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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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Lisa Brennan-Jobs – Small Fry

You can listen live on Tuesday, June 18th – Click Here I am so thrilled that I will be talking to Lisa Brennan-Jobs on June 18th about her amazing book, Small Fry. When I say amazing, I mean really amazing. One might say it blew me away — or at least, it blew me all the way to the California. I …

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At Home in the Dark – An Anthology

It was a thrill for me to meet Lawrence Block, a Mystery Writer of America Grand Master at Bouchercon2018.  Larry has been a great friend to Joy on Paper during the past four years and so I was happy to set up a ‘relay’ style interview with four of the great authors who have contributed stories to his latest anthology, …

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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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SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS – RUN WITH ME

It’s summertime and kids are out of school — what a wonderful time to give them a gift of a book that will inspire them. It was such a joy for me to talk to four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross about her book, Run with Me.  I remember the excitement of watching her win the Olympic Gold Medal for …

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JERRY PADAVANO – THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

It was an honor to interview Jerry Padavano, the author of The Ultimate Challenge: Surviving Cancer. He has written a candid and inspirational story about his battle with cancer. It is a story of courage and perseverance. It is a testament to positive thinking. He has put a great deal of his heart and soul in sharing his powerful story …

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Neel Mullick – Dark Blossom

It is always a JOY for me to find a new author — especially on the release of their first book. Neel Mullick’s Dark Blossom is the beginning of what I predict will be a brilliant career.  There are so many things I love about Dark Blossom.   Neel handles this drama with amazing deft and talent as he slowly reveals …

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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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