Fran Lewis interviews me and a panel of crime writers Vince Zandri, Dick Belsky, and Dennis Palumbo - discussing the effect the pandemic has had on writers and what we're writing about now.
VIDEO: RUSS chats with "Chuck" Salzberg about life in NYC.
Russ Colmachiro interviewing me about my life in NYC, Frank Sinatra's dentist, the influence of my grandmother, my life as a magazine writer, as well as my Swann series and Second Story Man.
AUDIO: FRAN LEWIS on "Endings, Beginnings, Middles"
Fran Lewis interviews me and a panel of crime writers Vince Zandri, John Lansing, David McCaleb, and Jim Nesbit - talking about our particular process of writing crime.
AUDIO: RANDALL CARLTON GREEN interviews Charles
"Any Given Runway" host, Randall Carlton Greene, interviews me and gets me to share stories & reflect on my creative career.
VIDEO: Charles Salzberg interviews Soupy Sales
A one-hour interview I was fortunate to do with one of my childhood heroes, Soupy Sales at the Friars Club in New York, NY. I happened to be writing his memoir, Soupy Sez! My Life and Zany Times, at the time.
VIDEO: Charles Salzberg interviews LAUREN BRIGHT PACHECO
This double interview was part of CrimeCONN, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America/New York and the Ferguson Library (Stamford, Ct.). The first half is John Valeri interviewing bookstore owner Barbara Peters; the second half is the interview I did with Lauren Bright Pacheco, true crime podcaster of Happy Face. [NOV 2020]
VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS WITH … Matt Goldman, Sybil Sage & Richard Dubin
We’re talking TELEVISION with tv writers Matt Goldman (Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Sybil Sage (Mary Tyler Moore Show) & Richard Dubin, (actor, director, musician and tv comedy writer). We talk about the wacky world of the Hollywood sit-com. New York Writers Workshop [JUL 2020]
VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS WITH … Caryn James, Ross Klavan & David Rich
We’re talking MOVIES with Caryn James (movie critic & novelist), Ross Klavan (screenwriter, novelist and teacher) and David Rich (TV, film writer and crime writer). We swap tales of Hollywood, how a script develops, and talk about our favorite films. New York Writers Workshop [AUG 2020]
VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS WITH … Peter Blauner, Roy Hoffman and R.G. (Dick) Belsky
We’re talking STORIES FROM THE FRONT with journalists Peter Blauner, Roy Hoffman and R.G. (Dick) Belsky. Find out the real story behind the NY Post headline, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.” New York Writers Workshop [JUL 2020]
VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS WITH … Ralph Carhart, Reed Farrel Coleman, Richard Neer & Roberta Newman
We’re talking BASEBALL and other sports with Ralph Carhart, Reed Farrel Coleman, Richard Neer and Roberta Newman, especially focusing on the Covid-19 shortened season, how the Mets can get better, and other burning baseball issues. New York Writers Workshop [AUG 2020]
VIDEO: Russ's Rockin’ Rollercoaster on Crime, Mystery & Seduction
Author and Host Russ Colchamiro interviewed and acclaimed authors RG Belsky and SJ Rozan about the various elements of crime and mystery fiction. [JUL 2020]
AUDIO: FRAN LEWIS on “Working Together as One”
Fran invited me to join Chris Karlsen, Lee Matthew Goldberg and Jim Nestalk on this show to discuss working together in the city and changes being made and others that need to be made. She writes, “Our communities need to begin reflecting on how to work alongside our police departments. So much negative has come to light its time to focus on those in law enforcement who work hard to protect us and risk their lives on a daily basis.” [JUN 2020]
VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS WITH … Tom Straw & Reed Farrel Coleman
We’re talking about everything under the sun with crime writer Tom Straw, who wrote for “Night Court,” “Grace Under Fire,” Craig Ferguson, Conan O’Brian, and was show-runner for Nurse Jackie, & best-selling crime writer Reed Farrel Coleman, who talks about his early jobs, like the one as a JFK shipping handler, “If it fell off the truck Monday we were wearing it Thursday.” New York Writers Workshop [MAY 2020]
AUDIO: FRANK ZAFIRO interviews Charles Salzberg
My first time on Frank Zafiro’s podcast “Wrong Place, Write Crime” to discuss my Henry Swann series and “Second Story Man.” Frank and I talk all things crime…and writing, of course.
AUDIO: John A. Hoda on “Devil in the Hole”
I met private investigator & author, John Hoda, by chance at a Sirius Bookstore reading and we had a quick chat. He invited me on his podcast so we could talk some more - he was especially interested in my path from journalism to fiction. [OCT 2019]
AUDIO: FRAN LEWIS on “Swann’s Down”
Fran invited me back on the show to chat about Swann’s Down and one her favorite Swann Series characters - Goldblatt. Curious about how much backstory I created for him (very little), Fran likens Swann’s relationship with Goldblatt to Felix and Oscar. Which, actually, is kind of accurate. [JUN 2019]
AUDIO: FRAN LEWIS on “Setting, Mood and Tone”
Fran invited me, Bruce Coffin, Gerry Farrell, Larry Thompson and Allan Topol to address the question “How do you create reader interest?” Turns out, contrary to some of the other writers on the panel, I revealed that I often do very little research about the locations I use in my books. As a matter of fact, I wrote Swann’s Last Song way back before the internet and so ...
AUDIO: LISA TSCHERNKOWITSCH on “Second Story Man”
WCBS Author Talk producer/host Lisa Tschernkowitsch invited me (as well as General Stanley McChrystal & Jon Land) on to discuss our books. Lisa was curious about my process for “Second Story Man” & what it's like to write a story from multiple perspectives. [NOV 2018]
AUDIO: FRAN LEWIS on the anthology “Three Strikes”
Fran Lewis invited me, Tim O’Mara and Ross Klavan onto her literary show to spotlight our anthology, “THREE STRIKES”. We discussed how this crime novella collection came to be and how we found a publisher for it. [OCT 2018]
AUDIO: SUSPENSE RADIO’S “Inside Edition” on “Writing Crime”
Suspense Radio invited me to take part in a panel with Rob Leininger and K.J. Howe to discuss how we approach writing crime, how we get our ideas, etc. [APR 2018]
AUDIO: ROBERT MANNI on “Second Story Man”
Back with Robert Manni, this time to discuss “Second Story Man.” I speak about how I came up with the idea for the novel , what it’s really about, and the two real-life master burglars I based one of the characters on. [APR 2018]
AUDIO: ROBERT MANNI on “Swann’s Way Out”
Back with Robert Manni who invited me to discuss "Swann's Way Out". With Robert, we touch on all kinds of subjects, and yet we always get around to talking about Henry Swann and the crimes he finds himself involved in, this time taking him to Hollywood and the movie business. [APR 2017]
AUDIO: ROBERT MANNI on “Swann’s Lake of Despair”
Host Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love, invited me to talk about “Swann’s Lake of Despair.“ We talk about the real-life death of a party girl from the 1930s and her missing diary, as well as delving into the world of collectible photographs. [OCT 2015]
AUDIO: AMY BETH ARKAWY on NYC Noir & “Swann’s Lake of Despair”
Amy Beth welcomed me on her show to talk about Swann's Lake of Despair and discuss inspiration, process and the realities of the publishing marketplace. [OCT 2014]
AUDIO: SUSPENSE RADIO on “Devil In the Hole”
Suspense Radio teamed up with Partners in Crime to do a One on One interview with me about “Devil in the Hole”. We talk about how I came across the true crime that inspired the novel, and the different, journalistic approach I took in writing it. [SEP 2013]