Encore Episode: Shattering Stereotypes

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Writing doesn't have to conform to stereotypical expectations.
Air Date: 4/8/19
Duration: 19:51
Host: Erica Spiegelman
Guest Bio: K.J. Howe, Author
KJ HoweK.J. Howe is the executive director of Thrillerfest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner, she completed her MA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University.

She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dove with the great whites in South Africa.

She became fascinated by the kidnap-and-ransom (K&R) world after meeting Peter Moore, a British computer consultant who became the longest-held hostage in Iraq and the only person to survive of the five men who were taken that day.
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Encore Episode: Shattering Stereotypes
When you imagine a top-notch detective who can outsmart criminal masterminds, do you imagine a man or a woman?

The world of thriller fiction predominantly features alpha male characters, but author K.J. Howe is rewriting the rule book. Her protagonist is a strong female operative... who happens to have type-1 diabetes.

K.J. joins host Erica Spiegelman to discuss why it’s so important for books to feature characters who don’t conform to people’s expectations. She explains how she shatters stereotypes in her own life as an avid traveler and an expert on the murky world of kidnap-and-ransom.