Spark, is a new book published by Harper-Collins that explores the creative processes and inspiration. In general it features content by well known makers of ART, focusing on what moves them creatively, what inspires or influences them, how they do what they do and how they keep going.
How did Richard Ford's cat influence his work as a novelist? Not a particularly vital question. However, Richard Ford's short story collection Rock Springs is one of my all time favorites. So I am grudgingly interested.
What pivotal moment helped Rosanne Cash understand the healing power of the stage? Though I know who Rosanne Cash is, and I have made some work that is performative, in my experience the stage only does damage to ones soul. Never heals it.
At first I thought is smacked of a publisher-designed, non-fiction, formulaic, easily marketed book. And I suppose that is largely what it is. Though the impetus may not have originated with H-C. I understand the category of pop-cultural non-fiction is one of the most lucrative for publishers these days.