In this episode we (well, Jamie mostly) chat with Carolyn Kellogg–writer, vanguard podcaster, blogger, hair color aficionado, and all around awesome person–about gastrointestinal distress, the fast-paced life of a book blogger, and success despite the inability to plan more than 1 day ahead.
Our friend Carolyn Kellogg is an LA Times staff writer who covers books and publishing and leads the book blogÂ Jacket Copy. She is also a member of the board of the National Book Critics Circle.She has served asÂ editor of LAist, web editor at Marketplace and, many years ago, managing editor of Woodstock.com (the riot-and-fires year).Â She currently lives in Los Angeles
Carolyn began blogging about books in 2004, when she had an internet radio show and podcast that was part music, part books. Some weeks, an author would guest DJ. Because her job at the time was pretty darn formal, she needed a pseudonym: Pinkyâ€™s Paperhaus was her show name. Then her blog name. Then she left the job, dyed her hair red, and people started calling her Pinky.
Now her hair has changed, and youâ€™re welcome to call her Carolyn. She can be found @paperhaus on Twitter, and am on Facebook and Goodreads and Flickr and other places online. She can be seen discussing publishing in this C-SPAN2 video of a BEA2010 panel and heard interviewing Richard Russo for the LA Public Libraryâ€™s ALOUD series.
Friend and Episode 3/4 guest David James Keaton’s novella Zee Bee & Bee is now available in e-book format on Amazon. It’s only a buck, so buy it. If you’re like us and you wanted to hear more from David after his epic TDL appearance, you can hear him on the Booked. podcast.
If enough of you pony up for the book, maybe we can finally convince him to do some “man on the street” reporting for us.