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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.
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Meet Alex George, author of The Paris Hours,  a tour de force of a novel told over the course of one day in 1927 about four ordinary people whose stories are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.Highlights:The genesis of The Paris Hours --Marcel Proust and his maidHow is a writer like a magpie? Paris in the 1920s--incorporating the tapestry of history into a novelThe roles played in the novel by a panoply of stars, including Josephine Baker, Maurice Ravel, Ernest Hemingway and many more.Reading from The Paris HoursThe Unbound Book FestivalWhat's the one thing that all authors must do?Press Play now & be sure to check out The Paris Hours on Art In Fiction.Alex George's websitePhoto Credit:  Anastasia Pottinger: Rogue StudiosGet 50% off your first digital audiobook on AudiobooksNow.comMusic CreditsIntro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg SimpsonAd: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg SimpsonSubscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Meet Donna DiGiuseppe, author of Lady in Ermine, a stunning biographical novel about Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola.Highlights:Lady in Ermine is "a vivid portrait of a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times." Find out why!Who is Sofonisba Anguissola and why is she in the news lately?Discover why Giorgio Vasari, who wrote Lives of the Artists, considered Sofonisba's work worthy of the descriptor "invenzione".The Prado exhibition in 2019 that expanded Sofonisba's popularityIs it true there were "no women artists" back in the day? Why Donna DiGiuseppe chose Sofonisba Anguissola as the subject of her debut novelWas Sofonisba the Forrest Gump of her time?Why was Sofonisba considered  one of the premier portraitists of the 16th century?A reading from Lady in ErmineWhat was something Donna DiGiuseppe learned from writing Lady in Ermine ?What's the next novel about?Press Play now & be sure to check out Lady in Ermine on Art In Fiction.Donna DiGiuseppe's website and more information about Sofonisba Anguissola: www.sofonisba.netReceive 20% Off ProWritingAidMusic CreditsIntro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg SimpsonAd: Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg SimpsonSubscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
In Episode 2, meet C. C. Humphreys, bestselling author of several novels listed on Art In Fiction, including Shakespeare's Rebel, Chasing the Wind, and Vlad: The Last Confession.Highlights:What is an adventure writer of historical fiction?The genesis of Shakespeare's Rebel: "Hamlet and swords" Challenges of depicting real people such as Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, Lord Essex, and Sir Robert CecilA reading from Shakespeare's RebelHow research can be a "springboard for the imagination"Art, aviation, and adventure in Chasing the WindWho was Vlad the Impaler (Vlad: The Last Confession) and was he misunderstood?Find out about new adventures through the unicorn tapestries in the Tapestry Trilogy.What is the one thing aspiring authors should do?What's next for C. C. HumphreysPress Play now & be sure to check out C. C. Humphreys's novels on Art In Fiction.C. C. Humphreys's website: http://www.authorchrishumphreys.com/Get a free audiobook from AudibleMusic CreditsIntro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg SimpsonAd:   Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson. Subscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Welcome to the 1st episode of SEASON 2 of The Art In Fiction Podcast!Meet Charlie Lovett, bestselling author of 5 novels listed on Art In Fiction,  including his most recent, Escaping Dreamland.Highlights:What is a bibliophile and why do they interest Charlie so much?How Charlie chooses what to write aboutGenesis of Escaping Dreamland - what's with those children's series novels?Who really wrote the children's series so many readers grew up with (Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, et al)?Elements in Escaping Dreamland - New York, secrets, children's books, writers, and moreEvery good story starts with a question: what question launched Escaping Dreamland?Reading from Escaping Dreamland:  Alice Gold: Girl InventorGenesis of The Lost Book of the Grail - books, cathedrals, digital vs. analog, and historyWhy Barchester?The intriguing character of Arthur Prescott and his dislike of academic committee meetings (among other things)Use of the physical structure of the cathedral to hang the novel's plot onWhy Jane Austen in First Impressions? Writing the avuncular relationship between a man and a womanDoes Charlie have a favorite Jane Austen novel? The process of structuring a novelThe benefits of reading novels aloudInside the Writer's Studio - Charlie's podcastWhat's next for Charlie Lovett?Press Play now & be sure to check out Charlie Lovett's novels Escaping Dreamland, The Lost Book of the Grail, First Impressions, The Bookman's Tale, and The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, in the Literature category on Art In Fiction.Charlie Lovett's website: https://charlielovett.com/Inside the Writer's Studio Podcast: https://www.charlielovett.com/podcast/Get 50% off your first digital audiobook on AudiobooksNow.comPhoto Credit:  Strategic Arts & ProductionsMusic CreditsIntro: Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson Ad:     Celtic Calypso, performed by Lunar Adventures; composed by Gregg Simpson. Subscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, & more.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Join novelist and host Carol M. Cram for Season 2 of The Art In Fiction Podcast, launching March 25 and featuring conversations with a fascinating array of authors who have written novels inspired by the arts—from Film to Photography to Literature to Visual Arts to Theater and more. Be sure to subscribe to The Art In Fiction Podcast so you don’t miss a single episode. Kicking off Season 2 will be Carol's conversation with Charlie Lovett, bestselling author of Escaping Dreamland, First Impressions, The Lost Book of the Grail, and The Bookman’s Tale.  You’ll also meet other top authors, including Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist, Alex George, author of The Paris Hours, and B. A. Shapiro, author of The Collector's Apprentice.Come celebrate authors, novels, and the arts on The Art In Fiction Podcast.
