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Wine, Women and Words

Diana Giovinazzo Tierney and Michele Leivas

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Most people pair their wine with food but here, at Wine, Women and Words we pair our wine with books. Join us each week as we chat with authors, read books and of course, drink wine!
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We chat with Chanel about her upcoming book House on Biscayne Bay, along with some of the history of that time-period. Diana and Chanel fangirl over the Scrivener drafting program and our current favorite book series. Pre-order your copy of The House on Biscayne Bay here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780593440506 Help support our podcast: https://…
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We are chatting with Rita Woods about her most recent book, The Last Dreamwalker. In addition to having a mini writer's workshop, we discuss the Gula culture and it's influence on the book. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781250805621 Help support Wine, Women and Words: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781250805621…
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While chatting with Seressia Glass about her novel Game On, we touch on the racism and sexism in the gaming industry. We talk about tropes in romance and why only writers understand the phrase, "My characters talk to me." Get your copy of Game On here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780593199077 Wine, Women and Words is a listener supported podcast,…
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We sit down with Alex Martin to talk about the horrors of HOAs and why it is the perfect place to set a rom-com. We also discuss some of the finer points that go into the making of a rom-com novel. Pick up your copy of NextDoor Nemesis here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780593337257 Wine, Women and Words is a listener-supported podcast, please con…
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We chat with Donna Hill about her novel I am Ayah: The Way Home about the craft of writing. We find out we have a new title holder for most books written and Michele and Diana find out that they might end up in a book one day. Help Support Our Podcast: Pick up your book here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781649371454 Buy us a cup of coffee: https:…
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Eliza and Denny stop by to talk about their book Can't We Be Friends. We discuss the history of Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald's friendship, how Denny and Eliza started this book, and how they balance more than one book contract. Pre-order your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780063282902 Support our podcast by purchasing a cup of coff…
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We chat with Kirthana Ramisetti about her book Advika and The Hollywood Wives and what happens when the fantasy isn't what you thought it would be. Kirthana and Diana talk about the editor they shared at Grand Central. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781538709276 Support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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In this episode, we chat with Jeanne Mackin about her novel Picasso's Lovers. We also marvel at how visual artists see the world, we talk about Macarthyism and the nuanses of Color Blindness. You can pre-order your book here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/picasso-s-lovers-jeanne-mackin/20030076?ean=9781101990568 Show our podcast how much you love us…
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Constance Sayers stopped by the podcast to talk about her latest novel The Star and the Strange Moon. We talked about our love for strange books, old Hollywood, and how agents deserve so much praise for putting up with eccentric authors like us. Pick up our copy of The Star and Strange Moon here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780316493741 Support o…
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In this episode, we talk with Meg Cabot about her long-standing career (she has written over 50 novels!) and her new book, Enchanted to Meet You. Pick up your copy of Enchanted to Meet you here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/enchanted-to-meet-you-meg-cabot/19446881?ean=9780063268371 Help support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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Author Raquel Vasquez Gilliland joins us to discuss her adult debut novel, "Witch of Wild Things." We also dive into some of her previous work, including the difference between writing young adult and adult fiction and much more. Support our podcast, buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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Kris Waldherr and Diana nerd out about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and how it relates to Kris' book Unnatural Creatures. Kris does a tarot reading for Diana from the tarot deck that she created and Lilo tries to fill in for Michele as co-host. Pick up your copy of Kris' beautifully drawn tarot deck and expanded compendium here: https://www.kickstar…
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We discuss the research that it takes to write a novel, regardless of the genre, developing strong female characters, and the messy legacy of the Mafia on Italian culture. Pick up your copy of The Godmother here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9798987561355 Support our podcast, buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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We talk with Vaness about her incredible record of writing books and what keeps her going; the incredible history behind her most recent novel and a bit about her writing process. Get your copy of Queen of Exiles here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9780063270992 Support our podcast directly: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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We chat with author Katrina Kittle about her latest book, Morning in this Broken World. We also talk about pacing yourself to write a novel, writing multiple perspectives and Diana gives us her definition of "Show Don't Tell." (As a hint, it has something to do with the Supreme Court) Pick up your copy of Katrina's book here: https://bookshop.org/a…
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We chat with Temi Oh about her book More Perfect. We also talk a bit about writing while in university and Diana gets nerdy about Doctor Who. Get your copy of More Perfect here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/more-perfect-temi-oh/18982894?ean=9781982142834 Please support our podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcas…
