• David Morrell Talks Creepers

    3 JUN. 2024 · On episode 5 of the Neighborhood Bookstore podcast, bestselling author David Morrell (creator of Rambo) discusses his Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel CREEPERS. In this episode: - Researching and writing an urban exploration (UrbEx) thriller - Writing in “real time” - The fascination of life frozen in time - Never getting over The Wild Bunch, and Peckinpah’s influence on writing action in First Blood - Combining thriller, horror, mystery, and history - Writing the weird-but-true thing - Readers feel more than they understand - Being a fan of James Grady - Dan Brown . . . IYKYK - The limiting nature of modern media - How Creepers the novel became Do Not Enter the (forthcoming) movie - Writing a western, and what Taylor Sheridan got wrong - Edgar Allen Poe’s theory of composition - John Barth’s triangulation of the senses: 3 senses in every scene.
    1h 18m 55s
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    Peter Brandvold Talks The Devil and Lou Prophet

    6 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to Episode 4 of Neighborhood Bookstore! Host Eric Harper talks with popular western author Peter Brandvold about his bounty hunter novel THE DEVIL AND LOU PROPHET. In this episode: •Baking bread and talking books •Writing a lighthearted western •Being classmates with David Foster Wallace •Writing for a market, being practical, and making money •Sex and violence! •The marketing genius of Mike Bray at Wolfpack Publishing •Wanting to be Norman Maclean, Jim Harrison, or Roger Welsh •The versatility of the western genre •Willa Cather is a western author •The challenge of wrapping up a series •Getting Craig started reading westerns •Will the western survive the next 10 years? •How Lou Prophet joined the Daisy Gumm Mysteries by Alice Duncan •Writing nonfiction about dogs •Planning a Viking series, exploring the rhinestone
    49m 44s
  • Abby Collette Talks A Deadly Inside Scoop

    7 ABR. 2024 · Welcome to the third episode of Neighborhood Bookstore, an author interview podcast. Each month I’ll talk to an author about a book from their back catalog, then take a look at what they have coming up next. This time around, co-host Craig Duster and I chat with cozy mystery author Abby Collette about her novel A Deadly Inside Scoop. In this episode: • Learning the rules of writing cozy mysteries • The mysteries and charms of Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Does Crewse’s Creamery really exist? • The similarities and differences between indie publishing and mainstream publishing • Tackling a book series • Creating characters that are educated and professional • Writing a book in 30 days, and teaching others how to do it too • Transitioning from being an attorney and economics professor to full-time author • Receiving monthly checks from Amazon versus earning out an advance from Penguin • What makes a thriller?
    53m 56s
  • Christopher Barzak Talks The Gone Away Place

    4 MAR. 2024 · Host Eric Harper talks with fantasy, horror, and Young Adult author Christopher Barzak about his haunted town novel The Gone Away Place. Listen to Neighborhood Bookstore here: <http://ericharperpresents.substack.com/?fbclid=IwAR1mPE68zmF6na2e6ot7el_U_LfjAYg42Mue63yk9BPdodE5wnKQcLtuh1E> or on other major podcast platforms. Coming soon: • Transcripts and Closed Captioned Video Buy The Gone Away Place here: Buy Christopher Barzak’s latest books, MONSTROUS ALTERATIONS and A VOICE CALLING here and support https://www.facebook.com/POPABCStore?__cft__%5B0%5D=AZW4wQtmVpKHYyg0hEIk1Gzmv6xpjhHq6MHTZmtCkLFoQzuMBF1xdlcWHmGFq31pGgj2cXcZZZfkYqA-74TMv3b1vo-mf_mfGtyEZmGxpF_rbfiCIsUQIgmcVIcP-C5O3Fx5zzY_KSjoRtavFAKKSJW4fMvIfiSL54HtCl4ItcSm7XTXAtsDat00oCI8ckmTC_c&__tn__=-%5DK-R: <https://bookshop.org/shop/popabcstore?fbclid=IwAR2xAXtub6RZhTyKDx2W2xJn1xMm6dnaaPErcvm5B6dO0SCVKHTSz5YmZg0> In this episode: • Having a book banned • When the countryside is dark and creepy • Sad ghosts and haunted towns • The tornadoes that attacked Ohio • Studying Clarissa Pinkola Estes and writing about community trauma • The supernatural: do you believe? • Having your work adapted: the novel One for Sorrow into the movie Jamie Marks Is Dead, and The Gone Away Place into a youth theater play • Sophomore slumps and new audiences • Recreating myths for a modern audience • No guilty pleasures, no gatekeeping
    1h 15m 16s
  • James Grady Talks Steeltown

    4 FEB. 2024 · Host Eric Harper talks with bestselling author James Grady (Six Days of the Condor) about his hard-boiled crime novel Steeltown — based on Youngstown, Ohio and Butte, Montana. In this episode: • Riffing on Dashiel Hammett’s Red Harvest • Visiting Youngstown in 1988 and finding an underground casino five years before the FBI • 58 car bombings in a year • “The Bug” (IYKYK) • Hammett’s murder-for-hire contract • The killing of union organizer Frank Little • Organized crime in the heartland • Bruce Springsteen, the greatest author of a generation • Next time it will be Stealtown with an A • Changing pop culture with Six Days of the Condor • Day of the Locust by Nathanael West • Starting a new crime trilogy, and writing about working people
    1h 5m 26s

Welcome to Neighborhood Bookstore, an author interview podcast. We love used bookstores, where the backstock is alive and well, and we believe in supporting our "local." So each episode, we'll...

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Welcome to Neighborhood Bookstore, an author interview podcast. We love used bookstores, where the backstock is alive and well, and we believe in supporting our "local." So each episode, we'll take a book off the shelf at our favorite used bookstore -- POP! Art Books Culture in Boardman, Ohio -- and we'll interview the author about its creation. Grab a chair and join us!
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