Publisher: Found

I just finished reading The Girl Who Counted Numbers, by Roslyn Bernstein, and I can't say enough about it. It's a profound storytelling exercise in showing how history affects us in personal ways, whether we want it to or not. That's a topic I also explore in my forthcoming memoir for Amsterdam Publishers, The Silk … Continue reading Publisher: Found

Story: Gold Digger

Druid Hill Park in Baltimore is a shambling place crossed by potted roads and occupied by stands of trees and a museum and ballfields labeled one through six and there are old sedans parked alongside curvy curbs and you can just feel the potential for nefarious shit happening all over the place. This is where … Continue reading Story: Gold Digger

Digressing with Myself, Imposter’s Syndrome, and God

Thanks to Vipal Monga for sharing this song with me. There are days when you just need to know that things can be sweet and dandy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKYZbDjBEA Today was one of those days when I wonder what the hell I'm doing here anyway, a place way more hopeless than imposter's syndrome. And while I'm at … Continue reading Digressing with Myself, Imposter’s Syndrome, and God

Digressing with Michael Seidlinger

I had a great conversation last month with Michael Seidlinger, a prolific author, professor and onetime indie lit publisher. During our podcast, Seidlinger shared his strategy for writing fiction and keeping his head above the poverty water line. We also discussed the current state of the book publishing industry, and how the independent presses are … Continue reading Digressing with Michael Seidlinger

Digressing with Laura Zam (Sex Doesn’t Sell)

Laura Zam is an author, speaker, certified trauma professional, and sexuality educator whose work focuses on sexual healing and preventing violation. During this podcast, we talk about her "triple-threat" career as an author, speaker and teacher, the way in which each of her activities feeds and support the others, and how she manages her social … Continue reading Digressing with Laura Zam (Sex Doesn’t Sell)