DIY MFA Radio: Writing Strong Female Characters – Lisa Gardner, Jon Land, and Karin Slaugther

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DIY MFA Radio Episode #213

 

Writing Strong Female Protagonists Live from ThrillerFest 2018 – Lisa Gardner, Jon Land, and Karin Slaughter.

 

 

This podcast originally appears on diymfa.com on August 15, 2018. Duration: 56 min.

 

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Owning Your Story — Interview with Grace Kennan Warnecke

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Gabriela Pereira Interviews Grace Kennan Warnecke on the DIY MFA Podcast Episode 207

 

Owning Your Story — Interview with Grace Kennan Warnecke

  This podcast originally appears on Diymfa.com July 4, 2018 Duration: 45 min.

 

 

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Grace Kennan Warnecke’s memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own.

Born in Latvia, Grace lived in seven countries and spoke five languages before the age of eleven. As a child, she witnessed Hitler’s march into Prague, attended a Soviet school during World War II, and sailed the seas with her father. In a multi-faceted career, she worked as a professional photographer, television producer, and book editor and critic. Eventually, like her father, she became a Russian specialist, but of a very different kind. She accompanied Ted Kennedy and his family to Russia, escorted Joan Baez to Moscow to meet with dissident Andrei Sakharov, and hosted Josef Stalin’s daughter on the family farm after Svetlana defected to the United States. While running her own consulting company in Russia, she witnessed the breakup of the Soviet Union, and later became director of a women’s economic empowerment project in a newly independent Ukraine.

Daughter of the Cold War is a tale of all these adventures and so much more. This compelling and evocative memoir allows readers to follow Grace’s amazing path through life – a whirlwind journey of survival, risk, and self-discovery through a kaleidoscope of many countries, historic events, and fascinating people.

 

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Grace Kennan Warnecke’s memoir, Daughter of the Cold War describes her unique and extraordinary upbringing as the daughter of famed U.S. diplomat George Kennan. Grace’s life has been an incredible and at times difficult and dangerous journey through history. Her father became the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union and was the architect of the U.S. policy on containment of Russian expansion during the Cold War. Born in Latvia, Grace lived in seven countries and spoke five languages before the age of twelve. As a child, she witnessed Hitler’s march into Prague, and attended public school in Moscow during World War II.

Grace forged her own brand of citizen diplomacy at a time when few women held prominent positions with the U.S. Foreign Service. Grace ultimately became a Russia specialist proving that when governments fail to communicate, it’s up to their citizens to keep talking.

Grace escorted Joan Baez to Moscow to meet with dissident Andrei Sakharov, served as Ted Kennedy’s interpreter when the Senator travelled to Russia to meet with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, and harbored Josef Stalin’s daughter on the Kennan family farm in East Berlin, Pennsylvania after Svetlana defected to the United States.

While running her own consulting company SOVUS in Russia, Grace witnessed first-hand the breakup of the Soviet Union. She had a face-to-face business meeting with a young Vladimir Putin. Grace’s accomplishments include becoming director of a women’s economic empowerment project that created women-run small businesses in a newly independent Ukraine.

Ms. Warnecke was founding executive director of the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra and associate producer of the prize-winning PBS documentary The First Fifty Years: Reflections on U.S.-Soviet Relations. As a professional photographer she was senior editor of A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union. She has served as an election observer in Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Grace is chairman of the board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She is a former fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member of the advisory council of the Kennan Institute.

She lives in New York and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Writer Types Podcast features Kellye Garrett, Alex Segura and Naomi Hirahara. 

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An Anthony Award-nominated crime and mystery podcast co-hosted by S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner.

 

Writer Types Podcast features Kellye Garrett, Alex Segura and Naomi Hirahara.

 

 

This episode originally appears on the Writertypes Podcast Duration 45 min.

The Unpanel features comedic crime writers Bill Fitzhugh, Ellen Byron, Mike McCrary and Alex Shaffer. Plus an excerpt from “May” by Marietta Miles.

