Mickey’s guests for the hour are authors Susan Zakin and Steve Erickson. Zakin joined forces with other talent from the literary community to create the online publication Journal of The Plague Years as a place for a new kind of journalism, especially work examining life during COVID-19. Steve Erickson is a professor, award-winning author, and contributor to the site. They discuss the journal as well as Steve’s latest work American Stutter, an exclusive to the site that chronicles the tumultuous ride through the pandemic, a contentious election year, the January 6th events at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and much more in between.
Susan Zakin, a journalist and author, is the founder of Journal of the Plague Years. Her previous works include Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! And the Environmental Movement. Steve Erickson is a prolific novelist and writer, and teaches at the University of California, Riverside. His latest work, American Stutter is published at Journal of the Plague Years.