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Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, talks to writers of all genres about the books we write and the lives we lead, and how these two are one in the same.

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Bill welcomes memoirist Jessica Machado to the show. Jessica Machado is an editor at NBC News. Previously, she was a staff editor at Vox, The Daily Dot, and Rolling Stone. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Cut,... more

Bill welcomes award-winning slam poet Layla Josephine to the show. Leyla is a performance poet, theatre maker, screenwriter, facilitator and project leader. She won the 2014 UK National Poetry Slam at The Royal Albert Hall with... more

Bill welcomes author Henriette Lazaridis back to the show. Henriette's debut novel, The Clover House, was a Boston Globe bestseller and a Target Emerging Authors pick. Her work has been published in such outlets as Elle, Forge,... more

Bill welcomes award-winning author Lydia Millet back to the show. Lydia is the author of A Children's Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 book of 2020, among other works of fiction. She has won... more

Bill welcomes author Priscilla Long to the show. Priscilla is a Seattle-based writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, science, history, and fiction, and a long-time independent teacher of writing. Her seventh book is Dancing with the Muse in... more

Bill welcomes filmmaker and debut author Brian O'Hare to the show. Brian O'Hare is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and former US Marine Corps officer. His career began in a Baltimore bar, the legendary Club Charles, where director... more

Bill welcomes novelist, violinist, and arts lecturer Erica Miner back to the show. Former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist Erica is an award-winning author, lecturer, screenwriter, and arts journalist. Erica's debut novel, Travels with my... more

In this special episode, your host Bill Kenower tells a short story about success, failure, parenting, and creativity. Bill is the author of Everyone Has What It Takes: A Writer's Guide to the End of Self-Doubt, Fearless Writing: How to... more

Bill welcomes memoirist and novelist Cheryl Klein to the show. Cheryl is the author of CRYBABY (Brown Paper Press), a memoir about wanting a baby and getting cancer instead. She also wrote a story collection, THE... more

Bill welcomes debut memoirist Brooke Siem to the show. Brooke Siem was among the first generation of teens to be medicated with antidepressants. After spending half her life—and her entire adult life—on... more

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