…and it’s writing.

A tipsy discussion of writing craft. Writers D.C. McNaughton and Avery Ames imbibe a few drinks while they review and revise their old (and often cringey) writing. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of craft and features a themed cocktail pairing.

Ep061: K.D. Edwards Interview

October 17th, 2022

We chat with author K.D. Edwards about his book series, The Tarot Sequence. We also discuss how to approach writing fight scenes, what it's like to write a clairvoyant character, hybrid publishing, his relationship with his readers, and more!

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Drink Recipes:

Ciaran's Color-Changing Glitter Bomb, Part 1:

Infuse blanco tequila with butterfly pea flower (soak dried flowers in jar of tequila, let infuse for 10-30 min until color shifts to deep blue, then strain out flowers with a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter)

  • 2oz infused blue blanco tequila
  1. Pour into bottom of glass. 
  2. Chill while preparing rest of ingredients.
Ciaran's Color-Changing Glitter Bomb, Part 2:
  • 1oz lime juice
  • .75oz Benedictine
  • 1oz cinnamon syrup
  • Edible shimmer dust to preference
  1. Combine all in shaker with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Pour Part 2 over blue tequila
  4. Stir and watch the show


  • 2oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1oz Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Optional: Cocktail cherry for garnish
  1. Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Stir well. 
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

Tom Collins

  • Splash of soda water
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Optional: Lemon wheel, for garnish
  1. Add gin, lemon juice and syrup to a shaker.
  2. Shake well. 
  3. Strain into a Collins glass. 
  4. Top with seltzer and lightly stir.
  5. Add lemon wheel for garnish.
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