Digressing with Sam Apple

I worked with Sam Apple more than a decade ago, while he was launching The Faster Times, which was a sort of precursor to Quartz. I knew Sam to be a supremely nice guy, but I took for granted his smarts and his talent as a writer. I can hardly think of someone better suited … Continue reading Digressing with Sam Apple

Digressing with Sheila Kohler

We're lucky to have Sheila Kohler. She's a brilliant storyteller, a mordant observer of human character, and a real tough cookie. And I mean that in the kindest way possible. She truly believes that the best thing we can do is teach one another what we know -- as if perhaps the true vocation of … Continue reading Digressing with Sheila Kohler

Digressing with Lincoln Michel

One of the most interesting things about my conversation with Lincoln Michel was our discussion of genre fiction – not because he’s a “genre writer” but because he’s a “genre-bending” writer. The funny thing is that he talked about the odd segregation between genre and literary writers, genre and literary awards, and genre and literary … Continue reading Digressing with Lincoln Michel