Welcome to EPISODE 20  of the Art In Fiction Podcast.Paris between the wars is the exciting setting for Jeanne Mackin's novels The Last Collection and The Beautiful American.In this episode, find out about wacky surrealist lobsters, why pencils and paper were not allowed at fashion shows, and a lot more!Highlights:The Beautiful American and the art and life of photographer Lee Miller, famed surrealist Man Ray, and the indomitable PicassoFact and fiction in The Beautiful AmericanHow Mackin structured The Beautiful AmericanSurrealism, violence, lobsters, and moreThe surprising role played by Picasso in The Beautiful AmericanThe Last Collection and the world of haute couture in 1930s ParisThe rivalry between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli--yes, they hated each other in real life and in the novel!Fact and fiction in The Last CollectionCommon themes in Jeanne Mackin's novelsCan the creative spirit save the world?Advice for authorsPress Play right now and be sure to check out The Beautiful American listed in the Photography category and The Last Collection listed in the Textile Arts category on Art In Fiction.Jeanne Mackin's website: https://www.jeannemackin.com/Receive 20% Off ProWritingAidMusic CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Feverfrom the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you.  
Welcome to EPISODE 19 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. The three novelists you'll meet in this episode are each inspired by a different classical composer. They discuss their inspiration and research processes, and touch on a topic rarely discussed in author circles--money! Barbara Quick is the author of Vivaldi’s Virgins, Stephanie Cowell is the author of Marrying Mozart, and Patricia Morrisroe is the author of The Woman in the Moonlight about Beethoven's inspiration for his Moonlight Sonata.Highlights:Barbara Quick: inspiration to write Vivaldi's Virgins after discovering that the 18th-century composer had been the resident priest and composer in an all-girls foundling home in Venice. She also discusses the integral role that Venice plays in the novel.Stephanie Cowell: inspiration for Marrying Mozart, a novel about Mozart's relationship with the four Weber sisters, one of whom he married. Patricia Morrisroe: how she came to write The Woman in the Moonlight, her debut novel, after a career in journalism.Barbara: how she learned Italian to help her research Vivaldi's Virgins and the help she received from Vivaldi experts.A reading from Vivaldi's Virgins.Stephanie: the challenges of choosing which stories to include in the novel and what to leave out.A reading from Marrying Mozart.Patricia: the importance of fact-checking and extensive research.A reading from The Woman in the Moonlight.Writing and money (or its lack!).Press Play right now and be sure to check out Vivaldi's Virgins, Marrying Mozart and The Woman in the Moonlight listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction.Barbara Quick's website: https://www.barbaraquick.com/Stephanie Cowell's website: http://www.stephaniecowell.com/Patricia Morrisroe's website: https://patriciamorrisroe.com/Get an extended free trial of SmarterQueueMusic CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you.  
