Why I Write: Seth Kugel
The journalist and former NYT Frugal Traveler champions the thrill of discovery.
The Life Cycle of a Book
Author-illustrator Elisha Cooper reflects on the bookmaking process, from initial idea to finished product.
Why I Write: Jane Bryant Quinn
The Emmy Award–winning financial journalist describes the roots of her passion “to help consumers make their way safely through the jungle of Big Money.”
Why I Write...Radclyffe: Romance 2015
I haven’t always been a writer, but I have always written. When asked why I write, I don’t answer the way many authors do. I don’t write because I have to. I write because I love to.
Why I Write: Ryka Aoki
It sounds hokey, but I write because I love people. I love listening to people, hearing new stories, learning from different experiences.
Why I Write...Clark Elliott: Health Books 2015
In 1999 I was in a car crash that left me with brain trauma from a concussion.
Why I Write...Lachlan Smith: Mysteries & Thrillers 2015
I went to law school for bad reasons. I’d finished my M.F.A. and run through my Stegner Fellowship without landing a book contract or a teaching job, and I needed cover: more time to write, and the possibility of making a living at the end of it.
Why I Write: Bryan Voltaggio
My first cookbook, Volt Ink (Olive Press, 2011), documented life in a kitchen in a New American restaurant. I wrote it with my brother, Michael, when we were running our restaurants, Volt and Ink, and battling spatula-à-spatula on Top Chef.
Why I Write: Tony Robbins: Personal Finance 2014
For the last two decades I have sworn off the publishing process.
Why I Write...Val McDermid: Mysteries & Thrillers 2014
Polar bears are obligate carnivores. If they don’t eat animal protein, they sicken and die. In the same way, I feel like an obligate writer.
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