"The shorter the story is, the more is at stake with every single word, every single image that you choose, and there’s really no room to take a breather."
"I wanted to write in proximity to these lives because they are part of my community. So many of their anxieties were anxieties that I shared."
"There's some of me in every character I write--male, woman, no matter the age--there's a little bit of me in there."
"Writers are tenders of the necropolis—people who take care of the city of the dead."
Adam Schwartz interviews Laurie R. King, author of a popular series of thrillers featuring the crime-busting team of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell.
From Playboy to The Zack Files, former men's magazine writer now gets accolades and hugs from ten-year-olds
IU Professor Emeritus Harry M. Geduld tells how he turned a his mother's frightening real-life experience into a short story by mixing fact and invention.