Iconic Vietnam War novelist and short story writer Tim O’Brien (author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, Going After Cacciato, and more) joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk about memory, truth, storytelling, mortality and more. O’Brien shares his philosophy that the sound of the story—its cadence, rhythm, and music—should be its guiding principle. He also discusses his revisitation of Hemingway’s work and the powerful persistence of childhood memories.
(Broadcast date: January 23, 2019)
David R. Gillham, author of Annelies, a novel based on Anne Frank and who she might have been had she lived, and Janet Clare, author of the novel, Time is the Longest Distance, about a woman who learns her father is an Aussie, and goes to find him, are my guests on this latest episode of Writers on Writing.
(Broadcast date: January 16, 2019)
Actor Omid Abtahi, featured in American Gods, Boys of Abu Ghraib, Homeland, Argo, etcetera etcetera, spends the hour with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. They talk about the creative process, his roles, and how it all begins with the word.
(Broadcast date: Jan. 2, 2019)
Memoirist Beth M. Howard, author of Hausfrau Honeymoon, and I talk about her new memoir, a prequel to Making Piece, on KUCI-FM 88.9. The show is first broadcast from UC-Irvine Campus and later podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to the show on iTunes and when a new show is uploaded, you’ll receive it in your podcast file.
(Broadcast date: January 2, 2019)
Happy New Year!
Janet Fitch, author of The Revolution of Marina M, talks with Barbara about her newest novel, why she’s a novelist and not a memoirist, composite characters, her undergraduate focus on Russia and her stay in Russia as a student, and so much more.
(Broadcast date: Dec. 19, 2018)
Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the state of publishing, self-publishing, query letters, what she’s looking for, and more.
(Broadcast date: Dec. 5, 2018)