Friday, January 30, 2009

Mor on self-publishing

An interesting article in the New York Times Book Review. What do you think? Is self-publishing a way you want to go?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge.

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(Broadcast date: Unknown)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


A great story on reader of the best literary webzines. Right here.

Terri Cheney and Beth Lisick

Marrie Stone interviews Terri Cheney, author of Manic: A Memoir and Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone.

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(Broadcast date: April 9, 2008)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Publishing bailout

Here's a tidbit from France (thanks to Nicole Nelson).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem

It's quite beautiful on the page. Her reading was less than stellar, but I'd be nervous, too, with an audience of millions.

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin, author of All We Know of Love.

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(Broadcast date: January 21, 2009)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kirsten Menger-Anderson and Jennifer Traig

Marrie Stone interviews Kirsten Menger-Anderson, author of Doctor Olaf Van Schuler's Brain and Jennifer Traig, author of Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria.

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(Broadcast date: November 19, 2008)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Two events--save the date

Orange Co., CA, readers and writers, take note: literary events are gearing up!

First, on Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m., my current students will be reading at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway. Among them will be my cohost Marrie Stone and Phil Doran, who wrote The Reluctant Tuscan. Event is free of charge.

Then, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at UC-Irvine, 210 B Student Center, I'll be interviewing T. Jefferson Parker, author of the new book, Renegades. He'll also read and take questions, and the event will be recorded for a later broadcast on Writers on Writing. Event is free of charge.

Hope to see you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lisa See and Jacquelyn Mitchard

Marrie Stone interviews Lisa See, author of Peony in Love and Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of All We Know of Heaven.

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(Broadcast date: June 25, 2008)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wednesday's show

This week, co-host Marrie Stone will be joined by Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher (Viking, 2009) and Silvia Sellers Garcia, author of When the Ground Turns In Its Sleep (Riverhead Books).

Tune in Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. PT at 88.9 FM, KUCI, or go to iTunes and listen via public radio.

Past shows can be heard right here where you are or visit here.

Thanks for listening...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Official White House photographer Pete Souza

Pete Souza, author of The Rise of Barack Obama.

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(Broadcast date: December 17, 2008)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dealing with distractions

Thanks to Marrie for posting this on our classroom blog. Interesting....fits right in with my premise that you can get work done in 15 minute bites.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Peter Ferry, Anne Roiphe, and Heather King

Peter Ferry, author of Travel Writing, Anne Roiphe, author of Epilogue: A Memoir and Heather King, author of Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding.

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(Broadcast date: October 29, 2008)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Alexandra Penney and Donna Albrecht

Alexandra Penney, author of Magic Words: 101 Ways to Talk Your Way Through Life's Challenges and Donna Albrecht, author of Buying a Home When You're Single.

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(Broadcast date: Unknown)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Catching up with yourself

Our last day in Mammoth. I could live here all winter. It's been a good time, writing-wise, I'm happy to say. I do believe my writing self has caught up.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hard to believe it's 2009, isn't it? Yikes.

Instead of resolutions, this year I'm thinking of five new things I want to do. Resolutions have never worked for me--not beyond a few days or weeks. But new things ... I like that.

I was reading through an old notebook from 1979-1980 and found this quote, which I still like very much:

"We cross invisible borders and never know they were there, until we look back." - W.H. Manville

I'm still mulling over what my five things will be, which borders I will cross, knowingly or not.

How about you--resolutions? Five new things? Ten? Even one....

In any case, here's wishing you a stellar '09. May it be the best yet.