I’m finally getting the hang of this. After a solo stint in January on Giovanni Gelati’s interview show, I had a brilliant idea for how to improve the encore: invite a charming, talented female author to join me next time. That bill was admirably filled by Cindy Young-Turner in February. We did a third interview today, and this time I really found the right formula — two charming, talented female authors.

Toby Devens joined us today, and I mostly got to sit back and listen while Cindy and Toby engaged in a spirited discussion of the perils of publishing in today’s profit-driven environment http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop/2012/05/02/alan-zendell-cindy-young-turner-return-to-the-show. To be honest, there were a couple of other guests, a sweet golden retriever who kept wandering over to offer encouragement and support, and the largest, ugliest bumble bee any of us had ever seen. Toby and Cindy never missed a beat when the uninvited guest buzzed into the room.

Have a listen, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly the hour passed.

Fair warning — there will be a fourth interview in June after Balticon. This time we’re going to recruit Amy Kaplan as our special guest. Put it on your calendar, Amy. We’ll be expecting you.