Welcome to EPISODE 18 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.Barbara Linn Probst's debut novel inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe is a must-read for fans of the artist and of  compelling stories.  In this lively episode, I chat with Barbara about her novel Queen of the Owls, the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, and a lot more.Highlights:Queen of the Owls and its relationship to the art and life of Georgia O'KeeffeFeminism and Georgia O'KeeffeWhat did Georgia O'Keeffe say to feminist icon Gloria Steinem when she came to visit? O'Keeffe's work in Hawaii and its relationship to Queen of the OwlsDoes a work of art benefit from interpretation by others? Do  artists always know or can they analyze their influences and intentions? Complexities of relationships as portrayed in Queen of the OwlsWhat does the title Queen of the Owls mean?Ghost Ranch and the celebrations honoring Georgia O'Keeffe's birthday on November 15 - see www.ghostranch.org for details regarding Barbara's virtual presentation about O'Keeffe's influence on her and the protagonist in Queen of the Owls Reading from Queen of the Owls Barbara's background in social work and qualitative research and its relationship to her novel-writingBarbara is an amateur pianist - how has her love of music inspired her second novel?The obsessive nature of novel-writingAdvice for new authorsPress Play right now and be sure to check out Queen of the Owls listed in the Photography category on Art In Fiction.Barbara Linn Probst's website: https://www.barbaralinnprobst.com/Ghost Ranch: https://www.ghostranch.org/Link to 20% Off ProWritingAidMusic CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Feverfrom the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks. This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you.  
Welcome to EPISODE 17 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!Do you love reading novels set in locations you hope to visit? Then you have to explore TripFiction (www.tripfiction.com). In this episode, I interview Tina Hartas who developed TripFiction to provide readers with an easy way to find novels set in specific locations around the world.  We talk about technology and marketing and our mutual love of books. And as you'll discover in this episode, TripFiction was the inspiration for Art In Fiction.Highlights:The genesis of TripFiction: how trips to Vienna and Bangkok led to a great ideaWhat is TripFiction?TripFiction's Sense of Place Creative Writing CompetitionUsing social media to promote a book-lovers websiteDeveloping TripFiction--from 0 books to 14,000!Are people reading more in the age of COVID-19?The most difficult aspect of launching a websiteWhat has contributed to the success of Trip Fiction?Tina's favorite places to read aboutTina's favorite genres TripFiction reviews on YouTubeBook giveaways on TripFictionThe role of passion in creating a book website that readers lovePress Play right now and be sure to check out TripFiction at www.tripfiction.comReceive a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for a paid plan on Buzzsprout.  Buzzsprout has everything you need to publish and promote your podcast!Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltzfrom the album Alive in Seattle ,and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to EPISODE 16 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.Courtney Maum is the bestselling author of three novels as well as a fabulous writing guidebook for authors. In this lively episode, I chat with Courtney about her two novels listed on Art In Fiction, Costalegre and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and her new book for authors:  Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book.Highlights:Costalegre and its relationship to Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter PegeenRole of Surrealist artists and visual art in CostalegreComing-of-age theme in CostalegreOverview of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without YouRole of installation and contemporary art in the novelUse of satire in the novelWriting from the point of view of a different genderRole of Paris in I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without YouGenesis of Before and After the Book Deal : A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First BookValuable information for published authors Financial matters related to publishing The role that marketing plays in an author's life"The Cabins"--an artists' retreat founded by Courtney MaumPress Play right now and be sure to check out Courtney Maum's novels Costalegre and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, both found in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction.Courtney Maum's website: http://www.courtneymaum.comThe Cabins: https://www.thecabinsretreat.com/Link to 20% Off ProWritingAid Photo Credit:  Colin LaneMusic CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to EPISODE 15 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.Fans of Virginia Woolf and art will love Talland House by Maggie Humm. Learn about her inspiration for the novel that is listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction, enjoy a reading from Talland House, and discover her advice for new authors.Highlights:Talland House and its relationship to Virginia Woolf's To The LighthouseCharacter of Lily Briscoe from To The Lighthouse as the main character of Talland HouseRelationship of Lily Briscoe to Mrs. