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Art In Fiction

Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.


Art for Art's Sake feat. B. A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger 44:28 09/21/2021
Sensation Explosion feat. Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist 50:37 07/15/2021
Exploring Women in Art feat. Erika Gaffney, creator of the Art Herstory Website 34:02 06/17/2021
Digging Deep in the 17th Century feat. Deborah Swift, author of Entertaining Mr Pepys 50:15 06/03/2021
Still Raising Eyebrows after 150 Years feat. Lilianne Milgrom, author of L'Origine 41:43 05/20/2021
Take Me Back to Paris feat. Alex George, author of The Paris Hours 45:05 05/06/2021
Who Is Sofonisba and Why Was She Awesome feat. Donna DiGiuseppe, author of Lady in Ermine 40:38 04/22/2021
The Play's the Thing feat. C. C. Humphreys, author of Shakespeare's Rebel 36:27 04/07/2021
Books, Glorious Books feat. Charlie Lovett, author of Escaping Dreamland 45:50 03/24/2021
Coming March 25: Season 2 of The Art In Fiction Podcast 01:07 02/26/2021
BONUS: Five Writing Tips from Art In Fiction Authors 16:19 01/12/2021
Paris Between the Wars: Couture and Surrealism in the Novels of Jeanne Mackin 30:43 12/08/2020
Vivaldi and Mozart and Beethoven, Oh My! Three Novelists Talk About Music in Fiction 56:05 11/23/2020
Georgia on My Mind: An Interview with Barbara Linn Probst, Author of Queen of the Owls 36:53 11/10/2020
Around the World in Fiction: Meet Tina Hartas, the Creator of TripFiction 29:59 10/27/2020
Exploring Art & the Business of Writing: An Interview with Courtney Maum, Author of Costalegre 33:27 10/17/2020
Inspired by Virginia Woolf: An Interview with Maggie Humm, Author of Talland House 33:54 10/05/2020
Music To Thrill: An Interview with Helaine Mario, Author of The Lost Concerto and Dark Rhapsody 35:01 09/10/2020
In Search of Beauty: An Interview with Stephanie Storey, Author of Oil and Marble & Raphael, Painter in Rome 44:24 09/03/2020
Channeling Jane Austen: An Interview with Syrie James, Queen of 19th-C. Reimaginings 41:40 08/27/2020
The Kings & Queens of Comedy Go On Vacation: An Interview with Fred Van Lente, Author of Ten Dead Comedians 34:05 08/20/2020
Five Smart Writing Tips from Successful Authors 19:39 08/13/2020
Finding Joy in Provence: An Interview with Patricia Sands, Author of Drawing Lessons 34:43 08/04/2020
On the Trail of a Female Artist: An Interview with Amy Maroney, Author of The Miramonde Trilogy 34:23 07/27/2020
Vinyl Rules, Digital Drools: An Interview with Andrew Cartmel, Author of the Vinyl Detective Series 41:28 07/23/2020
Diamonds Are Forever: An Interview with M. J. Rose, Author of Cartier's Hope 35:05 07/19/2020
Thrillin' with the Bad Girls: An Interview with Layne Fargo, Author of Temper 25:14 07/12/2020
Baby Elephant Walk: An Interview with Vaseem Khan, Author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency Novels 42:15 07/05/2020
Hooray for Hollywood: An Interview with Martin Turnbull, Author of the Garden of Allah Series 35:59 07/04/2020
Viva Italia: An Interview with Laura Morelli, Author of The Giant 40:57 07/03/2020