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Jonestown, Kids, Gorillas & Tragic Death: Fred D'Aguiar & Children of Paradise

David Henry Sterry | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I sat down with its author, Fred D'Aguiar to talk about Jonestown, kids, and how he wrote this wonderful book.

The Book Doctors Interview Roxanna Elden on Teaching Writing, Writing About Teaching, and Getting a Second Shot at Publishing Success

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When we first met Roxanna Elden during our workshop, she said she had an idea for a teacher book. We've run publishing workshops for years, and we've met hundreds of teachers who wanted to write books. Quickly, though, we realized Roxanna's idea was different.

Khaled Hosseini on Workshops, Editors, and Calling Yourself a Writer

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.13.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Khaled Hosseini when I joined the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Listening to him read his work week after week, it was clear he was a writer of amazing talent. He has a new book out, And the Mountains Echoed, so we thought we'd pick his brain about the writing life.

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.

Irvine Welsh on Elitism, Writing, Drugs and Scottish Football

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Irvine Welsh at the Edinburgh Book Festival. I was a huge fan of Trainspotting. And now that the prequel to Trainspotting is out, I thought I would pick his brain about writing, books and Scotland.

Virginia Pye, First Time Novelist, on Writing, Writers Conferences, and How to Get Your Book Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When we first met Virginia Pye three years ago, she'd been writing and rewriting a novel for a very long time.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Founder Chris Baty on Writing, Writers, Doing & Dreaming

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We watched as he built this strange, beautiful community of lunatics and dreamers who, every November, write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. NaNoWriMo, as it's called, now has hundreds of thousands of participants all over the world, writing writing writing.

Caroline Leavitt, Best-selling Author, On Overcoming Nasty Writing Teachers, How to Write a Bestseller and Never Giving Up

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Caroline Leavitt at the Miami Book Festival. Not only is she an incredibly accomplished novelist, she's also a crackerjack human being. So we decided to take a little peek into her world and see what makes Caroline Leavitt tick.

Agent Extraordinaire Mollie Glick on Trends, Self-Publishing & Truth Versus Fiction

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Mollie is that rare agent: smart, wise, savvy, and nice. So we thought we'd pick her brain about the state of books.

Rebecca Tells the Book Doctors Her Dirty Little Secret

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Yes, she has tons of inspiration. But she also cranks out the necessary perspiration. Now that her first novel, My Perfect Little Secret, is about to come out, I wanted to ask her about what it was like to write her book, about the publishing process, and yes, her dirty little secret.

How to Get Love From Independent Publishers and the Future of Books: Richard Nash & the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Richard Eoin Nash ran the independent publishing company Soft Skull Press from 2001 through 2009. He built a brand that embraced a community of writer...

Why Khet Mar Got Thrown in a Burmese Prison for Writing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Khet Mar is a writer and activist from Burma. When I heard about her heartbreaking odyssey, I thought it was my duty to tell the world her story.

How to Get Your Book Published When Everyone Keeps Rejecting It

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When Nura pitched her anthology revolving around the love lives of Muslim-American women, we were blown away.

How To Get Your Memoir Published: The Book Doctors Interview Sam Benjamin

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

"My parents were the most supportive people you could wish for. They rose to the challenge of having their son be a participant in the sex industry admirably."

The Book Doctors Present: As You Like It, Or the Power of Facebook for Authors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Every day writers of all ages, races and creeds; published, self-published and unpublished, breathlessly ask us, "Do I really have to have a Facebook page, and if so, what the heck do I do with it?"

Book Doctors Meet Script Frenzy, or: Can We Write a Movie Script in a Month?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Five years ago, the nonprofit behind National Novel Writing Month launched Script Frenzy. We asked Chris Baty, co-founder of Script Frenzy, to tell us what the event is all about.

Popping My Twitterville Cyber-Cherry

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We wanted to get novelists to think about how to best capture what's great about their book with our Twitter event. Quickly the restrictions of 140 characters became apparent.