Author of the true crime memoir, The Kill Jar
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The Writers’ Block aired on KRBX 89.9 with host J. Reuben Appelman from 2012 to 2013. 

Listen to the archives for J. Reuben Appelman's in-depth radio interviews with Hollywood actor, Dylan Bruno (CSI, Numb3rs), director Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day, Restoration), cinematographer, David Klein (Homeland, True Blood), Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See), Built to Spill frontman, Doug Martsch, GQ Book of the Year author, Alan Heathcock (Volt), and more! The full archive will be available in 2019!

Jennie Ketcham is a writer, reality TV star, and former pornographic actress who lectures on addiction and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Tyra, The View, Entertainment Tonight, and many other celebrity news shows. Her book, I am Jennie, is a memoir of recovery.

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Dylan Bruno starred as FBI agent Colby Granger in five seasons of the CBS show Numb3rs, and has appeared in dozens of other film and television roles, including stints on CSI Miami, NCIS, Bones, The Mentalist, and Grey’s Anatomy. He has a degree from M.I.T. and is a principal in multiple tech startups.

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Anthony Doerr's novel, All the Light We Cannot See, won him the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  In addition, Doerr has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, the Pacific Northwest Book Award, the 2010 Story Prize, which is considered the most prestigious prize in the U.S. for a collection of short stories, and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which is the largest prize in the world for a single short story. J. Reuben Appelman spoke with Anthony Doerr prior to his Pulitzer win. 

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David Klein is a Hollywood cinematographer who has worked with some of the biggest producers, directors, and stars in the industry. He is a member of the elite American Society of Cinematographers and currently shoots the Emmy Award-winning television show, Homeland, for the Showtime network. 

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Michael Hoffman is a Hollywood filmmaker and screenwriter who has directed such greats as Helen Miren, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan, Sally Field, George Clooney and many others, and has penned several of his highly acclaimed movies over the past thirty years.

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Vero Sanchez is a singer-songwriter known for her solo career as Vero, her season as one of the subjects of Showtime’s hit reality series, “The Real L Word,” her clothing line, Gaucho NYC, and her work as the bassist for the all-girl, alt-punk band Hunter Valentine.

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Writer/Director Tim Kirkman’s films have been nominated for an Emmy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize. He teaches screenwriting in the Masters program at University of Southern California.

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Actor/Screenwriter Will McCormack, Producer Teddy Grennan, IndieWire reporter Merdith Brody, and filmmaker Brandon Harris are interviewed by J. Reuben Appelman

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