If you could read an interview with any living writer, who would it be? (Plus prompt)

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Last year we rounded up Stephen King, Anne Tyler, Jerry B. Jenkins, Steve Berry, James Patterson, Brock Clarke, Rick Steves, Cory Doctorow, Lee Child, Gregory Maguire, Audrey Niffenegger and more, and this year we’ve featured the likes of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Sue Grafton.

I’m curious: Who would you like to see in a future issue of Writer's Digest magazine?

Post your picks in the Comments section of the blog… who knows, maybe we’ll track them down for a chat on writing.

And now, back to seeking out the elusive and marvelous author I’ve been pursuing for more than a year—

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WRITING PROMPT:
Cellular Apologies
Feel free to take the following prompt home or post your response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below. By posting, you’ll be automatically entered in our occasional around-the-office swag drawings.

A stranger asks to borrow your cell phone. You agree. She turns away and talks on it for a moment, then faces you once more.
“I’m sorry,” she says, eyes red. “I’m so sorry.”
Then, she runs away.

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