award-winning screenwriter ( This week’s Oddcast presents an amazing and fascinating interview with Savage Grace, Joe Gould’s Secret), novelist, journalist and educator about writing novels and screenplays, Howard A. Rodman adapting novels to screenplays, and leading the WGA, not to mention the true, secret history of how a small bookshop in Paris led him to write his new novel, , wherein Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo battles Melville’s Captain Ahab. Join cohosts The Great Eastern Jon McGoran , Gregory Frost , Kelly Simmons , Keith Strunk and Merry Jones.
— about idea theft, the dangers of creating characters from real people, the perils of writing near-future sci-fi, and more! Recorded live at the Towne Book Center and Wine Bar. Legendary children’s book author A special live authors’ roundtable is driven by questions from publishing execs and writers Judy Schachner even shows up with a question or two for Oddcast cohosts Kelly Simmons, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.
This week’s Liars Club Oddcast is a very special Noir at the Bar, with bite-sized readings from Jon McGoran, Merry Jones, Bill Lashner, Robb Cadigan, Gregory Frost, Don Lafferty, Edward G Pettit, Bernard Schaffer, Erik Arneson, Dennis Tafoya, and William L. Myers Jr.
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