Time with Kathy Aspden
Our Managing Partner, Christine Merser, chats with author and Blue Shoe Publishing client Kathy Aspden around her irritating ability to get more done in a day than anyone Christine has ever encountered. She walks through how she does it. It’s a fun and interesting discussion around habits and to do lists. (Did you know you shouldn’t make a to do list?) And, Kathy would recommend multi-tasking while you listen.
Books to Screen: Warren Adler
Join Christine Merser as she shares her one-on-one interview with the legendary, literary Warren Adler - the man who named the Watergate complex in DC.
Though he didn't publish his first book until he was 46, Warren Adler has gone on to pen over 50 novels, 12 of which have been optioned by Hollywood (including The War of the Roses, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito; and Random Hearts - starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas; directed by Sydney Pollack).
- what books can accomplish that no other art form can
- why Sydney Pollack and Harrison Ford weren’t happy when he did “the worst thing I writer could ever do”
- the role Dustin Hoffman played in bringing Random Hearts to the big screen
- Warren Adler’s Hollywood record
- how he’s decided to control his own destiny
- the 3 questions fiction writers are always asked
- why writers shouldn’t worry about exposing secrets
- on how a man who’s been very happily married for 67 years can write about such dysfunctional marriages
Warren also shares some insider's tales from Hollywood, including why they stopped production on Gone with the Wind; and which star of The War of the Roses started out a hairdresser.
Also an essayist, short-story writer, poet and playwright, Warren Adler’s works have been translated into 25 languages; he currently has 3 films and 1 television series in development.
Enjoy the interview!
Anne Sebba's book, Ethel Rosenberg; An American Tragedy
Ethel Rosenberg. Not guilty. A victim of a patriarchal US government plan (you remember Hoover) to get her husband to confess by putting her on trial. A bad plan gone worse, and the destruction of her reputation and motherhood was a planned strategy. Do not miss this new take on the Rosenberg's and what really happened. Anne Sebba, who is a NY Times best selling author of eleven biographies, is mesmerizing as she tells the backstory of the times and what happened.
Publish Me! podcast feat. Christine Merser
Picking her up at 9:30 in the podcast, our CEO, Christine Merser, was interviewed on marketing around book publishing. Her first book example? Fifty Shades of Grey of course.