Pen On Fire blog

Occasional ramblings about books, writing and life. Answers to questions raised by students and readers. Musings on the life of a writer. A discussion of the joys and challenges of the writing life. And whatever else comes up.

Novelist Tod Goldberg & literary agent Jennie Dunham on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsterland and Gangster Nation, and NYC literary agent Jennie Dunham talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about novels, agents, publishing, and so much more.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 26, 2018)

Tod will be featured at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series and Salon on Oct. 16, 2018, at the Lido Bookstore in Newport Beach, CA   More here.

Essayist Jo Ann Beard on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Novelist and essayist Jo Ann Beard talks with my co-host Marrie Stone about her past works, The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville. Over the course of the hour, Beard shares a wealth of wisdom and honest insights about her process and craft, her feelings about her work and her artistry, the importance of the work versus the importance of publication, and much more.

The show first airs on KUCI-FM from the University of California, Irvine campus. The show’s archive is at writersonwriting.blogspot.com.

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(Broadcast date: September 19, 2018)