Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education.
He reads at least 50 books a year and has about the same number of author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one.
He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle.
He has written articles on everything imagineable and has contemplated creating Scottipedia (his version of wikipedia)
"I think the genre it most closely resembles is a '70s concept album like Quadrophenia or Tommy or Ziggy Stardust…"
A prosecutor writes a novel about an attorney's trials and tribulations when a domestic violence case turns fatal
An interview about a adorable book about new born animals in the zoo
"I was interested in exploring the idea contained so evocatively in the line from the Johnny Cash song that opens the book: 'The beast in me is caged by frail and fragile bars.'”
"I had to stop and really think to remember some very hazy things."
NPR host Scott Simon discusses his book about adopting two kids from China.
"The series is a complete fluke. Like many writers I was hoping to finish one novel before they pried the mouse from my cold dead hand."
"I write improvisationally from the first paragraph. When I'm about 50 chapters into the book I start looking for a way out of the corner I've painted myself into..."
Fascinating documentary about a skilled/lucky photographer of many rock stars.
Thomas Young has a great debut asking what if a plane crash landed in Afghanistan with a mullah on board.