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Vincent L. Scarsella – Anonymous Man

Well, Vince is no longer anonymous to me! He is the first writer that I have ‘discovered’ from my Facebook page.  I don’t understand the mysterious ways that one gets connected on FB — I am always surprised by the number of posts I receive and the messages. Anyway, there was Vince and I liked the title of one of …

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Jill D. Block – A Chip Off the Old Block

Jill Block and her father, MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block, are the second father and daughter team to be guests on Joy on Paper. (Several months ago Laura Resnick joined her father, Mike Resnick, the award winning Sci-Fi author. I really enjoyed talking to Jill about her contribution to a great anthology: Alive in Shape & Color (16 Painting by …

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Phillip Vega – A First Love Story

You won’t want to exit this book until the very end. It will be hard to put down Phillip Vega’s Last Exit to Montauk. He has captured the feelings that one experiences with a first love. A love that stays with you for all the days of your life. One that is there at the edge of your memory.  From …

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Rick Bava – Boomers Rule

Rick Bava traveled around the country collecting stories and sharing memories with Boomers to create a fascinating book about that captures the culture of the time. In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation is a touch of nostalgia and lots of some common sense discussion about the subjects that are important to the generation that lived through the exciting and turbulent …

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Dr. E – Or Up, Up and Away with Dr. Bethany Ehlmann

The exciting launch of SpaceX’s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket has gotten everyone’s attention. So it is the perfect time to talk with Dr. Bethany Ehlman about her new book, Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System. Young and old will enjoy following the adventures of Dr. Dr. E and her robot sidekick, Rover, as they explore the solar system’s wildest, most astronomical …

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Peter Mayle – Au Revoir to a Brilliant Talent

The death of Peter Mayle, the author the bestselling memoir, “A Year in Provence,” is a great loss to the world of books. His endearing story of how he, an English advertising executive, moved to the south of France to live a quiet life as a novelist has amused readers since its release in 1989. His book is part memoir and …

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Yipee!!! Say it in any language you want! Taryn Fagerness will translate…

Goeiemôre, Môre! Mirëmëngjes! God dag! Diwrnod da! Dobry dzien! And, my favorite, Hyvää päivää — that’s Finnish. Looking forward to talking to Taryn Fagerness (Taryn Fagerness Agency), who specializes in representing foreign rights on behalf of North American literary agents and publishers. The Agency also represents a select number of authors domestically. Here at Joy on Paper, we will crown …

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Sam Boush – All Systems Down

24 hours.That’s all it takes.A new kind of war has begun. It is was so much fun to talk to Sam Bouch about this taut thriller — and on his Release Day! I always love to talk to authors on this very important day in their lives — they will never forget me! The first in a series about the …

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Gretchen Rubin – The Happy Blogger

What guest could be better during the first week of January? Who else but the author of The Four Tendencies, a book that will help us understand our personality type. Beyond Type A and Type B — in the just released Audio book Gretchen talks about the four types of people in this world Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels – and how these …

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