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Jack Gantos, Author of Writing Radar

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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Jack Gantos, who has written books for readers of all ages. The conversation focuses on Jack's latest work, Writing Radar, in which he details all the ways aspiring writers can set themselves up for success. We also discuss the many twists and turns his life has taken, including getting caught for helping traffic drugs and how this turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

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