PatZi & Pekka Loved Bouchercon2019

Pekka (The Baraga Bear) and I had so much fun at Bouchercon2018 – we are already planning to go to Bouchercon2019 which will be held in Dallas. Pekka fell in love  with Tasha Alexander — she’s so beautiful! And I love her Lady Emily Mystery series. Tasha’s Lady Emily Mysteries series is so much fun.  Visit her website: www.tashaalexander.com    …

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Alan Bean – The Man I Knew

It was with great sadness that I read about the passing of Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon. It brought back some fond memories of the time I spent with him. I had been hired to write a script based on Apollo 7 Astronaut Walt Cunningham’s book, The All American Boys and was doing research to make …

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Hello Phoenix! Love KFNX 1100

I am very proud and happy that Joy on Paper is now carried on KFNX 1100, which was voted one of the Top Ten Radio Stations in Arizona by Ranking Arizona with over 50,000 weekly listeners. KFNX has one of the largest signals of any Phoenix Radio Station with 50,000 watts reaching almost 5 million people throughout Arizona from Sedona to …

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A, B, C, D, E, F, Gee – I’m Going to Miss Sue Grafton

It’s funny how much you can get from just hearing a voice. When I talked to Sue Grafton I was immediately charmed by her warmth and humor. She was so enthusiastic to talk about her love of writing. When I interviewed her for the release of “X” in 2015, she immediately started by saying, “I love talking about writing. That is one …

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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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Sarah Jessica Parker – A Writer’s Best Friend?

The American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute drew over a thousand attendees during the week of January 22nd, including Sarah Jessica Parker, who last year launched a new line of books named SJP for Hogarth, which will publish high-quality works of fiction by both established writers and distinctive emerging voices with critical and commercial promise. As Editorial Director the star of Sex and the City will …

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Hi! I am me, PatZi with a Z…

I am me, PatZi with a Z coming to you from glorious Clearwater, Florida.This is a view from the window by my desk. I want to thank my listeners for all their concern during Hurricane Irma. The HIM hurricane year of 2017: Harvey, Irma and Maria caused a lot of problems, but luckily here in glorious Clearwater, Florida we didn’t suffer too …

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