The Liars Club Oddcast #016 | George Anastasia, True Crime Author & Journalist

A fascinating discussion of the Mafia, crime writing and reporting. Learn how George cultivated sources, got inside information, and avoided a hit man seeking revenge.  George is a former Philadelphia Inquirer journalist and the author of 6 books.  Recorded April 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #015 | William Lashner, Mystery Author

Listen as New York Times Bestseller William Lashner talks about The Iowa Writers Workshop, the difference between his career as a prosecutor and his career as a writer, the joys of occasionally writing under a pseudonym, and his latest book THE FOUR NIGHT RUN. Recorded April 2017.

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Liars Club Oddcast #014 | John Kessel, Science Fiction & Fantasy Author

John Kessel discusses his acclaimed new novel, The Moon and the Other, as well as his entire body of award-winning work, including two Nebula Awards, The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and more.   When he’s not writing and charming people on podcasts, John teaches at North Carolina State University.  Recorded March 2017.

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Liars Club Oddcast #013 | Janet Benton, Historical Fiction Author

Janet Benton talks about writing and researching her debut novel Lilli De Jong, and tells us why Kirkus Reviews called it a “monumental achievement.”  She’s worked at magazines and newspapers and taught at four colleges, as well as running the writer’s workshop The Word Studio.   Recorded March 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #012 | Jon McGoran, Thriller Author

Jon McGoran is the author of The Dead Ring, based on the hit TV show The Blacklist, as well as acclaimed ecological thrillers Drift, Deadout, and Dust Up.  Plus he has a YA science fiction thriller, Spliced, coming in November.  How did he find the time to talk to his fellow Liars about the perils of taking conference calls from the West Coast?

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The Liars Club Oddcast #011 | Broadway Vet Bill Russell

Tony-nominated Bill Russell has written the books and lyrics for dozens of highly acclaimed Broadway and off-Broadway shows. He’s the author of Sideshow, and his AIDS-focused play, Elegies for Angels, has been produced in nine countries. He sat down with Liars Greg Frost, Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, and Keith Strunk for a lively discussion about playwriting and activism. Recorded February 2017.

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Liars Club Oddcast | Playwright Lori Myers

Lori Myers is a journalist, playwright, short-story and book writer.  The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, her first play, 91366, focused on the tattoo of a concentration camp survivor.  Join Liars Greg Frost, Jon McGoran, Merry Jones,  Kelly Simmons and Keith Strunk as they chat with Lori about her work, her process, and how her family history infused her first play.  Recorded January 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast | Screenwriter & Showrunner Joe Gangemi

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Joe Gangemi is a celebrated novelist turned screenwriter turned showrunner and co-creator of the TV series Red Oaks.  Listen as he discusses the challenges of writing each form ? and dealing with the unique vagaries and delights of Hollywood. With Liars Greg Frost, Merry Jones, Kelly Simmons and Keith Strunk. Recorded January 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast | Syndicated Cartoonist Dave Blazek

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The hilarious author of Loose Parts comic and humor books talks about the challenges of writing cartoons while holding down at full time job at The Philadelphia Inquirer.  And whether cheese is funny.  Or fish.  Oh, just listen and be completely entertained. With Liars Greg Frost, Merry Jones, Kelly Simmons and Keith Strunk. Recorded January 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast | Stand up Comedian Leighann Lord

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This week on our podcast, we had the pleasure of laughing at — and talking with — comedian and humor author Leighann Lord, whose work is showcased at http://www.veryfunnylady.com/.  Leighann talks about her family, turning real life into comedy, and more, with Liars Jon McGoran, Greg Frost, Merry Jones, Kelly Simmons and Keith Strunk. Recorded January 2017.

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The Liars Club Oddcast | Owen Laukkanen on Crime Thrillers

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This week’s podcast focuses on thriller author Owen Laukkanen, whose highly anticipated new novel THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS goes on sale March 14th.  Join Liars Jon McGoran, Greg Frost, Merry Jones, Kelly Simmons and Keith Strunk as they ask Owen about juggling two book series, his writing routines, and yes, his dog.   Recorded December 2016.

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The Liars Club Oddcast | Merry Jones on Fiction & Non-Fiction

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Our podcast this week features Liar and suspense novelist Merry Jones, whose just-released twelfth novel CHILD’S PLAY is already keeping people up at night.  Liars Greg Frost, Kelly Simmons, Jon McGoran and Keith Strunk talk to her about transitioning from non-fiction to fiction, and how she crafts unreliable narrators and builds tension.  Recorded January 2017.

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