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Tasha Alexander – Lady Emily Mysteries

I enjoy historical mysteries and Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Mysteries is a series that has all the elements that I look for in a fun cozy read.  If you haven’t read Tasha’s previous books in the series, I think you will be inspired to go back to the beginning: And Only to Deceive. It is so much fun to watch how an author …

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 …

NatGeo Books Are Great Gifts

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Joe Yogerst – 100 Parks 5000 Ideas

WHERE TO GO, WHEN TO GO, WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO Joe Yogerst has come out with a book that everyone can enjoy. I love this guy! He’s brilliant. Not only did he find a career that he loves — but he started planning for it from the time he was a little boy reading those lovely yellow National Geographic magazines. …

Recent Interviews

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Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

No one ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets …

Granville Burgess – Fork in the Crick

Jessica Strawser – Not That I Can Tell

More Than A Radio Program

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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 …

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PatZi & Pekka Loved Bouchercon2019

Pekka (The Baraga Bear) and I had so much fun at Bouchercon2018 – we are already planning to go to Bouchercon2019 which will be held in Dallas. Pekka fell in love  with Tasha Alexander — she’s so beautiful! And I love her Lady Emily Mystery series. Tasha’s Lady Emily Mysteries series is so much fun.  Visit her website: www.tashaalexander.com    …

Alan Bean – The Man I Knew

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Book Buzz with Rita Morea

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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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Linda Tincu Peno – Quiet Refuge

So happy that Linda Tincu Peno will join me in the studio on October 4th to talk about her first book, Quiet Refuge.Abi Fairchild lives in the racial turbulence of 1964 Alabama. She and her friend Becca hear about a missing girl and decide to investigate. What they find is far more sinister than anything they imagined, and soon they …

Mark LaPorta – Probability Shadow

Hannah Mary McKinnon