In this podcast episode, I talk to Kate Maruyama. She is the author of the novel Harrowgate, which just came out in September and hit #3 on the Kindle horror bestseller list. Kate and I usually check-in using an ancient telephone contraption, but I tricked her into Skyping so I could record some of the cool things she says about the writing process. Two things we focus on: Kate’s background in screenwriting, and her keen editing abilities. Enjoy!
- Kate Maruyama’s website
- Kate’s debut novel, Harrowgate
- Share your own ghost stories at Kate’s blog
- Annotation Nation, a site Kate runs with Diane Sherlock that contains some really thought-provoking annotations on books
- Kit Reed, Kate’s mother, a great writer whose latest book is The Story Until Now
- American Dream Machine by Matthew Specktor, which is Specktor’s compelling book that takes place in 1960s and 1970s Hollywood
- Rob Roberge, kick ass mentor and writer, whose latest book is The Cost of Living
- Leonard Chang, kick ass mentor and writer, whose upcoming book, Triplines, is coming out in Spring of 2014
- Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer
- Scrivener, a kick ass program that helps writers organize their book
- Have I overused the word “kick ass” in these show notes?
- I fear that I have.
- It’s not you, it’s me.
- I’m full of shame.