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My Performance at THE MOTH – Blue in the Face: Stories About Smoke

Back by popular demand (I think) is the story I performed for The Moth almost 10 years ago. Time flies and flutters like moths. If you don’t know The Moth it’s an amazing not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling that has been in existence since 1997. They recruited me to tell Read more…

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Celebrity Crime Files Intro

Check this out! It’s a combination of computer generated animation and my art.  I made the drawings that were used in this sequence for the television show Celebrity Crime Files on TV One network.  If you watch the sequence all the way through you will see my drawing of an unfortunate fellow who caught the Read more…

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Val McDermid Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

The Scottish writer, Val McDermid is a dream interview, fast, funny, and filled with great stories. Frankly, I could listen to her beautiful lilting accent for hours and her advice about writing is just as beautiful. Like all of the terrific writers who come to Crime Fiction Academy this interview was only the 1st half Read more…

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Brooklyn Book Festival – Criminal Intent

Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books and who runs the Brooklyn Book Festival,  asked me to put together a panel of crime fiction writers. I thought this diverse group would be fun and they were: Lawrence Block (multi-award winning writer of “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” just one of his 40 or so great novels), Read more…

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Mary Higgins Clark Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Mary Higgins Clark is smart, funny, down to earth and earthy. When I asked her to speak at Crime Fiction Academy she didn’t hesitate. She contributed a chapter to the serial novel I put together for Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, “Inherit the Dead” and was never a diva, though she could have been. As you will Read more…

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Linda Fairstein Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Linda Fairstein is one of those people who is so accomplished and so smart she could be intimidating if she were not so damn nice. Her life as a NYC prosecutor informs her novels with a kind of veritas we all wish we had. When she met with the CFA students afterwards, she divulged all Read more…

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Charlaine Harris Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at The Center for Fiction

What can I say about Charlaine, except that she is the sweetest, nicest person to ever write about vampires, shape-shifters and you name it. She broke the mold when she crossed genres and became a success despite the warnings of agents and editors who told her it couldn’t be done. Listen to her tell how Read more…

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Elmore Leonard Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Elmore Leonard was the very first Master Class writer I invited to Crime Fiction Academy and he said yes! He is every bit as sharp and funny as his novels, which you can see in this video.

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Joyce Carol Oates Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates is an icon in today’s literary world, a brilliant writer who believes that all novels contain some sort of mystery.  Listen and learn from one of the great writers of our time.

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Interview with Jonathan Santlofer – The Writer’s Room with Jane Cleland

I so enjoyed being interviewed by Jane, a writer of mysteries and a generous soul. To connect to Jane: www.janecleland.com

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