Shoptalk 5 w Laura Hawley

December 15, 2014
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In Shoptalk #5 Laura and I talk about: Dating, Dr. Seuss, going back to school . . . again, Station Eleven, my lazy spoiler alert, Neverhome, having no idea the narrator was a woman, dealing with traffic, Scott Phillips, Game of Thrones, um, um, um. . . Victor Hugo, American Horror Story, um, …..Arrow and […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 24: Peyton Marshall

December 1, 2014
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In today’s episode, I talk with Peyton Marshall about the intuition of kids, getting the first book published, a certain rock band in her past, the aesthetic of workshops, and, of course, The Iowa Writers Workshop conspiracy (or lack thereof). Peyton is the author of the novel Goodhouse published by Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux. Her […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 23: Taylor Mali

November 3, 2014
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Today’s guest is Taylor Mali. We talk about long held family businesses, the purpose of language, how one ends up in Kansas, poetry slams, and jumping at the chance to be a full time poet. Taylor is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion, the author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job […]

From the Vault Episode 17: Laird Hunt

October 20, 2014
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While I’m still on hiatus, I thought I’d ramble on a bit about the Amazon v. Hachette contract dispute and how it’s hurting the writers more than anything else. Coincidentally, one of my previous guests, Laird Hunt, is published by Little Brown, a Hachette imprint. So, I thought I’d reissue his episode to follow my […]

Shoptalk 3 w/Laura Hawley

October 6, 2014
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In this episode Laura and I talk about all sorts of stuff: bad weeks, writing habits, self-publishing, mindless entertainment, vampires, romance, and working with the disturbed (including writers). Below are some links to some of the books and writers we mentioned. Lantern Journal, with Gavin Pate’s collaboration with Derek Fenner. You Animal Machine – Eleni […]

From the Vault: Ep 6: Emily St John Mandel

September 22, 2014
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Taking a little hiatus again to get back on top of my scheduling and to focus on some creative issues – like writing query letters to agents and finishing a new manuscript. So, while I’m tending to my business, I figured I’d repost a few of the early episodes. Today’s repost is my conversation with […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 22 Andrea Portes

September 8, 2014
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In this episode I talk with novelist Andrea Portes about growing up in Nebraska and Rio among other places, her time as a script reader for Paramount Pictures, the lessons learned from working with good editors, and how, when we first met, I showed her the trick where I put both of my feet in […]

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