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Now in our 9th Year!


Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

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Erica Ruth Neubauer
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Fun Interview with an Irish Man!

Listen to PatZi’s interview with Jack Kavanagh for St. Patrick’s Day.

Looking Back!

My goal over these years has been to help authors find more readers–and to encourage readers to read more and to read more widely. There is so much to be gained by being a reader–there really is joy on paper. I hope my interviews have widened readers interest ands that my enthusiasm for books has touched their hearts.

I hope to go back in time and remind you of books you should not miss. And to thank authors for the great memories they have given me….

            PatZi (with a Z!)

Audible Pick of the Month for April

Remains of the Day
Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith

One of Joy on Paper’s Favorite Guests

Narrator of Amor Towles’
A Gentleman in Moscow

Nobel Prize Winning Author


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Enjoy this trailer for Douglas Brunt’s new book… 

Special Guest on the 8th Anniversary of Joy on Paper was NYT bestselling author, Douglas Brunt.

Featured Interviews

Loved talking to Steve Berry about The Last Kingdom. It is set in Bavaria where we both have spent a great deal of time–and it was fun to talk about King Ludwig the II, who we both agree is one of the most interesting characters in history.  


It was so much fun to talk to Jerome Preisler about the release of
Net Force: Moving Target. 


More Interviews

ROBERT CRAIS talks about his latest Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel: RACING THE LIGHT…

PHILLIPA GREGORY, author of The Other Boleyn Girl, talks about her new novel: DOWNLANDS…

DEBORAH GOODRICH ROYCE chats about starring in All My Children and her crime story: REEF ROAD…

PAUL ROSOLIE wrestling anacondas while protecting endangered species in THE GIRL AND THE TIGER…

8th Annivsary News

Thanks for the Memories!

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I am honored that a listener, Andrea Hiotis, is such a fan of Joy on Paper that she journals the program. She is a talented artist and has created a delightful journal celebrating my guests. Have a look, it’s great!

Hey, Hollywood, looking for great material? Need a new project? Look at these books...

As the host of Joy on Paper, I read hundreds of books a year. Having been in the film business (three of my spec scripts were optioned) and adapting a number of books, I have an eye for a good property. Here are a few of my suggestions.  Entertain us. Inspire us. Make us laugh or cry, but for goodness sakes — make something original! 


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Worthy McGuire

Worthy McGuire – a heart-warming story of a family. WWII vet, Worthy intends to keep a promise he made on D-Day–and no one will stop him.

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Paralllel Lines

Love in NYC is always fun. In 1981 Jenna celebrates her 18th birthday – and so her story begins  with one of the best first sentences ever.

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Civil War Commando

Dashing young hero, Will Cushing’s daring exploits on land & sea saved a divided nation. The inspiration for Luke Skywalker.

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Ghosts of Manhattan

Nick Farmer is a favorite character.
He epitomizes the kind of Wall Street trader who caused the crash of 2008. When push comes to shove, does he do the right thing? 

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Monkey Business

An over eager TV writer meets an enigmatic enchantress on location in Florida.  A darkly amusing love story of a sort,

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Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron, a bestselling NYT author is a also a  screenwriter. Her films include You’ve Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In Siracusa she is a rather dark look at marriage set in the unusual city in Sicily.

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Indra Nooyi

My Life in Full is written and perfectly narrated by Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo.  Not many business memoirs make you laugh and cry. A touching story of the first woman of color to head a major US corporation.

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Beautifully narrated books that 
will enrich your life!

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Jonathan Santlofer

The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer is a dual time–Paris of today and the Paris of 1900s when the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum. A tense thriller by the  award-winning crime writer.

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Robert Dilenschneider

Robert Dilenschneider has helped thousands of people develop their careers. In Decisions he shares what he has discovered behind the success of 23 remarkable people whose choices in life changed the world.  

About PatZi

I am ME--PatZi with a Z!

When I was a little girl I used to sit on Jimmy Hoffa’s knee when he came to my father’s local Teamster’s hall. When he saw me. Jimmy he would say: “Patzzzzzzzzi–two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, if you don’t give me a hug, I’m going holler.” 

Jimmy was born on Valentine’s Day and one year my Mom made a cake for him for dance at the hall.  It was decorated with strawberries from Plant City, Florida. A rare treat in a Detroit winter. But the blizzard that night was not. 

I wrote a screenplay about Jimmy

I wrote a screenplay about it in “Two Bits, Four Bits”  — the story of how Jimmy Hoffa played cupid and brought the trucker from Florida together with a young woman with polio. A love story and family comedy.

Three of my ‘spec’ script have been optioned. I wrote the script for Apollo 7 Astronaut Walt Cunningham’s book, All American Boys.

Debbie & my husband

In 2008 we were in pre-production for The Sunshine Pilot, a script I wrote for Debbie Reynolds. The financial crisis of 2008 ended our hopes of getting it into production. 

2022 PatZi Awards

Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant

Co-Hosted Joy on Paper to announce the winners of The 2021 PatZi Awards
on the 7th Anniversary of Joy on Paper
March 17, 2022

Winners of the 2022 PatZi Prize

The PatZi Prize comes with a cash award. The winners of the “Rising Star Prize” authors are those who have just started on the path we call JOY ON PAPER.  Sponsored in 2022 by author Rita Moreau in honor of her husband, George. 

Listen to PatZi’s interview on Susan Bender’s popular podcast for BabyBoomers. 


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