Writers’ Block: 023 – Rebecca Skloot


Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award- winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O,; Discover; and many other publications.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, and has been translated into more than 25 languages. And last year it was made into an HBO movie starring Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rose Byrne, and Oprah!READ MORE

Writers’ Block: 022 – Megan Praz and Moll Green


Megan Praz and Moll Green have been collaborating as an artist/writer duo for years–first on the ultimate frisbee webcomic, Contested Strip, and followed by the sci-fi space opera pseudo-parody, Space Heroines of El-Andoo. They continue to work on both series, and took time out of working together (and on their individual projects) to sit down with Mike and talk about their history, how a webcomic comes together, and how a one-off joke can grow to become an ongoing series.READ MORE

Writers’ Block: 020 – Grant Hier, Julia Walton, and Jonathan Alexander


Writers’ Block Live! is here for your ears! We’ve been recording a live version Writers’ Block about once a month at the 1888 Center in Orange, California. This means get ready for a whole slew of live interviews, dropping in-between the in-depth conversations you’re used to! And some of your favorite guest show up again!READ MORE

Writers’ Block: 018 – Anna Leahy


Anna Leahy is a poet, nonfiction writer, and professor. She is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor, and co-author of Conversing with Cancer, Generation Space, and What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing. Her poetry collections are Aperture and Constituents of Matter. Her essays won the top prizes from Ninth Letter and Dogwood in 2016. She directs the MFA program at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB and curates the Tabula Poetica reading series. Anna was also Mike’s thesis advisor, and the two talk about using pop culture references in poetry, how writer’s block isn’t real, and how Anna manages to juggle a thousand projects at once. READ MORE