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BlogTalkRadio Interviews Author William Bernhardt

Author William BernhardtWe are pleased to have bestselling author William Bernhardt, founder of the Red Sneaker Writing Center, host of writing workshops and small-group seminars and one of the most in-demand writing instructors in the nation, on our show! His monthly eBlast, The Red Sneaker Writers Newsletter, reaches over twenty thousand people. And his recent Kickstarter Campaign, Conclave: A Literary Magazine, fully funded.

Bernhardt is the only writer to have received the Southern Writers Guild’s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (University of Pennsylvania) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (Oklahoma State), which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” In addition to his novels, he has written plays, a musical (book and music), humor, nonfiction, children books, biography, poetry, and puzzles.

In his spare time, he has enjoyed surfing, digging for dinosaurs, trekking through the Himalayas, paragliding, scuba diving, caving, zip-lining over the canopy of the Costa Rican rain forest, jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet, and in 2013, becoming a Jeopardy champion. OSU named him “Oklahoma’s Renaissance Man”.

If you are a fan of authors imilar authors: David Baldacci, Linda Fairstein, John Grisham, Phillip Margolin, Steve Martini, Brad Meltzer, you’ll want to listen in on this fun and engaging interview!