Joshua Mohr, author of the memoir, Model Citizen, is my guest at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series & Salon on March 25, 2021. We talk about his new book and have an in-depth talk about writing memoir. This event was recorded live on Zoom.
(An abbreviated version of this interview aired on KUCI-FM on April 7, 2021)
Musical intro, outro, and interludes by Travis Barrett. Find him on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Patreon.
Jane Friedman reports on how the pandemic has affected book sales. Ebook sales are up, for one. Read it here. She also has a weekly newsletter that’s a good one to subscribe to. I always find useful information.
It’s always kind of dicey, the self-promotion that accompanies the publication of a new book, but you gotta do it.
Here’s my first interview with podcast host Jonathan Small on Write About Now. We talk about Palm Springs Noir, but mostly we talk about writing. Check out his other episodes, too. He’s a great interviewer and great person.
Palm Springs Noir received a great pre-pub review from Kirkus. Check it out!
Russell Shorto, author of Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob (Norton), and I talk about the art, craft, and business of writing memoir, especially when you had no intention of doing so. Shorto is the author of the bestselling The Island at the Center of the World, Amsterdam, and Revolution Song.
(Broadcast date: March 24, 2021)
Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster and I talk about the business of writing.
(Broadcast date: March 10, 2021)