Writer Types Podcast
By S.W. Lauden
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Welcome to Writer Types, a thriller, crime and mystery fiction podcast hosted by Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden. Our two monthly episodes include author interviews, publishing insights from industry professionals, book reviews, convention reports, and more.
||CleanWendall Thomas, Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, Jeffrey Fleishman||Another great batch of conversations with crime and mystery authors this time featuring writing team Alfred Gough & Miles Millar with their debut novel Double Exposure. Wendall Thomas, author of the Cyd Redondo series. And Jeffrey Fleishman...||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSamuel Gailey, Jessica Barry, Angel Luis Colon||Three great authors join us this time for some fun interviews. Samuel Gailey is back after 5 years with his new novel (which we love!) The Guilt We Carry. Jessica Barry's debut novel Freefall is a thriller that's all the buzz these days. And Angel...||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGregg Hurwitz, Steph Post, SA Cobsy||We're back with best sellers Steph Post, Gregg Hurwitz and debut author SA Cosby. Plus, why do comics make great crime stories. All music is used by permission under the creative commons license. Music in this episode includes: Dumb as a Box by...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini Episode - Eric Beetner Interview!||Taking a brief break from our two month break. Steve asks Eric 21 Questions about his 21st novel, All The Way Down. New shows begin Feb 12th! Music used by permission under the creative commons license. Music includes: Pomade by Silent Partner...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBryan Gruley, Terry Shames, Scott Von Doviak||Our final episode of 2018 (and last before a bit of a hiatus) brings you authors Bryan Gruley, Terry Shames and Scott Von Doviak. Plus, some of our favorite books of 2018 and favorite picks from the Malmons. All music is used by permission...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIan Rankin, Nancy Rommelmann, Crime writing 101||After too much pie at Thanksgiving we're back with more interviews including our chat with Ian Rankin from Bouchercon including a listen to his band, Best Picture, and their first single Isabelle. Also true crime writer Nancy Rommelmann. And Tom...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Child, Sara Gran, Peter Leonard||We're joined by legendary thriller writer Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher series as well as Sara Gran with her new Claire DeWitt novel, The Infinite Blacktop. Also Peter Leonard keeps his father Elmore's creation, Raylan Givens alive in Raylan...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Tremblay & Amy Lukavics||It's our Halloween episode with horror writers Paul Tremblay (The Cabin At The End of the World) and Amy Lukavics (Nightingale). Plus, some scary book recommendations from the Malmons. All music is used by permission under the Creative Commons...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLawrence Block, Karen Olson, Stephen Jay Schwartz||The legendary Lawrence Block stops by and we are geeking out. Also Karen Olson sits down for a chat and we ask five questions with Stephen Jay Schwartz. Plus an Unpanel of award winners Meg Gardiner, Attica Locke and Kristen Lepionka. All music used...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBouchercon 2018 Pt. 2||We're back with even more from Bouchercon 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. It wouldn't all fit into one episode so we give you two. All music is used by permission through the creative commons license. Music in this episode includes: Grassy Hill by...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBouchercon 2018 Pt. 1||Eric and Steve hit St. Petersburg FL. for the annual Bouchercon mystery convention. Over the next two episodes we interview dozens of authors and get very little sleep. All music is used by permission under the creative commons license. Music in this...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Philip Clark, Nick Kolakowski, Eva Montealegre||We're back with a second episode in less than a week! We originally set out to feature 6 short interviews in our first-ever "Author Speed Dating" show, but the conversations were all too good to cut short. Episode 24 features Aaron Philip Clark ("The...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Gordon, Nikki Dolson, Terrence McCauley||We originally set out to feature 6 short interviews in our first-ever "Author Speed Dating" show, but the conversations were all too good to cut short—so we split it in two. Episode 23 features David Gordon ("The Bouncer"), Nikki Dolson ("All Things..||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTed Bell, Victoria Helen Stone, Martin Jay Weiss||Best selling thriller writer Ted Bell joins us along with romance writer turned suspense novelist Victoria Helen Stone. Plus, we ask 5 questions with Martin Jay Weiss and an Unpanel of contributors to Unloaded 2. Thanks to our sponsor for Episode 22,...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicci French, Stephen Mack Jones||Writing duo Nicci French checks in from their home in England and Stephen Mack Jones discusses his award-winning debut novel, August Snow. Plus a chance for listeners to name Laura McHugh's next book, and book reviews by Kate Malmon and Dan Malmon....