This is a terrific interview with Carla Killough McClafferty, award-winning author of nonfiction books such as The Head Bone’s Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful X-ray, and Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium.

Even if you don’t have an interest in writing nonfiction, I think you’ll appreciate McClafferty’s discussion of high concept books that take a universal theme and give it a new twist and deeper significance. It also features info on writing book proposals and the pros and cons of having an editor.