Kristin Hannah – International Bestselling Author

Kristin Hannah’s new novel, The Great Alone is a powerful epic story set in Alaska, which is as much a character of the book as is the young family struggling to find a new life for themselves in the years after the Vietnam War. Few authors have written so movingly about the incomparable beauty and danger that was Alaska in the 1970’s. …

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Jonathan Santlofer – I Am America

Jonathan Santlofer has done an amazing job of bringing together a dynamic roster of brilliant authors and artists to take part in an anthology that celebrates America and the work of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is now in its 98th year. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art writers and artists consider the fundamental ideals …

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Vincent L. Scarsella – Anonymous Man

Well, Vince is no longer anonymous to me! He is the first writer that I have ‘discovered’ from my Facebook page.  I don’t understand the mysterious ways that one gets connected on FB — I am always surprised by the number of posts I receive and the messages. Anyway, there was Vince and I liked the title of one of …

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Jill D. Block – A Chip Off the Old Block

Jill Block and her father, MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block, are the second father and daughter team to be guests on Joy on Paper. (Several months ago Laura Resnick joined her father, Mike Resnick, the award winning Sci-Fi author. I really enjoyed talking to Jill about her contribution to a great anthology: Alive in Shape & Color (16 Painting by …

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Phillip Vega – A First Love Story

You won’t want to exit this book until the very end. It will be hard to put down Phillip Vega’s Last Exit to Montauk. He has captured the feelings that one experiences with a first love. A love that stays with you for all the days of your life. One that is there at the edge of your memory.  From …

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Rick Bava – Boomers Rule

Rick Bava traveled around the country collecting stories and sharing memories with Boomers to create a fascinating book about that captures the culture of the time. In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation is a touch of nostalgia and lots of some common sense discussion about the subjects that are important to the generation that lived through the exciting and turbulent …

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Dr. E – Or Up, Up and Away with Dr. Bethany Ehlmann

The exciting launch of SpaceX’s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket has gotten everyone’s attention. So it is the perfect time to talk with Dr. Bethany Ehlman about her new book, Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System. Young and old will enjoy following the adventures of Dr. Dr. E and her robot sidekick, Rover, as they explore the solar system’s wildest, most astronomical …

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Peter Mayle – Au Revoir to a Brilliant Talent

The death of Peter Mayle, the author the bestselling memoir, “A Year in Provence,” is a great loss to the world of books. His endearing story of how he, an English advertising executive, moved to the south of France to live a quiet life as a novelist has amused readers since its release in 1989. His book is part memoir and …

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Yipee!!! Say it in any language you want! Taryn Fagerness will translate…

Goeiemôre, Môre! Mirëmëngjes! God dag! Diwrnod da! Dobry dzien! And, my favorite, Hyvää päivää — that’s Finnish. Looking forward to talking to Taryn Fagerness (Taryn Fagerness Agency), who specializes in representing foreign rights on behalf of North American literary agents and publishers. The Agency also represents a select number of authors domestically. Here at Joy on Paper, we will crown …

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