Beer Glorious Beer

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to tell you that beer is great — but it is fun to talk to them about a favorite subject of so many people. Coming just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I am looking forward to talking to Mark Patterson, who has earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark has (co)authored …

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Hector Macdonald – On Truth

Are facts true? Anymore? Or ever? Is it black and white? Is it like Orwell’s Winston Smith: ‘There was truth and there was untruth.’ We are living in the time of fake news. Who knows what is real?  Definition – fact – noun 1.  something that actually exists; reality; truth:   From Latin > factum something done, deed, noun use of neuter offactus done, past participle of facere to do1       In Truth: A User’s Guide,  Hector Macdonald explains how these so-called …

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The Wisdom of Wolves

Wow! What an amazing couple. Their story about of life among the wolves is fascinating.  “Jim and Jamie Dutcher offer a rare and insightful view into the hidden lives of wolves. Though this species is often misunderstood, these remarkable animals have much to teach us if we will take the time to learn.” —Robert Redford In the years since living with wolves, …

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John Hart – The Rush to The Hush

Is it a swamp? Or a new dimension? For those who have read The Last Child, you will recognize many of the characters in this continuation of the story of Johnny Merrimon. The new book, The Hush, is a stand alone — but you might want to read The Last Child before John Hart’s newest book is released. Reading more about …

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A, B, C, D, E, F, Gee – I’m Going to Miss Sue Grafton

It’s funny how much you can get from just hearing a voice. When I talked to Sue Grafton I was immediately charmed by her warmth and humor. She was so enthusiastic to talk about her love of writing. When I interviewed her for the release of “X” in 2015, she immediately started by saying, “I love talking about writing. That is one …

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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, …

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