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Bill welcomes novelist and short story writer John Michael Cummings back to the show. John is the author of three novels, two novellas, and more than one hundred short stories. His debut novel, The Night I Freed John Brown (Penguin Group, 2008), won The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and was selected for Black History Month by USA Today. Ugly To Start With (West Virginia University Press, 2011) was a finalist in the Foreword INDIES Book of Year Award. Don't Forget Me, Bro (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016) was widely excerpted in the Chicago Tribune. His nonfiction has been published by New York Daily News, Orlando Sentinel, Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Providence Journal, Richmond Free Press, and The Newark Star-Ledger. His short stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, North American Review, and The Iowa Review. His latest short story collection is The Spirit in My Shoes.

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