Brad Parks – Closer Than You Know

I love this book! Brad Parks doesn’t disappoint with this suspense thriller about a woman who is caught up in the a series of disasters. It was this woman — Melanie Barrick — who made this book so compelling. I like Melanie. I ached for Melanie when she finds out her son has been picked up by Social Services. I …

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Carol J. Perry – Sleuth Fest

Carol J. Perry will give us an inside look at the recent Sleuth Fest held in Boca Raton, Florida.  Carol’s most recent book is It Takes a Coven — another of her fabulous Witch City Mysteries.  Three of Carol’s books were selected by Kensington for their display in all Barnes & Noble book stores across the United States.        …

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Beer Glorious Beer

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to tell you that beer is great — but it is fun to talk to them about a favorite subject of so many people. Coming just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I am looking forward to talking to Mark Patterson, who has earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark has (co)authored …

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Hector Macdonald – On Truth

Are facts true? Anymore? Or ever? Is it black and white? Is it like Orwell’s Winston Smith: ‘There was truth and there was untruth.’ We are living in the time of fake news. Who knows what is real?  Definition – fact – noun 1.  something that actually exists; reality; truth:   From Latin > factum something done, deed, noun use of neuter offactus done, past participle of facere to do1       In Truth: A User’s Guide,  Hector Macdonald explains how these so-called …

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John Hart – The Rush to The Hush

Is it a swamp? Or a new dimension? For those who have read The Last Child, you will recognize many of the characters in this continuation of the story of Johnny Merrimon. The new book, The Hush, is a stand alone — but you might want to read The Last Child before John Hart’s newest book is released. Reading more about …

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Jonathan Santlofer – I Am America

Jonathan Santlofer has done an amazing job of bringing together a dynamic roster of brilliant authors and artists to take part in an anthology that celebrates America and the work of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is now in its 98th year. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art writers and artists consider the fundamental ideals …

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Jill D. Block – A Chip Off the Old Block

Jill Block and her father, MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block, are the second father and daughter team to be guests on Joy on Paper. (Several months ago Laura Resnick joined her father, Mike Resnick, the award winning Sci-Fi author. I really enjoyed talking to Jill about her contribution to a great anthology: Alive in Shape & Color (16 Painting by …

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Yipee!!! Say it in any language you want! Taryn Fagerness will translate…

Goeiemôre, Môre! Mirëmëngjes! God dag! Diwrnod da! Dobry dzien! And, my favorite, Hyvää päivää — that’s Finnish. Looking forward to talking to Taryn Fagerness (Taryn Fagerness Agency), who specializes in representing foreign rights on behalf of North American literary agents and publishers. The Agency also represents a select number of authors domestically. Here at Joy on Paper, we will crown …

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