EPISODE 1 - DAVID CHASE
David Chase is the author of the novel, Grants Ferry; a collection of short fiction, Elms Corner; a three-act play, As Fair As You Were; and a collection of newspaper columns, A Peasant of West Brattleboro. You’ll find most of David’s work on Amazon.
Mr. Chase lives in Keene, NH.
EPISODE 2 - BILLY HUDSON
Billy Hudson is a singer/songwriter, poet, and novelist. He lives in Shell Beach, CA. You'll find some of Billy's work here: DC Reeks - YouTube
EPISODE 3 - JACK COEY
Jack Coey's published works include the novel The Death of Dr. Dean and a short story collection, Exit Stage Left. He has had numerous stories published online, most recently "Rubber Daisies" and "What?" in the September 2019 issue of New Reader Magazine.
EPISODE 4 - KENNETH SCHALHOUB
Ken Schalhoub is the author of the novel, Plexor, and a collection of short stories, Smothered. Ken has had numerous stores published online, including "Near Vega," in the Spring 2019 issues of The Green Silk Journal.
EPISODE 5 - AVYE ANDONELLIS
Avye Andonellis is a poet and fiction writer who recently completed her novel The Prayer Rope Warrior and is actively seeking representation. Avye plies her trade in Keene, NH. Find her on Twitter. @AvyeAndonellis.
EPISODE 6 - DAVE CONGALTON
Dave Congalton is the author of the movie Authors Anonymous, which was released in 2014 and starred Kaley Cuoco and Chris Klein among others. He hosts Dave Congalton Hometown Radio on KVEC News/Talk 920AM and 96.5 FM in San Luis Obispo, CA. You'll find some of Dave's other published works on Amazon.
EPISODE 7 - MATT SAVARESE
Matt Savarese is a young writer who lives in Arroyo Grande, California.
EPISODE 8 - CINDY ROSMUS
Cindy Rosmus is busy. She recently released a new collection of short fiction, Stupidiocy; she works full time in New York City, commuting from her home in New Jersey; and she edits and publishes the e-zine Yellow Mama. Check it out and submit your work!
EPISODE 9 - ERNEST HEBERT
Ernie Hebert's work spans five decades and includes the critically-acclaimed Darby Series of novels. You can read more about him on Wikipedia and on his Dartmouth College web page. You can buy his books on Amazon or in bookstores nationwide.
EPISODE 10 - SHARON BAUSKE
Sharon Bauske is a writer who lives in Templeton, California. She's giving NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) another go this November.
EPISODE 11 - BILL AMATNEEK
Bill Amatneek is a writer and editor who lives in Sebastapol, California. His collection Heart of a Man - Men's Stories for Women is scheduled to be published on Febraruy 14, 2020.
EPISODE 12 - TERRI O'RORKE
EPISODE 13 - TOM DIVENTI
Tom DiVenti lives life on the fringe. He's a modern Beat poet; a product of the streets of Baltimore; an observer. His collection The Baltimore Kid is available through his publisher, Hekate Publishing, and on Amazon, of course.
EPISODE 14 - GWENDOLYN DIPONIO
Gwendolyn DiPonio is a professor at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California; a full-time mom who homeschools her kids; a Hemingway apologist; and she is a writer.
EPISODE 15 – DIANE AUTEN
Diane Auten has written a hysterical memoir (Momoir) about her boys called The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious. In this episode we learn about Diane’s writing process and we talk in depth about Hybrid Publishing. You can learn more about Diane and her work on her website, DianeAuten.com.
EPISODE 16 – INGA HANSEN
Inga Hansen is a trade magazine editor who feeds her creative soul by writing fiction. Inga is partially responsible for the creation of this podcast. (And she is a thoughtful, encouraging reader. Just saying.)
EPISODE 17 – DAVID CHASE
In this episode, Episode 1 guest, David Chase returns to talk about the creative process.
EPISODE 18 – ROBERT BROWN
Robert Brown is a professor of English at San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, California. Professor Brown is the author of the nonfiction book Joker to King: Your 52-Week Initiation into Manhood, and a poetry collection called How to Start a Revolution. A new edition of Joker to King will be released in 2020. Meanwhile, Robert is working on a collection of short stories.
