Kathy Reichs: "A Conspiracy of Bones"
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This is the thirty-ninth 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.

Today, our guest is forensic anthropologist, television producer and author Kathy Reichs. We spoke with her via Zoom in June of 2020 about her newest book "A Conspiracy of Bones" by publisher Scribner Books.

The 12 seasons of the TV show “Bones” was produced by Kathy Reichs and the title character Temperance Brennan is loosely based on Kathy’s life as a practicing forensic anthropologist. When Kathy started writing the character of Temperance 20 books ago, she was able to bring her experience to the page and make the readers’ experience very authentic. But writing the books changed how she worked in forensics a little bit too.

We’ll get into detail about how she details her written work and learn about how she’s remained a prolific writer while working for TV and being an academic. Kathy Reichs is our guest on this edition of Talking With Authors from HEC Media and HEC Books.

Our host and interviewer this time, Paul Shankman.

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.

Host, editor, and producer of this episode - Paul Shankman
Graphics - Gregg Kopp & Jayne Ballew
Supervising Producer - Julie Winkle
Production Support - Jayne Ballew & Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast Audio Editing - Ben Smith
Podcast Producer - Rod Milam
Podcast Host - Rod Milam

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