In addition to writing books, I also run a literary festival in Columbia, Missouri, called The Unbound Book Festival. It’s a great little event – we’re heading into our third year – and while it takes up a huge amount of time, I relish every moment of it. (You all should totally come, by the way. It’s completely free to attend. April 19 – 21, 2018. OK, end of commercial.)
One of the perks of the job is getting invited to do cool things which otherwise I would never have the chance to do – like interviewing bestselling Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin. The evening prior to this chat Doris had spoken to a packed house at Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri campus. Our interview took place over breakfast the following morning. She was charming, and funny, and of course super-smart. If you want to know which US President would have been best at Twitter (clue: it’s not Donald Trump) – watch the clip.