Book Q&A’s with Deborah Kalb

deborah_kald_q_aThis is an excerpt of my interview with Deborah Kalb on her great blog Book Q&A’s.

Q: How did The Marijuana Chronicles come about, and how did you determine which authors to include in the collection?

A: That’s a two-part question, Deborah. The first part is easy. I was at a book party and was talking to Johnny Temple, the publisher of Akashic Books, and he mentioned that he was looking for an editor to do The Marijuana Chronicles, the third in his ongoing drug series. I immediately said I was interested. Not because I’m a pothead – I’m not – but I thought it would be a great project, obviously topical and that it would be fun to do, all of which turned out to be true. Read more…