A while ago I got together with Ben Tanzer via Skype to try out a new concept in author book discussions, one that rather than avoid tension and conflict actually confronts it head on. I call this a “Defend Your Work” episode, and I hope you like it enough for me to continue.
Though this episode is actually part of Tanzer’s (and CCLaP’s) New York Stories virtual blog tour, I recorded it originally as part of the 99 Problems book relase tour a year or so ago. Unfortunately, my participation in that tour never materialized. I don’t remember why, but it was probably my fault.
Also, please pardon the technical issues with this episode. My recording software malfunctioned at the last minute, forcing a less than optimal work-around. Also, the buffering audio may give the impression that I am either interrupting Mr. Ben Tanzer or reacting inappropriately to his comments. Simply put, I couldn’t hear him all the time. Luckily, Ben is such a well-spoken man that the less I talk, honestly, the better.
Follow along if you wish (though it’s not necessary)
Like Ben Tanzer? Be sure to check out the limited, handmade New York Stories book from CCLaP. Also, for this part of the tour, the price has been knocked down from $75 to $50. Not a bad deal at all.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Ben Tanzer virtual blog tour stops:
- Friday, 6/15: Mourning Goats
- Monday, 6/18: Caleb J. Ross
- Tuesday, 6/19: Patricia Ann McNair
- Wednesday, 6/20: Pete Anderson
- Thursday, 6/21: Burrow Press
- Friday, 6/22: Baby Got Books
- Monday, 6/25: Mel Bosworth
- Tuesday, 6/26: Ryan Bradley
- Wednesday, 6/27: Curbside Splendor
- Thursday, 6/28: Cort Bledsoe
- Friday, 6/29: Another Chicago Magazine
- Monday, 7/2: The Next Best Book Blog
- Tuesday, 7/3: Dead End Follies
- Wednesday, 7/4: WordPlaySound
- Thursday, 7/5: Artifice Magazine
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About Caleb J. Ross
Caleb began writing his sophomore year of undergrad study when, tired of the formal art education then being taught, he abandoned the pursuit in the middle of a compositional drawing class. Major-less and fearful of losing his financial aid, he signed up to seek a degree in English Literature for no other reason than his lengthy history with the language. Coincidentally, this decision not only introduced him to writing but to reading as well. Prior this transition he had read three books. One of which he understood.