Attention, Vince Flynn fans --or Neil Gaiman fans, since he's featured there too this week-- Sunday night's episode of "The Book, With Earl Merkel" is now available on the radio archives.
Hearing both these outstanding writers discuss their lives & their works is, IMHO, well-worth the "click" on the link below.
Show Synopsis: After a month's-long "foreshadowing" --okay; sure, it's a hoary writing tactic, but it DOES work, eh?-- at long last Sunday's "The Book, With Earl Merkel" brings you the interview that had Lawrence Block snorting coffee from his nose earlier this month...
... our classic interview with Neil Gaiman, wherein Neil himself tells the story of his confidence-reinforcing, three-hour, long-distance phone "read" of a full manuscript to his patient overseas editor.
True, or just a good writer's-fantasy? Larry Block had his doubts... but now YOU can decide for yourself!
(You can also decide whether Harry Potter was an "inadvertent" re-cast of a decade-earlier Gaiman character, Tim Hunter: as Neil describes his own Tiny Tim, a 'spectacles-wearing 12-year-old boy with an owl, who discovers he is destined to be the greatest wizard in the world.")
"The Book" also pays tribute to the late, great thriller novelist Vince Flynn, who tragically passed earlier this week.
Vince Flynn was a master of the thriller-writing craft... and in this chapter-segment, he talks about how he wrote, as well as why.
All this, plus Contributing Editor Rich Le Cropane's intriguingly allegorical piece "The Emperor's Muse" --and MORE, all at 9 p.m. ET on this Sunday's edition of "The Book, With Earl Merkel."
Miss it at your own peril, Faithful Readers (and listeners)...
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To hear the Flynn-Gaiman show visit the broadcast archives at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsglobalradionetwork/2013/06/24/t...
-- Earl Merkel
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