How many threads connect us from the original idea to the time the work gets to the reader? Larry pulls back the curtain of publishing with Jenny Rossberg, Senior Publicist at Pegasus Books. Jenny and Larry broach subjects of crime fiction (and how you can learn about a town from those works), what a Novella is and why they can be as entertaining as a full novel, and the difference between commercial versus literary fiction. Jenny also discloses the types of works she reads when she is not at work, and what the draw was for her to enter the publishing world. Larry posits the question “how does an idea for a book develop to the point where the work is on the shelf in a bookstore” and what the “life” of a book looks like.
What are the threads that connects to a series of events?
Joining Larry for a chat is Heather Martin, author of The Reacher Guy: A Biography of Lee Child. Heather talks about meeting Lee Child and her inspiration for writing the book. We learn what roles the Great War and World War II had in forming Lee’s perceptions of the world and what fiction stories say about the locations in which they are set.
Jennifer Murphy, the author of First Responder: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Love on New York City’s Frontlines discussing how words move us in relationships, connections and institutions. Jennifer shares her early years, life as a first responder in Brooklyn, New York, a battle with malignant melanoma and dealing with the death of loved ones and colleagues in the wake of 9-11.