One of the sharpest and most influential voices in political commentary over the past decade is the founder of the website Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall. I’ve corresponded with Josh over the years on a range of different subjects, and he posed an interview question to me “Besides how to write fiction, what have you learned about life or yourself by writing fiction?” now posted, with my answer, in the interview section on this website.
“Over about exactly 12 years of running TPM, I’ve exchanged emails with and gotten to know thousands of readers. Some quite well. Many you’ve read as TPM Reader this or that as I reprint their emails in the Editor’s Blog. One of the most special has been Emily Meier…. I hope some of you will take a moment to look at Emily’s work, enter for a few moments or maybe longer into the lives of America’s past and also learn a little more about her.”
I am no longer able to regularly correspond with Josh, but have been glad to be able to have ongoing conversations with him, primarily about American politics, throughout the years. We share a deep interest in not only politics, but American history, so I truly appreciate his post and his encouragement of his readers to take a look at my contribution to the Civil War literature of our country.
If you are interested in learning more about Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery, please take a click around the site, as well as find out about my other novels nd two short story collections. And be sure to check out Talking Points Memo if you haven’t done so.