Guest interviewer Sam Tucker sits down with Pulitzer finalist Lee Martin and gets the scoop about Late One Night,his latest novel. Listen in for an in-depth look at how this novelist works, and what voice he’s always ready to deploy.
Thinking about a family vacation? Guest Tony Anderson has pretty of great advice about what to take with you before you pull out of the driveway.
Warning: some of Tony’s ideas may not be legal in all states.
This week’s tragedy in Orlando brings special urgency to Craft guest Jim Obergefell’s interview and visit to Columbus. Obergefell is a June 19 guest of the Columbus Pride brunch and spoke with guest host Byron Edgington about the book Obergefell co-authored with Debbie Cenziper, Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. The book covers the Obergefell v Hodges case that established marriage equality throughout the United States.
Author Joe Hill has blazed a trail in horror fiction with 4 novels, and his latest, The Fireman, is burning up bookstores near you. Special guest author interviewer Lucy A Snyder (Craft fans–both of you–will remember Lucy’s great 2015 Halloween story) fans the flames of Craft listenership with this interview with Joe. (And yes, I do feel slight guilt for all of these terrible puns. Kinda feverish with them, you might say.)
John Scalzi at the 2016 Ohioana Book Festival
Author John Scalzi appeared at the 2016 Ohioana Book festival to discuss his latest novels and assure the world that Ohio is a hub of literary content. In return, I assured him that Ohio is less frequently incarcerating our literary superstars. Check out the full YouTube interview.
Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive was the best-selling debut of 2015 and was optioned for a movie by Reese Witherspoon. Knoll recently wrote an article “What I Know” about some of the experience-based events of Luckiest Girl Alive. Join us for a discussion of the book and how it helped her deal with her past.
Click above for YouTube video of our interview
From science fiction to hard-boiled detectives to westerns, Ohio author John Hegenberger has written them all. We met at the 2016 Ohioana Book Festival and talked about his novels, why he never gets writers’ block, and the best way to get things into space (hint: it’s not a rocket). Also, why a horse causes headaches for a writer.
You can see John in person at these upcoming dates:
- Barnes and Noble Pickerington, May 28
- Cinevent (at the Renaissance Hotel), June 4
- The Book Loft, June 5
His latest book, Iceslinger, is available on Amazon.
What are you doing May 19?
You could go to this show.
It is at the Wexner Center.
It features performers describing their lives.
They all wrote six word memoirs.
Larry Smith hosts; we talked recently
Six word memoirs are surprisingly hard.
Playing over 100 dates every year, singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey travels almost constantly. Before his May 13 appearance with Six String Concert series he will play in Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Sheboygan, WI. What keeps him on the road and wanting to perform in front of crowds?
“Music is a mysterious thing. I’ve been doing it 100-120 nights a year and it remains mysterious. My favorite thing about music is that it happens in the air and that it is intangible,” Mulvey told me during our talk.
Equally mysterious is the creative process and the surprising ways that music gets produced. Take his latest recording session, which Mulvey describes as working with “a creative madman” who challenged Mulvey at every turn. It was “immensely stressful” but in the end produced great results for Mulvey. Listen in to hear how this seemingly mutually exclusive dynamic worked.
Bonus video footage! Check out the YouTube channel.
I smell of cologne
Can he smell my mistake?
My heart screams for more
But my head’s to blame
-Stranger In Your Arms by Honey and Blue
Honey and Blue, made up of Stephanie Amber and Adam Darling, is a rising local band. I talked with them earlier this year about their music, their songwriting, and how their background consciously (and unconsciously) influences them. Check out their YouTube channel and catch them in town at Natalie’s Coal Fired Grill.