This is Fresh Air. I’m Terry Gross. My guest today is the acclaimed author, writing teacher and online entrepreneur whose debut novel, This Is How It Begins, is the best novel I’ve ever read in my entire life—
Stop it! That’s private.
… Joan Dempsey, welcome to Fresh Air.
[Groan.] Now I’ll never meet her.
Oh, come on. Terry Gross isn’t reading your TNB Self-Interview.
Unless she’s actually considering an interview with me.