Thursday, January 10, 2013

This blog has ended.....

....but DO NOT DESPAIR....

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Author & activist Robert "Snorkel Bob" Wintner on Writers on Writing

Author and activist Robert "Snorkel Bob" Winter, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his books, and about endangered tropical fish in Hawaii.

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 (Broadcast date: Dec. 5, 2012)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Authors on self-publishing, on Writers on Writing

Authors Sonia Marsh, Mary Castillo, Nancy Klann-Moren, and Charles Leister talk about their books, and the process of self publishing. (Starts a little bit late.)

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 2, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

Diana Wagman on Writers on Writing (podcast)

Novelist Diana Wagman, author of The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, spent the entire hour with me talking about her new novel, publishing, writing, and more.

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(Broadcast date: December 12, 2012)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ancient Light Novelist John Banville on Writers on Writing

Dublin-based novelist (journalist, screenwriter, book reviewer) John Banville for an hour to about his latest novel, Ancient Light, his mystery series, writing, writers, and more, and as the show goes on, it gets downright jolly.

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(Broadcast date: 12.19.2012)

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi gang, My website has been revamped and so you can now find my blog on the website at If you're just looking for radio shows that have been podcast, has those.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

West Hollywood Book Fair...and more

If you're in Southern California this coming Sunday, come to the West Hollywood Book Fair. Lots of panels and literary company. Free parking, a free fun day in the sun. My memoir panel with Claire Bidwell Smith, Pamela Ribon, and Judith Hannan is at 11 on the Eclectic Stage. Come by!

On October 23 at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar, our guest will be Martin J. Smith, author of The Wild Duck Chase. Marty is also editor at Orange Coast magazine so he'll be talking about his book, writing narrative nonfiction and essays. More here.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A writing workshop, upcoming salon, & radio

I always forget to post here that my Gotham Writing Workshop called "Jumpstart Your Writing" begins on October 2. You can read all about it here. It's an online workshop for writers who need to, as it says, jumpstart their writing.  There's exercises, lectures, critiques.  What's also fun about it is that writers from all over the world participate.  Email me if you have questions for me.

Also, the Pen on Fire Writers Salon will host novelists Susan Straight and Tatjana Soli on Sept. 18.  You can read more about it here.

And the show (Writers on Writing) as always, broadcasts Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. PT on KUCI-FM 88.9.  Listen at iTunes college radio or at (click on the upper right hand corner and listen on your computer or smart phone).  Podcasts of past shows are posted here and on (the dedicated show blog).   Coming up this month and next are Laura Lippman, Rex Pickett ("Sideways" author), Cheryl Strayed, Jo-Ann Mapson, Arthur PlotnikIlie Ruby, D.T. Max and Claire Johns.