Today’s Guest: Richard Doetsch, novelist, The Thieves of Darkness, The 13th Hour
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of frustrated fiction writers in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
(NOTE FROM BOB: This interview originally aired on the Mr. Media TV show on CBS’s now-defunct ChatAboutIt network in September 2010. I only recently discovered that it never posted here. My apologies to Richard Doetsch.)
Can it be only six months ago that Richard Doetsch was a guest on Mr. Media? I remember it well because I was so breathless in my praise and admiration for his then-new novel, The 13th Hour.
That story completely blew my mind. I still don’t know how Hollywood is going to squeeze so much storytelling goodness into less than three hours, but I can’t wait to see them try.
RICHARD DOETSCH podcast excerpt: “Everyone wants to write a novel. I hate people who talk about they want to do. I thought, ‘There are so many stories I want to read that I never saw.’ So I started writing on the train every day.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist RICHARD DOETSCH, author of THIEVES OF DARKNESS, by clicking the audio player above!
Now Doetsch is back with another new book, Thieves of Darkness, which is the third installment in the adventures of world-class thief and all-around gentleman, Michael St. Pierre. And I’m as ga-ga over this one as I was his last. I literally finished reading it just this afternoon and my excitement is truly palpable.
A lot of people write books, but not a lot of them write in such a way that when you get to the end, you don’t want the rollercoaster ride to end. Michael Chabon’s best stories are like that; so are Richard Doetsch’s.