Podcast Explores Choices We Make in the Dark

Author Steve Piacente

Choices in the Dark: A Podcast

A woman nicks a car with her shopping cart. No one sees. A ninth-grader struggling with an algebra exam glances up and sees another kid’s answers. The teacher isn’t paying attention. A commanding officer witnesses a friendly fire death in the chaos of battle. There are three witnesses who will do as he says.

The choices we make in such situations say a lot about our moral compass. Truth is, there’s always someone watching.

More in my new JenningsWire Podcast: Choices in the Dark.


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Is All Fiction Inspired by Fact?

Reporter taking notes

Covering Strom Thurmond at the Capitol, circa 1995

In 1992, there was an election that gave South Carolina its first black congressman since the Civil War.

That’s where fact stops and fiction begins in Bootlicker, my account of a historic election imperiled by a dark secret. This week I was honored to talk about fact-inspired fiction and a number of other topics with Pattie Welek Hall, host of JOYradio. The interview follows. If there are any follow-up questions or comments, I’d love to hear them!

Listen to internet radio with JOYRadio with PattieWelekHall on Blog Talk Radio

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An Interview with Louisiana’s Donna McBroom-Theriot

“I find it utterly fascinating (and sexy) that a man would write romance,” Donna McBroom-Theriot writes in her review of Bella and interview with Steve. She adds, in, My Life, One Story at a Time, “I like a book that reminds me of what is important, and brings me back to the present when I’ve become too complacent with what is going on in the world.”

The rest of Donna’s piece is here.

A Little Time in the Moonlight

Steve talks with Canadian reviewer Lucy D’Andrea (Moonlight Gleam) about inspiration, growing up, and the three things he couldn’t live without.

Read the interview here.