Podcast Interview with Joyce Maynard: “I Don’t Have to be The Good Girl Anymore”

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    Joyce Maynard has a big mouth. It’s either that, or she has too much integrity to lie about anything, despite the fact that telling the truth often gets her into trouble. When you hear our podcast interview, you decide which it is. I first met Joyce Maynard when I signed up for one […]

Either You’re In or You’re In the Way: Podcast Interview with Logan and Noah Miller

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I don’t know why I’m so smitten with the independent filmmakers, Noah and Logan Miller. Maybe it’s because they finish each other’s sentences and often speak in stereo.  Maybe it’s because when they refer to each other as ‘Bro’, as in, “Bro said …” Or, maybe it’s because they’re identical twins, like my own twin […]

Jane Friedman Talks: How the Internet Has Got Publishing by its Tail

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    Jane Friedman is the Publisher & Editorial Director at F+W Media, which is the parent company of Writers Digest. Intelligent, dedicated, hard-working, and charming, she’s right on the pulse of everything that’s happening in the chaotic and transforming cosmos that the publishing industry has become. And because Jane is all she is, she’s […]

“You’re Never Too Old to Live” An Interview With Kay Andreas Kostopoulos

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  I left Kay Andreas after our interview for this month’s podcast feeling the way you might when a delivery of flowers shows up unexpectedly and the card is written out to you ─ surprised, delighted, and rather special. It’s hard to explain why talking with Kay made me feel all these things, but that’s […]

“For Love and Crime” an interview with author David Corbett

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The first word that comes to my mind to describe David Corbett is, “depth.” That shows through in his writing and in the man himself. A reader will get the sense from his descriptions of complex characters in his three crime drama novels, The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime, and Blood of Paradise, that […]

“A Voice for the Arts” an interview with Barry C. Hessenius, author, public speaker and advocate

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(Sigh) One of the things I think about sometimes is whether or not, at the end of my life, I’ll feel I’d done all I should have to make the world a better place, (or at least, my little corner of it,) and if I’d lived my life as fully as I could have. Barry […]