Q&A with former Baltimore Sun colleague Laura Lippman

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010 in Authors, Books, Journalism, Newspapers, Writing | 6 Comments

I met Laura years ago when we were both working at The Baltimore Sun. At the time (late 1990s), the Sun was an impressive newspaper, dedicated to the best kind of storytelling. It attracted a diverse squad of talented journalists and, despite a narrow-minded editor who discouraged writing as a hobby, many were so devoted […]

Q&A with author William Langewiesche

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Authors, Journalism, Writing | 4 Comments

Unless you’re brilliant or incredibly lucky or stupidly wealthy, you’ve got to learn from others. I have a few pet writers whose style I admire and whose progress I’ve followed over the years. I first discovered William Langewiesche while researching my first book, Light This Candle. I wanted to know what it felt like to […]