Author duo launches new podcast (Who the Hell Are We)

New York Times Bestselling authors Edward Kelsey Moore and Melanie Benjamin launch a new podcast about identity, books, and cocktails.



Initial Episodes include the podcast origin story, discussion about a book on being a survivor of the AIDS epidemic, and reflections on the most often-repeated words of advice for authors. 

  • Introduction to Who The Hell Are We Podcast
  • Indianapolis Death Tour
  • Write What You Know?
  • Books, Movies and a Rough Crossing

Author duo launches new podcastIn addition to regular episodes, the podcast features ”behind the book” bonus episodes by both authors on their published works…Edward Kelsey Moore’s The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat  and Melanie Benjamin’s Mistress of the Ritz are available now.

The “Who The Hell Are We? Podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms:




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Edward Kelsey Moore is a professional cellist and author from Chicago. During his high school years, and onward into college, Edward Kelsey Moore experimented with writing short stories. As he finished his education he set writing aside and focused on building a career in music. Many years later, as a member of a string quartet, Edward was hired to perform at a reception for the winners of a local writing contest. As he played background music Edward considered: “I could have sent in a story…” It was an inspiring event and within a few weeks Edward Kelsey Moore began writing again. His short fiction has been published in many literary magazines including: Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell. His short story Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix was selected as an audience favorite from the Stories on Stage series produced by WBEZ in Chicago. It was broadcast locally, and over National Public Radio. The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is Edward Kelsey Moore’s debut novel.

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Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE and THE AVIATOR’S WIFE, as well as the national bestseller ALICE I HAVE BEEN, and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB and THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE. MISTRESS OF THE RITZ, a captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris – will be out in May of 2019.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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