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Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.
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Natasha Lester, the New York Times best-selling author of nine novels. joins me on the Art In Fiction Podcast to chat about her latest novel, The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard, listed in the Textile Arts category. NEW on The Art In Fiction Podcast: Watch my interview on YouTube! Highlights include: Summary of The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard -…
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Listen in as I chat with Susanne Dunlap, author of more than a dozen historical novels for adults and teens. Susanne joins me on the Art In Fiction Podcast to discuss one of her newest novels, The Courtesan's Daughter, listed in the Film category on Art In Fiction. NEW on The Art In Fiction Podcast: Watch my interview on YouTube! Highlights include…
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Listen in as I chat with Madeline Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of novels set in World War II along with dozens of romance novels. Madeline joins me on the Art In Fiction Podcast to discuss her three novels listed in the Literature category on Art In Fiction: The Last Bookshop in London, The Librarian Spy and her newest novel, The K…
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Pip Williams, author of two novels featured in the Literature category on Art In Fiction: The Dictionary of Lost Words andThe Bookbinder. Highlights include: The Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford University Press as inspiration for both novels. Finding treasure in the archives of Oxford University Press. Inspir…
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Nicola Harrision, author of two novels featured on Art In Fiction: Laguna Beach in the Visual Arts category and The Show Girl in the Theater category. Highlights include: Origins of Laguna Beach as the story of a woman who had been a Rosie the Riveter in WWII only to be thanked and sent on her way at the end of th…
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I'm chatting with Liza Nash Taylor, author of Etiquette for Runaways and In All Good Faith. Highlights include: Origins of Etiquette for Runaways (Hint: don't text and talk!) Moll Flanders as inspiration for the main character May Marshall Finding Easter Eggs to inspire plot What happens when a fully formed character pops into your head and just wo…
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Join me as I chat with Samantha Silva, author of Love and Fury and Mr. Dickens and His Carol. Highlights: Origins of Love and Fury Why Mary Wollstonecraft--her life, her writing, and her ongoing contribution as the "first feminist" Structuring Love and Fury - the use of ten plot points Sense and sensibility in Love and Fury Mary Wollstonecraft's lo…
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Join me as I chat with Finola Austin, author of the award-winning debut novel Brontë's Mistress. Highlights: Origins of Brontë's Mistress Investigating Lydia Robinson, rumored to have had an affair with Branwell Brontë, the n'er-do-well brother of the famous Brontë sisters Inspiration from Mrs. Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Brontë Contrast betwe…
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Join me as I chat with Lauren Belfer, author of several riveting historical novels including And After the Fire and A Fierce Radiance. Highlights: Genesis of And After the Fire Learning about the music of Johann Sebastian Bach Salons of 19th-century Berlin and Fanny Mendelsohn Role of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach in the nov…
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Join me as I chat with Lynn Cullen, author of several novels including Mrs. Poe and Twain's End. Highlights: Genesis of Twain's End Shocking truths about Mark Twain Hal Holbrook, Mark Twain, and Isabelle Lyon How would we label Mark Twain in this age of psychological profiling? Francis Osgood and her relationship with Edgar Allen Poe in Mrs. Poe Po…
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Join me as I chat with B. A. Shapiro, the New York Times bestselling author of three fabulous novels featuring visual art: The Art Forger, The Muralist, and The Collector's Apprentice. Highlights: The attraction of art, particularly late-19th and early-20th-century art, as a subject for novels Genesis of The Collector's Apprentice Writing the "bad …
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Join me as I chat with bestselling novelist Alka Joshi, author of two novels listed on Art In Fiction: The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, both set in India in the 1950s and 1960s. Highlights: Overview of The Henna Artist (Decorative Arts) Inspiration for The Henna Artist Women and independence India in the 1950s and India today Resou…
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Join me as I chat with Erika Gaffney, the creator of the ArtHerstory website at www.artherstory.net. Highlights: The genesis of the Art Herstory website Developments in celebrating women artists from the Renaissance and Baroque eras Why has the work of female artists not been in the public eye until quite recently? Erika's background as an Acquisit…
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Join me as I chat with Deborah Swift, author of four novels listed on Art In Fiction, including The Lady's Slipper and the Women of Pepys' Diaries Series, all set in England in the 17th century. Highlights: Genesis of The Lady's Slipper (Visual Arts) Why the novel is set following the English Civil War Orchids in The Lady's Slipper Reading from The…
