Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.
Meet Alex George, author of The Paris Hours, a tour de force of a novel told over the course of one day in 1927 about four ordinary people whose stories are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.
Meet Donna DiGiuseppe, author of Lady in Ermine, a stunning biographical novel about Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola.
Welcome to the 1st episode of SEASON 2 of The Art In Fiction Podcast!
Meet Charlie Lovett, bestselling author of 5 novels listed on Art In Fiction, including his most recent, Escaping Dreamland.
Join novelist and host Carol M. Cram for Season 2 of The Art In Fiction Podcast, launching March 25 and featuring conversations with a fascinating array of authors who have written novels inspired by the arts—from Film to Photography to Literature to Visual Arts to Theater and more.
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Kicking off Season 2 will be Carol's conversation with Charl...
Welcome to the Art In Fiction Podcast!
In this Bonus episode, I've compiled advice from nine of the authors interviewed in Season 1 of the podcast. You'll learn five smart tips from Syrie James, Barbara Linn Probst, Maggie Humm, Stephanie Storey, Jeanne Mackin, Stephanie Cowell, Helaine Mario, Barbara Quick, and Patricia Morrisroe.
Tip #1: Write what you love to read
Welcome to EPISODE 20 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
Paris between the wars is the exciting setting for Jeanne Mackin's novels The Last Collection and The Beautiful American.
In this episode, find out about wacky surrealist lobsters, why pencils and paper were not allowed at fashion shows, and a lot more!
Welcome to EPISODE 19 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
The three novelists you'll meet in this episode are each inspired by a different classical composer. They discuss their inspiration and research processes, and touch on a topic rarely discussed in author circles--money!
Barbara Quick is the author of Vivaldi’s Virgins, Stephanie Cowell is the author of Marrying Mozart, and Patricia Morrisroe is the author of The Woman in the ...
Welcome to EPISODE 18 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
Barbara Linn Probst's debut novel inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe is a must-read for fans of the artist and of compelling stories.
In this lively episode, I chat with Barbara about her novel Queen of the Owls, the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, and a lot more.
Welcome to EPISODE 17 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
Do you love reading novels set in locations you hope to visit? Then you have to explore TripFiction (www.tripfiction.com).
In this episode, I interview Tina Hartas who developed TripFiction to provide readers with an easy way to find novels set in specific locations around the world. We talk about technology and marketing and our mutual love of books. And as you'll discover i...
Welcome to EPISODE 16 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
Courtney Maum is the bestselling author of three novels as well as a fabulous writing guidebook for authors.
In this lively episode, I chat with Courtney about her two novels listed on Art In Fiction, Costalegre and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and her new book for authors: Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surv...
Welcome to EPISODE 15 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
Fans of Virginia Woolf and art will love Talland House by Maggie Humm. Learn about her inspiration for the novel that is listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction, enjoy a reading from Talland House, and discover her advice for new authors.
Welcome to EPISODE 14 of the Art In Fiction Podcast.
In this episode, I chat about thrillers with an arts twist with Helaine Mario, author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody, two page-turners listed in the Music category on Art In Fiction which also incorporate Visual Arts, Theater, and more.
This quote about Dark Rhapsody says it all: "As much about art as music, Dark Rhapsody reveals the transformative power of both."
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
Do you love Renaissance art? Then you won't want to miss my conversation with bestselling author Stephanie Storey about her two marvelous novels: Oil and Marble and Raphael, Painter in Rome, both listed in the Visual Arts category on Art In Fiction.
Learn about Stephanie's love of the creative process and her fascination with Michelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci, listen to h...
Welcome to Episode 12 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
In this episode, bestselling author Syrie James shares her love of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and the character of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula, as she discusses her five novels included in the Literature category on Art In Fiction.
Learn about writing in Jane Austen's voice, the challenges faced by a female author in the 19th century, James's meticulous re...
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
If you love comedy and comics, you won't want to miss my chat with Fred Van Lente, author of Ten Dead Comedians--a smart and funny take on Agatha Christie's classic mystery And Then There Were None.
Fred talks about his love of comedy, shares writing advice, and reads from Ten Dead Comedians.
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
Ready to learn 5 tips to inspire your writing? This episode features six of the authors interviewed on the Art In Fiction Podcast. You'll hear wise advice—and plenty of encouragement— from M. J. Rose, Vaseem Khan, Layne Fargo, Andrew Cartmel, Laura Morelli, and Martin Turnbull.
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
In this episode, I explore how author Patricia Sands celebrates the power of renewal and finding purpose in her compelling novel Drawing Lessons set in beautiful Provence.
In my lively conversation with Patricia, we find much in common, both as authors and in our lives' journeys.
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
In this episode, learn about Old Master art created by women artists, indie publishing, researching, and more in my entertaining conversation with Amy Maroney.
Amy is the author of the compelling Miramonde Trilogy, a dual-time series about a female artist in 16th-century Spain and France.
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Art In Fiction Podcast!
Meet Andrew Cartmel, author of the hilarious Vinyl Detective series. Andrew talks about the joys and challenges of writing a series with recurring characters and shares his advice about writing.
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Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
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