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.
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)
Katherine Seligman is a journalist and author in San Francisco. As a reporter, she’s
focused on social issues, from homelessness, mental health and end of
life issues to the city’s boom and bust cycles. But she’s also written
about everything else, from self-appointed graffiti curators, urban
coyotes and embryonic sex selection to what her kids learned growing up
in Haight Ashbury.
Katherine joins me to talk about her novel, At the Edge of the Haight, as well as writing, craft, and process.
(Broadcast date: February 17, 2021)
Lynell George, author of A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, published by Angel City Press, and I talk about her new biography of Octavia E. Butler.
(Broadcast date: Feb. 3, 2021)
Musical intro, outro and interludes by Travis Barrett. Find him on Spotify and Patreon.
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.
(Broadcast date: January 20, 2021)
Musical intro and outro and interludes by Travis Barrett. Find him on Spotify.