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COVERED is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Harry Marks about writers and their books. Whether it's fiction or non, short stories or long, sweeping epics, Harry digs down in each episode to learn the stories behind the stories, the whys and hows of their creation, and what readers and aspiring authors can learn from the process.
||CleanS4E5a (BONUS) – Theodora Goss, 5 Lessons Learned While Writing THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER||Synopsis: Please enjoy this bonus mini-episode of COVERED as you work toward your own writing and publishing goals. Maybe you’re struggling to write 50,000 words by the end of the month, or perhaps …||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4E5 – Theodora Goss, THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER||Synopsis: Author Theodora Goss discusses her Victorian/Gothic mashup, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, as well as why we keep revisiting the same monster stories, their hidden f…||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4E4 – Carolyn Porter, MARCEL’S LETTERS||Synopsis: Graphic designer and author Carolyn Porter discusses her book, Marcel’s Letters, which details her creation of the script font P22 Marcel and the year-long search for the World War II p…||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4E3 – Emily Fridlund, HISTORY OF WOLVES||Synopsis: Emily Fridlund discusses her debut novel HISTORY OF WOLVES, finding a character’s voice, her manipulation of time and memory throughout the narrative, and the surprising story behind her M…||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4E2 – Caroline Weaver, THE PENCIL PERFECT||Synopsis: Caroline Weaver of CW Pencil Enterprise discusses her book, The Pencil Perfect, the drama behind the pencil’s creation, why the pencil has endured for four hundred years, and where it m…||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4E1 – Greer Macallister, GIRL IN DISGUISE||Synopsis: Season 4 is finally here and we kick off the Season of Women Authors with historical fiction author Greer Macallister and her new novel Girl in Disguise. Greer also talks about taking…||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E14 – Chris Smith, THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK): AN ORAL HISTORY||Synopsis: On the season 3 finale, Harry talks with Chris Smith about his book, The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History, which features interviews with Jon Stewart, the cast, crew, and past…||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E13 – Isabel Bandeira, BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER||Synopsis: Isabel Bandeira joins us for a live show from Short Stories Bookshop and Community Hub in Madison, NJ, where she discusses her debut novel, Bookishly Ever After and the follow-up,…||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E12 – Charlie Lovett, THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL||Synopsis: Charlie Lovett’s The Lost Book of the Grail is a story about Arthurian legend, the Holy Grail, medieval architecture and manuscripts, and questions of faith. Lovett talks about all of t…||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E11 – Claire Fuller, SWIMMING LESSONS||Synopsis: Claire Fuller discusses her new novel, Swimming Lessons, and the dysfunctional family dynamics within. She also talks about the societal pressures of child-rearing, sisterly…||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E10 – Chris Holm, RED RIGHT HAND||Synopsis: Chris Holm, the author of The Collector Trilogy and The Killing Kind discusses his latest Michael Hendricks novel, Red Right Hand. He also talks about the allure of the anti-hero, the…||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E9 – Jocelyn K. Glei, UNSUBSCRIBE||Synopsis: Writer and productivity sage Jocelyn K. Glei discusses her new book on proper email etiquette and maintenance, Unsubscribe. She also talks about how our obsession with “Inbox Zero” needs t…||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E8 – David Sax, THE REVENGE OF ANALOG||Synopsis: David Sax, a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his new book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter. David talks about the…||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E7 – Aaron Mahnke, LORE||Synopsis: Aaron Mahnke returns to talk about his podcast, LORE, and how he puts all the pieces together to bring his audience a thrilling new episode every two weeks. He also discusses his battles…||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E6 – Alice Kaltman, STAGGERWING||Synopsis: Author Alice Kaltman discusses her debut story collection, STAGGERWING, the idea of “realistic fantasy”, midlife crises and the secrets we carry, and what it’s like to work with a “hybr…||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E5 – Sarah L. Blair, DARKNESS SHIFTING||Synopsis: Sarah L. Blair is the author of the new paranormal thriller, DARKNESS SHIFTING. On this episode, Sarah talks about her nine years writing the book, the decision to self-publish, her…||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E4 – Ben LeRoy of Tyrus Books||Synopsis: Ben Leroy, founder of Bleak House Publishing and Tyrus Books, discusses the trials and tribulations of starting a small publisher in the midst of a recession, the difficulty of publishing…||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E3 – Carys Bray, THE MUSEUM OF YOU||Synopsis: Carys Bray, author of the new novel The Museum of You, discusses writing a coming-of-age tale for adults, how we deal with death, how her Mormon upbringing influenced her writing, and the…||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E2 – Matt Gemmell, CHANGER||Synopsis: Matt Gemmell drops by the show to discuss his debut novel, CHANGER, about a man bent on holding the world hostage with his unique abilities and the one person in Europe capable of stopping…||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3E1 – Uli Beutter Cohen of Subway Book Review||Synopsis: Welcome to season 3 of COVERED! We kick things off with an interview with someone changing the landscape of book reviews and word-of-mouth sales, Uli Beutter Cohen of Subway Book Review.…||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E14 – COVERED Book Club #2 – PAPER by Mark Kurlansky, feat. Andy Welfle and Johnny Gamber||Synopsis: It’s our season 2 finale and to celebrate, we’ve got TWO – count ’em, TWO! – special guests. From the Erasable podcast, we welcome Andy Welfle and Johnny Gamber to the show to discuss Mark …||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E13 – Beth Gilstrap, I AM BARBARELLA and NO MAN’S WILD LAURA||Synopsis: Author Beth Gilstrap discusses her short fiction collection I Am Barbarella and her new story collection, No Man’s Wild Laura out now from Hyacinth Girl Press. Beth also talks about her a…||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E12 – Aubrie Cox, OUT OF TRANSLATION||Synopsis: Poet and Frogpond Journal editor Aubrie Cox sits down to discuss her haiku chapbook Out of Translation and shed some light on what English haiku really entails. She also talks about her…||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E11 – Geoff Manaugh, A BURGLAR’S GUIDE TO THE CITY||Synopsis: The proprietor of BLDGBLOG and the author of A Burglar’s Guide to the City, Geoff Manaugh, discusses his new book, what he learned from riding around in a helicopter with the LAPD, how b…||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Harry is a great interviewer and his style is smooth. The authors read an excerpt of their book so you get a little taste of the authors style and how they envision the story to be told. They give depth to their mindset and really brings you in. Have a listen, you won't regret!
Behind the book
As a great lover of back stories and untold tales of how things came to be, I fell in love with Covered immediately.
I love hearing about how authors tell their stories, choose their covers and what they think about their own work.
I look forward to more great tales of authorial feats!
A Needed Addition
We rarely hear from writers outside of their novels, and this show gives us a little bit of what’s missing. Great interviews, amazing guests, and deep insight into what goes on behind the covers of the books we read. Highly recommended.