EPISODE 19 – JOHN T. HITCHNER
Jack Hitchner is a retired Keene High School English teacher and professor of creative writing at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. He is a poet and fiction writer who has had two collections of poetry published: Seasons and Shadows and Pieces of Life Between Latitudes. He has also published a novel, The Acolyte, and a collection of short fiction, How Far Away, How Near. He is currently working on a new novel.
EPISODE 20 – DICK TURNER
Expatriate Dick Turner is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and artist who lives in Paris. His story collection New Math is available now from Apathy Press Poets. He is currently working on an opera, among other things.
EPISODE 21 – BOOKS ON WRITING
This week, my guest is myself. Really, it’s part of my collection of books on writing. I have put these volumes in some semblance of an order of importance in my life. See the photo above for titles included. I hope you enjoy this non-chat, and I hope you find some inspiration here.
EPISODE 22 - KATHLEEN MEDVIDOFSKY
In this episode Kathy Medvidofsky talks about what motivated her to search for a writers group and then, failing to find one, start one of her own. It's a sweet story of persistence that ultimately led to a rich experience full of wonderful relationships. Among the Elms is an open writers group that still thrives in Keene, NH. Kathy is a writer who focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on writing for children. You'll find tow of her poems here: Cranes Untouched and The Woodchuck House
EPISODE 23 - SHARON PHENNAH
Sharon Phennah's novel You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit is available through BQB Publishing. That's Boutique of Quality Books Publishing. What's most fascinating about this is that the book was first self-published. Sharon talks about that process during this episode of Writing Itself. She also talks about her current project, a family history and how it has taught her to love "The Google Machine," Ancestry.com, and the relative ease of doing research in the twenty-first century.
EPISODE 24 - D. SCOTT MAIORCA
D. Scott Mairorca has been a teacher, a wine steward, an intern, a mall Santa, and even the Easter Bunny. Now he's an author. He's always been a story teller and a dreamer. He's also a husband, a father, and mostly a stay at home dad. On this episode of Writing Itself Scott talks with Sean about his writing and his life. Scott’s works, including Carrie Starr Queen of the Rings, are available on Amazon.
EPISODE 25 – TIM EWINS
Tim Ewins' novel We Are Animals is unique in many ways, including its route to publication. Tim's publisher, Lightning Books, is releasing We Are Animals as an e-book. If the book sells well it will then be released in print. Tim's road to publication included countless hours typing away on a broken iPad while commuting to and from work via train and many months of work with his editor and publisher. Here's more on the publication of Tim's book.
EPISODE 26 – EMILY COLLETTE
Writer Emily Collette went to school in Washington State and currently lives in Michigan.
EPISODE 27 - SHARON L. DEAN
Dr. Sharon L. Dean taught writing and literature at Rivier University in New Hampshire. After giving up writing scholarly books that required footnotes, she reinvented herself as a writer of mysteries. Her latest book The Barn is coming from Encircle Publications in July 2020. This is the first in a new series featuring small town librarian Deborah Strong.
EPISODE 28 – LARRY MANESS
Larry Maness is the author of four novels centered on the character of private investigator Jake Eaton. In addition he is the author of two books of plays, the first of which - 3 Plays - was introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William Inge. Larry is also the author of four unpublished plays. You can learn more about him on his website, larrymaness.com.
EPISODE 29 – SUSIE TAYLOR
Susie Taylor's children's book series based around the character Topsy-Turvy Tracy was published by Zonderkidz, a division of Harper Collins. Susie has since self-published another children's book, Abigail's Shoes. She is currently working on a longer project and is also working as a book narrator.
EPISODE 30 – BRIAN MCELHINEY
Brian McElhiney is the creator of the comic series The Wounding Tooth and co-host of the podcast Two Broke Nerds. Brian is a music journalist who currently plies his trade on the blog Mr. B’s Ballroom. He lives in Bend, Oregon.
EPISODE 31 – ERIC POOR
Eric Poor's Working at the Word Factory: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Newspaper Journalist is taught to journalism students at Keene State Colllege in Keene, NH. Needless to say, Eric was a newspaper journalist who has led a curious life. He has recently completed a novel about a hunter who accidentally shoots another hunter and chooses not to report it. Learn more about Eric on his website ericpoor.com.