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Paco Chierici – Lions of the Sky

 Wow! I love pilots and beautiful aircraft. So it was a thrill to read Paco Chierici’s debut book, Lions of the Sky. Paco Chierici has written a compelling story about young competitive Navy pilots training to fly one of the hottest planes in the fleet, the F-18 Super Hornet. With a great cast of characters, we follow them as they …

Hannah Mary McKinnon – Her Secret Son

Richard Kirshenbaum – Rouge


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Four Years of Joy…

When I was planning my 4th Anniversary program, I knew who I wanted to be my guests: Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant. I had interviewed them separately in the past — but I wanted them to come on the program together.  They intrigued me. I saw them at the Bouchercon 2018 World Mystery Convention held in October — practically in …

Alan Bean – The Man I Knew

Hello Phoenix! Love KFNX 1100

A Platform for Writers

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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

Gift Books

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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!