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July 14, 2013 / Cheri

Episode 70 – Chris Paynter

Award winning author, Chris Paynter, joined us to talk about Survived by Her Longtime Companion and a grand time was had by all. Be warned! This show is packed with spoilers so if you haven’t read the book, click on the image or follow the link at the bottom, get a copy, read it, and then come back. Unless you don’t care about spoilers, then jump on in.

Of course, there’s a give away! Three lucky winners will get a print copy of their choice of Chris’ books. Leave your comment and let us know which of Chris’ books is your favorite and if you haven’t read any of her work, why the hell not. Please leave your comments no later than July 26th and we’ll announce the winner on the next episode. Good luck!

Be sure to check out Chris’ website: and her blog:

Oh! Don’t forget we’re available on Stitcher! I keep meaning to mention that on the show and forget every damn time. Here’s a link:

Click here to download a sample or purchase a copy of Survived by her Longtime Companion


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  1. Cheyenne / Jul 14 2013 7:42 am

    I have yet to read anything by Chris yet, so I did not listen to the podcast yet. I have added this to my “to be read” pile.

  2. skeeter451 / Jul 14 2013 8:47 am

    Great show guys. Didn’t know that about Claudette Colbert. I haven’t read any of Chris’s books, but I love baseball, so I’d want to start with Playing for First. Cheers!

  3. marydeutcher / Jul 14 2013 9:07 am

    Awesome show! The book was awesome and I was so excited when it won at the Goldies. I was glad I was there to witness the event. Meeting Chris and The Lovely Miss Phyllis was the best! As soon as my college classes are over, I will read her others!


  4. Amber Stewart / Jul 14 2013 3:26 pm

    Really enjoyed the show. As I have only read SBHLC,(which I loved*sniff*sniff) I will now start from the beginning….with Playing for First….Love ya Chris and goooooooooooooo Reds!

  5. nancyjean / Jul 14 2013 8:18 pm

    Technically, I went through a roll of TP and not a box of Kleenex, so you are off the hook for reimbursement. SBHLC is slightly ahead of And a Time To Dance for favorite books, but more importantly I am inspired to read all the other books. Next up: Come Back To Me.

  6. Marie Foose / Jul 14 2013 9:29 pm

    Great episode! I have read Playing for First and thought it was a good book. I am looking forward to Survived By Her Long Time Companion. Some times you need a good crying book! and this one sounds like it fits the bill, especially if Andy was bawling!!!

  7. Andy / Jul 14 2013 9:39 pm

    Marie, no lie!

  8. Alena / Jul 16 2013 3:12 am

    I have to admit, I didn’t read any Chris Paynter book yet. I’ve been looking at the cover of SBHLC since forever but the title just scares me. I know I would cry myself dry. I should check out one of the other books though.

  9. Lisa T. / Jul 21 2013 3:11 pm

    I also haven’t read any of Chris Paynter’s work, but I’ve wanted to try her books for a while now. I listed to the show since I don’t mind spoilers too much. It was interesting to hear how the title of “Survived by Her Longtime Companion” came about before the book. Looking forward to reading it.

  10. Allison Mugnier / Jul 22 2013 12:45 am

    Love, love, love this book, and Chris & Phyllis. Thank you.

  11. RJ / Jul 24 2013 6:20 pm

    Love Chris’ writing and would love a copy of her latest award winner!

  12. Carrie gooch / Jul 25 2013 11:55 am

    loved this show! so funny, 😀 i have not read anything by Chris yet but again its on my list! my list just keeps growing,

    ill be happy with whatever book, they all sound really good.

    and Andy as a glasses wearer myself, i so know what its like when your glasses steam up from crying, its not great! especially when you are reading a book, that’s only happened to me once.


  13. Beckie Banks / Dec 17 2015 3:44 pm

    Loved this book so much, this is one of my favorite books, it was well written and the characters were so real and smart and I also think Eleanor was my favorite character although Bailey and Chelsea were special. Overall a great read

  14. Beckie Banks / Dec 17 2015 3:46 pm

    also I reread this often

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