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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 …

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Roslyn Franken – Meant to Be

It was meant to be that Roslyn Franken would be a guest on Joy on Paper to talk about her book: Meant to Be, A True Story of A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit Why? Because the title comes from a Yiddish word that has always been important to me: bashert — which is translated: …

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Robert A. Kaster – The Appian Way

[Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel] I just celebrated the 4th Anniversary of Joy on Paper and one of the things that I have discovered is that there are so many ‘magical threads’ that weave through the tapestry of my program. One thread leads to another… A month ago I flew north to visit my son who is completing his Ph.D. …

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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 …

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Brook Allen – Antonius: Son of Rome

Recently I had the joy of interviewing Margaret George about her fascinating book Nero: Splendor Before the Dark. The dramatic opening of that book — the great fire of Rome — has had me thinking a great deal about Rome. So I was thrilled when she recommended Brook Allen’s new book about the early years of Marc Antony: Antonius, Son …

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Lori A. Paige – The Gothic Romance Wave

A Critical History of the Mass Market Novels, 1960-1993 I really enjoyed reading Lori A. Paige’s The Gothic Romance Wave —  it is one of those wonderful books that sends you down a road that is filled with lots of interesting paths along the way. It’s a fun road, but a little dangerous — you want to read all the …

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Rod Pyle – 2.0

How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age  Cool Space News AM! Up, Up, and Away with Rod Pyle Looking forward to talking to Rod on March 12th at 11:00 a.m. EST about 2.0 — it is a fascinating book.  There is a great intro by Buzz Aldrin.     What people are …

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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. …

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