Part I:  Tori, and her guest co-host, Patrick A. Howell, delight in talking to one of the world’s most versatile and admired writers. He is the esteemed author of more than fifty critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. Several of his books have been adapted for film and television, including Devil in a Blue Dress (starring Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle and Jennifer Beals) and HBO’s Always Outnumbered (starring Laurence Fishburne and Natalie Cole). He is also a writer and executive producer on the late John Singleton’s FX drama series, Snowfall. They talk about his critically well-received book of short stories “The Awkward Black Man,” everyday people living extraordinary lives, his respect and love for Toni Morrison and John Singleton, making publishing history, and so much more! Here’s to our beloved master storyteller, Walter Mosley.