Back in the spring, E.K.M. was interviewed by host T. Hetzel for the Living Writers Show, on radio station WCBN in Ann Arbor, MI. This is a long, cheerful interview and includes discussion of libraries, inspirations for writing, and a short reading by Edward from The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Here is the webpage where you can find the interview. There is no description -- you want the episode labeled 2013-04-24. It is set up to work best with the iTunes player, but you can listen to the interview directly from the page: scroll your cursor down the list of episodes and hover over Living Writers 2013-04-24, a small, blue "play" arrow should appear on the left. Be aware -- the interview lasts for an hour and if you use the preview player (rather than listening via iTunes) you can't stop/pause or you'll have to start all over again from the beginning. The show includes a minute or two of promos for the radio station before the interview begins. WCBN is the University of Michigan student-run, community, freeform radio station in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Many people in U.S. literary circles know of Seattle über-librarian, author, book critic and host of BookLust -- Nancy Pearl. Earlier this month, in an article in the Post-Gazette, Nancy Pearl recommended The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat for summer reading: This is the tale of three African-American girls who visit a restaurant every Sunday after church. The proprietor nicknames them "The Supremes" after the famous Motown singing trio, and the novel follows the women into adulthood. To see a larger list of recommendations, including some of Nancy Pearl's other summer reading suggestions, check-out the full article here. To learn more about the woman herself (and about the genuine action-figure based on her) see the Wikipedia page here. In the U.S. literary scene, getting your book recommended by Nancy Pearl is a BIG deal!