||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaroline Kepnes, Rob Hart, Ronald Colby||Authors Caroline Kepnes and Rob Hart drop by the studio. And we bring back our "5 Questions With..." segment featuring Ronald Colby, author of Night Driver. Plus an Unpanel of current and former law enforcement members and authors tell us what writers..||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Clifford, Lisa Brackmann, Eryk Pruitt||We talk with authors Joe Clifford (the Jay Porter series), Lisa Brackmann (the Ellie McEnroe series) as well as an exclusive sneak peek at the new true crime podcast, The Long Dance, from Eryk Pruitt. Books reviewed by the Malmons are The Upper Hand...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey Deaver, Jennifer Hillier||Writer Types is back for June with our new shorter format—and the first of two episodes this month. Stopping by the studio is Jennifer Hillier, best-seller Jeffrey Deaver and Adam Walker Phillips. Plus an Unpanel of authors from the new Santa Cruz...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKellye Garrett, Alex Segura, Naomi Hirahara||Our last long form episode features Kellye Garret…||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGillian Flynn, Michael Kardos, John Shepphird||Episode 16 features megastar Gillian Flynn, Micha…||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode—Crime Quiz Live 4!||Crime Quiz is back! This time live from Anne's Bo…||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlison Gaylin, Owen Laukkanen, Peter Swanson, Dharma Kelleher||Another episode of crime and mystery authors galo…||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHilary Davidson, Andrew Nette, Ivy Pochoda, Scott Adlerberg||Episode 14 is here with Hilary Davidson, Andrew N…||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlafair Burke, Nick Petrie, CJ Tudor, Frank Bill||Our first show of Season 2—2018! We're joined by …||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode - Crime Quiz 3||Recorded live at Bouchercon in Toronto with one m…||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZoe Sharp, Matthew Fitzsimmons, Sheena Kamal, Chuck Caruso + Best Reads of 2017||Our year end wrap up with book picks from a whole…||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlake Crouch, Jamie Mason, Dietrich Kalteis, Murder & Mayhem in Milwaukee||Featuring interviews with Blake Crouch, Jamie Mas…||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive From Bouchercon 2017||Steve and Eric (and a few hundred other crime wri…||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode—CRIME QUIZ LIVE 2!||Steve and Eric are at it again, pretending to be …||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAttica Locke, Mark Haskell Smith, Frank Zafiro, Emma Viskic, Iain Ryan and Andrew Nette||Guests include Attica Locke, Mark Haskell Smith, …||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Howzell Hall, James Ziskin, Ryan Gattis & Erik Storey||Welcome to episode 8 featuring interviews with Ra…||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Lippman, Brett Battles, Richard Lange & Sam Wiebe||Our biggest episode yet features authors Laura Li…||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeg Gardiner, John Rector, Jordan Harper & Thomas Pluck||Episode 6 features interviews with Meg Gardiner, …||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode—CRIME QUIZ LIVE!||In this unique episode of Writer Types, Steve and…||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatriona McPherson, Dave Zeltserman, Tom Pitts & Eddie Muller||Guests include Catriona McPherson, Tom Pitts, Dav…||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSara Paretsky, William Kent Krueger, Lori-Rader Day, Marcus Sakey & Sean Chercover||This time around, we went to Chicago to catch up …||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode—Noir at the Bar||An extended version of our Noir at the Bar specia…||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohnny Shaw, Sue Ann Jaffarian & Noir at the Bar||Episode 3 of Writer Types featuring interviews wi…||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe R Lansdale, Jess Lourey & Reed Farrel Coleman||Episode 2 of the Writer Types podcast with guest …||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMegan Abbott, Lou Berney & Steph Post||Episode 1 of the Writer Types Podcast. Interviews…||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Beware, you will get hooked
If you love books and enjoy learning how the sausage is made, this is the podcast for you. Eric and Steve ask good questions, listen and put themselves out there.
A word of warning: Episodes are frustrating to listen to while driving. Why? Because the hosts (and guests) provide many, many suggestions about their favorite books (read: what books we may want to read) and you can't write them down fast enough.
Just gets better and better
I reviewed this one back when there was just two episodes. I loved it then and may love it even more now. I like the new shorter format, which just fits my commute from the deep woods of Arkansas to my university job in “town.” The guests are a great mix of the greats and the soon-to-be great in the crime writing world. Five stars are not enough.
Yeah! Mystery writers podcast!
Stoked that this podcast exists. Just listened to the episode with Naomi Hirahara, Kelsye Garrett, and Alex Segura and loved it! Subscribing now.