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse and Talland HouseMaggie's academic background as a Woolf scholar and the writing of Talland HouseThe challenges of writing about artVisiting St. Ives, the location for much of Talland HouseRole of Canadian artist Emily Carr in Talland HouseChallenges of switching from academic writing to fictionA reading from Talland HouseAdvice for authors:  research and the writing processMentorship programs and creative writing coursesMaggie's next novel Rodin's Mistress about the artist Gwen John and her torrid relationship with Auguste Rodin.Press Play right now and be sure to check out Maggie Humm's novel Talland House listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction.Maggie Humm's website: http://www.maggiehumm.net/Link to 20% Off ProWritingAid Music CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to EPISODE 14 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.In this episode, I chat about thrillers with an arts twist with Helaine Mario, author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody, two page-turners listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction which also incorporate Visual Arts, Theater, and more. This quote about Dark Rhapsody says it all: "As much about art as music, Dark Rhapsody reveals the transformative power of both." Highlights:Background prior to becoming a thriller writer: volunteering, working for Al and Tipper Gore, and moreInspiration for The Lost ConcertoWhat Helaine loves--music and the artsCharacter of Maggie O'Shea, the concert pianist at the heart of the two novelsExploring the depth of characters within the thriller genreOther characters in the series, including Shiloh the dog and the characterization of Dane, the villain, as a lover of ShakespeareUse of character quirks to add depthPlotting advice--to outline or not to outline?Writing sequelsA reading from Dark RhapsodyWordsmithing in the editing processThe business of writing and marketingSelf-publishing vs. traditional publishingAdvice for writersHelaine Mario brings to her writing a long career working for non-profit boards and giving back to numerous charities, particularly through the Helaine and Ronald Mario Fund. All the royalties from her book sales go to programs that support reading programs and the well-being of children and families.When it comes to writing, Helaine wants, more than anything, to tell a good story, create characters with depth, and paint pictures with words. She wants to be a storyteller forever. Receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for a paid plan on Buzzsprout. Since 2009, Buzzsprout has been helping podcasters start and grow their podcasts. Press Play right now and don't forget to check out Helaine Mario's novels The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody, both listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction.Helaine Mario's Website: https://helainemario.com/Music CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!Do you love Renaissance art? Then you won't want to miss my conversation with bestselling author Stephanie Storey about her two marvelous novels: Oil and Marble and Raphael, Painter in Rome, both listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction. Learn about Stephanie's love of the creative process and her fascination with Michelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci, listen to her read from Raphael, Painter in Rome, and get advice about publishing and marketing.  Highlights:Summary of Raphael, Painter in RomeWriting the personalities of Raphael and MichelangeloRaphael as the "ideal courtier" and his likeabilityRaphael's dedication to the pursuit of beautyWhat makes a genius?Visiting the Vatican to find inspirationVirtual tours and the research processRivalries between Michelangelo and da Vinci, and Michelangelo and RaphaelLinks to masterpieces mentioned in Raphael, Painter in Rome: see Stephanie Storey's website at https://stephaniestorey.com/What fascinates Stephanie about the RenaissanceSeeing Michelangelo's David for the first timeA reading from Raphael, Painter in RomeWriting historical fiction to spark interest in specific eras and artistsStephanie's new novel: a change of era and country; for hints, check her social media @sgstoreyOutlining a novelThe challenges of successStephanie's  publishing storyWriting advice for authorsMarketing advice for authorsStephanie Storey's debut novel Oil and Marble was hailed as "tremendously entertaining" by The New York Times, has been translated into six languages, and is currently in development as a feature film by Pioneer Pictures. Stephanie's latest novel, Raphael, Painter in Rome was released in April, 2020, in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death. Stephanie Storey has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History before leaving to earn an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has also been a television producer for nearly 20 years in Los Angeles.Press Play right now and be sure to check out Stephanie Storey's novels Oil and Marble and Raphael, Painter in Rome, both listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction.Stephanie