Stitcher for Podcasts

Get the App Open App
Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial
HELP

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info: Debbi Mack interviews crime writer Jeffery Deaver on the Crime Cafe podcast. For your podcasting needs, I use and recommend Blubrry Podcasting. I also recommend Stitcher Premium, if you’re a fan of podcasts. If you like true crime or crime fiction, there are loads of podcasts out there for you. And with Stitcher Premium you can listen to the exclusive archives from Criminology or bonus episodes from True Crime Garage. You can also listen ad-free to episodes of your favorite podcasts. I’ve subscribed, and for only $4.99 a month, it’s nice to have ad-free entertainment. Just go to www.stitcher.com/premium and use the promo code, CRIMECAFE, to try it out absolutely free for a month. Amazingly, this week I managed to scrape up transcription show notes. I hope to continue doing this. Debbi (01:02): Hi everyone. Today’s episode is kind of a special bonus episode. The podcast is between seasons but today’s guest is well worth squeezing in. This author has written more than 35 novels, three short story collections and a nonfiction law book. He is a former journalist, attorney and folk singer. That’s an awesome combination, in my book. He’s been nominated and granted numerous awards and he’s an international bestselling author. My guest today is Jeffery Deaver. Hi Jeffery. Thanks so much for being here today. Jeffery (01:41): Hello, Debbi. Very happy to talk to you. Debbi (01:43): Wonderful. So you worked in law. What kind of law did you practice? Jeffery (01:52): Well, it’s funny. People know I write criminal books, so they say, well, Jeff, you must’ve been a criminal [lawyer], and I say I represented banks. You draw your own conclusions from that. I was a Wall Street lawyer and did represent banks as a matter of fact, did mostly a finance law. But you know, I’ve always wanted to be a writer and always wanted to write commercial fiction ever since I was a young boy. And so that was my career path, but I knew that writers are not progenies. They, they need to live life a little while. You know, Mozart, I’m sure, was composing very young and Jackson Pollock was spattering paint on his mother’s floor probably at a young age. But I knew I was going to have to work and make money doing other things and live life. People know I write criminal books, so they say, well, Jeff, you must’ve been a criminal [lawyer], and I say I represented banks. You draw your own conclusions from that. (02:46): And so I picked journalism first and then I decided to try law for a little while. And by the time I was in my thirties and I felt I was comfortable enough to begin writing popular fiction, I I quit those jobs and that was 30 years ago. I’ve been writing for 35 years, but writing full time for 30. Debbi (03:07): It’s almost eerie the way your career path has been similar to mine. I used to practice law also. When I quit, it was so nice to do what I really wanted to do, which was to write. Jeffery (03:21): Yeah. Debbi (03:22): It’s a wo...
Read more »

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook

EMBED

Show Info

Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes