We met with screenwriter, author, actor and philanthropist Turk Pipkin during the 2017 Texas Book Festival. We spoke with him about the newly launched The Book of the Every-Other Month Club on Indiegogo that is an ambitious effort to publish and release six original books over the course of one year. Subscribers to the Book Club will receive the first book before Christmas, with five more new books to follow every two months in 2018. 20 percent of every subscription will fund school libraries built by Pipkin and The Nobelity Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Education for All. It was great speaking with Pipkin who is genuine and passionate about helping promote literacy and giving back. In our interview Pipkin shared how he got started writing, his experience building schools in Kenya and the impact that it has had on the children and more.
Pipkin is known for his recurring roles on two renowned HBO series, “The Sopranos” and “The Leftovers,” and for roles in feature films, “A Scanner Darkly” and “The Alamo.” Pipkin has previously published ten works of fiction and non-fiction with nearly half a million copies in print. Those include the novels “Fast Greens” (Dial Press) and the Christmas novel “When Angels Sing” (Algonquin Books), which was adapted into the feature film “Angels Sing” with Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton and Willie Nelson.
Catherine grew up watching action flicks at a very young age which led to her love of film. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Radio-TV-Film in 2012. Always the adventurer, Catherine traveled and lived in Sydney, Australia for a year where she took a selfie with Brad Pitt. She runs Shuffle with passion, lots of caffeine and tacos. When she’s not editing or writing you can find her crafting and planning her next adventure.