Author Shawn Smucker returns to the show to talk about his brand new book, The Weight of Memory. I'm a big fan of his magical realism books, and this one didn't disappoint.
Shawn and I talk about memory, how we think it works and what studies are showing about it. This conversation -- of course! -- led into how we create fictional stories, what makes a protagonist make their decisions, how that affects what happens next, and how all these come together to affect the reader's experience of the story.