I have a new hobby.
I'm hosting a weekly podcast on Blog Talk Radio. It's called "Pulp Friction" and I spend 30 to 45 minutes interviewing authors and others in the creative arts. (Do football coaches count?)
I've joined up with the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network where you'll find archives of shows and other information compiled by AOTA Guru Pam Stack.
My first interview was with Lee Goldberg, screenwriter and co-author with Janet Evanovich of the summer blockbuster "The Heist." You can listen to Lee's tales of Hollywood and his tips for writers here.
Next up was James W. Hall, creator of the "Thorn" series and many other novels. We spent some time talking about his non-fiction book, "Hit List," which de-constructs a bunch of bestselling novels ("Gone With the Wind," "Jaw," "The Firm," "To Kill a Mockingbird") to find their common points. Follow Jim's advice, and you might write the next mega-best-seller. You can listen here.
Last week was Joel Goldman's turn. The dapper former trial lawyer has made a highly successful transition from traditional publishing to self-publishing and dispensed wise and witty tips for writers in both fields. Listen here.
This Sunday night at 8 pm Eastern, Pulp Friction's guest will be the multi-talented John Schulian, whose mid-career move from outstanding sportswriter to television writer/producer is an inspiring tale. You can read about the upcoming show (and listen to it) here. If you listen live, you can call into the show with questions and comments.