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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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Richard Bach – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Sometimes it is a the authors that I don’t interview who mean so much to me. Richard Bach is one of those authors. Every New Year’s Day I take a walk on the beach at dawn. I love it when the beach is empty and for a few blessed minutes I am one with the world. One with the birds. …

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Glenn L. Erickson – Android Love

It was so much fun to talk to Glenn L. Erickson about his newest book. I really enjoy ‘speculative’ fiction — and Android Love is a fascinating peek into the future. Into a world where Androids become more — dare I say – human. What will that mean for all of us? Glenn tackles this question and more with humor and …

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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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