CHARACTER FLOSS

CHARACTER FLOSS

By Madeline Margarita
An entertaining deep dive into compelling characters and the authors who create them.
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Character Floss Maddie Margarita & Andrea Bartz
Maddie Margarita & thriller author Andrea Bartz talk about complex female characters, writing her controversial thriller THE HERD, and surviving social distancing! Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Her debut thriller, THE LOST NIGHT, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist and was named a best book of 2019 by Glamour, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, and other publications. Her second novel, THE HERD (out 3/24/20), was named a most-anticipated book of 2020 by Newsweek, the Boston Globe, Popsugar, Goodreads, LitHub, and more. Andrea had held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self. A journalist, her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, USA Today, Elle, and many other outlets. Andrea can be found at https://www.andreabartz.com, https://www.facebook.com/andreabartzauthor https://www.amazon.com/Herd-Novel-Andrea-Bartz/dp/1984826360,             https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Night-Novel-Andrea-Bartz-ebook/dp/B07DN13P9W Maddie Margarita writes humorous suspense. She is also the host of Lit Up! OC --a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA. and CHARACTER FLOSS, a podcast for readers and writers on Authors on The Air Global Network. When not writing, talking into a mic, or marketing her current book - Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY - CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction. MaddieMargarita.com twitter @maddiemargarita https://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor http://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie/ https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Story-California-Anthology/dp/0999124331 #writerslife #MaddieMargarita #Authorsontheairnetwork #CharacterFloss #authors #writers #books #writing community #readersfavorites #bestwritingpodcasts
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April 22, 2020
Maddie Margarita & Wendall Thomas
Wendall and Maddie talk DROWNED UNDER, the ups and downs of writing humor, and the importance of good underwear when jumping out of helicopters! Wendall Thomas teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, development executive, script consultant, and film and television writer. Her first Cyd Redondo novel, Lost Luggage, was nominated for the Lefty and Macavity Awards for Best Debut Mystery of 2017. Her second, Drowned Under, has been nominated for a Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery of 2019 and her short fiction appears in the crime anthologies Ladies Night (2015), Last Resort (2017), and Murder-A-Go-Go’s (2019). www.amazon.com/Drowned-Under-Cyd…ies/dp/1464210624 www.amazon.com/Lost-Luggage-Cyd-…ies/dp/1464208921. Follow Wendall at www.wendallthomas.com/,https://www.f…Wendell-Thomas, Twitter @EWendallthomas Maddie Margarita writes humorous suspense. She is also the host of Lit Up! OC --a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA, and CHARACTER FLOSS, a podcast for readers and writers on Authors On The Air Global Network. When not writing, talking into a mic, or marketing SANDBLASTED – a humorous thriller about grief, bad decisions and getting unstuck - Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY - CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction. Find out about Maddie at MaddieMargarita.com twitter @maddiemargarita www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie/ www.amazon.com/Its-All-Story-Cal…ogy/dp/0999124331 #writerslife #MaddieMargarita #Authorsontheairnetwork #CharacterFloss #authors #writers #books #writing community #readersfavorites #bestwritingpodcasts
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February 26, 2020
Character Floss with Maddie Margarita & D.P. Lyle
Ever wonder how close the average person is to committing murder?  Maddie & Doug talk about the difference between a killer and a psychopath, how to commit the perfect murder, and SKIN IN THE GAME - the first book in the new Harper/Cain Series.   https://www.amazon.com/Skin-Game-Cain-Harper-Thriller/dp/0578516950 "Terrific--truly sinister, scary and suspenseful. Lyle never lets you down." --Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on SKIN IN THE GAME DP Lyle, MD is the Amazon #1 Bestselling; Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning; and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of 20 books, both non-fiction and fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, JAKE LONGLY, and CAIN/HARPER thriller series, and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER. He served as Editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY as well as contributing the story “Splash.” His short story “Bottom Line” appears in the Sherlock Holmes inspired anthology FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME. He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars. Doug also hosts two podcasts -- CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: The Art and Science of Crime Fiction or  THE CRIME FICTION WRITER’S BLOG - oh, and practices medicine. Find Doug at http://www.dplylemd.com Criminal Mischief Podcasts: http://www.dplylemd.com/criminal-mischief.html https://www.amazon.com/Sunshine-State-Jake-Longly-Book-ebook/dp/B07P9KM8VY Maddie Margarita writes humorous suspense and hosts Lit Up! OC --a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA, and CHARACTER FLOSS, a podcast for readers and writers on Authors On The Air Global Network.  