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 […]

Shoptalk #2 with Laura Hawley

August 25, 2014
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This is the second installment of the Shoptalk series with Laura Hawley. We talk about her struggle with Lydia Davis, the travails of finding and keeping an agent, losing our way, and the further disintegration of my current project into disarray . . . But we still had a good time. The Outrider Podcast is […]

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Episode 21: Stephen McClurg

August 11, 2014
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In this episode I talk with long-distance friend and co-conspirator Stephen McClurg about changing diapers, living, writing and teaching in Alabama, Stephen King, and how he’s silently poised to take over the world . . . as long as the kids cooperate. Stephen is a poet, artist, musician and teacher. His writing and artwork have […]

Shoptalk w/Laura Hawley

July 28, 2014
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        I’m not a very good scheduler of things. Also, it’s the tail-end of summer and a lot of people are doing things like taking vacations, moving, and so on. Add to that, I’m trying to find interesting things to do with this podcast that aren’t only the simple interview/conversation. So, I’m going to try something […]

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 20: Pauls Toutonghi

July 14, 2014
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In this episode I talk with the wonderful Pauls Toutonghi about sleeping babies, family vacations, growing up in Seattle, Michael Ondaatje, getting sober, and what kids do at Latvian summer camp. Pauls is the author of two novels, Red Weather and Evel Knievel Days. Pauls’ fiction and essays have appeared in many periodicals, even earning […]

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 19 Rachel Weaver

June 30, 2014
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In this episode I talk to Rachel Weaver about growing up in Tennessee, shocking fish and her love of science which lead her to the University of Colorado and a degree in Biology, then eventually to Alaska where she tracked bears and finally what brought her back to Colorado and the MFA program at Naropa […]

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