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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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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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Hannah Mary McKinnon – Her Secret Son

It was a real joy to meet Hannah Mary McKinnon at Bouchercon2018. After that event I talked to her about her suspense/thriller, The Neighbors, which I enjoyed. So it was fun to invite her back to Joy on Paper to talk about her latest book, Her Secret Son.  In this suspenseful family drama, set in upstate New York, Hannah captivates …

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Richard Kirshenbaum – Rouge

Sometimes you just get a kick out of a book! One page into Richard Kirshenbaum’s debut novel, Rouge, I knew I was reading a winner.  I always love to talk to an author on the release of their first novel — it makes me, in a tiny way, a part of history. When they look back years later on their …

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