It's Monday, which means it's time for another episode of the CCLaP Podcast. Today: An hour-long talk I recently had with Chicago author, editor, and sometimes public-radio contributor Charles Blackstone. Charles' first novel, The Week You Weren't Here, came out in 2005, and since then he's been busy promoting the book the way that many midwestern writers end up doing so -- through a series of regional tours, a plethora of new work in area literary journals, occasional appearances in the local media and more. Today, Charles and I talk about all these subjects, including his advice for beginning authors on what to look for in all these endeavors. Also featuring the music of Tosca and Bob Mould. And don't forget, if you download the enhanced MP4 version linked to below and listen on an iPod (or simply subscribe to CCLaP's iTunes channel), chapters and links and images will be at your disposal too!
More about the people and projects talked about in today's episode:
The Week You Weren't Here: Amazon | GoodReads | LibraryThing | Shelfari
Low Fidelity Press
The Art of Friction: Amazon | GoodReads | Shelfari
University of Texas Press
Blackstone's "Napkin Fiction" story for Esquire