Karen McManus

"The path from story idea to bookshelf is different for every writer. Author Stories podcast brings books to life for the reader by shining a light on the creative process."

– Karen M. McManus

New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
2017-11-04T10:59:21+00:00
"The path from story idea to bookshelf is different for every writer. Author Stories podcast brings books to life for the reader by shining a light on the creative process." – Karen M. McManus New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

Ashley Hay

It was a pleasure to be able to talk about my writing world with Hank Garner for the Author Stories Podcast. Hank’s questions made me think in different directions about my stories and my craft, and the common threads that might manifest through different things I’ve done. And he made me laugh as well, which is always a friendly thing on a school-day morning. Thanks for having me from the other side of the world.

— Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons
2017-11-27T10:34:27+00:00
It was a pleasure to be able to talk about my writing world with Hank Garner for the Author Stories Podcast. Hank’s questions made me think in different directions about my stories and my craft, and the common threads that might manifest through different things I’ve done. And he made me laugh as well, which is always a friendly thing on a school-day morning. Thanks for having me from the other side of the world. — Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons

Lenora Chu

"I very much enjoyed my interview with Hank Garner for the Author Stories Podcast. The questions were incisive, fun and entertaining, and we shared many laughs. I enjoyed being able to talk about the writing process. Great accent, too, and one I appreciated having grown up in a neighboring state! Thanks for having me on!"

– Lenora Chu

author of LITTLE SOLDIERS.
2017-11-08T22:04:20+00:00
"I very much enjoyed my interview with Hank Garner for the Author Stories Podcast. The questions were incisive, fun and entertaining, and we shared many laughs. I enjoyed being able to talk about the writing process. Great accent, too, and one I appreciated having grown up in a neighboring state! Thanks for having me on!" – Lenora Chu author of LITTLE SOLDIERS.

Fiona Davis

"The Author Stories Podcast illuminates the story behind the story. Hank's exploration into the process of writing -- the challenges, rewards, and heartbreaks -- brings an added layer to the novel that only serves to deepen the reader's experience."

– Fiona Davis

Bestselling Author of The Dollhouse and The Address
2017-11-02T13:57:52+00:00
"The Author Stories Podcast illuminates the story behind the story. Hank's exploration into the process of writing -- the challenges, rewards, and heartbreaks -- brings an added layer to the novel that only serves to deepen the reader's experience." – Fiona Davis Bestselling Author of The Dollhouse and The Address

Dave Rudden

"It's rare and lovely to get interviewed by someone who both knows their subject inside and out while being so adept at drawing knowledge (and laughs) from the person they're interviewing. I kind of want to move in with him."

– Dave Rudden

Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark
2017-11-08T22:00:02+00:00
"It's rare and lovely to get interviewed by someone who both knows their subject inside and out while being so adept at drawing knowledge (and laughs) from the person they're interviewing. I kind of want to move in with him." – Dave Rudden Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Kyle Mills

"I always enjoy talking to someone who’s passionate about books and the craft of writing. Hank’s podcast will introduce you to fascinating personalities, both traditionally published and indie. A great place for discovery."

– Kyle Mills,

author of Enemy Of The State
2017-11-29T12:43:57+00:00
"I always enjoy talking to someone who’s passionate about books and the craft of writing. Hank’s podcast will introduce you to fascinating personalities, both traditionally published and indie. A great place for discovery." – Kyle Mills, author of Enemy Of The State

Hugh Howey

"The first place I go for the story behind the stories. Always a great interview, whether I'm on the other side of the mic, or tuning in to one of the dozens of authors that I look up to. Hank Garner and his team have rounded up the most exciting voices writing today."

– Hugh Howey

New York Times Bestselling author of Wool
2017-11-04T07:43:06+00:00
"The first place I go for the story behind the stories. Always a great interview, whether I'm on the other side of the mic, or tuning in to one of the dozens of authors that I look up to. Hank Garner and his team have rounded up the most exciting voices writing today." – Hugh Howey New York Times Bestselling author of Wool

C. Steven Manley

"I was a fan of the Authors Stories podcast long before I was lucky enough to be a guest on the show. Hank never fails to deliver interesting and entertaining interviews that shine a light on what it’s like to live the life of a working writer regardless of whether or not you’re on the bestseller lists. It’s one of my top go-to shows for author interviews and I can’t recommend it highly enough to both writers and readers who want to see another side to their favorite authors. Everyone should check it out."

– C.Steven Manley

Author of The Paragons Trilogy and The Brace Cordova Series
2017-11-06T09:26:50+00:00
"I was a fan of the Authors Stories podcast long before I was lucky enough to be a guest on the show. Hank never fails to deliver interesting and entertaining interviews that shine a light on what it’s like to live the life of a working writer regardless of whether or not you’re on the bestseller lists. It’s one of my top go-to shows for author interviews and I can’t recommend it highly enough to both writers and readers who want to see another side to their favorite authors. Everyone should check it out." – C.Steven Manley Author of The Paragons Trilogy and The Brace Cordova Series

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