On this week’s Oddcast: Memoirist, teacher, prolific author Beth Kephart gives us insight into Juncture Workshops, her memoir writing events, and talks about what it’s like to juggle projects and have several books coming out in the same year (and sometimes at the same time). With over 20 books to her name, she is a force to be reckoned with.
My longtime friend and award-winning science fiction author, John Kessel, joins us on the Liars Club Oddcast to talk about his novel, just out, THE MOON & THE OTHER, a continuation of tales he’s written about an extraordinary society on the moon. The interview, like all LC Oddcasts, is available as well through iTunes (where you can subscribe), and through Stitcher. -gf
’Tis the season, it seems, for the return of Jack the Ripper, that figure cloaked in fog and mystery that never seems to stray far from our imaginations. A lot of writers of every stripe have written stories about him, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, my pal Tim Sullivan, and me for that matter (“From Hell Again,” a story originally penned for an earlier Ripper anthology edited by Gardner Dozois and Susan Casper). We are all in among other good company in the just-released BIG BOOK of JACK THE RIPPER, edited by Otto Penzler, and reviewed a bit on the International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill site. (And when Mr. Penzler says “big” he means 1000+ pages—this is the definitive gathering of stories and non-fiction pieces).
It’s been Grand Guignol ya.