I recently had the opportunity to interview the talented TaraShea Nesbit, author of THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS, about the story and her writing process. She gives some wonderful insights into the origins of the book and her historical research of these women and their culture.
Last fall, I was privileged to be part of an award-winning cast of actors who narrated We Are Water by Wally Lamb, an ensemble performance that subsequently received an Earphones Award from AudioFile Magazine. To promote the book, the cast was invited to a public reading at BookCourt in Brooklyn in October, and in November, we were interviewed live by Judith Regan on her Sirius XM radio show.
This flurry of press and enthusiasm for a beautiful novel was exciting, but what meant the most to me was that Wally is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, the school where I earned an MFA in creative non-fiction just a little over a year ago. It was an honor to get to know a fellow VCFA alum, especially one who represents the integrity, artistry, and devotion to craft as well as Wally does, and a great start to my new New York narrating and writing life.
Sirius XM Radio interview with Judith Regan on November 16, 2013, with Richard Ferrone, Wally Lamb, Cynthia Darlow, Therese Plummer, and Tavia Gilbert.
Sirius XM Radio Interview with Judith Regan, Part 1
On-Air Readings on Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Interview with Judith Regan, Part 2
Public reading at Book Court in Brooklyn on October 26, 2013, with Robin Miles, George Guidall, Wally Lamb, Richard Ferrone, and Tavia Gilbert (back row), and Therese Plummer, Sandy Rustin, Maggi-Meg Reed, and Cynthia Darlow (front row).
My recent conversation about the writing life with Kate Christensen, author of Blue Plate Special, was featured inLibrary Journal. Read about how our serendipitous meeting at a pilates class turned into a professional partnership and friendship that resulted in a beautiful recording of Kate’s food-based memoir.
Johnny Heller and Jo Anna Perrin interviewed me about audiobooks last April on their very funny blog, Abbreviated Audio. Please rest assured that the contents of my refrigerator, while similar to those listed in answer to the audiobook-centric question, “If I looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I find?,” are not the very same items listed, but newly purchased, fresh versions of same. Didn’t want you to worry.