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Join me as I chat with Lilianne Milgrom, author of L’Origine, an intriguing novel about the creation and history of L’Origine du Monde by Gustave Courbet, one of the world’s most provocative paintings. Highlights: Find out why Courbet's L'Origine du Monde is still raising eyebrows after 150 years The effect of the painting on Lilianne Gustave Courb…
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Meet Alex George, author of The Paris Hours, a tour de force of a novel told over the course of one day in 1927 about four ordinary people whose stories are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit. Highlights: The genesis of The Paris Hours --Marcel Proust and his maid How is a writer like a magpie? Paris in the 1920s--incorporating the …
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Meet Donna DiGiuseppe, author of Lady in Ermine, a stunning biographical novel about Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola. Highlights: Lady in Ermine is "a vivid portrait of a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times." Find out why! Who is Sofonisba Anguissola and why is she in the news lately? Discover why Giorgio Vasari, who wro…
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In Episode 23, meet C. C. Humphreys, bestselling author of several novels listed on Art In Fiction, including Shakespeare's Rebel, Chasing the Wind, and Vlad: The Last Confession. Highlights: What is an adventure writer of historical fiction? The genesis of Shakespeare's Rebel: "Hamlet and swords" Challenges of depicting real people such as Shakesp…
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Welcome to The Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Charlie Lovett, bestselling author of 5 novels listed on Art In Fiction, including his most recent, Escaping Dreamland. Highlights: What is a bibliophile and why do they interest Charlie so much? How Charlie chooses what to write about Genesis of Escaping Dreamland - what's with those children's series no…
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Welcome to the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, I've compiled advice from nine of the authors interviewed in Season 1 of the podcast. You'll learn five smart tips from Syrie James, Barbara Linn Probst, Maggie Humm, Stephanie Storey, Jeanne Mackin, Stephanie Cowell, Helaine Mario, Barbara Quick, and Patricia Morrisroe. Highlights: Tip #1: Wr…
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Welcome to EPISODE 20 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. Paris between the wars is the exciting setting for Jeanne Mackin's novels The Last Collection and The Beautiful American. In this episode, find out about wacky surrealist lobsters, why pencils and paper were not allowed at fashion shows, and a lot more! Highlights: The Beautiful American and the …
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Welcome to EPISODE 19 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. The three novelists you'll meet in this episode are each inspired by a different classical composer. They discuss their inspiration and research processes, and touch on a topic rarely discussed in author circles--money! Barbara Quick is the author of Vivaldi’s Virgins, Stephanie Cowell is the aut…
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Welcome to EPISODE 18 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. Barbara Linn Probst's debut novel inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe is a must-read for fans of the artist and of compelling stories. In this lively episode, I chat with Barbara about her novel Queen of the Owls, the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, and a lot more. Highlights: Queen of the Owls and its relatio…
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Welcome to EPISODE 17 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love reading novels set in locations you hope to visit? Then you have to explore TripFiction (www.tripfiction.com). In this episode, I interview Tina Hartas who developed TripFiction to provide readers with an easy way to find novels set in specific locations around the world. We talk abou…
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Welcome to EPISODE 16 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. Courtney Maum is the bestselling author of three novels as well as a fabulous writing guidebook for authors. In this lively episode, I chat with Courtney about her two novels listed on Art In Fiction, Costalegre and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and her new book for authors: Before an…
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Welcome to EPISODE 15 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. Fans of Virginia Woolf and art will love Talland House by Maggie Humm. Learn about her inspiration for the novel that is listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction, enjoy a reading from Talland House, and discover her advice for new authors. Highlights: Talland House and its relationshi…
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Welcome to EPISODE 14 of the Art In Fiction Podcast. In this episode, I chat about thrillers with an arts twist with Helaine Mario, author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody, two page-turners listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction which also incorporate Visual Arts, Theater, and more. This quote about Dark Rhapsody says it all: "As much…
