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Over seven years On Air – over 1,000 Guests! Including 11 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters, 250 NYT Bestselling Authors, Global Bestselling Authors, ?Celebrities – and even the US Poet Laureate.

Recent Interviews

PHILIPPA GREGORY - Thursday, November 3, 2022

Philippa Gregory

Listen to PatZi’s interview with
Dame Philippa Gregory.


From #1 New York Times bestselling
author Philippa Gregory.

Exciting Initiative

We are proud to announce that Babyoomer.org is adding selected books from Joy on Paper  to their dynamic BOOKSHELF.  This opens an amazing market of readers who love and buy books. 

Find the perfect book for you — novels, non-fiction, self-help, poetry, and even books for your kids and grandkids.

A Very Special Guest - Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie’s smile is like sunshine….

She puts the sparkle in
Leroy Jethro Gibb’s eyes…

Delia Ephron - Brilliant Novelist, Screenwriter & Producer

IIt was a thrill to talk to Delia Ephron about SIRACUSA a sophisticated portrait of two couples on vacation together. She was on Joy on Paper several years ago when the book was released. Since then I have re-read the book and listened to the Audible version several times Each time I am impressed with her smart, witty, and perfectly crafted writing. Told in four voices, the Audible version is just perfect. The narrators of the two couples in this : Finn & Taylor/Michael & Lizzie are just perfect. Naturally from the writer of “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” the writing is beautifully cinematic. It was a real honor to speak to her. 

If you enjoy psychological thrillers, you will enjoy the Audible version of SIRACUSA.

At the time of this interview I had not read Delia’s latest book, LEFT ON TENTH: A Second Chance at Life-A Memoir. It is a touching story of love, loss, and new found love.  

Books to Inspire You

>This is a story of the Ocala of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Northern Plains told in a series of meditations by Kevin Hancock, photo-journalist.

Filled with gorgeous evocative photographs that will inspire you...

>Nailing It!
How History's Awesome
Twenty-Somethings Got It Together.
25 diverse & fascinating stories of icons who made a difference ,

>Winner of Best of Los Angeles Award Best Holocaust Book - 2021

A must read=
read book that hopefully will be adapted for the screen.

I enjoyed talking to Cyrus Freidheim about Commit & Deliver — and about Booz Allen Hamilton. 


Daniel Silva calls Michael Oren's Tne Night Archer "...an extraordinary collection of stories that sparkle with wit, intelligence, tenderness, and penetrating honesty... luminous prose."

I have invited Ambassador Oren to return to Joy on Paper in December to talk about this brilliant collection of short stories. The perfect gift for the holidays!

BookBuzz for Kid’s Books

Are you dreaming of writing a book? Dream no more--just do it! November is National Novel Writing Month--so join in the fun of writing a 50,000 word book in 30 days. It's fun and you can be a winner.

One day you might even become a guest on Joy on Paper.

Sign up today at https://nanowrimo.org/

If You Are an Author then You Need these Great Books

A must read for authors.
Add depth by using all
the senses to give your books real flavor.

> Save time and money by learning how to edit. From the editor who takes you through the seven drafts to a perfect book...

Hey, Hollywood, wake up! Looking for great material? Look at these books...

Are you like me? Tired of looking at those little squares on streaming channels? So frustrated by not  finding anything new and original? I don’t want to see another re-make of Little Women, I’m bored with films that have no storyline, no originality — and no compelling dialog. 

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 a good eye for a good property. These are books I would option–have a look at them and contact the authors directly.

So wake up, Hollywood. Here are my suggestions.  Entertain us. Inspire us. Make us laugh or cry…but for goodness sakes make something original! 

Worthy McGuire

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Worthy McGuire – a heart-warming story of a family who a curmudgeon WWII Vet keep a promise he made on D-Day.

Parallel Lines

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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.


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

Lily of Peru

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A revolution, a lovely woman, an innocent American trying to save her during a  bloody revolution.
Set to Neruda’s poetry.

Monkey Business

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

Delia Ephron

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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.

Indra Nooyi

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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 and an immigrant to head a major US Corporatiom

My Favorite Audible Books

So happy that Delia, Rpbert. and Jonathan, have been guests on Joy on Paper. 

Jonathan Santlofer

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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. 

Robert Dilenschneider

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Robert L Dilenschneider selected  23 remarkable people whose DECISIONS that have changed the world.

Indra Nooyi, the first woman to become the CEO of a major American corporation, ‘is the author of an inspirational memoir: NY LIFE IN FULL.  Her story of growing up in India and coming to America to go to university is so fascinating that it just can’t wait until she has time to be a guest on Joy on Paper. This should be required listening for every young woman. Indra Nooyi’s story is a guideline for planning a career. She learned the hard way how to navigate the cutthroat world of corporate America–she did it with intelligence, courage, and persistence. She never gave up–and everyone owes her a debt of gratitude because she was ahead of the curve when it came to innovation in business. Looking forward to being able to confirm an interview date, meanwhile get MY LIFE IN FULL. It will fill your own life. Narrated in her own lovely voice it is simply great listening.

The PatZi Awards

Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant

announced the winners of The PatZi Awards
on the 7th Anniversary of Joy on Paper
March 17, 2022

The Winners of the PatZi Prize

Rita Moreau, the author of the Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery Series, generously provided this year’s cash prize in honor of her husband, George.

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. 

Supporting authors with action...

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Over 700 interviews with authors and VIPs in the publishing world...

BookBuzz Promos

Free 2-minute audio promos for books that you should not miss....


Writers share insights into the daunting task of building a platform.


Authors give their own "Hollywood Pitch"
to spotlight their books.

"Lit Gems"
with Jim Lamb

Literary elements are the DNA of writing. Learn all about metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia and much more.

BookBuzz Promo




Books for Children


SciFi Moments

Our "Legal Eagle"
Bill Larson

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

Special Features

A quote from j.s. lamb’s book of poetry: Dark Fruit available on Amazon.

A Few Kind Words

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