You can listen here (our part starts at about the 13:40 mark).
An interview with Dave Gourdoux. I was grateful that he raised the “persona” question. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
Can’t remember if I posted this, but it’s a fun one, wide-ranging and includes treadmill references.
This interview took place in August. I subsequently ran off on book tour and forgot to post it.
Although I duck my head at the word famous (moderately well-known in certain circles, yes, but able to walk through Farm & Fleet with no security detail) I do admit I enjoyed this look back. I still remember picking up the phone to talk to Doug from the little bedroom overlooking Main Street in New Auburn, and that fire department Y2K party is one of my most cherished memories. Had no idea it would lead to Population 485 and all else to follow.
Jess Witkins asked me some questions and the answers include: Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, napping tips, a Big Blue Tent, YA novels, the power of Oops!, writing in a Super 8, the scent of burnt racing fuel, the word “wangled,” and “angst at least a quarter-inch deep.”
You can read the full interview here.
I remember doing two interviews in a row from a basement in Colorado. This was one of them. I’m glad she included that final paragraph. I’m a mush-mouth in real time, but that came right from the heart.
Cleaning my office and came across a copy of an interview I did with Volume One last year on the release of The Clodhopper Monologues. Funny to read about the deadlines I was working on. The book deadlines? Didn’t even come close, although the one book is now done and in the pipeline (August release) and the second book is closer. But right at the end there I say I’m planning to perform “new stuff” at the Stoughton Opera House – so as of last night, check that one off the list. Little victories.
My first ever appearance on the show here. (I’ll never forget how Michael Feldman put me at my ease by recognizing my reference to dead emus).
And here’s the one where I talk about the kidney stone.