Ghosts and Books

In a very special Saturday episode of the Amateur Hour, CC and I chat about the real-life ghosts in our lives, the people we see in random places who look like loved ones and friends who’ve passed away. For that millisecond before we remember they’re gone, we can be hit with a ton of strongContinue reading “Ghosts and Books”

Writers Retreat

CC and I chat about our personal writers retreat this week and about writers retreats in general. CC talks about her good and bad experiences at big-time conferences. We also give updates on our three books in the pipeline. Have a listen and let us know what you think! TIA! LYL! Gentle reminder that “StartingContinue reading “Writers Retreat”


We take a dive into the shallow end of the pool to discuss famous and no-so-famous literary couples. Writing is a tough chore to begin with, so lots of respect for any couple who write together. We used this article as a foundation:–literary-couples_n_5104412 Have a listen and let us know what you think TIA!Continue reading “Partners”

The Big 40

Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary with memories, laughs, and a few tears. CC and I chat about the good old days and what’s kept us together so far. There’s a little bit of writing stuff, too. Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA! LYL! (Free behind-the-scenes pictureContinue reading “The Big 40”


We attack the multiverse in this week’s podcast to answer the question: “Are we truly writing fiction?” Covered w Spoilers:The MCUBatmanStar TrekPleasantvilleBack to the FutureQuantum LeapSliding DoorsStranger Than FictionCarol Burnett Have a listen and let us know what you think. Comments Welcome! TIA! LYL!

Purple Porkchops

Couples Therapy this week with incorporating our experiences and minefields into our writing, plus the most and least important parts of a relationship and how to use them to create tension. Have a listen and let us know what you think via our Contacts page. TIA! LYL!

Podcast: Epiphany

This week’s writers’ podcast is a deep dive into “Romance is a Bonus Book,” and how this excellent series got us thinking about the choices we’ve made. We chat about the power you have over your life and the key question: “Who am I?”. Big-time spoilers. We may have shotgunned a gallon of coffee beforeContinue reading “Podcast: Epiphany”

Podcast: Mother’s Day Therapy

CC and I do online therapy in talking about our mothers and our upbringing, and we discuss how writers can use their parental relationships in their writing. Family-related triggers in this one. Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA and LYL!

Podcast: Editing

This week is our fav subject: editing. (#sarcasm) We discuss the strengths and weakness of self-editing vs. hiring professionals, using beta readers, and being responsible for your book from cover to cover. Big shout-out to my professional editors at Red Adept Editing! Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA! LYL!

Podcast: Grammar

This week’s writers podcast is a deep dive into the brick wall called “grammar.” Ugh, we get it: everyone hates the rules. We talk about why writers should learn and follow the rules, anyway. The deep dive:The history of English grammar.Moby Dick versus The Old Man of the Sea.What did I do 450 times?Ideas onContinue reading “Podcast: Grammar”

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