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The Art Of Character Author David Corbett Speaks With Matt Coyle About Rick Cahill (Last Redemption)

Authors on the Air

About Matt: Matt Coyle is the author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. He knew he wanted to be a crime writer when he was fourteen and his father gave him the simple art of murder by Raymond Chandler. He graduated with a degree in English from University of California at Santa Barbara. Writing at night for over a decade his debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, was finally published in 2013. The wait was almost worth it as it won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, and the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Blind Vigil (Cahill #7) has been nominated for the Lefty, Barry, Macavity, and Won Shamus award. His short story, The #2 Pencil, was a finalist for a Derringer and Macavity Award. Rick Cahill #8 LASAT REDEMPTION releases on November 30, 2021. mattcoylebooks.com/about/ Order your copy here: amzn.to/3jrukD8. About David: David Corbett is the author of The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar), Do They Know I’m Running (for which Publishers Weekly gave a starred review), The Mercy of the Night, a collection of stories, Thirteen Confessions, and his newest The Long Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Black Opal Books). His novella, The Devil Prayed and Darkness Fell, is now available as an ebook. David’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Mission and Tenth, The Smoking Poet, and Best American Mystery Stories (2009 and 2011). His writing guide, The Art of Character, was published in 2013. He has taught at the UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program, and at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California, as well as at numerous other writing conferences across the US. He first attended the Community of Writers in 1988 and has returned many times since. www.davidcorbett.com Host Pam Stack is a book junkie, cat wrangler and internationally awarded advocate for women. www.facebook.com/authorsontheair. www.authorsontheair.com This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

20mins

29 Oct 2021

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The Art Of Character Author David Corbett Speaks With Matt Coyle About Rick Cahill (Last Redemption)

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

About Matt: Matt Coyle is the author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. He knew he wanted to be a crime writer when he was fourteen and his father gave him the simple art of murder by Raymond Chandler. He graduated with a degree in English from University of California at Santa Barbara. Writing at night for over a decade his debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, was finally published in 2013. The wait was almost worth it as it won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, and the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Blind Vigil (Cahill #7) has been nominated for the Lefty, Barry, Macavity, and Won Shamus award. His short story, The #2 Pencil, was a finalist for a Derringer and Macavity Award. Rick Cahill #8 LASAT REDEMPTION releases on November 30, 2021. https://mattcoylebooks.com/about/ Order your copy here: https://amzn.to/3jrukD8.About David: David Corbett is the author of The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar), Do They Know I’m Running (for which Publishers Weekly gave a starred review), The Mercy of the Night, a collection of stories, Thirteen Confessions, and his newest The Long Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Black Opal Books). His novella, The Devil Prayed and Darkness Fell, is now available as an ebook. David’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Mission and Tenth, The Smoking Poet, and Best American Mystery Stories (2009 and 2011). His writing guide, The Art of Character, was published in 2013. He has taught at the UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program, and at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California, as well as at numerous other writing conferences across the US. He first attended the Community of Writers in 1988 and has returned many times since. www.davidcorbett.comHost Pam Stack is a book junkie, cat wrangler and internationally awarded advocate for women. www.facebook.com/authorsontheair.www.authorsontheair.comThis is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

20mins

29 Oct 2021

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David Corbett

The Story Blender

David Corbett worked as a private investigator for fifteen years and played an integral role in a number of high-profile criminal litigations including the Cotton Club Murder Case and the People’s Temple Trial. In the 1990s he pivoted to writing, receiving critical acclaim for both his novels and short stories. In addition to his fiction, he has written two books on the craft of writing - The Art of Character and The Compass of Character - both of which are widely used by authors and screenwriters in shaping powerful stories and creating memorable and iconic characters. David also teaches at events nationwide, coaching authors on the subtleties of writing. 

54mins

28 Aug 2021

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James Lee Burke IN CONVERSATION with David Corbett

Authors on the Air

The Authors on the Air Global Radio Network is proud to present this exclusive IN CONVERSATION interview with American's legendary writer JAMES LEE BURKE and writing instructor, author and former private investigator DAVID CORBETT. James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and  the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. JLB's 40th book, THE PRIVATE CATHERAL:   The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s father.  As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed. www.jamesleeburke.com David Corbett is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. His book on the craft of characterization, "The Art of Character" was published by Penguin.  www.davidcorbett.com @copyrighted

42mins

21 May 2020

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James Lee Burke And David Corbett IN CONVERSATION

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

The Authors on the Air Global Radio Network is proud to present this exclusive IN CONVERSATION interview with American's legendary writer JAMES LEE BURKE and writing instructor, author and former private investigator DAVID CORBETT. James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. JLB's 40th book, THE PRIVATE CATHERAL: The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s father. As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed. www.jamesleeburke.comDavid Corbett is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. His book on the craft of characterization, "The Art of Character" was published by Penguin. www.davidcorbett.com@copyrighted

42mins

21 May 2020

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JAMES LEE BURKE in conversation with David Corbett on Authors on the Air

Authors On The Air Radio

The Authors on the Air Global Radio Network is proud to present this exclusive IN CONVERSATION interview with American's legendary writer JAMES LEE BURKE and writing instructor, author and former private investigator DAVID CORBETT.  James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and  the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. JLB's 40th book, THE PRIVATE CATHERAL:   The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll-musician teenagers with magical voices, have fallen in love and run away after Isolde was given as a sex slave to Johnny’s father.  As he seeks to uncover why, Detective Dave Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde’s mother and the mistress of her father, a venomous New Orleans mafioso whose jealousy has no bounds. In retribution, he hires a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcel. This hitman is unlike any the “Bobbsey Twins from Homicide” have ever faced. He has the ability to induce horrifying hallucinations and travels on a menacing ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life—alcoholism, specters from combat in Vietnam, and painful memories of women to whom he opened his heart only to see killed. www.jamesleeburke.comDavid Corbett is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. His book on the craft of characterization, "The Art of Character" was pulished by Penguin.  www.davidcorbett.com@copyrighted

