David Morrell Thrills the Liars Club

This week, a very special Oddcast for me, featuring the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of 32 books, David Morrell, whom I’ve known since way way back at the University of Iowa (that was in the Late Devouring Period). He is the co-founder of the International Thriller Writers Organization, a Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Master. He talks with me, Jon McGoranMerry Deedee JonesKelly Simmons, and Keith Strunk about his early success writing the Rambo series, including First Blood; watching his books turn into movies; and writing about the craft of writing itself…and then there are his most recent works, the sublime Thomas De Quincey historical thrillers: Murder as a Fine Art, Inspector of the Dead, and Ruler of the Night.

Welcome, David Morrell.

David Morrell on the Oddcast

Historical Author Janet Benton on the Oddcast

Janet Benton talks about writing and researching her debut novel Lilli De Jong, and tells us why Kirkus Reviews called it a “monumental achievement.” Author Jamie Ford adds:“A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history—a heart-smashing debut that completely satisfies.”

She has worked at magazines and newspapers and taught at four colleges, as well as running the writer’s workshop The Word Studio. Find out about all this and more on the LIARS CLUB ODDCAST (and check out Jon McGoran, Bill Russell, and a host of others).

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