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Paco Chierici – Lions of the Sky

 Wow! I love pilots and beautiful aircraft. So it was a thrill to read Paco Chierici’s debut book, Lions of the Sky. Paco Chierici has written a compelling story about young competitive Navy pilots training to fly one of the hottest planes in the fleet, the F-18 Super Hornet. With a great cast of characters, we follow them as they …

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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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Tracey Hecht – The Nocturnals

Wow! It was so much fun to talk to Tracey Hecht about her fabulous series of books for young readers — The Nocturnals. There are both chapter books and picture books — and absolutely adorable illustrations — for kids to enjoy. Parents, become the voice your child will remember all of their lives — read this series to your kids. …

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Roslyn Franken – Meant to Be

It was such an honor to have Roslyn Franken return to Joy on Paper to discuss her book, Meant to Be, a beautifully written true story about her parents, John and Sonja Franken, who were two of the most unlikely survivors of World War II. Since her previous visit Roslyn has been invited to speak about the Anti-Semitism she writes …

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Steven S. Drachman – Watt O’Hugh Series

I enjoyed talking to Steven S. Drachman about his wonderful series, The Strange & Astounding Memoirs of Watt O’Hugh the Third. It’s hard to categorize these books — adventure, fantasy, historical romance. And, I will add, plain old-fashioned fun. Watt is not just a gun slinging cowboy who can roam through time, he is an icon of all our ideas …

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KIM DOWER – The Poet

This is the first part of an interview that I had with Kim Dower on September 12, 2019. In this interview we talk about her poetry. The second part of the interview was about her company, Kim from LA. Here is the link to that interview.   CLICK HERE It was a joy to talk to Kim Dower about her latest …

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William Grubman – The Storm Over Paris

It was such a pleasure to talk to William Grubman (pronounced: Grooob-man) about his debut novel, The Storm Over Paris. It is the first in a trilogy about a fascinating family, the Rothsteins, who were trapped in Nazi-Occupied Paris.  A Jewish family with deep ties in the world of art and the life of Paris, they missed their opportunity to flee the …

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