Our own Wendy Heard returns to the show for a chat about her latest YA thriller DEAD END GIRLS, how to fake your own death for fun and profit, and what’s on her personal gay agenda.
Kristen and Layne are joined by authors Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson to chat about their new co-written YA mystery THE AGATHAS, why you should never underestimate a teenage girl, and the enduring cultural power of OG Plot Twist Queen …
Layne hosts a rad roundtable with her YOUNG RICH WIDOWS co-authors Kimberly Belle, Cate Holahan, and Vanessa Lillie. Find out how this literary supergroup teamed up to write a totally 80s thriller about an ex-model, a trophy wife, a stripper, …
Kristen and Layne are joined by one of their all-time fave authors, Tara Isabella Burton, to discuss her new queer dark academia novel THE WORLD CANNOT GIVE, writing feverishly-intense female friendships, and what it means to claim the label “unlikeable” …
Kristen and Layne welcome THE Kellye Garrett to discuss her new domestic suspense novel LIKE A SISTER.
Kristen and Layne chat with Bethany C. Morrow about her chilling new novel CHERISH FARRAH.
Kristen and Layne interview absolute legend Sara Gran about her new novel THE BOOK OF THE MOST PRECIOUS SUBSTANCE.
Kristen welcomes Unlikeable Female Characters' first-ever male guest, author John Copenhaver, to talk about his new novel THE SAVAGE KIND.
Layne chats with Rachel Harrison about her brand-new witchy feminist horror novel CACKLE.
Kristen and Layne interview Amanda Jayatissa about her twisty debut thriller MY SWEET GIRL.
Kristen and Layne chat with Megan Abbott about her deliciously dark (and New York Times bestselling!) ballet thriller THE TURNOUT.
Kristen interviews historical fiction author Jess Montgomery about unruly women, then and now.
Layne interviews debut novelist (and her former Pitch Wars mentee!) Heather Levy.
Kristen and Layne chat with Sara Flannery Murphy (author of the feminist sci-fi novel GIRL ONE, out now!) about women wielding power, super and otherwise.
Kristen and Layne are joined by fellow Midwestern lady Rachel Mans McKenny for a deep dive into the phenomenon of "Midwest nice."