Strength To Be Human

Straight talk about Art & Artists. Weighing Creativity. Finding Humanity.

September 30th, 2019    

Episode 74: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins — Tales of a Podcaster

John and I discuss in the guest haus episode some of the trials and triumphs of podcasting the literary life.

September 26th, 2019    

Episode 73: Classic Spotlight — Thoughts on Octavia Butler

Classic Spotlight series brings us the incredible African-American female science fiction pioneer Octavia Butler.

September 23rd, 2019    

Episode 72: The Rituals of Writing

Do you ever wonder what habits other writer's have in the making of their work? The rituals of writing whether they consist of daily word counts, weekly prayers or monthly rewrites are often positive habits we need to put our selves at a stable and creative mood. 

September 18th, 2019    

Episode 71: Interview With Jasmine Ajamian

The podcast welcomes children's author, Jasmine Ajamian, who discusses her new book.

September 16th, 2019    

Episode 70: Illuminated Path Series: Segment 1 — Basic Marketing For Authors

In this special extended series (clocking in at nearly 2 hours) segment 1: deals with preparation an author needs to get done to position themselves and their book for the best possible outcome: publication.

Discussed:  Author Websites

                  Social Media Marketing

                  Direct & Passive Networking


                  Publishing Expectations & Contracts


September 12th, 2019    

Episode 69: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins — Literary Criticism and Editorship

Another outstanding episode of Guest Haus, Rossi and Robbins speak at length about the need for literary criticism and the joys and pitfalls of being an editor of an artistic publication.

September 8th, 2019    

Episode 68: Interview With Michel Weatherall

Another fascinating interview episode, this time with Award-winning Canadian poet Michel Weatherall. We talk about the state of writing, artists and marketing and behind the scenes of his newest project Sun & Moon.

September 3rd, 2019    

Episode 67: Interview With Agnes Vojta

Strength To Be Human welcomes our first literary interview of the month of September: Agnes Vojta ---poet, professor and rock climber. We will discuss her life, poetry and first poetry book.

September 2nd, 2019    

Episode 66: Metal Future — Thoughts on Metal’s Future & Interview with Chris Bishop of Crobot

On this metal future episode we have a brief monologue on metal's future and then a short interview with talented guitarist Chris Bishop of the metal band Crobot.