“Syrie James Shares Her Writing Secrets and Dishes about Jerry Maguire”

In this sparkling and fun interview on Restaurant Fiction, where writers, directors, and producers chat about their work and about restaurants featured in TV and film, Syrie delves into the inspiration behind her novels, sharing many secrets of how and why she writes, and the research involved–some of which is food-related! It all begins with a lively introduction by host Monis Rose, and an exploration of one of Syrie’s favorite restaurants, Paco’s Tacos in Culver City, featured in the film Jerry Maguire.

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An Interview with Syrie James, Queen of 19th Century Reimaginings

In this episode on Art In Fiction, Syrie shares her love of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and the character Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s Dracula as she discusses five of her novels of historical fiction, the challenges of writing in another author’s voice and her research methods.

Its So Important to Get the Details Right

In this conversation on REAL—podcasts about resilience, creativity, and transformation—Syrie James describes her creative process, which involves a deep immersion in the lives of the real women writers who are the heroines of some of her most successful novels.

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The Diane Rehm Show on NPR
Readers Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

In conversation with public radio talk show host Diane Rehm, guests Syrie James, Maureen Dowd (New York Times columnist) and Dr. John Pfordrescher (Professor of English, Georgetown University) discuss Charlotte Brontë’s novel “Jane Eyre,” a heroine for the ages whose story, first published in 1847, still resonates with readers today.

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