The How, The Why: 185 – Michael Hingston and Natalie Olsen

Today our podcast connects with Michael Hingston and Natalie Olsen, co-publishers of Hingston & Olsen Publishing. Michael Hingston is also the editor of Hingston & Olsen, writer, and author of The Dilettantes (Freehand Books) and the upcoming Let’s Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes (ECW Press). Natalie Olsen is also the designer of Hingston & Olsen and Kisscut Design, and has designed over 500 titles for publishers across North America.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 184 – Taryn Tilton

A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Taryn Tilton, the winner of The Plaza Literary Prize 2017. This event celebrates the release of her novella Cherry Cherry with a panel discussion featuring Michael Dean Clark who was on the 2017 Jury and her editors Julianne Berokoff and Hunter Moreno.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 183 – Paul Shirley

A former college and professional basketball player, Paul turned the stories of his travels and travails into a humor memoir called Can I Keep My Jersey? (Villard Books). He has also written for Slate, Esquire, and the Wall Street Journal.

Paul lives in Los Angeles, where he is an adjunct professor at West LA College. He runs a writers’ workshop called Writers Blok. His second book, Stories I Tell on Dates (Fourth Bar Books), will be published in October 2017.

The How, The Why: 181 – Ryan Gattis

A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Ryan Gattis. Ryan Gattis is a writer & educator. His most recent novel, Safe, is a heist thriller about a DEA safecracker gone rogue, ripping off gang-owned drug safes in order to help citizens hurt during the market crash of 2008. It’s essentially Robin Hood Noir. The book is set in the same world of South Central Los Angeles as his previous novel, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, which was grounded in 2.5 years of research & background spent with former Latino gang members, firefighters, nurses, & other L.A. citizens who lived through it.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 180 – Jon Davis

Today our podcast connects with Jon Davis, Director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA program in Creative Writing, Santa Fe Poet Laureate, author of books such as Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press) and Scrimmage of Appetite (University Of Akron Press), and co-translator, with the author, of Dayplaces by Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan (Tebot Bach Press).READ MORE