We speak with Constance Hale about her book Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose. She is also the author of a number of other books, including Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age and Hex, Vex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. And she teaches at Harvard University and the University of California at Berekeley.
We also chat with Stephanie Watson about her new book The Wee Hours. She is also the author of Elvis & Olive and Elvis & Olive: Super Detectives. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation.