negotiate even when you don't think you have leverage. Ramit is the aut…
 
After a long career in business that gave him the opportunity to travel to all but one continent and countless countries around the globe, David decided to write his first novel, Deliberate Duplicity. He lives in Illinois with his wife. When he’s not writing, he spends as much time as possible with his wife and... The post MTTA 130: David Rohlfing …
 
This week we're learning about the tools and tech we need to upgrade our lives in 2021. Helping us are Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly—hosts of the Cool Tools podcast and the Cool Tools blog. Listen to hear Mark and Kevin's recommendations for what to get for the best work from home experience, their favorite new tech from 2020, and what they exp…
 
Edwin is the Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author of Little Comfort, The Missing Ones, and Watch Her. He was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and spent most of his childhood obsessing over The Famous Five, Agatha Christie, and somehow finding a way into C.S. Lewis’s wardrobe. His parents were fond of taking his sister and him... The post MTTA 12…
 
This week we're learning about hypnosis, the placebo effect, and the ways we can use the power of suggestion to our advantage with help from science journalist Erik Vance. Listen to hear Erik discuss how the placebo effect works, the ways in which we may be able to use hypnosis to help us with various ailments and issues, and why the power of sugge…
 
Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She's the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She's here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way. You can find the show notes and all e…
 
Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of 50 books including the bestselling and critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series. A few years ago, Jon took over the MURDER, SHE WROTE book series based on the hit CBS television show starring Angela Lansbury. He reenergized the iconic series which includes 50+ books published so far... The post MTTA…
 
Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein's books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given, uses Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth. According to Mark, Buddhism and psychotherapy arrive at the same conclusion: when we give the ego fre…
 
Robert B. McCaw grew up in a military family traveling the world. After graduating from Georgetown University, he served as a lieutenant in the US Army before earning his JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon graduation from law school he spent a year as a judicial clerk for Supreme Court... The post MTTA 127: Robert McCaw a…
 
This week we're tackling the challenge of getting your kids more invested in books with comedian and social entrepreneur Alvin Irby. Listen to hear Alvin's advice on how to get your kids more interested in reading without rewards or punishment based on his own experience as a former teacher as well as through his work in his non-profit literacy pro…
 
Les Edgerton has published more than 20 books, his latest Hard Times, was published by Bronzeville Books on December 7, 2020. Les teaches creative writing on the university level, through private coaching of writers, and on various on-line venues. His fiction has been nominated for or won: the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan... The post…
 
This week we're getting advice on how to make our New Year's resolutions stick with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg. Listen to hear Charles share multiple science-backed strategies we can use to enhance habit formation, and how mental models can help us achieve our goals. Charles is the author of The Power of Habit: Why W…
 
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