I’m happy to announce the publication of the first anthology released by Mars Street Press. It’s a literary journal with stories and essays by my private workshop students and me. Everyone worked so hard to make this book happen. It’s dedicated to my father-in-law, Richard Dale Barrett, who died from COVID-19 in July. My son Travis created the fantastic cover and did the layout. My student, Amelia Dellos, titled it (and took the photo below right). If you’re looking for a book to read, or are shopping for the readers on your gift list, or just want to read more about the book, please click here.
Vicki Hendricks, called the “Queen of Noir,” is my guest for the entire hour. Hendricks’s novels include Miami Purity, Iguana Love, and Cruel Poetry. She also has a story in Miami Noir (Akashic) and other noir anthologies.
Ken Layne, author of Desert Oracle, Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest, talks with me about the art, craft, and business of writing, along with fairies and unexplainable goings on in the desert.
(Broadcast date: December 23, 2020)
Musical intro, outro and interludes by Travis Barrett. Find his music on Spotify and also find him on Patreon.
Literary agent Betsy Amster and I talk about publishing.
Amor Towles, author of A Gentleman in Moscow and The Rules of Civility, talks with me about his novels, short stories, and the art, craft, and business of writing.
Merrill Markoe, author of the graphic memoir, We Saw Scenery, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing. They laugh a lot, too.