Interview With Michael Bush, Author of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson! [Part 1]

FullSizeRender (1)Michael Bush, the costume designer who dressed legendary entertainer, Michael Jackson, for 25 years talked to So Booking Cool about his book, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson. The book was published by Insight Editions, a publisher that specializes in quality illustrated books that tribute cultural milestones in entertainment, history, and the arts–which is exactly what King of Style offers. Whether you are an avid Jackson fan or a casual one, an aspiring designer or stylist, fashion aficionado, and/or a pop culture enthusiast, this title is definitely for you.

Listen to part one of our exclusive interview with the humble Bush to learn how King of Style came about, how he worked as a team with the late Dennis Tompkins to create Jackson’s iconic fashions (including the “Smooth Criminal” lean-in shoes) the response Bush receives from other artists about his designs, and, of course, how it was working with and for the Gloved One, and more!

Interview With Lisa Morton, President of the Horror Writers Association!


Lisa Morton, President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) has been a writer for approximately 30 years. She is a short stories, as well as nonfiction author, two genres she adores. The award-winning prose writer and filmmaker started a career in film as a modelmaker for Star Trek and went on to write and produce original content for Disney Channel, as well as many films, including Adventures in Dinosaur City and Tornado City. She also has worked with many theater companies. Morton’s breakout in the book world occurred when she wrote the first-ever Halloween Encyclopedia.

The self-proclaimed Halloween expert chatted with So Booking Cool about her progressive career and passion for the HWA; the association includes the famous Bram Stoker Awards (a tribute to the author of Dracula) which stems from Bram Stoker Con. Check out the full interview with Morton to learn more about the awards, her thoughts on the categories, her advice for horror writers, and the various HWA initiatives!

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Interview With Tawanna Sullivan, Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at Penguin Random House!


Tawanna Sullivan, the Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at the Berkley, Jove, and Ace imprints (Penguin Random House) talked to So Booking Cool about publishing. A natural book enthusiast, Sullivan took a course in order to prepare for her publishing job. Subrights wasn’t anything what Sullivan expected, however, that didn’t stop her from turning it into a 20-year career.

Subsidiary Rights is defined as negotiating the right to produce or publish a product in different formats based on the original material. Books that become movies and shows stem from this aspect of publishing. Audiobooks, which are becoming increasingly popular, are also an example of subsidiary rights.

Check out the full interview to learn more publishing, including Sullivan’s advice for publishing interns, aspiring book industry professionals, as well as her recollection of when Borders closed, book reviewers, and her own fiction!