Storey's website: https://stephaniestorey.com/Link to 20% Off ProWritingAid Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 12 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!In this episode, bestselling author Syrie James shares her love of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and the character of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula, as she discusses her five novels included in the Literature category on Art In Fiction. Learn about writing in Jane Austen's voice, the challenges faced by a female author in the 19th century, James's meticulous research methods, and her wise advice for both aspiring and published authors. Highlights:Why Syrie James is Queen of 19th-century reimaginingsWhat attracts Syrie to Jane AustenJane Austen's timeless charactersDepicting the personal lives of Jane Austen and Charlotte BrontëResearch methodsRelationship between Charlotte Brontë's novels and her lifeWriting The Missing Manuscript of Jane AustenDiscussion of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen Jane Austen and her love affair with Mr. AshfordMarriage and writing in the 19th centuryA reading from The Lost Memoirs of Jane AustenDiscussion of Jane Austen's First LoveEducation of young women in the 19th centuryExcerpt from Jane Austen's First LoveWill there be a novel about Jane Austen's later years?Syrie's favorite Jane Austen novelEdward Taylor, Jane's love interest in Jane Austen's First LoveDiscussion of Dracula, My Love: Dracula rehabilitated?Development of Mina Harker's characterAdvice to aspiring and published authorsRecommended writing booksWhat Syrie is readingPress Play right now and be sure to check out Syrie James's novels The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, Jane Austen's First Love, The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, and Dracula, My Love, all in the Literature category on Art In Fiction.Syrie James's website: http://www.syriejames.com/The Cazalet Chronicles Save 20% On ProWritingAid Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!If you love comedy and comics, you won't want to miss my chat with Fred Van Lente, author of Ten Dead Comedians--a smart and funny take on Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None. Fred talks about his love of comedy, shares writing advice, and reads from Ten Dead Comedians. Highlights:Overview of Ten Dead ComediansTypes of comics chosen as charactersInclusion of comedy "bits" in the narrativeBackground writing comic booksDevelopment of the concept for Ten Dead ComediansFavorite comediansReading from Ten Dead ComediansWriting process and adviceEmpathy and writingNew novel: Never SleepFred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of the comics Odd Is on Our Side, Archer & Armstrong, and Action Philosophers! He also co-wrote the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens, which was made into a film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Ten Dead Comedians is Fred's debut novel.Press Play right now and don't forget to check out Fred Van Lente's novel Ten Dead Comedians listed in the Film category on Art In Fiction.Link to 20% Off ProWritingAid Fred Van Lente's website: http://www.fredvanlente.com/Music CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz  from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever  from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!Ready to learn 5 tips to inspire your writing? This episode features six of the authors interviewed on the Art In Fiction Podcast. You'll hear wise advice—and plenty of encouragement— from M. J. Rose, Vaseem Khan, Layne Fargo, Andrew Cartmel, Laura Morelli, and Martin Turnbull.Highlights:Tip #1: Accept that writing is workM. J. Rose on the writing processTip #2: Establish and stick to a writing routineHow Andrew Cartmel maintains a writing routineTip #3: Don't be afraid to suckLayne Fargo on getting over the need to be perfectMartin Turnbull on perseverenceTip #4: Write an outlineLaura Morelli on outliningVaseem Khan on structuring a crime novelTip #5: Create a writing journalM. J. Rose creates a journal for each novelPress Play now and be sure to explore www.artinfiction.com to find novels by our featured authors.M. J. Rose's website:                       https://www.mjrose.com/content/Vaseem Khan's website:               https://vaseemkhan.com/Layne Fargo's website:                  https://www.laynefargo.com/Andrew Cartmel's website:        http://venusianfrogbroth.blogspot.com/Martin Turnbull's website:         https://martinturnbull.com/Laura Morelli's website:               https://lauramorelli.com/Episode 2: Viva Italia: Laura Morelli, Author of The GiantEpisode 3: Hooray for Hollywood:  Martin Turnbull, Author of The Garden of Allah SeriesEpisode 4: Baby Elephant Walk: Vaseem Khan, Author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency NovelsEpisode 5: Thrillin' with the Bad Girls: Layne Fargo, Author of TemperEpisode 6: Diamonds are Forever: M. J. Rose, Author of Numerous Bestselling Novels, including Cartier's HopeLink to 20% Off for ProWritingAidMusic CreditsIntro music: Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle Ad music: The Fever from the album Full Moon. Composer: Gregg Simpson, performed by Lunar Adventures. This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you.  
