A Conspiracy of Lemurs

A Regal House Publishing podcast that celebrates the writing craft.


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The Road to Redemption: Landscape, Culture, and Catastrophe As Catalysts For Character Development

Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk spend an hour with two of our Southern Mash Literature Series authors: Rebecca Baum, author of Lifelike Creatures, and Karol Hoeffner, author of...

Traveling in Place – Stories in Which Place takes a Significant Role

Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk spend an hour with Jan Alexander, author of Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization, and Karen Quevillon, author of The Parasol Flower, discussing the...

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...

Truth in Historical Fiction

Karen Quevillon, author of The Parasol Flower, and Mitchell James Kaplan, author of Into the Unbounded Night, join Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk to discuss the writing of...

Girlz ‘n the Hood with Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner

Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk are delighted to welcome Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner to join us on A Conspiracy of Lemurs to discuss the inspiration behind her upcoming publication,...

Walking the Tightrope: The Challenges of Memoir

On this episode of A Conspiracy of Lemurs, Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk are joined by Jane Bernstein, author of The Face Tells the Secret, and Julie Wittes...

Holding a River & Irreverent Prayers: Martha Kalin & Zack Rogow in Conversation

Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk welcome Regal House poets, Martha Kalin, the winning recipient of the 2019 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award for her collection How to Hold...

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...

Steven Mayfield: Treasure of the Blue Whale and Writing “Small Town” America

Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk chat with Steven Mayfield, author of Treasure of the Blue Whale, and discuss writing “small town” America, Depression-era fiction, economic anxiety, and the...

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