Exclusive Interview: Bebop Fairy Tales Author Mark Ruffin


As an iconic jazz DJ who’s putting out a book, you’d expect Mark Ruffin to have written a biography of a musician or a music scene, or maybe about his time in radio. But in Bebop Fairy Tales: An Historical Fiction Trilogy On Jazz, Intolerance, And Baseball (paperback, Kindle), Ruffin instead tells fictional tales that are inspired by famous jazz songs. In the following email interview, Ruffin explains how this book came together, and why these fables ain’t kids’ stuff.