This is the twenty-eighth episode of "Talking with Authors" by HEC Media and HEC Books. We're a program dedicated to speaking with some of the best selling authors around, covering many different genres.
We’re very excited to be able to come back to you after an unplanned hiatus due to the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. Since no authors were able to travel, and our partners at the St. Louis County Library and Left Bank Books were physically closed in the early days of social distancing, we were unable to conduct many of the scheduled interviews that we had planned. But, after the initial weeks of the global shutdown, we were able to set up remote video interviews with many authors. And in the coming weeks, we’ll be providing you with the audio of these interviews. Now sound quality may be slightly different than our previous podcasts, but they all still contain the great content that you’ve come to expect.
Our guest this time is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year and author of over 35 novels, Jeffery Deaver. We spoke with him via Zoom in May of 2020 about his latest book “The Goodbye Man” by publisher Penguin Random House.
His books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide, and have featured protagonists including the exceedingly popular quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme, and even fiction’s most famous secret agent James Bond. “The Goodbye Man” is the second book to feature his latest hero, Colter Shaw, an itinerant reward-seeker. We’ll learn about Deaver’s latest thriller, get some insights on the settings of his books, and hear some stories from his years on the road on this edition of Talking With Authors from HEC Media and HEC Books.
HEC Media is a production company out of St. Louis, Missouri. With the help of independent bookstore Left Bank Books and St. Louis County Library, we are able to sit down with these amazing writers and thought leaders to discuss their work, their inspiration, and what makes them special. You can watch video versions of most of our interviews at hecmedia.org.
Producer – Julie Winkle
Host - Angie Weidinger
Video Editor – Greg Kopp
Audio Editor- Ben Smith
Production Support – Jayne Ballew and Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast Producer – Paul Langdon
Podcast Host - Rod Milam
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