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Interviews: both written and audio

Wolfgang Parker talks Crime Cats – Clintonville based mystery series

Wolfgang Parker, author of the Crime Cats mystery series Missing (Volume 1) and The Dusenbury Curse (Volume 2), talks about the books and the inspiration to write a series set in Clintonville, Ohio.

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For the “backstory” to this interview see below.

Meet Brock Clarke (The Happiest People in the World)

Via Book Page (I am reading The Happiest People in the World at the moment so if you wonder why all the Brock Clarke links …)

A Conversation with Olen Steinhauer – Part Two


In the second part of our conversation Olen Steinhauer and I discuss the life of an expatriate and its impact on your perspective toward your own and other cultures, the future of publishing, and his plans for the future, among other things.

A Conversation with Olen Steinhauer – Part One

Oeln SteinhauerIf you know me or have read this blog for any length of time it is not a secret that I am a big fan of Olen Steinhauer. I have read all of his books and interviewed him a number of times.  He is one of those authors I would like to call “a friend of the blog.”

So what better way to break out of my recent funk but to fire up the podcast and have another conversation?  As luck would have it, Olen has a new book out, The Cairo Affair, which makes for the perfect topic of conversation.

Olen and I talked about The Cairo Affair, the risk of bringing current events into a novel, the magic of fiction, his approach to writing, plot and characters development, and more.  Part One is above and I will post Part Two tomorrow.


UPDATE: Part Two now posted.

Joseph Bottum and America’s Anxious Age – Part 2

In the second part of my conversation with Joseph Bottum about his book An Anxious Age we focus on the future.  If Bottum’s description of American history is right and his understanding of where we are and why is on target, what now?  We touch on the culture war, drawing pictures and telling stories rather than engaging in intellectual combat, the path from editor of magazines in the power centers of the East Coast to writing memoir and fiction two time zones west, and even on the state of publishing today.

Part one of the interview.  Listen to Part Two above. (Again, apologies for my lack of audio skills and or technological adeptness)

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