Welcome back for Episode 34 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. We’re beginning our second year with a bang: in this episode we interview Carol Berg, veteran author of many fantasy novels and winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, about her inspirations in writing, the development of her career and her love for (and advice about) doing public readings…and how good reading is essential for good writing. If you like what you hear, please check back next week for our first of three shows about the work of Mark Hodder. Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!