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Behind the Scenes with Tom Young
What it feels like to be there – that’s what Tom Young delivers in his historical fiction Red Burning Sky. It is a thrilling aviation rescue story – and so much more. Check out this Desideratum Podcast sneak peak on Spotify’s new Vodcast – see Tom share how a scholar of Russian Literature worked his way into this story. Then check out the full episode to hear more about the impossible that became possible in the secretive and dangerous WWII mission called Operation Halyard.
Bonus Behind the Scenes with John Gilstrap’s Victoria Emerson Thriller Series
This week’s peak Behind the Scenes of the #DesideratumPodcast is ready…
John Gilstrap ‘s #BlueFire really got my heart racing! He puts his characters in imminent danger in a post nuclear war world he creates with gritty detail. But you should also know that this 2nd book in his #VictoriaEmersonThriller series is a story about how humanity needs civilization, community, and leadership focused on the common good.
Episode 46 is coming soon with more about the skills his characters need, the reason all his storytelling includes teenagers, and a heart pounding excerpt from the audiobook with narrator Kate Forbes Recorded Books Kensington Publishing Corp.#audiobooks#thrillerseries#podcastrecommendations
A Bonus Depression Era Recipe from Ep45
Dundurn Press Discount
Dundurn Press publishes books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten and entertain. They amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices to the world, particularly those who have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. I reached out to them when I featured Eddy Boudel Tan’s work. And they generously responded with a discount code for their entire library of storytellers. Visit https://www.dundurn.com/ and use the Desideratum code DP15 for 15% off your purchase at checkout. Thank you Dundurn Press.
The Rebellious Tide
This week’s featured story is The Rebellious Tide by Eddy Boudel Tan. In our conversation with Eddy, we talk about: how a ship untethered from land became the perfect setting for this story, why he paid homage to Greek mythology’s Achilles and Patroclus in the story, and what his main character Sebastian’s reasons were for stalking instead of confronting his father. I hope you’re curious about Eddy’s essential thing, and that you will want to take advantage of the discount code his publisher is offering to Desideratum listeners. Dundurn Press says they publish books that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten and entertain. They amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian voices to the world, particularly those who have been previously underrepresented in trade publishing. Visit https://www.dundurn.com/ and use the Desideratum code DP15 for 15% off your purchase at checkout.
You can connect with Eddy through his website: https://www.eddyboudeltan.com/
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15% off books from Pandamoon
A special for Desideratum Podcast listeners – Pandamoon Publishing is offering a 15% off discount code to purchase the ebook and print editions, including the hardback of Jule Selbo’s 10 Days featured in Episode 31. Just enter the discount code DP15 at checkout on the Pandamoon Publishing website. https://pandamoonpub.com/ to save 15% on 10 Days. Thank you to Allen and Zara Kramer at Pandamoon for their generosity and support. Here’s Jule Selbo’s website to stay in touch with her and get the latest on her exciting new crime series that begins with 10 Days. https://www.juleselbo.com/
2 for 1 Audiobooks
Get two audiobooks for the price of one from the Desideratum Podcast. I am excited to partner with and share the benefits of buying your audiobooks from Libro.fm – where every purchase supports a local bookstore. You chose which bookstore shares the profit when you buy an audiobook from Libro.fm. You can also gift audiobooks, or gift a monthly subscription. Now that is a simple, meaningful, celebration-of-story gift for all those bibliofiles on your list. The two for one code is DP241 Happy listening! Thank you Libro.fm !
10 Days – an exciting crime mystery countdown from author Jule Selbo
10 Days : Dee Rommel Mystery #1 is just the beginning for novelist Jule Selbo. Her plans for Dee Rommel – the justice seeking cop who was injured on the job – include a countdown style series starting with 10 Days, then 9 Days, then 8 Days… each book’s action set in that specific time frame. Jule has worn several career hats preparing her for this work – playwright, screenwriter, and professor. She shares WHY the mystery and crime genre was something she always wanted to write, and tells us HOW a middle school experience in Fargo North Dakota was the first step in her journey to Hollywood screenwriter. Her essential thing will take you to ‘plot and beyond’. And, as a bonus for Desideratum Podcast listeners, Pandamoon Publishing is offering a special 15% off discount code to purchase the ebook and print editions, including hardback. Just enter the discount code DP15 at checkout on the Pandamoon Publishing website. https://pandamoonpub.com/ to save 15% on 10 Days. Thank you to Allen and Zara Kramer at Pandamoon for their generosity and support. Here’s Jule Selbo’s website to stay in touch with her and get the latest on her exciting new crime series. https://www.juleselbo.com/
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Of the Stars
Her main character tugged at her imagination, following her through life for twenty years. This tenacious character, Astra Davies, eventually became A Bright Young Thing and launched as a novel and audiobook this month. Astra (the name means of the stars) solves family mysteries, dodges innuendo and lies and creates financial independence with plucky charm and wit. In our chat with author Brianne Moore, she explains why she set her bright young heroine in the early 1930’s, and shares why she is grateful for PBS, family gardens and a teacher’s instrumental vote of confidence. Oh, and her narrator Shiromi Arserio delivers a dazzling Astra! Episode 30 is bright, shiny, entertaining, and fun!