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William Grubman – The Storm Over Paris

It was such a pleasure to talk to William Grubman (pronounced: Grooob-man) about his debut novel, The Storm Over Paris. It is the first in a trilogy about a fascinating family, the Rothsteins, who were trapped in Nazi-Occupied Paris.  A Jewish family with deep ties in the world of art and the life of Paris, they missed their opportunity to flee the …

Paco Chierici – Lions of the Sky

Hannah Mary McKinnon – Her Secret Son

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Bye, bye, Judith – The One Time I Saw Judith Krantz

It was with deep regret that I read about the death of Judith Krantz on June 22, 2019. Why hadn’t I asked her to be a guest? She was 91 years old and probably would have liked to be asked to do an interview. One of the problems for authors is that unless they have a new release, they are …

Four Years of Joy…

Alan Bean – The Man I Knew

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More Than a Radio Program

Writers love to write — but authors need to sell. When you discover the joy of writing, you are a writer. When you decide to sell your work, you become an author. It is not an easy transition. Writing — although a solitary endeavor — is fun. Being an author can also be fun, but it is also a harrowing …

PatZi’s Pix for Flix

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Hello, Hollywood! PatZi’s Pix for Flix…

Hey, all my old friends — hopefully, some of you remember me, but it’s been years since three of my spec scripts were optioned and appeared in a full-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter. Sadly, they went into turnaround — along with a script-for-hire based on a famous person’s book. A few weeks before the start of production the said VIP …

Carol J. Perry – Sleuth Fest

Phillip Vega – A First Love Story

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Steve Brusatte – The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Everyone loves dinosaurs and Steve Brusatte takes us on an adventure in his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs – A New History of a Lost World. Steve Brusatte is a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field—naming fifteen new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork! Dr. Brusatte …

BookBuzz Reviews with Rita Moreau

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Rita Moreau – Get Cozy

Rita Moreau, one of Joy on Paper’s special correspondents, met New York Time’s best selling author, Tim Dorsey, at a book signing to celebrate the release of his latest madcap adventure. The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel features the indomitable Serge A. Storms. Rita loves mysteries. Not only does she love to write them, like in her delightful book, Feisty Nuns, …

Here’s the Buzz on Granny’s Got a Gun

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Story Behind the Book – Andrew Scott Cooper’s The Fall of Heaven

With all the events occurring in Iran it is important to have a look back in history — to the days of the downfall of the Shah of Iran. It is vital that we understand the importance of Iran and the changes that are taking place. So I was so happy to talk to Andrew Scott Cooper about his his brilliant book about …

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PatZi & Pekka Loved Bouchercon2019

Linda Tincu Peno – Quiet Refuge

Mark LaPorta – Probability Shadow

Tanya Steel – Food Fight!