Jun 8, 2021
Award-winning children's book author and diversity publishing pro, Crystal Swain-Bates, spoke with me about what inspired her to launch her own publishing company and the challenges authors of color face.
“When I recognized how underrepresented black characters were in children's books, I made...
Jun 2, 2021
President and Founder of Manhattan-based agency Lucinda Literary, Lucinda Halpern, gave me an insider’s take on why literary agents can't just be deal-makers anymore.
Lucinda Halpern is a literary, lecture, and PR agent with over 15 years of experience on both the corporate and agency sides...
May 19, 2021
New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winner, Lisa Scottoline, spoke with me about what she learned from literary lion Philip Roth, impostor syndrome, and her latest book, Eternal.
“I think all writing is writing, and all writing is good. And whether it gets published or not, it...
May 12, 2021
Award-winning documentarian, Mimi deGruy, joined me and author Adam Skolnick for a deep dive into the genesis of her documentary exploring the legacy and environmental activism of her late husband, trailblazing ocean filmmaker Mike deGruy.
“When Mike died, I felt like he left in...
May 5, 2021
Celebrated author, Walter Mosley, took a timeout to chat with me about how he didn't write a sentence he liked until age 35, the sprawling muse of Los Angeles, and his conflicted feelings after winning a big National Book Award.
“Write your truth, and believe in it. And if your mother...