The Liars Club Oddcast # 044 | Stephen Fried and Diane Ayres, Award-Winning Journalist and Novelist

Award-winning journalist and non-fiction author Stephen Fried and novelist Diane Ayres have been married for thirty years. Find out how they work together and apart in this perfect relationship, who edits who, and how Stephen came to collaborate with Patrick J. Kennedy, on this week’s Oddcast.

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Necropolis Part V — InkStains Ep 42

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity on InkStains. This week: the conclusion of the reading of the novella NECROPOLIS. Two couples and a woman on her own are in the necropolis when twilight falls. But it’s a long twilight, and a lot can happen, especially as they each realize they’re not as alone as they thought. Also, John Urbancik talks more about novellas, discusses the the difference between first readers, editors and gatekeepers, hints at a future for his DarkWalker series.

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Necropolis Part IIII — InkStains Ep 41

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity on InkStains. This week: part four of the reading of the novella NECROPOLIS. Two couples and a woman on her own are in the necropolis when twilight falls. But it’s a long twilight, and a lot can happen, especially as they each realize they’re not as alone as they thought. Also, John Urbancik discusses the creation of novellas, the day he bumped into Clive Barker, his obsession with writing even random words, and his writing process for the next novella.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #042 | Amy Sue Nathan, Women’s Fiction Novelist and Award-Winning Blogger

Amy talks about why she started her blog about women’s fiction, and how she found inspiration for her new novel, LEFT TO CHANCE, about a wedding photographer who comes home to face her past.

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Necropolis Part III — InkStains Ep 41

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity on InkStains. This week: after discussing the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival and cartography (map making), part three of the reading of the novella NECROPOLIS. Two couples and a woman on her own are in the necropolis when twilight falls. But it’s a long twilight, and a lot can happen, especially as they each realize they’re not as alone as they thought. After, John Urbancik discusses unsympathetic characters, the overload of Edgar Allan Poe references, and spiders.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #041 | Todd Shotz, Award-winning Film Producer and Theatre Manager

Listen as Todd talks about creative inspiration, his work as a Jewish Educator, and the differences between Broadway and L.A, while discussing his newest indie film.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #040 | Marie & Baldev Lamba, Childrens Book Co-Authors

How to switch genres from YA to picture books? How to divvy up writing duties? The answers are all here as this real-life couple takes us inside their writing process.

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Necropolis Part II — InkStains Ep 39

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity on InkStains. This week: part two of the reading of the novella NECROPOLIS. Two couples and a woman on her own are in the necropolis when twilight falls. But it’s a long twilight, and a lot can happen, especially as they each realize they’re not as alone as they thought. After, John Urbancik discusses how you can explore real life issues and fears in your fiction.

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Necropolis Part I — InkStains Ep 38

Host John Urbancik discusses writing and photography and art and creativity on InkStains. This week: part one of the reading of the novella NECROPOLIS. Two couples and a woman on her own are in the necropolis when twilight falls. But it’s a long twilight, and a lot can happen. After, John Urbancik discusses the birth of this tale, and some of the various little things that came together to make it happen.

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The Liars Club Oddcast #038 | James Patrick Kelly, Science Fiction Writer

This Nebula and Hugo award winning author talks about his decision to release his latest book, MOTHER GO, only as an audiobook. A thoroughly entertaining interview with a sci-fi master.

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