Author Stories - Author Interviews, Writing Advice, Book Reviews
By Hank Garner
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The Author Stories Podcast has been called a Master's Degree Program in the creative process. Five days a week, Hank Garner interviews the best writers in publishing and with his in-depth interview style is able to get the story behind the stories like no one else can. Hank consistently Interviews the most interesting writers in publishing today; people like Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, Diana Gabaldon, Andy Weir, Hugh Howey, Bernard Cornwell, Robin Hobb, Ernest Cline, Terry Brooks, Margaret Weis, Tad Williams, and many more. With over 500 episodes, Author Stories is one of the longest-running author interview podcasts around. Find the full archives of the show at hankgarner.com
||CleanEpisode 544 | Christopher Paolini Returns To The World Of Eragon||On today’s show, Christopher Paolini returns to the world of Alagaësia with his new book The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia, and drops by the show to talk all about it. We talk fantasy, sci-fi, writing […]||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 543 | Taylor Adams Interview||Taylor Adams, author of the fantastic new book No Exit drops by the show today to talk about his history as a film maker and author, how the two intersect, and the story behind his stories. “What a box of […]||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 542 | Matthew Quirk Interview||Thriller author Matthew Quirk stops by the show today to talk about his new book The Night Agent and shares the story behind his stories. “Plenty of breathless one-more-chapter, stay-up-late suspense wrapped around a meaty and timely story … irresis||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 541 | Jessica Barry Interview||Jessica Barry, author of the new thriller Freefall, joins me today to talk about the writing life. An Indie Next Pick and Amazon Best of the Month Thriller pick “Exhilarating, emotional — a thriller charged with genuine depth and raw […]||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 540 | Lyndsay Faye Interview||Today my author interview guest on Author Stories is Lyndsay Faye. Lyndsay’s new book The Paragon Hotel is an amazing historical thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages. After the interview we have […]||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 539 | Andrew Grant Interview||Thriller author Andrew Grant joins me today to talk about his writing career and his new book Invisible. An Army veteran and intelligence agent goes undercover as a janitor at a federal courthouse to pursue his own brand of justice […]||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 538 | Drew Avera Interview||Today’s author interview guest is science fiction and cyberpunk author Drew Avera. Pre-order Drew’s book Rise of the Syndicate now. Can one death save humanity? Five-hundred years after colonizing Mars, a new challenge arises,||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 537 | 2018 Year End Wrap Up With Chris Pourteau||Today Chris Pourteau joins me for the fifth consecutive year to close out 2018. Each year we meet up to talk about our thoughts on the happenings in the world of books and story telling. We talk about everything from […]||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 536 | Jennifer Robson Interview||Today’s author interview guest is historical fiction author Jennifer Robson, author of The Gown. One of December’s most anticipated reads from InStyle, HelloGiggles, Hypable, Bookbub, and Bookriot! One of Real Simple’s Best Historical Fiction nove||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 535 | Robin Cook Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Robin Cook, pioneer of the medical thriller genre and author of the new book Pandemic. New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene-modification in this pulse-pounding new medic||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 534 | Daniel Arthur Smith Talks Writing Short Fiction||Today my guest is Daniel Arthur Smith, author and publisher of Tales From The Canyons of the Damned, and Frontiers of Speculative Fiction. In this episode, we peel back the layers of short story writing and talk about what makes a […]||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 533 | Stefan Bolz Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Stefan Bolz, author of The White Dragon Omnibus Edition. “Action-packed poetry. This is Stefan Bolz at his best.” [Amazon Reviewer, on “Genesis.”]” A superb illustration in character building.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 532 | Lisa Jewell Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Lisa Jewell, author of Watching You. The instant New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the “riveting thriller” (PopSugar) Then She Was Gone delivers another suspenseful page-turner about||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 531 with Luke Daniels, Rhett Bruno, and Jaime Castle||Today we have a special roundtable episode talking all about audiobooks and how authors can take advantage of this growing segment of the publishing market. Joining me are Rhett Bruno and Jaime Castle, co-authors of The Buried Goddess Saga, and […]||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 530 | Hayley Stone Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Hayley Stone, author of the phenomenal new book Make Me No Grave: A Weird West Novel. In this interview we talk about Hayley’s life-long dream of being a writer, her love of science fiction and action/adventure [||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 529 | Jaime Castle Peels Back The Layers On Pantsing||Today’s show features fantasy author Jaime Castle, author of The Buried Goddess Saga. We talk about his unique take on discovery writing and what he calls ‘onioning‘ the story. This show is a great counterpart to last week’s show with […]||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 528 | Mike Lupica Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Mike Lupica, author of the new novel ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLOOD FEUD. Mike and I talked about his amazing story of becoming a sports journalist, his dual loves of journalism and mystery writing, his relationship […]||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 527 | Craig Johnson Returns To Talk Depth Of Winter And Writing A Long Running Series||On today’s show, Craig Johnson returns for the fourth time to talk about his brand new Walt Longmire Mystery book Depth of Winter and what it’s like to write a long-running series while keeping readers engaged and excited. Welcome to […]||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 526 | Catherine Ryan Hyde Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward and the brand new novel Just After Midnight. From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, […]||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 525 | Sarah Selecky Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Sarah Selecky, author of the new book Radiant Shimmering Light. I had such a great time talking with Sarah about her creative journey, her new book, the power and pitfalls of social media, and much […]||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 524 | Diane Setterfield Interview||Today’s author interview guest is Diane Setterfield, author of Once Upon a River. “One of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I’ve read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller…swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 523 | Josh Hayes Talks The Art Of Outlining||Today’s guest is author and podcaster, Josh Hayes. This month we are doing a special series of shows where we tackle a specific topic dealing with the craft of writing. The age-old debate still rages on with writers taking sides […]||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun & Interesting!
A great podcast for writers and readers alike. The host has a friendly & engaging style of interviewing.
Amazing Podcast and Host!
Hank Garner not only gets wonderful authors on his show but he is an amazing host too. Great information about the authors and done tastefully.
Have listened to about 7 of these now
Great show, great guests, and skilled host. Love the show, highly recommended for readers and writers alike.
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