December 11, 2014

Update on Radio Interviews and more about the joys of Wattpad

Radio interviews with the fascinating. My radio show via Rare Bird Blogtalk Radio now has logged in twenty-one shows. I am retiring it for now as I work hard on the novel Passing Through. More about that and Wattpad:

Yesterday I interviewed the gentle, wise author, reader—and it turns out—singer, Colm Herron of Derry, Ireland. As I say in my intro of him when you listen to the interview—don't miss the close when he sings "The Rose of Tralee"—we virtually met on Wattpad.

Wattpad is the brainchild of Allen Lau, and is a writing and social media site based in Toronto, Canada with some 37 million users, 75 million stories, 9 billion minutes spent by those writers and readers on Wattpad every month. So if you haven’t heard of Wattpad, I suspect you will be hearing more and more about it.

Read more about Wattpad by clicking → Why I Am on Wattpad

On Wattpad, I wrote the first 14,000 words of Passing Through, almost as if struck by lightening. I'm finishing it offline but will keep you updated on that and my, not-so-by-the-way move to Hyde Park, Chicago, home of the University of Chicago. I know it's cold there. But we'll have a fire place and can watch the lake freeze...

Now for those 21 radio interviews that have been an unparalleled delight:

One caveat: When you click on a link below, a short pause and an ad (about 10-20 seconds) may first appear, not of my making, so do forgive, but then you'll hear the show as it ran live. Each show is thirty minutes. Listen at your leisure to all or part of any of the shows.

Here's the list of the twenty-one radio interviews. Click on the name and you'll be taken to the radio show:

Colm Herron, of Derry, Ireland, author of The Wake (and what Jeremiah did next)

Dana Gioia, poet, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts and author most recently of Pity the Beautiful, poems

Molly Peacock, poet, memoir writer and author of The Paper Garden: An Artist {Begins Her Life's Work} at 72

Henry Jaglom, distinguished, independent filmmaker, director, screenwriter

Margaret Brown, publisher of the digital magazine Shelf Unbound: What to read next in independent publishing

Alan Cheuse, author and NPR book reviewer

Richard Kramer, producer, writer of thirtysomething, My So-Called Life and a new HBO series

Sarah C. Harwell, poet, author of Sit Down Traveler

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, painter, poet and Big Sur presence

Marc Schuster: book reviewer, author of The Grievers

Jaki Scarcello, author of Fifty and Fabulous: The best years of a woman's life

Douglas Rogers, author of The Last Resort: a memoir of mischief and mayhem on a family farm in Africa


Ravi Shankar, poet, author of Deepening Groove

Anne Marie Ruff, journalist, author of Through These Veins, plant biotechnology, AIDs, art

Peter Cox, British literary agent


Robert G. Pielke, author of Rock Music in American Culture

Jacquie Kubin, former managing and senior editor of The Communities at The Washington Times

Maureen Stanton, author of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

Derek Haines, self-published author of more than 14 books, novels and essays

The Third Man and Déjà Vu: A Love StoryConversation with journalist Harvey Black about the Graham Greene screenplay and movie starring Orson Welles and the Henry Jaglom film (See the interview link above.)


Eduardo Santiago, Cuban author of Tomorrow They Will Kiss

Michael Johnson, journalist who lives in Bordeaux France and writes for The International Herald Tribune, Open Letters, Facts and Arts, The Columnists--and more.

Enjoy and do let me know what you think. Comments always welcome.