When not writing, talking into a mic, or marketing SANDBLASTED – a humorous thriller about grief, bad decisions and getting unstuck. Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY - CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction. Twitter @maddiemargarita https://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita  https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor  http://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie/ https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Story-California-Anthology/dp/0999124331 #writerslife #MaddieMargarita #Authorsontheairnetwork #CharacterFloss #authors #writers #books #writing community #readersfavorites #bestwritingpodcasts #DPLyle #SkinInTheGame #Sunshine State #thrillers #authorinterviews #interviews
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February 13, 2020
Character Floss Maddie Margarita & Award Winning Author Matt Coyle
Maddie and Matt go deep into the writer’s life, Rick Cahill, and LOST TOMORROWS – Matt's most emotional book yet. P.S. Want to find out exactly what a Toastmaster does at Left Coast Crime? Stay tuned! Matt Coyle is the author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. He knew he wanted to be a crime writer when he was fourteen and his father gave him the simple art of murder by Raymond Chandler. His foray into crime fiction was delayed for thirty years as he spent time managing a restaurant, selling golf clubs for various golf companies, and in national sales for a sports licensing company. Writing at night for over a decade his debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, was finally published in 2013. The wait was almost worth it as it won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction. Lost Tomorrows, Matt’s sixth Rick Cahill novel, was released December 2020. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus, where he is writing his seventh crime novel. https://mattcoylebooks.com https://www.facebook.com/matt.coyle.77Twitter@coylem https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Tomorrows-6-Rick-Cahill/dp/1608093638 https://www.amazon.com/Yesterdays-Echo-Rick-Cahill-Coyle/dp/1608090760 https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Truth-Rick-Cahill-Coyle/dp/1608092879 https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Light-Rick-Cahill-Coyle/dp/1608093166 https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Fissures-Rick-Cahill-Coyle/dp/1608092267 https://www.amazon.com/Night-Tremors-Rick-Cahill-Coyle/dp/1608092208 Maddie Margarita writes humorous suspense and hosts Lit Up! OC --a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA, and CHARACTER FLOSS, a podcast for readers and writers on Authors On The Air Global Network. When not writing, talking into a mic, or marketing SANDBLASTED – a humorous thriller about grief, bad decisions and getting unstuck - Maddie serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY - CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction. twitter @maddiemargarita https://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita https://www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor http://thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie/ https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Story-California-Anthology/dp/0999124331 #writerslife #MaddieMargarita #Authorsontheairnetwork #CharacterFloss #authors #writers #books #writing community #readersfavorites #bestwritingpodcasts
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February 5, 2020
Maddie Margarita & S. A. Lelchuk talk SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN, Nikki Griffin and writing kick ass female protagonists, and play literary Tinder!
Instructor and debut thriller writer S. A. Lelchuk and host Maddie Margarita discuss SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN, writing Nikki Griffin, relatable kick-ass female protagonists, Jack Reacher and play literary Tinder! S. A. Lelchuk holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College and a master's degree from Dartmouth College. He divides his time between Berkeley, California and Hanover, New Hampshire. SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN is the start of a series featuring bookseller and private investigator Nikki Griffin. The series has been optioned for film and television and the foreign rights have sold in multiple countries. S. A. Lelchuk is a member of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and International Thriller Writers (ITW). He is represented by the LGR Literary Agency in New York and the Gersh Agency. Follow Saul at salelchuk.com Twitter @salelchuk www.amazon.com/Save-Me-Dangerous…29&s=books&sr=1-1 Maddie Margarita is a writer and host of CHARACTER FLOSS - and entertaining deep dive into compelling characters and the authors who create them. The host of Lit Up!OC - a popular writer's salon in Orange County, California- Maddie is a member of ITW, and serves on the Boards of Sisters in Crime OC and the Southern California Writers Association. Please see links below for her work and events. thrillbegins.com/2019/03/06/maddie www.facebook.com/MaddieMargaritaAuthor www.literaryorange.org/index.php htps://www.facebook.com/madeline.tighemargarita www.amazon.com/dp/0999124331/ref…_t1_EkseEbGAMV9N2 Twitter@MaddieMargarita
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January 5, 2020