Gary Phillips, author of One-Shot Harry, is my guest. Gary has been a community activist, labor organizer and has published various novels, comics, short stories as well as editing several anthologies including Orange County Noir (which is how we met; I have … Continue reading
Writers on Writing
Kim Dower, West Hollywood poet laureate, instructor at UCLA Extension and Antioch LA, and book publicist, and I discuss her latest volume, I Wore This Dress for You, Mom (Red Hen Press). They talk about inspiration, on not getting an MFA, … Continue reading
T. Jefferson Parker, author of the new novel, A Thousand Steps (Forge) and I talk about the book he’s wanted to write for years, finding his voice, rituals, and more. This interview was originally recorded as a Sisters in Crime Zoom … Continue reading
This show was especially fun for me because I got to talk with Mark Wish, editor of Coolest American Stories 2022, an anthology that includes my story, “Blue Martini,” along with stories I loved by two other writers in the book, … Continue reading
This is a show I recorded in 2001 with the late poet Diane DiPrima when her memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, was published. City Lights just released Spring and Autumn Annals, which made me remember this interview with … Continue reading
Megan Abbott, author of the new novel, The Turnout, and I talk about plot, structure, and writing dark fiction. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Sept. 22, 2021) Musical intro/outro/interludes by Travis Barrett.