In Books and Booze episode 43 we interview J David Osborne after a harrowing, suspense filled battle with a poisonous spider. We cover everything from tattoos to comic books, the places to avoid on cross country road trips, and the reasons people get violent. J David Osborne is one of our readers at Books and Booze: LIVE In St. Louis, so listen up and get pumped!
In Books and Booze episode 41 with Salvatore Pane, we don't even attempt to stay on topic. Interviewing him about his book Last Call In The City of Bridges, we can't help but jump down the rabbit hole and talk about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all things geeky. Not only do we hear a heart warming story about the time David James Keaton gave him a ring and tucked him into bed with Saved By The Bell playing in the background, we talk superheroes, Nintendo, basketball, and so much more.
The Books and Booze staff would like to dedicate this episode to the memory of David Shepherd who passed away late last week. Our thoughts are with his family and friends as we try to focus on how he touched our lives and not how his ended much too soon.
In Books and Booze episode 40 we bring Brandon Tietz in to talk Good Sex, Great Prayers. This leads us down all sorts of rabbit holes, from questioning whether Mary Magdalene was really a "whore" to the excessive sales of dildos in the Bible Belt (no really). During the interview, we discuss Good Sex, Great Prayers in detail, and we can promise, it's probably NOT the book you thought it was. We also discuss the third edition of Brandon's book Out Of Touch, the big things happening at Perfect Edge Books, and all the amazing stuff our past guests are up to (with news for Richard Thomas, Falling for Astrum, and more). Featuring music from Falling For Astrum's new EP.
In this, the wackiest episode of Books and Booze yet, David James Keaton joins us to talk about his upcoming collection Fish Bites Cop, how he predated The Jersey Boys, and what a creative disappointment the McDonald's behind his apartment has been. We argue about The Score, realize David's life is a John Cusack movie, and, in the end, David and Renee reach optimal harmony, alone in the world. You won't want to miss this interview.
In Books and Booze episode 38, Joe Clifford joins us to talk about his latest novel, Junkie Love, the past that inspired it, the friends he's made, and more than you probably thought you wanted to know about shooting heroin. We roll on to talk about working with agents, Joe's music, short stories and the pain of submitting, and so much more.
In Books and Booze episode 37 with Cameron Pierce, we have a blast. Cameron regales us with stories about being beaten with a giant salmon while dressed in drag, we talk about the current and future states of bizarro fiction, we get to the bottom of the age old question, "What IS a lazy fascist?" (it might be you). This is a can't miss episode filled with great discussion on writing, drinking stories, and a little more beer talk than usual.
In Books and Booze episode 36, Craig Wallwork joins us from the middle of the night in England to talk about his work, the work of Faulkner, Jonny Gibbings, Bret Easton Ellis, what happens when you are rejected by Menacing Hedge, the fact that all writers are assholes, and much, much more!
*Renee would like to note that she was mistaken. The story of hers that Craig may or may not have pissed on actually did get picked up by another mag.
In Books and Booze episode 35, Frank Bill joins us to discuss his latest novel, beards, meth, takes some interesting reader questions, and we discuss what it means to be A MAN. We also give some updates on Books and Booze: Live in St. Louis!
In Episode 34 of Books and Booze, Michael Paul Gonzalez joins is to run the gamut of discussion topics. We talk about his new novel Angel Falls, which leads to an hour of love. We cover everything from making friends with your enemies to female MMA fighters, and a TON in between. You don't want to miss us pontification on everyone from Henry Rollins to George Carlin, and, of course, Lucifer.