Neal F. Litherland – Crier’s Knife

 Really happy to welcome back to Joy on Paper, Neal F. Litherland, the author of Crier’s Knife. [Genre: Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery] Neal is a very talented author and the new book is really impressive. Fantasy is a funny thing — an author has to take you to a place and time that becomes, for a little while, your reality. …

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For Readers – Win a Free Book

Do you love to read? Then listen to Joy on Paper to hear the story behind the book. Sign up for our monthly drawing to win a First Edition by an author featured on Joy on Paper.     One of the greatest joys of life is to read — so listen to Joy on Paper and get inspired to …

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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    …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mark LaPorta – Probability Shadow

Probability Shadow is Book 1 of Mark LaPorta’s new series: Against the Glare of Darkness. It was fun to talk to Mark last year about his trilogy: The Changing Hearts of Ixdahan Daherek. I thought it was a wonderful read and admire Mark’s ability to create a world filled with characters that capture the imagination with depth and humor. Later I read …

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Granville Burgess – Fork in the Crick

It was a JOY to chat with Granville Wyche Burgess about the 2nd book in his series: Rebecca Zook’s Amish Romance. Granville is such an amazing talent. Not only has he written two beautiful books about the life of a young woman in Amish country, he is also a talented playwright who has written some fascinating plays about American history. …

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Hannah Mary McKinnon

Wow!  It was fun to meet Hannah Mary McKinnon at Bouchercon18 — and am so happy that she is joining me on Thursday, September 20th to talk about one of her books, The Neighbors.  This book is domestic thriller that keeps you hooked. Love when a book surprises me — I am sure it is going one way and it …

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