by Garrick van BurenComments Off on First Crack 117. Paul & Scott from 45th Parallel Spirits
A couple years back Scott Davis and Paul Werni founded 45th Parallel Spirits, a distillery in New Richmond, WI – just a quick 45 minute drive from northeast Minneapolis. While there are number of craft brewers in the region, 45th Parallel is the only still I know of. Paul, Scott, and I talk about the distilling process and the benefits of sourcing locally.
by Garrick van BurenComments Off on First Crack 111. Patricia Cumbie’s ‘Where People Like Us Live’
From the unpublished First Crack archives, I bring you a conversation I recorded in July 2007 with Minneapolis novelist, Patricia Crumbie on her then – yet to be published – young adult novel, Where People Like Us Live.
As you can tell from the links above, her book is now available. 🙂
In our conversation, we cover the book itself – a pretty tough topic that makes me uncomfortable, and how a course at the Loft Literary Center helped her change and polish the book to help it find a publisher.