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A Good Conversation and **giveaway**

by Julie, drinking iced water in Somerville

I used to be an early adapter/fan of tech and social media. I’ve been on Twitter and Facebook since they were launched. And I became a fan of podcasts when they were just starting to take hold.

It started with a podcast called Downstage Center. Howard Sherman, who was then the executive director of The American Theatre Wing, interviewed theater people about their journey. I used to assign the interviews with producers and artistic directors to my theater management students. Howard and I connected on Twitter, and we became friendly. He even visited my class once.

Since then there have been hundreds of podcasts produced, and I listen to quite a few. This spring I became the executive director of Sisters in Crime, a wonderful organization that I’ve been a member of for over 20 years. “Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers” according the the website. This is true, but the umbrella of who the organization supports and the range of that support has grown enormously. I’m thrilled at this next adventure in my professional life.

I’m also thrilled by one of the projects I’ve taken on–I’m hosting The Sisters in Crime Writers’ Podcast. I get to have wonderful conversations with writers about their writing journey, their process, and their publishing path. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed each and every conversation. As I write this post, I’m getting ready to interview Tracy Clark and Delia Pitts. The Catriona McPherson, Faye Snowden, Sandra SG Wong, and Kate Flora episodes have all been released. And this week’s special guest was our own Barbara Ross, who also serves on the national board of SinC.

I don’t know about you, but I love learning. I also love listening to people who are passionate about their work. If you’re a writer, or you are a fan of different authors, take a listen and let me know what you think. The podcast is available on the site, or through your favorite podcast app. You can also click on this image to download it.

Dear readers, what’s your favorite podcast? Let me know in the comments, and I’m going to pick one name and send them an advanced reader copy of

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