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Welcome to Episode 13 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love Renaissance art? Then you won't want to miss my conversation with bestselling author Stephanie Storey about her two marvelous novels: Oil and Marble and Raphael, Painter in Rome, both listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction. Learn about Stephanie's love of the creative pr…
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Welcome to Episode 12 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, bestselling author Syrie James shares her love of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and the character of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula, as she discusses her five novels included in the Literature category on Art In Fiction. Learn about writing in Jane Austen's voice, the chal…
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Welcome to Episode 11 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! If you love comedy and comics, you won't want to miss my chat with Fred Van Lente, author of Ten Dead Comedians--a smart and funny take on Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None. Fred talks about his love of comedy, shares writing advice, and reads from Ten Dead Comedians. Hig…
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Welcome to Episode 10 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Ready to learn 5 tips to inspire your writing? This episode features six of the authors interviewed on the Art In Fiction Podcast. You'll hear wise advice—and plenty of encouragement— from M. J. Rose, Vaseem Khan, Layne Fargo, Andrew Cartmel, Laura Morelli, and Martin Turnbull. Highlights: Tip #1…
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Welcome to Episode 9 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, I explore how author Patricia Sands celebrates the power of renewal and finding purpose in her compelling novel Drawing Lessons set in beautiful Provence. In my lively conversation with Patricia, we find much in common, both as authors and in our lives' journeys. Highlights: Summa…
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Welcome to Episode 8 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! In this episode, learn about Old Master art created by women artists, indie publishing, researching, and more in my entertaining conversation with Amy Maroney. Amy is the author of the compelling Miramonde Trilogy, a dual-time series about a female artist in 16th-century Spain and France. Highligh…
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Welcome to Episode 7 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Andrew Cartmel, author of the hilarious Vinyl Detective series. Andrew talks about the joys and challenges of writing a series with recurring characters and shares his advice about writing. Highlights: Inspiration for the Vinyl Detective series Developing the Vinyl Detective character Music g…
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Welcome to Episode 6 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! My guest is New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose. Tune in as M. J. talks about her novels Cartier's Hope and Tiffany Blues, her writing process, and marketing advice every author needs to hear. The Washington Post describes M. J. Rose as "an unusually skillful storyteller. Her polished pro…
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Welcome to Episode 5 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Layne Fargo, author of Temper, a contemporary psychological thriller set in Chicago. Layne talks about theater, writing thrillers, Pitch Wars, and her own podcast Unlikable Female Characters. Layne's next novel They Never Learnwill be published in October 2020. Highlights: Inspiration for Tem…
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Welcome to Episode 4 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Meet Vaseem Khan, the author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series of crime novels set in Mumbai, India. Vaseem reads from Murder at the Grand Raj Palace and talks about writing, publishing, and marketing. Khan's next novel is the first in a new series. Called Midnight at Malabar House, the n…
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Welcome to Episode 3 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Do you love Hollywood? Meet Martin Turnbull, the author of eleven novels set during Hollywood's Golden Age. His latest novel is The Heart of the Lion, the fascinating story of famed Hollywood mogul Irving Thalberg. Martin talks about writing, indie publishing, and more. Martin is also the author o…
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Art In Fiction Podcast! Laura Morelli is the bestselling author of four novels set in Renaissance Italy. Her recent novel is The Giant, a compelling tale set in early 16th-c. Florence about the creation of the world's most famous sculpture--David by Michelangelo. Highlights: Inspiration for The Giant The role of setting …
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Welcome to the very first episode of the Art In Fiction Podcast! A terrific line-up of guests is coming your way in Season 1! In the meantime, you have questions, and this episode provides the answers! Highlights: What is Art In Fiction? Learn about the Art In Fiction website and the Art In Fiction Podcast I'm Carol Cram, the Host of the Art In Fic…
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