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This podcast features the creative minds of some of the best storytellers to ever leave ink on the page. Each week, the host and the listening audience are taken on an adventure by a NY Times Best-Selling author. In most cases, their latest release is featured. But in every case, their approach to the craft and their overall volume of work is discussed. Probing questions are asked; secrets are revealed. Genres include: Suspense, Thrillers, and Cozy Mysteries, as well as a pinch of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. The complete listing of those conversations can be found on the Public Display of Imagination website at: https://publicdisplayofimagination.com/
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He’s a Navy Seal and Shadow Warrior, whose personal missions have kept readers turning pages for the past 3 years. In days past and gone, he followed orders explicitly, without questioning what he was being instructed to do… or why…Now, he has a new identity and the playing field is clouded by shadow and misdirection. What was once clear, is now ambiguous at best.Today’s adventure will be guided by a pair of Navy Veterans, who are the writing team behind the Tier One series. They will introduce us to our Shadow Warrior, John Dempsey and give us a brief overview of how his world has changed from one of certainty, to one of perspective, point of view, and high-stakes judgment calls. Our guides for today’s adventure are Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson.
She began her writing career in 1981 and since then has authored more than sixty-five New York Times bestsellers. She majored in English at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the university.She was the featured, headline host of Thrillerfest 2008, where she was awarded the prestigious International Thriller Writers Award. She has more than 80 million copies of her books in print in 33 different languages, but she’s still got stories to tell.Today, we step into a world of twists, turns, romance, and suspense. Sandra Brown is our guide for today’s adventure as we step into the pages of her latest thriller…TAILSPIN.
JEFF GUNHUS - Gypsy Blood

JEFF GUNHUS - Gypsy Blood

2019-10-3101:03:31

He’s a USA-TODAY bestselling author of a number of thriller and horror novels for adults and Young Adults. His series, The Templar Chronicles, featuring Jack Templar, Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his son, an 11 year old reluctant reader, to give reading a try. The family experiment worked and a new book series was born. His experience with his son, has made him passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and he has become a proactive advocate in child literacy issues.His books for adults have become both USA-Today and Amazon bestsellers. His with novel, Night Chill, scoring nearly one-thousand positive reviews.He’s a father of five, who leads an active life in Maryland with his wife Nicole and Labrador Retriever, Rocky. Today, Jeff Gunhus takes us on a chilling adventure as we crack open the pages of Gypsy Blood…
She’s played out her imagination on the page since childhood, compiling story after story well into her college years, when med-school intervened. Once her Family Medicine Residency was behind her and her medical career was established, she returned to her keyboard.She’s won a Lefty Award, was nominated for an Agatha, and chosen as one of Suspense Magazine‘s best debut authors of 2016. She enjoys classical music, fine whiskey, art, travel, embroidery, and a good ghost story. Her Gethsemane Brown Cozy Mystery series introduces readers to their own ghost they can get cozy with. It’s 4 books deep and today the author takes us on an adventurous tour. Alexia Gordon is my guest...
He’s a native of Seattle, who grew up aboard a sailboat, and often found adventure around the islands and marinas and commercial docks of the Pacific Northwest… sometimes trouble. He now lives in California with his family but frequently returns to his hometown to soak up the ever-present company of the rain.His debut novel, PAST CRIMES, won the Anthony, the Macavity, and Strand Magazine’s Critics Award for Best First Novel. It was also nominated for the Edgar, Barry, and Nero awards. Publishers Weekly and Library Journal gave PAST CRIMES starred reviews, and Kirkus called the book “an exciting heir to the classic detective novel”.The book introduced readers to an Army Ranger named Van Shaw, whose troublesome past called him home just in time to become the lead suspect in a murder… his grandfather’s murder. Subsequent volumes have kept readers turning pages for four years at this point. Today’s adventure finds Van Shaw in the midst of a three-day party that swallows up the isolated town of MERCY RIVER every year. Please welcome my guest, award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton…
TOSCA LEE - A Single Light

TOSCA LEE - A Single Light

2019-10-1100:59:42

She’s an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels including the two that will seed the popcorn trail for today’s adventure.Her work has been translated into 17 languages and been optioned for TV and film. She’s a notorious night-owl, who loves movies, playing football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband.When she’s not at her keyboard, working through the twists and turns of her next storyline, you might find her bouncing around social media or hanging around the snack table.She’s a former Mrs. Nebraska, who bestselling author Steven James calls, “One of the most gifted novelists, writing today.” Please welcome my guest, the multi-faceted, Tosca Lee…
LOU BERNEY - November Road

LOU BERNEY - November Road

2019-10-0400:49:58

Between the ages of 12 and 19, he was fired from approximately nine different jobs… including newspaper delivery boy (for dereliction of duty), apartment complex maintenance man (for general incompetence), and photo darkroom attendant (for dereliction of duty, general incompetence, and the inappropriate use of a darkroom).Putting his sketchy job history behind him, he has gone on to author a number of bestselling books, including THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, which won the Edgar, the Anthony, the Barry, and the Macavity Awards in 2016, as well as state sponsored awards from Alabama and Oklahoma.Today, we’re going to talk about his latest release, a thriller / love story, which is set against the backdrop of the JFK assassination. Bestselling author, Lou Berney is my guest, and today he takes us on an adventure down NOVEMBER ROAD…
K.J. HOWE - Skyjack

K.J. HOWE - Skyjack

2019-09-2701:13:28

She was born in Toronto, but “enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle during her early years.” She’s lived in Africa, the Middle East, parts of Europe, and the Caribbean, all of which have given her an insider’s view into various cultures and lifestyle settings around the world.She has a Specialist’s Degree in Business from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, in Pennsylvania. She’s been nominated for a host of writing awards and won several, including 3 Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.She’s extremely well-versed in the field of hostage negotiation, having spent many hours in conversation with former hostages, negotiators, hostage reintegration experts, special forces operatives, and K&R insurance executives, all of which was used to weave creative threads into the fabric of her Freedom Broker, Thea Paris thriller series.She’s a member of The Rogue Women Writers and Executive Director of ThrillerFest, the annual International Thriller Writers Conference, held each July in New York City. Author K.J. Howe takes us on today’s Adventure as we peel open the pages of her most recent Thea Paris thriller, SKYJACK...
She a prolific writer and whose captivating psychological thrillers are perennial favorites on the NYT Bestsellers list. Her novels have been translated and published in 26 different languages and her fan base wraps around the world.The list of awards for her work is long and spans the gamut from Macavity’s, to Agatha’s, to Edgar’s, to the prestigious Hammett Prize. Her work has been listed as “top picks” and “Best of the Year” on such programs as Good Morning America, The Today show, and Entertainment Weekly.She has 16 keep-you-up-late, page-turning novels to her credit, and #17 has just released to wide-spread acclaim. Bestselling Author, Riley Sager, calls it “A dark, thrilling tale of survival and obsession.”Bestselling, Award-winning Author, Lisa Unger takes us on today’s adventure as we peel open the pages of her latest release – The Stranger Inside...
She's a graduate of New York University with a degree in journalism. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Bio-ethics from Columbia University. She splits her time between a pair of passions… writing great fiction and journalism.As a freelance journalist specializing in health and science features, she’s contributed multiple articles to The New York Times’ Science section, Popular Mechanics, and other mainstream publications. She also writes a monthly, mystery diagnosis column for Cosmopolitan dot-com. Her fiction includes the popular reads: No Time To Die, Die Again Tomorrow, and Living Proof. Today, we’re going to dig into the storyline of her latest release, Mother Knows Best. Best-Selling Author, Kira Peikoff takes us on today’s Adventure into what a mother knows…
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