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Podcast – Cork Wars and Baltimore at the Pratt

Podcast – Cork Wars and Baltimore at the Pratt

Feb 18 2019

Recently I reconnected with Baltimore friends at the Pratt Library in an evening event and discussion about Cork Wars, Baltimore and World…

Podcast – Cork and Intrigue with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast

Podcast – Cork and Intrigue with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast

Feb 07 2019

Ahead of the events for Cork Wars in Baltimore last week, I spoke with Sheilah Kast in the studios of WYPR, Baltimore’s…

Q&A with Madam Mayo on Cork Wars

Q&A with Madam Mayo on Cork Wars

Jan 29 2019

It’s a pleasure talking with international author C.M. Mayo for the Madam Mayo blog about Cork Wars. She brings a keen writerly…

Q&A with Robin Sitten, Cork Wars audiobook producer

Q&A with Robin Sitten, Cork Wars audiobook producer

Jan 24 2019

Audiobook producer Robin J. Sitten talks about the challenges, choices and satisfactions of bringing a compelling story to listeners.

Largehearted Boy Playlist for Cork Wars

Largehearted Boy Playlist for Cork Wars

Jan 17 2019

Largehearted Boy, a music and literature website, highlighted a musical pathway into Cork Wars.

The Page 99 Test

The Page 99 Test

Jan 11 2019

At Marshal Zeringue’s invitation, I put Cork Wars to the Page 99 test developed nearly a century ago. As Ford Madox Ford…

Films Introduce Story of Nature, Business and War

Films Introduce Story of Nature, Business and War

Dec 27 2018

In a guest post for the blog of Johns Hopkins University Press, I describe how as a writer, it’s rare to feel…

Advance Copy – Cork Wars and Getting Published

Advance Copy – Cork Wars and Getting Published

Dec 17 2018

Recently the National Association for Science Writers’ book editor Lynne Lamberg asked me to talk about finding the idea for Cork Wars,…

Tracking Cork Oak and World War II History in the West

Tracking Cork Oak and World War II History in the West

Dec 01 2018

This fall I had the honor of speaking to a gathering of hundreds of professional tree people in California about an episode…

Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight – Review

Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight – Review

Nov 15 2018

Michael Ondaatje’s first book, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, was my first encounter with that sort of metafiction — a…