Every writer began as a reader who was changed by books.

On The Spine, they tell their reading stories.



The Spine is a podcast featuring interviews with writers about their reading lives, with a new episode each Tuesday. Every writer began as — and still is — a reader. And like many readers, they have been changed, comforted, challenged, and inspired by books. Each episode is a writer's literary autobiography.



The creator and host of The Spine, Gail Marie, approaches each interview reader-to-reader. She does not ask guests about the books they've written, where they get their ideas, or if they'd share their best bit of writing advice. Instead, she starts with books they loved as children and ends with what they're reading now.

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Help keep The Spine going by donating via PayPal. Any amount is appreciated and will go toward monthly costs like the Soundcloud subscription, website maintenance, and equipment upgrades. The Spine is a part of the host's small business, G Marie LLC.