Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Today's show: Jo-Ann Mapson & Debra Ginsberg

On today's show, my guests will be Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Solomon's Oak (Bloomsbury) and Debra Ginsberg, author of The Neighbors are Watching (Shaye Areheart Books). Tune in at 9 a.m. PT at 88.9 KUCI-FM in Southern California, or listen online at or at iTunes, news/talk radio.

And a little about quotations. I love quotes. Quotes immortalize writers--perhaps even more than our books do. That's a scary thought. But I love them. Here are a few that I especially relate to, today, as I work my way though my work in progress:

Plot from the murderer's point of view and write from the detective's point of view.
~Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery writer

Layers don't come from subplots, but from additional problems in the protagonist's life.
~Donald Maass, editor and writer

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
~Jack London

Thanks to Mystery Writers Ink. More here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pen on Fire Salon with Susan Straight and Andrew Winer

Last Tuesday night at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar, we had another sell out event with authors extraordinaire, Susan Straight, Take One Candle Light A Room, and Andrew Winer, The Marriage Artist. Here are some photos of the event, thanks to C.J. Bahnsen.

Our next event is Jan. 18, 2011, with T. Jefferson Parker and his new book, The Border Lords. More here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Amy Bloom and Hilary Davidson

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and Marrie Stone interview Amy Bloom, author of Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Stories and Hilary Davidson, author of The Damage Done.

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(Broadcast date: October 2010)

2nd Annual Agents Night - Pen on Fire Writers Salon

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett hosts literary agents Jill Marr, Jamie Weiss Chilton, and Sally van Haitsma at the Pen on Fire Writers Salon.

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(Event date: July 13, 2010)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dennis Palumbo and Daniel Pyne -- Pen on Fire Writers Salon

The Pen on Fire Writers Salon presents Dennis Palumbo, author of Mirror Image and Daniel Pyne, author of TwentyNine Palms.

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(Event date: September 14, 2010)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Kim Dower and Kate Gale

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Kim Dower, literary agent and author of Air Kissing on Mars and Kate Gale, managing editor of Red Hen Press, poet, and a recent two-term president of PEN USA.

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(Broadcast date: November 3, 2010)