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We chatted with Ore about her debut novel, The Three of Us and what could happen if a husband and best friend don't get along. We also talk about the second book hurtle and Diana discusses why it was her third book rather than her second. Get your copy of The Three of us here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9780593540718 Help support our podcast: http…
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Diana and Michele discuss The Queen of Exiles up to Chapter 4. Michele talks about how cool she was in elementary school and Diana talks about the joy of reading. Pick up your copy of The Queen of Exiles: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9780063270992 Help support our podcast, buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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We chat with Stephen Kiernan about his latest book The Glass Chateau along with his adventures in researching including making his own glass flowers. Stephen also does our show's first-ever reading! Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-glass-chateau/18859509?ean=9780063227316 Help support the podcast by buying us a cup of coffee…
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We sit down with Laura Morelli to talk about Italian history and WW2. Laura and Diana fan girl over a mutual "character" and Laura discusses her plotting process. Don't forget to pre-order your book through Laura's website so that you can get your https://lauramorelli.com/store/the-last-masterpiece-a-novel/ Help support our podcast: https://ko-fi.c…
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TJ talks about their new novel, Chef's Choice. Michele and TJ also talk about the joys of buying the good cheese (you know the fancy stuff behind glass) and the whacko do requests in wills that may or may not be far-fetched. Pick up your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781982189105 Support our podcast, buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/wi…
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While we intended to talk to TJ Klune about his latest book In the Lives of Puppets we ended up having a wonderful conversation about the brave little toaster along with LGBTQ+ history and how it relates to the themes in his books. Be sure to get your copy of In the Lives of Puppets here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781250217448 Already have the …
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Author Lee Bukowski joins us to discuss her novel "A Week of Warm Weather" and we dive into what we think the old adage "write what you know" really means, exploring women's friendship in writing and much more! Get your copy of A Week of Warm Weather: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9781684631377 Support the podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: https:…
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We catch up with Bryn Turnbull to discuss her latest novel, The Paris Deception. We talk about art forgery and why novelists will always be the first people the police will look at. Also, we define the term "Lebowski-chic" Get your copy of The Paris Deception: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780778333418 Support the podcast by buying us a cup of coff…
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***THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS*** In this episode we chat with William Landay about his latest book, All That is Mine I Carry With Me. We get into the details of the book, how the way you write a book can affect the ebook as well as the audiobook and Michele tries to press William on what really happened at the end of the book. Reminder, there a…
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We sit down with author Harper Kincaid to talk about the difference between murder mystery books and cozy mystery books, newsletter marketing, and why you want Diana and Harper on your trivia team. Get your copy of Harper's latest book here: https://www.amazon.com/Midsummer-Nights-Scheme-Bookbinding-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08FZN9MGC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?…
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Greer Macallister pays another visit to the podcast to talk about her latest book Arca. We talk about the editing process, what it's like to write a series, and congratulate her on being the author in our five timer's club. We also talk about letting the chaos in our writing. Pick up your copy of Arca here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9781982167929…
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We discuss all things Pandora including the Georgian time period and Greek Mythology with Susan Stokes Chapman. Susan and Diana bond over a mutual character that they share in their novels. Pick up your copy of Pandora here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9780063280021 Help support the podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: Ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodc…
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We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Janie Chang about her most recent novel, The Porcelain Moon. Pick up your copy of the book here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9780063072862 Already have a copy of the book? Then help support the podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: Ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast…
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In chatting with Emmi we explore epistolary books, writing science fiction, and how Emmi writes in two different languages (English and Finnish!). Get your copy of the Moonday Letters here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9781803360447 Already have a copy of the book? Then help support the podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: Ko-fi.com/winewomenwords…
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Potential Spoilers In this week's episode, we chat with Jamie Ford about his latest book The Many Daughters of Afong Moy. We also discuss the science behind epigenetics, the joys of writer's retreats, and becoming a writer without an MFA. If you haven't read The Many Daughters of Afong Moy yet, get your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/978198…
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In this episode, we discuss up to Chapter 14. Diana and Michele share their frustrations with certain characters, library pet peeves, and the many wonderful uses for chopsticks. Get your copy of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy here: https://bookshop.org/a/5676/9781982158217 Help support our podcast by buying us a cup of coffee: ko-fi.com/winewomenw…
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