43mins

21 May 2020

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Character Floss Maddie Margarita with David Corbett

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Author and writing instructor David Corbett on Character Floss with writer and host of Lit Up!OC Maddie Margarita. David Corbett, is the EDGAR, ANTHONY, and MACCAVITY nominated author of 6 novels including his most recent THE LONG LOST LOVE LETTERS OF DOC HOLLIDAY – as well as several short stories and THE COMPASS OF CHARACTER—creating memorable characters for fiction, film, and TV – which makes him the ideal guest for our inaugural podcast! More about David can be found on DavidCorbett.com Twitter @DavidCorbett_CAHost Maddie Margarita writes humorous suspense and hosts Lit Up! OC --a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA, and CHARACTER FLOSS, a podcast for readers and writers on Authors On The Air Global Network. When not writing, talking into a mic, she is busy marketing SANDBLASTED – a humorous thriller about grief, bad decisions and getting unstuck - Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY - CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction. Twitte @maddiemargaritahttps://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor http://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie/ https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Story-California-Anthology/dp/0999124331

24mins

3 Feb 2020

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Character Floss with David Corbett

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Instructor and bestselling author David Corbett joins host Maddie Margarita and talks about creating characters who resonate, puppies, and THE LONG LOST LOVE LETTERS of DOC HOLLIDAY.David Corbett, is the EDGAR, ANTHONY, and MACCAVITY nominated author of 6 novels including his most recent THE LONG LOST LOVE LETTERS OF DOC HOLLIDAY – as well as several short stories and THE COMPASS OF CHARACTER. Find David at DAVID CORBETT David corbett.com Email address David@davidcorbett.com Twitter @DavidCorbett_CA Facebook, and Twitter.Maddie Margarita is a writer and host of CHARACTER FLOSS a deep dive into character and the authors who create them. She also hosts Lit Up!OC - a writer's salon in Orange County, CA, is a member of ITW and serves on the Boards of the So Cal Writers Association and Sisters in Crime OC. More about Maddie Margaritahttp://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor http://www.literaryorange.org/index.phphtps://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita Twitter@MaddieMargarita#AUTHORS #WRITING #INTERVIEWS #PODCASTS #WRITERSLIFE #WRITINGCOMMUNITY #CHARACTER #AUTHORSONAIR #CHARACTERFLOSS #MADDIEMARGARITA #DAVIDCORBETT #THRILLERS #MYSTERY #ARTOFCHARACTER #LONGLOSTLOVELETTERS #DOCHOLLIDAY #THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD #BLOODOFPARADISE #DONEFORADIME #THEMERCYOFTHE NIGHT #THEDEVILPRAYEDANDDARKNESSFELL #WRITING #LITUP!OC #ITSALLINTHESTORYCALIFORNIA #SOUTHERNCALWRITERS #SISTERSINCRIME #iNTERNATIONALTHRILLERWRITERS #PRIVATEINVESTIGATORSMADDIE MARGARITA- MaddieMargarita@gmail.com http://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor http://www.literaryorange.org/index.phphtps://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita Twitter@MaddieMargarita

24mins

16 Nov 2019

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234: A Master Class on Character - Interview with David Corbett

DIY MFA Radio

Hey there word nerds! Today I have the pleasure of hosting David Corbett on the show! I know David as a highly sought-after instructor at ITW’s Master CraftFest and CraftFest, and it’s easy to see why as he is the award-winning author of six novels, the story collection Thirteen Confessions, and the writing guide The Art of Character which has been called “A writer’s bible.” His short fiction has been selected twice for Best American Mystery Stories, and his non-fiction has appeared in several places including Writer’s Digest magazine where he is a contributing editor. David’s latest novel The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (OMG best alliterative title EVER!) about the possible discovery of the most notorious love letters in American history was released in 2018. So listen in as David and I discuss this awesome book and how to ratchet up the realness of your story’s world through its characters. In this episode David and I discuss: Choosing the right details to include that will pull your readers in. How to inject verisimilitude into your story. Why you should use real people as the basis for character creation. Crafting deeply flawed and relatable characters. Weaknesses, wounds and flaws, what they are and how to use them right. Plus, David’s #1 tip for writers. For more info and show notes: DIYMFA/com/234

52mins

9 Jan 2019

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MFDS Ep 24 David Corbett

My Favorite Detective Stories

Prior to his career as a novelist, David Corbett worked as a private investigator for the firm of Palladino & Sutherland in San Francisco, and played a significant role in such headline litigations as The Peoples’ Temple Trial, the first Michael Jackson child molestation scandal, the Cotton Club Murder Case, and many others. •The Devil’s Redhead (nominee: Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel) •Done for a Dime (NY Times Notable Book; Macavity Award nominee, Best Novel; named “one of the two or three best American crime novels I have ever read” by Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post) •Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar, and named both one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the Washington Post and a San Francisco Chronicle. Website: http://davidcorbett.com/ Don't forget to check out our Patreon. We've got some excellent patron exclusive stories ready for you at http://www.patreon.com/MyFavoriteDetectiveStories

52mins

5 Nov 2018

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