On episode 27 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with the author of Allison Coil mystery series, Mark Stevens. In the interview, we discussed:
- the Brian Williams controversy;
- the retirement of Jon Stewart and the future of journalism;
- why humans love mysteries;
- his long and winding 23-year path to publication;
- getting betrayed by a literary agent;
- how and why he does dozens of in-person events and book signings;
- the latest in the Allison Coil mystery series, TRAPLINE.
Plus, on Today in Writing: the anniversary of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And if you’re interested in exploring the work of Mark’s friend, the late Gary Reilly, check out http://theasphaltwarrior.com.
About the author:
The son of two librarians, Mark Stevens was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the suburbs of Boston and from Principia College in Illinois. He worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles; as a City Hall reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver; as a national field producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS) and as an education reporter for The Denver Post. After journalism, he worked in school public relations before starting his own public relations and strategic communications business. He lives in Denver with his wife and has two grown daughters.