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, I explore how author Patricia Sands celebrates the power of renewal and finding purpose in her compelling novel Drawing Lessons set in beautiful Provence. In my lively conversation with Patricia, we find much in common, both as authors and in our lives' journeys.Highlights:Summary of Drawing LessonsThe role of dementia in Drawing LessonsThemes of renewal and change Art and van Gogh  Food and the French landscapeReading from Drawing LessonsHow Patricia became an authorHybrid publishingIt's never too late to get started as an authorOn Writing by Stephen KingTours to Provence led by Patricia SandsWith a focus on her love of the south of France, women’s issues, and aging, Patricia Sands's novels celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship. When Patricia isn’t working on a new novel, she leads tours based on her Love in Provence series and on Drawing Lessons to the French Riviera and the countryside around Arles in Provence. A fellow Canadian, Patricia Sands lives in Toronto.  Press Play right now and be sure to check out Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands on Art In Fiction.Other novels by Patricia Sands: - Love in Provence Series - The Bridge Club - Villa des Violettes SeriesOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen KingPatricia Sands's website: https://patriciasandsauthor.com/Receive 20% Off ProWritingAid Music CreditsThe intro music is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks. This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!In this episode, learn about Old Master art created by women artists, indie publishing, researching, and more in my entertaining conversation with Amy Maroney.Amy is the author of the compelling Miramonde Trilogy, a dual-time series about a female artist in 16th-century Spain and France.Highlights:Inspiration for The Miramonde TrilogyDeveloping the dual-time narrativeResearching The Miramonde TrilogyThe Cagots in Renaissance SpainThe wool trade and Basque cultureConnection to Fake or FortuneRecent European exhibitions of female Old Master paintersReading from The Girl from Oto (Book 1)Maroney's work-in-progressAdvice on independent publishingThe Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)Using ScrivenerAmy Maroney studied English literature at Boston University and public policy at Portland State University, and spent many years as a writer and editor of nonfiction. When she's not diving down research rabbit holes, she enjoys hiking, painting, dancing, and reading. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Press Play right now and don't forget to check out Amy Maroney's Miramonde Trilogy series on Art In Fiction.Amy Maroney's Website: https://www.amymaroney.com/ - Alliance of Independent Authors - Save the Cat Storytelling MethodReceive 20% Off ProWritingAid Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!Meet Andrew Cartmel, author of the hilarious Vinyl Detective series. Andrew talks about the joys and challenges of writing a series with recurring characters and shares his advice about writing. Highlights:Inspiration for the Vinyl Detective seriesDeveloping the Vinyl Detective characterMusic genres in the Vinyl Detective seriesRecurring characters in the series: core and secondaryA name for the Vinyl Detective (or does he have one?)Reading from Low Action: Chapter OneLow Action and punk rock in the 1970sBasing a series on what you knowHumor in the Vinyl Detective seriesPublishing adviceAndrew Cartmel is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His work for television includes Midsomer Murders and Torchwood, and a stint as Script Editor on the legendary Doctor Who series. He has also written plays for the London Fringe, toured as a stand-up comedian, and is currently co-writing with Ben Aaronovitch a series of comics based on the bestselling Rivers of London books. Press Play right now and be sure to check out Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective series on Art In Fiction.Written in Dead WaxThe Run-Out GrooveVictory DiscFlip BackLow ActionAndrew Cartmel's website: http://venusianfrogbroth.blogspot.com/Link to AuthorBuzz: Mention Art In Fiction and receive a discount on book marketing services. Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!My guest is New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose. Tune in as M. J.  talks about her novels Cartier's Hope and Tiffany Blues, her writing process, and marketing advice every author needs to hear. The Washington Post describes M. J. Rose as "an unusually skillful storyteller. Her polished prose and intricate plot will grip even the most skeptical reader."Highlights:Inspiration for Cartier's Hope and Tiffany BluesThe role women journalists played in Gilded Age New York, the setting for Cartier's HopeLouis Comfort Tiffany and how his fabulous glassworks and Lauralton Hall mansion are portrayed in Tiffany BluesWriting and making a livingExcellent marketing advice based on M. J. Rose's experience as the owner of AuthorBuzz, a marketing service that helps authors reach readersPress Play right now and be sure to check out M. J. Rose's novels on Art In Fiction.Cartier's HopeTiffany BluesThe HypnotistThe Library of Light and ShadowNovels mentioned in this episodeThe Bells by Richard HarvellM. J. Rose's website: www.mjrose.com Link to AuthorBuzz: Mention Art In Fiction and receive a discount on book marketing services.Music CreditsThe intro music on the Art In Fiction Podcast is from Symbolist Waltz from the album Alive in Seattle and the ad music is from The Fever from the album Full Moon. Both pieces are composed by Gregg Simpson and performed by Lunar Adventures. Follow the links to download the full tracks.This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you. 
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