Since late last year, I had been wanting to create a podcast that delved deeper into the discussion of books- especially around themed literature. I have had the opportunity to read so many wonderful books, and it is always fascinating to see how each book on a similar theme or subject deepens knowledge and enhances the reading experience for all books that I read on that topic or with a similar theme.
I took my idea to Amy from My Friend Amy and asked her if she would be interested in creating a such a podcast with me, based on books that were similarly themed in some way. I was thrilled when she agreed, but then it took another 6-7 months before we were able to get it all together. Six weeks ago, we rolled out our very first episode of The Underground Literary Society on the American Civil War. This first episode featured authors Adele Griffin, Lisa Brown (Picture the Dead – Review) and Robin Oliveira (My Name Is Mary Sutter – Review) talking about the research they did on the Civil War and the difficult task of deciding what should go into the novel based on the wealth of information they could have included in their narrative.
Today we are releasing episode number two and delving into the topic of Writing from the Opposite Gender. Amy and I were joined by authors A.S. Peterson (The Fiddler’s Gun) and Nancy Woodruff (My Wife’s Affair) in a roundtable discussion in which we discussed the audience for fiction, the research they did to bring their characters to life, and how they were able to check in to see if they were getting it right.
Amy and I hope that you will check it out, and subscribe to the feed on the Underground Lit Blog if this is something you think you would enjoy. We are really excited about some of our upcoming guests and topics.