Delia Sherman and I chat about her novel, The Freedom Maze, her family history and why it took over eighteen years to get this particular book published. Actually we chatted about a month ago, but all that technical stuff takes a little time. Finally, the interview is up. It’s the very first episode in my Small Beer Press podcasting series and the very first podcast I’m filing under Listeners Welcome. I have to say I am very excited, though I suppose that could be the daily dose of caffeine I’m currently consuming. Nah. This really is the biggest of thrills. Delia was one wonderful interview.
I interviewed Delia in the Small Beer Press offices with Ellen Kushner listening in and even snapping a few pictures. If you look closely, you might notice the plastic container sitting in the middle of the table (Ellen’s idea). I was a little nervous about recording my first interview ever. We decided to make the pink-capped Japanese cookie container my audience. While recording, I was speaking to that little plastic girl and no one else. Turns out there’s nothing like a plastic girl wearing a pink cap to put me at my ease.