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Three Poets – LL Barkat, JS Lamb, Kim Dower

Celebrating poetry with LL Barkat, JS “Jim” Lamb, and Kim Dower — they each read a few of their poems and talk about their love of poetry — and the joy of even one little word…. 1st Segment with LL Barkat   2nd Segment with J.S. Lamb 3rd Segment with Kim Dower   What a wonderful way to celebrated Valentine’s Day …

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Robert L. Dilenschneider

Less than minute after I received news that Robert L. Dilenschneider was releasing a new book — Decisions: Practical Advice from 23 Men and Women Who Shaped the World — I decided to invite him to be my guest on the last day of 2019. One of the reasons for making such a quick decision is that I had enjoyed …

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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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Peter Riva – TAG Series

Sci-Fi at its finest… It was a JOY to have Peter Riva join me to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Joy on Paper. Just a few weeks ago Peter joined me to talk about the release of his most recent book, Kidnapped in Africa — the third book in his thriller series featuring Mbuno, an African guide, and Pero Balthazar, …

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Guest Host – Peter Riva

It’s an honor that on March 24, 2020, Peter joined Joy on Paper as a Guest Host to bring a special message to all my listeners. To me Joy on Paper is a magic tapestry with golden threads that connect me to so many authors and their books. One of these threads is that my Dad fell in love with Peter’s …

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Guest Hosts-Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant

Life is strange — no one who knew me before I started the program would have believed that I would one day become a Radio Host. I was the shy one, the only one at a party who didn’t join in on the karaoke. Then, one day, I was inspired to do a program to help authors promote their books …

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Chrysta Castanada

It was a joy to talk to Chrysta Castanada about her book, The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens. It is non-fiction — but it is so beautifully written that it reads like a novel!  T. Boone Pickens, the legendary Texas oilman,  was an amazing guy. When they call someone ‘bigger than life’ they had him in mind. Some called …

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5th Anniversary with Tasha & Andrew

Wow! The 5th Anniversary of Joy on Paper is a time to look back and to thank all the amazing guests who have joined me to celebrate the joy of writing and reading. I am forever grateful to the 9 Mystery Writer of America Grand Masters, the Poet Laureate of the United States, over 200 New York Times Best Selling …

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Peter Riva

Simply put — I love this book! Kidnapped on Safara by Peter Riva has so many things going for it. First, it is set in Africa. And I love books about Africa. Then it starts with a map. I love books that start with maps. And then, joy of joys, bwana is used in conversation. Before I talk about the characters …

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Martha Grimes – MWA Grand Master

== It was such an honor to speak to Martha during the celebration of Joy on Paper’s 5th Anniversary == Wow! What a way to kick off the month long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Joy on Paper! I was so excited that Martha Grimes, the brilliant author of the Richard Jury series, joined me to celebrate. The first …

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Five Years of Incredible Joy

Wow! The 5th Anniversary of Joy on Paper is a time to look back and to thank all the amazing guests who have joined me to celebrate the joy of writing and reading. I am forever grateful to the 9 Mystery Writer of America Grand Masters, the Poet Laureate of the United States, over 200 New York Times Best Selling …

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