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Oct 31, 2014

Okay, so maybe Scott Ian, co-founder of the heavy metal band, Anthrax, would not be the first guy whose memoir you’d want to read. Or even expect to be written. But Ian, who grew up a fan of Kiss and whose band’s success began and often paralleled that of its friends in Metallica, lived through a unique period of...


Oct 27, 2014

The minute I saw actor Rob Corddry was cast as a marriage counselor in the new Vimeo On Demand series “Wedlock,” I figured there must be one miserable couple somewhere in the world. My mistake: Corddry, for once may be playing the rational one!

JENNIFER LAFLEUR podcast excerpt: "When we brought 'Wedlock' to Rob...


Oct 21, 2014

I have always made my living as a freelance writer. First came fanzines, then newspaper articles, then magazine articles, and now mostly books. Along the way, I have relied on a short handful of “How-to” books that have been extremely helpful in educating me in freelancer etiquette as well as where to find editors,...


Oct 8, 2014

John Hutton and I have spent hundreds of hours together watching pre-teen girls. Don’t get the wrong idea – we’re soccer coaches. At least we were for many years.

JOHN HUTTON podcast excerpt: "I had retired from banking in Newburgh, New York, and moved to Tampa, Florida, and had some free time on my hands, My...


Oct 5, 2014

Here’s a story I don’t think I’ve told before: Many years ago, I had an idea to approach Paul Shaffer about helping him write his memoirs. My agent tracked down the band leader of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” ran the idea by Paul and pretty quick, we were on a four-way conference call. Paul was very...