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Love Reconsidered by Phyllis J. Piano is a book that you will always remember. A story about of group of people touched by a tragedy. Their lives are changed forever by an accident that forces them to evaluate their lives. A touching story of pain and the power of trusting and being ready to embrace change. 


Coach "Slow" is inspirational...

Coach "Slow" is inspirational...

I love this book!  Sixty Minutes to a Lifetime by the NFL coach, Bob Slowik, is a really fun read. I wasn't sure if I would like this book -- to me X and O means hugs and kisses -- but Coach "Slow" has written a book that makes it all so interesting.  He has the right attitude -- and this book is about so much more than football. 

He knows the meaning of finding joy in life.

Carla Damron is the winner of the Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award General Category for her insightful novel, The Stone Necklace. 

The WFWA Star Award is open to all women’s fiction authors. Librarians with a strong interest in women’s fiction chose the winners from a group of finalists who were chosen by readers.

Click to visit WFWA website to learn about the 2018 contest.  

Carla Damron

Carla Damron

Doug Abrams and his co-authors. Wow! Now that is real joy...

Doug Abrams and his co-authors. Wow! Now that is real joy...

I think we should all make it a new tradition to give this book to all the people in our life for Thanksgiving Day. It is the perfect book to read on the day that we can be grateful for all that we have -- and for all that we can do to bring peace to this world.

Buy it today -- just click on the Buy on Amazon button.

Looking for a great agent? Regina Brooks is an award winning and brilliant agent. Go to her website to check out her 8th Annual YA Discovery Contest. NO QUERY? NO PITCH? NO PROBLEM! All you need to do is submit 250 words of your novel.


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Regina Brooks

President & Founder - Serendipity Literary Agency

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 impressive client list...

This author made me cry! When I saw Sanya Richards-Ross win the Gold Medal for the 400 metres in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, tears were running down my cheeks.  Run with Me: The Story of an Olympic Champion, her new book is inspiring. A perfect gift for ever kid in your life -- and for you! Sanya writes with great warmth and love about her family and her husband, Aaron Ross. It was an honor to have her as a guest on Joy on Paper.

           Chris Kullstroem

           Chris Kullstroem

Chris Kullstroem has turned her passion for the 'scare' scene into a fascinating book that explores the darker side. She traveled to eleven countries to learn about the way different cultures approach the fear factor. From Japan, where she got to dress up as an Oni, to Germany, where she followed in the footsteps of Faust, she has had an amazing adventure. Her book is a fun read.

Click here to visit her website, which is appropriately named,

Believe in Caterpillars

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 Anders.  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.

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Now on 47 radio stations around the country.

If you’ve never heard of ‘Joy on Paper’ then allow me to be the bearer of glad tidings. This show, which goes out live on the air in addition to being podcast, is part of the Tampa area’s Tan Talk radio network. WTAN-1340 is what you’re looking for if you want to tune-in. The host is Patzi Gil, referred to on-air as ‘Patzi with a Z,’ and she wants to give a platform to authors like you.
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— Ashley Royer, author of “Remember to Forget.”

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Mark Laporta is a very compelling author. There is great depth to his writing and I so enjoyed talking to him about his sci-fi trilogy, The Changing Hearts of Ixdahan Daherek. Book 3 is Mirror at the Heart of Time and it is a great character driven story.

Perfect summer time read for the teens in your life. Give them this book and they will stop texting for at least a day...

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

Jessica Strawser is absolutely delightful. Her debut book is suspenseful and a real treat. 

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

Start the series...

Start the series...



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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