August 27, 2016


Author Author is an occasional feature of interviews with authors in Portland, either on tour or local writers.  Ed Goldberg has been conducting these interviews for almost 20 years.  Each interview discusses the author’s current work, thoughts and process for writing.

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Ghost Sniper

August 1, 2016

Scott McEwen

Scott McEwen is a trial attorney in San Diego, California. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support… More

Collecting the Dead

July 15, 2016

Spencer Kope

Here is Spencer Kope in his own words: I came to my career as a Crime Analyst with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office after spending the better part of my adult life (up to that point) in the intelligence business, first as a Russian linguist in the Navy, then as an Intelligence Operations Specialist with… More

Glittering Court

May 27, 2016

Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its bestselling spinoff series, Bloodlines. She has written what is known as urban fantasy for adults, and has just published the first of a trilogy for young adults, The Glittering Court, a kind of fantasy romance. Scheduling prevented her from coming… More


May 12, 2016

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave’s debut novel, INCENDIARY, was an international bestseller and multiple prize-winner. His second novel, the Costa-shortlisted, New York Times #1 bestseller LITTLE BEE, has found phenomenal worldwide success. (In the UK, Australia and NZ it goes by the title THE OTHER HAND.) His third book, GOLD, confirmed his status as “one of our most… More

Philip Kerr

April 18, 2016

Philip Kerr

I am eternally indebted to a friend who told me, in 1994, “You have to read ‘March Violets’ by this Kerr guy.” The books featured a cynical, principled detective in 1930s Berlin who is just trying to do his job, as the Nazis change everything. Bernie Gunther is his name, and I have read every… More

Jack Maloney's Century

March 22, 2016

Per Fagereng

Per Fagereng is an old pal. I have known him since I started in Portland radio at KBOO-FM, almost 25 years ago. He is a political activist, talk show host, and singer of songs promoting labor and progressive causes. His novel is entitled “Jack Moloney’s Century,” which takes us about 60 years into the future…. More

Breaking Wild

February 23, 2016

Diane Les Becquets

Diane Les Becquets has written a novel of survival and redemption, “Breaking Wild.” Amy Raye Latour goes bowhunting for elk, and winds up separated from her friends, and in peril. Pru Hathaway and her dog, Kona, are brought into the search and rescue effort. The story is told from both women’s point of view, and… More


February 5, 2016

Alafair Burke

I have known Alafair Burke for more than 10 years, and she is one of my favorite interviews, and favorite crime writers. Her latest novel is The Ex, and here is her description of the book: Everyone has an ex. Correction: not an ex. The ex, the one you find yourself thinking about during the… More

Small backs of Children

September 23, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva,… More


September 3, 2015

Cindy Brown

I spoke with Portland author Cindy Brown about her first mystery novel, Macdeath. This is from her website: Thanks for stopping by! I’m Cindy Brown, mystery writer, theater geek, and purveyor of general silliness. I’m also the author of the Ivy Meadows mysteries, a screwball series set in the off, off, OFF Broadway world of… More