Recent Interviews

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Claiborne Hancock, the founder of Pegasus Books and Jessica Case, the Deputy Publisher joined me for a great interview. You can have fun listening to them and then go to their website and scroll through their client list and check out their great books...



It is always fun for me to talk to new authors -- so it was JOY to have Lynn Silvernail and her illustrator, Kham Loraamm, join me in the studio to talk about their first book: THE ADVENTURES OF JULIAN AND SQUARK:  Egypt

It was serendipity that the two of them got together and they make a great team. Kham, who has never done any illustration work before, jumped into the project and brought Lynn's story to life. Some things are just meant to be! This is the first book in what I know will be a great series. 

It was a real treat to talk to Jazz.  He is just nine years old and is an amazing book reviewer. I am so impressed with his recommendations. He plans to be an astrophysicist when he grows up. Check out his Snazzy Reads on YouTube.

Courtney Maum
Fascinating story of a trend forecaster. I forecast a best seller!

Jessica Strawser
Don't miss Jessica's book -- a real page-turning suspense.

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Peg Herring

Not many books keep me up until 3 a.m. in the morning -- but I couldn't stop reading this book. I love how Peg Herring does a slow reveal with multi-layers. It sets this book apart. Twists and turns keeps you turning the pages. 

The bonus for me is that Peg is from Michigan and she has been to my home town: Baraga.

She also has a great appreciation for the wit and intelligence of Yoopers -- so she's high up there on my list of new favorite authors. 

For all you listeners in Tampa Bay Area, the WonderLand books are set in St. Pete's Beach...

“When you live in a motel,” I told my audience, “you never know when your neighbors might be fiendish jewel thieves…”
— From WonderLand-Beach Party

Chris Grabenstein

Wow! It was fun to talk to Chris. He so funny. His books are great for all the kids in your life -- and for the kid in you. Smart and clever writing.

Chuck Grossart

His new book, The Argus Deceit, is an intriguing.  Once you read the prologue you won't be able it down.

I also recommend  The Phoenix Descent with his strong female character, Caitlyn Wagner, a pilot with the call sign Sif, who recounts a disastrous Mission to Mars and back to Earth...

Go to Chuck's website...

Go to Chuck's website...

Margaret George

It was so much fun to talk to Margaret again. Her new book about Nero is another in her line of great historical fiction. In this interview we talk about her research and why there is a tortoise in her book. Did you know Margaret has written a great kid's book? It's a perfect gift...

(Interview will be up in a few days...)

Eric Elfman - Author & Writing Coach

Looking for a great writing coach? Eric is well known for his participation in Andrea Brown's Big Sur Writing Workshop. The Accelerati Trilogy, a YA series that he wrote with Neal Shusterman is a great read. I love the opening chapter of Hawking's Hallway.

Check out Eric's website for details.


Margaret Maron - Mystery Writer of America Grand Master

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The Bootlegger's Daughter is the first in the Deborah Knott mystery series. Following the heartwarming conclusion of this series a few months ago, she has moved on to her second series featuring NYPD detective Sigrid Harald in Take Out, which will be released in June.  Click for her website.


Alex George - Setting Free the Kites

Click to buy Setting Free the Kites

Click to buy Setting Free the Kites

What a fascinating writer -- a British solicitor who picks up and moves to Missouri. I really enjoyed talking to him.

Bonnie Paull - Lincoln's Neighborhood

Click here to go to Bonnie's webpage

Click here to go to Bonnie's webpage

Bonnie is so much fun! Lincoln's Neighborhood is a treasure trove for everyone interested in history.

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