Some Conversations about Books

While the pandemic has kept me from seeing friends in person, I’ve done a series of recorded conversations on a variety of topics. I thought I’d post them all here:

For the Pasadena-based Literary Alliance and Altadena Public Library, I created a series of conversations for their “Open Book on Location” venue with an assortment of old friends:

David Morrell and Laurie R. King, on historical fiction: Open Book on Location
Gary Phillips and Naomi Hirahara, on diversity in crime writing: Open Book on Location
Cornelia Funke and Patrick Rothfuss, chatting about world-building in fantasy: Open Book on Location
Nicholas Meyer and Lee Goldberg, on books vs. film and television writing: Open Book on Location
Michael Connelly and Derek Haas talk about crime writing for television cop shows: Open Book on Location
Heather Ann Thompson and Daniel Stashower on researching and writing historical nonfiction/true crime: Open Book on Location

For the Baker Street Irregulars, Steven Doyle and I talked about Sherlock Holmes: Fortnightly Dispatch

A pair of conversations with Barbara Peters (of the Poisoned Pen bookstore):

The Library of Congress Crime Classics series: Poisoned Pen

The Haunted Library of Horror Classics (Horror Writers Ass’n) series: Poisoned Pen

I hope you enjoy the conversations!

Leave a Comment