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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Eugenia Lovett West – Sarah’s War

It was so much fun to talk to Eugenie Lovett West about her newest book, Sarah’s War.  I enjoy historical fiction, particularly the period during the Revolutionary War. It’s amazing to think of what we accomplished. It was not a given that Americans would overcome the British, who had an enormous army and incredible resources to throw at the rebels …

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs – Small Fry

I enjoyed talking to Lisa Brennan-Jobs her amazing book, Small Fry. When I say amazing, I mean really amazing. One might say it blew me away — or at least, it blew me all the way to California. I started humming Leaving on a Jet Plane. Her writing is compelling and her observations of  Silicon Valley during the 1970’s and 80’s …

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Brook Allen – Antonius: Son of Rome

Recently I had the joy of interviewing Margaret George about her fascinating book Nero: Splendor Before the Dark. The dramatic opening of that book — the great fire of Rome — has had me thinking a great deal about Rome. So I was thrilled when she recommended Brook Allen’s new book about the early years of Marc Antony: Antonius, Son …

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