In the latest installment of my podcast, I interview Charles Holdefer, author of Back in the Game, The Contractor, Nice, and Apology for Big Rod. An American author, Charles lives in Belgium and teaches in France at the University of Poitiers. I caught up with him recently when he was invited to teach a week-long creative…Read more Trying to Make Sense of the World: An Interview with Charles Holdefer
In the latest episode of my podcast, a misunderstanding leads me to interview an award-winning eight-year-old author and her younger sister. Later, their father reveals how his own childhood trauma has informed their creativity. The younger sister then rounds things off by explaining how to make pot holders. The episode ends with a musical remix…Read more Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old
In the latest installment of my podcast, "Inexplicable Need: An Interview with Shaun Haurin," I get into a heated discussion with a former student about how to address a former professor and also about the title of one of my favorite short story collections. I then interview Shaun Haurin, the author of the collection, and…Read more Inexplicable Need
This week's episode of my podcast is titled "The Coolest Thing You Will Ever Do In Your Life." In it, I read a piece of fiction from a work in progress and interview longtime educator Monica D'Antonio about teaching and the state of higher education in America. More or less.
Which author would I invite to dinner if given the chance? The answer might surprise you! Check out The Sandy Side of Life: The Singular Exploits of an Author, Blogger, and Book Reviewer – An Interview with Marc Schuster. And if you're curious about Sandy Green's work, check out my review of her 2010 poetry collection,…Read more Interviewed by Sandy Green
Big thanks to Dan Cafaro of Atticus Books for an inventive interview with two of the most colorful characters from The Grievers, Charley Schwartz and Greg Packer! I'm a huge fan of the titles that Atticus has produced, especially The Snow Whale, The Great Lenore, and Fight for Your Long Day. I was also blown…Read more Schwartz & Packer Interviewed!
Not too long ago, I mentioned that I stumbled upon a book by another Schuster -- The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster. Given the coincidence of our last names, idle curiosity drove me to read it. Once I picked it up, however, Schuster's writing wouldn't let me put the book down. Touching on…Read more Putting One Word After Another: An Interview with Joseph M. Schuster