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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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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