C. Hope Clark – Newberry Sin

Move over Leroy Jethro Gibbs, there’s a new whiz investigator on the farm. Who would have thought that the US Department of Agriculture even has investigators? But, like all government agencies, they do — and it makes for some interesting crimes with a different twist.  This was a fun interview. I was so happy to discover that Hope has a …

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Michelle Cox – A Promise Given

I love historical mysteries — I love to be taken back into time and learn something about an era that puts history into perspective. And no one does it better than Michelle Cox. Her  latest novel A Promise Given offers an intriguing glimpse into 1930s. With wit and charm she weaves in authentic period details and brings us the  a love story that …

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Deborah Batterman – Just Like February

I really enjoyed talking to Deborah Batterman about her new novel, Just Like February. It is a very touching coming-of-age story. Rachel Cohen looks back at her life as she relates the story of her close relationship with her beloved Uncle Jake. A mysterious man who travels to exotic places, he fills her life with interesting stories and gifts. She loves him with …

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Kristin Kaye – Tree Dreams

Kristin Kaye’s Tree Dreams is an eco-literary, coming of age novel relevant for teenagers and adults alike, for this rite of passage asks the same of us all—whatever our age or life stage, we each must discover our one true voice, and learn how to offer it to the world. “Kristin Kaye’s coming of age novel artfully places her young heroine in …

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Leslie Carroll – American Princess

Leslie Carroll was one of the first guests on Joy on Paper. As every listener knows I love history — and Leslie’s historical novels are among the best. Her Marie Antoinette Trilogy is on the shelf behind my desk and I enjoy picking it up occasionally and re-reading passages. I was so thrilled to discover that she was asked to …

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Julie Maloney – A Matter of Chance

This is every readers chance to be in on the ground floor of what promises to be a great writing career.   I knew when I got this book that it was the debut book of a fascinating woman, Julie Maloney, who is the founder of Women Reading Aloud, a nonprofit that supports women on their journeys to grow as writers. …

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Mary Higgins Clark – I’ve Got My Eyes on You

A new thriller — I’ve Got My Eyes on You  When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he’s innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there…After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. …

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The Wisdom of Wolves

Wow! What an amazing couple. Their story about of life among the wolves is fascinating.  “Jim and Jamie Dutcher offer a rare and insightful view into the hidden lives of wolves. Though this species is often misunderstood, these remarkable animals have much to teach us if we will take the time to learn.” —Robert Redford In the years since living with wolves, …

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