December 13, 2017


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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November 16, 2017

Sally Stember

Sally Stember is a local playwright who has begun turning her dramas into novels. Cate Darringer is the eponymous girl, and focus, of this book. She is a feisty kid living in the Oklahoma territory in the 1890s. Never a dull moment in Cate’s world. I spoke with Sally at our studios at All Classical… More

November 2, 2017

Elizabeth Fournier

I have known Elizabeth Fournier for almost 25 years. Like anyone who gets to meet her, I was surprised to hear that her ambition was to be a funeral director. Below is a paragraph from her website. We spoke about her book, The Green Reaper: Memoirs of an Eco-mortician. I live in a lovely, rural… More

September 22, 2017

Cindy Brown

I have known Cindy Brown, a local Portland author, since her first book, Macdeath, was published.  (You can hear the interview on this site.) Her protagonist is Ivy Meadows, actress in local theater productions in Arizona, and an amateur sleuth.   Cindy’s latest book is Ivy Get Your Gun. Was the shooting of an actor… More

September 8, 2017

Salman Rushdie

I have been interviewing authors for almost 25 years, but this is the first time I have spoken with a writer who is a potential Nobel laureate. Salman Rushdie is an acclaimed novelist and writer of short stories and essays. He has won numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Booker Prize and the… More

August 30, 2017

Craig Allen

Craig Allen has been a listener to our radio station since it went on the air. Always a friendly face and ready with a quip, he is also a great volunteer. Now, it seems, also an author, and a good one. He has produced a trilogy in the spy/thriller genre. I spoke with him about the… More

August 29, 2017

Sarah Sentilles

Sarah Sentilles is a moral force. I spoke with her at the All Classical studios. In a book that is, by turns, humorous, provoctative and horrifying, she makes a case for the power of the image and its effect on the viewer. This is from her website: In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of… More

August 4, 2017

Andrea Avery

In her own words: I was going to be a pianist. I was not crazy to think so. By some magic of genetics and environment, the keys rose to meet my fingers and music came. And then, too soon, by some inverted miracle of genetics and environment, rheumatoid arthritis appeared. The keys still rose to… More

May 22, 2017

Ariel Levy

I have been interviewing creative people for 40 years, but I am not a journalist. I have no training in the journalistic standards for doing an interview, and I like it that way, because I think it allows for a more natural conversation. But, even my minimal objective distance went missing when I spoke with… More

April 20, 2017

Lisa See

I have known Lisa See for about 20 years, and have spoken with her for each of her books, since the second one.  Here is information about her taken from her website. In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and, most recently, China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly… More

April 3, 2017

Greg Iles

I first interviewed Greg for his second book, The Bone Tree. To catch up to the story, I had to read almost 1700 pages. And, it was a breeze. The definition of page-turners: great action and characters, a terrific story. The third book of the trilogy, Mississippi Blood, is out now. I spoke with Greg… More