Category Archives: Interviews


This week I had the pleasure to interview my dear friend and new author, Natalie Singer, on the publication of her new memoir, California Calling, a gorgeous coming-of-age story that takes a hard look at what it means to grow up … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

An Interview with Sonya Chung, founder of Bloom

Hi Readers, Today I’m talking to Sonya Chung, founder of Bloom, a new site that highlights the work of authors making their publishing debuts after the age of forty.  I met Sonya fifteen years ago at the University of Washington’s … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews | 1 Comment

Candace Walsh Dishes on Licking the Spoon

It’s book launch week for my friend and writing ally Candace Walsh as her yummy, page- turning memoir, Licking the Spoon, hits bookstores everywhere. Many of you may know Candace’s work already; the brilliant essay collection Ask Me About My … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Memoirists | Leave a comment

Theo Talks to Mike Medberry, Author of ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Fifteen years ago, Mike Medberry and I studied fiction writing together in the University of Washington’s MFA program.  Not long after that  Mike and another writer from our program, Doug Schnitzspahn, were hiking with a friend in the Craters of … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Memoirists | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Drink Interviews Lisa Dale Norton, Author of SHIMMERING IMAGES

Hi Readers, I’m handing in Writing Is My Drink: A Field Guide to Finding Your Own Voice to my editor next week. Yay!  I’ll be excited to be back to posting here more once that deadline has passed. In 2008 … Continue reading

Posted in Author Interviews, Interviews, Memoirists, Writing Tips | 8 Comments

Drink Interviews Laura Barcella, Editor of MADONNA & ME

Most women of a certain generation or two remember the time when their consciousness first lit upon Madonna. I was 23, an arrested development 23, a 23 year old floundering-for-a-future waitress when I first became aware of Madonna.  I immediately … Continue reading

Posted in Author Interviews, Interviews | Leave a comment

An Interview with Tim Elhajj, Author of DOPEFIEND

About five years ago, Tim Elhajj was in one of my memoir classes through UW’s Professional and Continuing Education dept. We kept in touch through Facebook after that, and a few years ago I was really excited to read his … Continue reading

Posted in Author Interviews, Interviews, Memoirists, More Stuff for Writers | 5 Comments

Platform Envy? Here’s How Jen Singer Got Over All That

If you’ve recently started up a new friendship with a writer and you’d like to see it go South in like 1 minute, lean over your cup of coffee the next time the two of you get together and say, … Continue reading

Posted in Author Interviews, Interviews, More Stuff for Writers | 7 Comments

Drink Talks with Dani Shapiro, author of DEVOTION

Last summer I read Dani Shapiro’s memoir SLOW MOTION and really enjoyed it, and it was then that I discovered Shapiro’s blog about writing and the writing life called “Moments of Being,” which has become one of my favorites.  Throughout … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Memoirists | 7 Comments

Be Different: An Interview with John Elder Robison

As much bad news as there is, I cling to the belief that we are evolving, that we are winning–sometimes just barely–in the war against limited beliefs and hatred, and I believe that writers of memoir are doing some of … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Memoirists | 4 Comments