Today I talk with Scott Phillips about growing up in Kansas, working in Paris as the world’s worst translator, his experience as a screenwriter in Hollywood, the inspiration behind The Ice Harvest, and how strip clubs are the saddest places on earth - even if they do make good settings for crime novels. We also … Continue reading The Outrider Podcast Episode 26 Scott Phillips
Recently, I spent a Saturday afternoon with my ex-girlfriend, Rebekah. We talked about a lot of things, but mostly we talked about books. I’m a writer, she’s a bookseller. We met while working together at Watermark Books a few years before I sold The Evolution of Shadows. She helped me with the final revisions by … Continue reading Catch-22: Why I Need An Agent.
I’m starting something new this year. Going to start off slow, of course, with just one post a month that’s not about a new episode of the Outrider Podcast. Here we go: READING: Here are the books I’m reading as of today: The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology by Joseph Campbell. - To me, if … Continue reading First Saturday Catch-up #1