Richard Peck Interview

November 7th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


It may sound strange, but Richard Peck reminds me somehow of a James Ellroy for youngsters. This Newberry-Award-winner, and National Book-Award-finalist, with sixty or seventy books to his credit, mines the fields of horror, caper, mystery, the occult, and history for his legions of young-adult fans. He enthralls them and enraptures them because he is a natural story-teller. Peck’s mind works in unusual and original ways; nor is he a shrinking violet when asked for opinions. He voices them in the same commanding, and intimidating manner as Ellroy. He is bright, articulate, talented and fun. Do listen to Richard and I discuss Peck’s world.

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Interview with Gina Barreca

May 20th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


its-not-that-im-bitterDave Barry said of Gina Barreca, author of “They Used To Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted,” “Gina Barreca is very, very funny. For a woman.” And she is. Gina could as easily be a great stand-up comic as the writer and scholar she is.  She stops by to chat with me about her new book, “It’s Not That I’m Bitter. . . . Or how I learned to stop worrying about visible panty lines and conquered the world,” and we end up cackling about men and women, aging, and all the other things that tend to bother us about life. Gina is a rarity, the type of woman who actually wonders why there is no King Charming? Join us for a half hour of laughing and banter. She will only make you see the world in a brighter light. . . ..

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Joseph Caldwell Interview

June 8th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


the-pig-did-itJoe is writing a trilogy beginning with The Pig Did It. He often defines himself as The Pig Himself.

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Patricia Marx Interview

February 17th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes


him-her-him-again-the-end-of-himSpeaking of funny, few writers can match Patty Marx in the humor department. Patty is a staff writer for the New Yorker Magazine, and one of the funniest people I know.

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