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Jon Armstrong and Chris Moriarty Talk About Magic In Their Magic and Their Writing

Jon Armstrong (besides having a killer name!) is an award winning magician who has performed worldwide. He gives his take on what magic is for him personally and professional. He also talks about how audiences and a comic book he’s helping to write with a magic theme titled Smoke and Mirrors. Chris Moriarty is a Philip K. Dick Award winning science…

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Lev Grossman Talks The Magicians, Fantasy and Modernism, Meeting JK Rowling, Reads from The Magician King

Lev Grossman is a bestselling novelist and journalist. His books include: Warp, Codex, The Magicians, and his forthcoming The Magician King(Amazon links). He is also a senior writer and book critic for Time Magazine. We talked about how the Codex, The Magicians came to be, the influence of his twin brother, Lev’s upcoming sequel The Magician King , the modern novel and the fantasy novel, his meeting with J.K.…

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Grey and Yarn are now Audiobooks at Audible.com!

This show is a behind-the-scenes peek at the people behind the audio book versions of my two novels: Grey and Yarn. First I speak with Steve Feldberg who is Senior Director, Editorial Business Development at Audible.com about what they do and how they select books. I then speak with the narrators for Grey and Yarn, Macleod Andrews and Mark Boyette,…

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Anthony Palumbo Talks Painting, The Process of Producing Book Cover Art, Yarn

Anthony Palumbo graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2002 and has been exhibiting in fine art galleries in Philadelphia, New York, and Connecticut since. His work as a freelance illustrator has appeared in publications by Night Shade Books, Wizards of the Coast, and Heavy Metal Magazine among others. I spoke with Anthony because he did the…

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Editor Juliet Ulman Talks Editing, Writing, Red Ink, Her Moods, and Yarn

Juliet Ulman took her first job as an editorial assistant at Bantam Dell in 1998. She edited numerous books including: The Etched City by K.J. Bishop, Light by M. John Harrison, and City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer. In 2009, as a senior editor, she left to pursue other opportunities. She is now a freelance editor and worked on my upcoming novel, Yarn. Just as…

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The Burger Lab Podcast with Chef James Kenji Lopez-Alt

This week I took my microphone and headed to the Brooklyn apartment of chef and food-blogger James Kenji Lopez-Alt. He is a contributing editor to Cook’s Illustrated and on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen. For SeriousEats.com he has produced a number of Food Lab and Burger Lab pieces that feature his scientific approach to cooking. James decided to test…

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Richard Wax discusses the Mindy Blake Golf Swing, or what I like to call The Golf Swing of the Future

Richard Wax is a land surveyor who has been helping to design golf courses for decades. We talk about a relatively obscure, yet fascinating golf swing invented in the 70’s by a man named Mindy Blake. Richard met Mindy, became one of his protégés, learned the swing, and has been golfing to great success since. A forum about Mindy’s Swing…

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Fantasy and SciFi Literary Agent, Ginger Clark, Talks Agents, Publishing, and the Future

Ginger Clark has been in publishing for eleven years. She has been a literary agent with Curtis Brown since 2005, and has been my agent since 2004. We talked about how to get an agent, how not to approach an agent, several agent myths, the future of publishing, and a little about how we met. If you’re an aspiring writer, this podcast is for…

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Interview with Textile Scientist, Robert Beaulieu

Professor Robert Beaulieu teaches textile science and development at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. I took an introduction to textile science class more than ten years ago, but I think about the class often and have told stories borrowed from Robert’s lectures at cocktail parties. We talk about Levis Strauss, jeans, denim, polyester leisure suits, pills, and more. And…