Latest Episodes

Ep. 8: Sexy Strawberry

Oct. 13, 2020

Last episode of season 1. A farewell until spring and a sexy strawberry writing prompt to carry you through the next few months. 

Photo: Justus Menke

Ep. 7: Kali White VanBaale Interview

Sept. 29, 2020

Kali White VanBaale’s latest novel, “The Monsters We Make,” is out now. We talked about the inspiration for this tale, farming, the writing life, and everything under the sun.

Photo: Robert Delsol

Ep. 6: You Should Run

Sept. 15, 2020

Women are grossly underrepresented in American politics. Full stop. That needs to change. Host Kristine Keil takes this episode off course for an important PSA.

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Ep. 5: ‘Ione,’ A Short Story

Sept. 2, 2020

Inspired by both of Kristine Keil’s grandmas, “Ione” is a kind old lady who helps a middle-aged woman find friendship in this short story.

Ep. 4: Author Kris Abel-Helwig Interview

Aug. 18, 2020

In this episode, author Kris Abel-Helwig discusses her latest young adult novel, “I Wish My Words Tasted Better,” book number two in her trilogy.

Photo credit: Kris Abel-Helwig

Ep. 3: Damien Dominguez for Ward 3

Aug. 4, 2020

Kristine shares a short story she wrote in 2019 for a contest. It didn’t win, but it’s a great example of an author slowly finding their voice or writing style.

Ep. 2: The One Tom Arnold Liked

July 18, 2020

The actor Tom Arnold found me on Twitter seven years ago and told me he liked this short story of mine.

Ep. 1: Welcome, Who is This?

July 18, 2020

What is The Iowa Fiction Show and who is Kristine Keil? Find out in this short background clip.

Photo credit: KP