We are delighted to share with you our Regal House Publishing podcast platform, A Conspiracy of Lemurs, that celebrates books, readers, writers, publishers, and the writing craft. If you enjoy our podcast, please leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform (links below), and feel free to recommend an episode topic via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
Our latest episode:
June 24: Remembering Mama: Growing up in South Los Angeles
Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner joins us on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to discuss the inspiration behind her upcoming publication, Girlz n’ the Hood: A Memoir of Mama and the challenges she faced in bringing this project to fruition.
*this podcast episode contains some explicit language
June 25: Historical Fiction Series: Historical Fiction or Historical Truth?
Karen Quevillon, author of The Parasol Flower, and Mitchell James Kaplan, author of Into the Unbounded Night, discuss the writing of history vs. the writing of “tales.” As a novelist, are you working with “official” history, working against the grain of it, or doing something else entirely…?
July 16: The Lasting Influence of the Plague: Writing about Human Vulnerability
Jan Alexander, author of Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization, Mandy-Suzanne Wong, author of Drafts of a Suicide Note, and Jane Bernstein, author of The Face Tells a Secret, join us on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to discuss the lasting influence of the plague, writing about human vulnerability.
July 23: The Personal is Political, the Political is Personal
We are delighted to welcome Mandy-Suzanne Wong, author of Drafts of a Suicide Note, and Julie Wittes Schlack, author of This All-at-Onceness, to discuss the personal and the political in the literary craft. How do we treat history and the general zeitgeist as both influencers and characters in our fiction and nonfiction?
August 6: Historical Fiction Series: In a Moment of Madness – Exploring Mental Illness in Gothic Literature
Melanie Cossey, author of A Peculiar Curiosity, and Lillah Lawson, author of Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree, join us on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to discuss the role of madness in Victorian and Southern Gothic literature.
August 20: Traveling in Place – Stories in Which Place takes a Significant Role
Mandy-Suzanne Wong, author of Drafts of a Suicide Note, Jan Alexander, author of Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization, and Karen Quevillon, author of The Parasol Flower, will be our guests on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to discuss the role of place in literary fiction.
June 18: Walking the Tightrope: The Challenges of Memoir
Jane Bernstein, author of The Face Tells the Secret, and Julie Wittes Schlack, author of This All-at-Onceness, join us on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to talk about the challenges of writing memoirs. Tune In Now.
Poetry. Holding a River & Irreverent Prayers: Martha Kalin & Zack Rogow in Conversation
We are delighted to host a conversation between Martha Kalin, the 2019 winner of the Terry J. Cox Poetry Award for her poetry collection, How to Hold A Flying River, and Zack Rogow, the judge of the 2019 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award and the author of the poetry collection, Irreverent Litanies. Tune In Now.
June 5: Historical Fiction Series: Unhealed Wounds—The Legacy of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Beyond
In our first podcast episode of a four-part series devoted to historical fiction, Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk are delighted to welcome Marlin Barton, author of Children of Dust, and Vicki Lane, author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes, as guests on A Conspiracy of Lemurs. We discuss truth and ambiguity, research and imagination as pertains to the craft of historical fiction and to each of Vicki and Bart’s upcoming novels. Both authors read excerpts from their novels – marvelous readings not to be missed! Tune In Now.
May 22: Steven Mayfield, Treasure of the Blue Whale & Writing “small town” America
May 12: The Inspiration Behind (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk chat with Amy Roost and Joanell Serra regarding their current submission call for the anthology (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Tune In Now.
May 8: Tackling Challenging Topics in Middle Grade Novels-in-Verse
Mary Sullivan, author of High, discussing novels-in-verse, tackling challenging topics for middle-grade readers, poetry vs. prose, and the critical necessity for conversation & communication. Tune In Now.
May 6: Writing Under Lockdown.
A discussion about writing under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, with RHP authors, Kate Murdoch, author of The Orange Grove, who lives in Australia; Cheryl Ossola, author of The Wild Impossibility, who resides in Italy; Maureen Pilkington, author of This Side of Water, who lives in New York; and Barbara Quick, author of the upcoming book, What Disappears, who lives in California. Tune In Now.