About

I started the Author Stories Podcast in the fall of 2014 because I wanted to listen to authors tell their stories. I wanted to know what made creative people tick, and I am fascinated by the journey that people take to get to where they are. I looked for a podcast that fit the bill and couldn’t find one, so I started the show that I wanted to listen to. I reached out to a few authors, and they were generous with their time and wisdom. Almost five years later, and now multiple shows a week, and ASP is still going strong with well over 500 episodes in our archives.

Interview with Fantasy author Brandon SandersonI focus on authors from all backgrounds, genres, indie or trad-pub. None of those distinctions really matter to me, I just love to listen to authors talk, and I believe that I have become a better writer by spending time learning about the craft from some of the best writers in the world.

For information about scheduling, or comments about the show, email me at hankgarner at gmail dot com.

Some notable interviews:

Anne Rice

Brandon Sanderson

Robin Hobb

Jim Butcher

Patrick Rothfuss

Bernard Cornwell

Charlaine Harris

R.A. Salvatore

Diana Gabaldon

Craig Johnson

Blake Crouch

Christopher Paolini

Andy Weir

Ernest Cline

Joe Lansdale

Mike Carey

Michael J. Sullivan

Jasinda Wilder

David Kushner

Jay Mohr

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hank, I wrote to you several months ago to express my appreciation of your podcast. I have now listened to shows from 500 back to 359, have looked up many of the authors, and have been elated with the audiobooks I’ve heard (from the Los Angeles Public Library). I would just like to mention three – The Map Thief, The Secret Token (Roanoke Colony), and Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon, which wasn’t the book you talked to her about, but I will get around to that. I have suggested your podcast and several of the books to family and friends, trying not to be pushy. And I’ve decided to write notes of appreciation to the writers. The Map Thief author sent me a lovely reply.

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