May 11, 2022

Episode 81: Be Gay, Do Crime with Wendy Heard

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.

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May 4, 2022

Episode 80: Queen Bees and Judgmental Nerds with Kathleen Glasgow and…

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 …

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April 20, 2022

Episode 79: Shoulder Pads and Scandal with the Young Rich Widows

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, …

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April 6, 2022

Episode 78: The Virtues of Unlikeability with Tara Isabella Burton

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” …

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March 9, 2022

Episode 76: Keeping It Real with Kellye Garrett

Kristen and Layne welcome THE Kellye Garrett to discuss her new domestic suspense novel LIKE A SISTER.

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Feb. 23, 2022

Episode 75: Social Horror Secrets with Bethany C. Morrow

Kristen and Layne chat with Bethany C. Morrow about her chilling new novel CHERISH FARRAH.

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Jan. 26, 2022

Episode 73: The Joy of Sex Magic with Sara Gran

Kristen and Layne interview absolute legend Sara Gran about her new novel THE BOOK OF THE MOST PRECIOUS SUBSTANCE.

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Nov. 17, 2021

Episode 71: Noir-igin Stories with John Copenhaver

Kristen welcomes Unlikeable Female Characters' first-ever male guest, author John Copenhaver, to talk about his new novel THE SAVAGE KIND.

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Oct. 20, 2021

Episode 69: Rachel Harrison

Layne chats with Rachel Harrison about her brand-new witchy feminist horror novel CACKLE.

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Sept. 22, 2021

Episode 67: Amanda Jayatissa

Kristen and Layne interview Amanda Jayatissa about her twisty debut thriller MY SWEET GIRL.

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Aug. 25, 2021

Episode 65: Megan Abbott

Kristen and Layne chat with Megan Abbott about her deliciously dark (and New York Times bestselling!) ballet thriller THE TURNOUT.

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Aug. 11, 2021

Episode 64: Jess Montgomery

Kristen interviews historical fiction author Jess Montgomery about unruly women, then and now.

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June 30, 2021

Episode 61: Heather Levy

Layne interviews debut novelist (and her former Pitch Wars mentee!) Heather Levy.

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June 2, 2021

Episode 59: Women and Power with Sara Flannery Murphy

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.

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May 12, 2021

Episode 57: Heartland Bitches with Rachel Mans McKenny

Kristen and Layne are joined by fellow Midwestern lady Rachel Mans McKenny for a deep dive into the phenomenon of "Midwest nice."

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