 

 

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Writer’s Type Podcast: Gillian Flynn, Michael Kardos, John Shepherd

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Writer’s Type Podcast: Epi 16 Featuring Gillian Flynn, Michael Kardos and his new novel Bluff, John Shepherd with his new novel Bottom Feeders, a dispatch from the LA Times festival of books, Bob Hartley, and a trio of short fiction publishers on what makes a great story.

 

 

This podcast originally appears on Writer’s Type Podcast April 26, 2018.  Duration: 53 min

 

Authors S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner are co-hosts of the Writer Types podcast. Both writers are Anthony Award-nominated crime writers.

 

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Creative Entrepreneurship & Being Boss with Emily Thompson

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Joanna Penn Hosts Entrepreneur & Podcaster Emily Thompson

This podcast originally appears on the The Creative Penn April 16, 2018. Duration: 50 min

 

 

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From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on “being boss” in both business and life. 

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on:

  • The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle “fraudy feelings”
  • Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results
  • Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame)

With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here’s a guide that will truly help you “be boss” not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.

 

 

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Steven James Hosts Bestselling Author Carter Wilson

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The Story Blender with Special Guest Carter Wilson

This podcast originally appears on The Story Blender Feb. 22nd, 2018.

Length 52 min.

 

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USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson explores the depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark, domestic thrillers. Carter is a two-time winner of both the Colorado Book Award and the International Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a spooky Victorian house. Visit him at www.carterwilson.com.

 

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Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.

Suspense Magazine, who named Steven’s book THE BISHOP their Book of the Year, says that he “sets the new standard in suspense writing.” Publishers Weekly calls him a “master storyteller at the peak of his game.” And RT Book Reviews promises, “the nail-biting suspense will rivet you.”

Equipped with a unique Master’s Degree in Storytelling, Steven has taught writing and storytelling on four continents over the past two decades, speaking more than two thousand times at events spanning the globe.

Steven’s groundbreaking book on the art of fiction writing, STORY TRUMPS STRUCTURE, won a Storytelling World award. Widely-recognized for his story crafting expertise, he has twice served as a Master CraftFest instructor at ThrillerFest, North America’s premier training event for suspense writers.

 

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Sarah Werner Hosts Author Mike Papantonio on the Coffee Break Podcast

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Sarah Werner hosts Mike Papantonio on the Coffee Break

 

 

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Original air date March 6, 2018 on Write Now podcast. Length 26 min

 

Mike Papantonio

Mike Papantonio is a senior partner of Levin Papantonio, one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in America, that has handled thousands of cases throughout the nation involving pharmaceutical drug litigation, Florida tobacco litigation, litigation for asbestos-related health damage, securities fraud actions, and other mass tort cases. “Pap” has received dozens of multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate corruption.

Papantonio is one of the youngest attorneys to have been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In 2012 Papantonio became President of the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of the largest trial lawyer organizations in America. For his trial work on behalf of consumers, Papantonio has received some of the most prestigious awards reserved by the Public Justice Foundation, The American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Papantonio is an author of four motivational books for lawyers. He is also co-author of Air America: The Playbook, a New York Times Political Best Seller.

Papantonio is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Ring of Fire” along with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sam Seder. Papantonio has conducted hundreds of recorded interviews with guests, including Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, Howard Zinn, Arianna Huffington, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bernie Sanders, David Crosby, Merle Haggard, Morgan Spurlock, John Edwards, Bill Moyers, Rickie Lee Jones, Alanis Morissette, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, Chuck D from Public Enemy, Henry Rollins, Ted Sorensen, and Elizabeth Kucinich. His role on “Ring of Fire” is featured in the movie, “Jesus Camp,” which was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

Papantonio is also a political commentator who frequently appears on MSNBC, Free Speech TV, RT America Network, and Fox News.

 

 

Law and Disorder

 

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Law and Vengeance

 

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