Today on Passing Notes we speak with James Ellroy, author of LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia, My Dark Places, and Blood's A Rover -- among others. Ellrot's latest book is a memoir, The Hilliker Curse, an examination of a lifetime of his relationships with women. Our conversation can be heard Friday at 11:05 am on 88.9 FM WDNA in Miami and online at wdna.org. This feature will be posted later today as a podcast, as will, over the weekend, my conversations with music critics Alex Ross and Greil Marcus. Those later podcasts were originally promised for this week, but I've been fighting off a serious cold, and my voice has been in very poor shape. Ack.