Guests on Joy on Paper

PatZi's guests share the stories behind their books...

Dreams CAN come true...

"Wow! For an avid reader like myself,  I am living the dream. I have the JOY of talking to authors I have admired for years and to discover so many new authors. It is an honor to to be able to promote  their books to my listeners, because one of the JOYS OF LIFE is to find a book that touches your heart.” – PatZi (with a Z!) , Creator/Host

Nine Mystery Writer of America Grand Masters have been guests....

Famous authors...

Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Jojo Moyes, David Baldacci, Doug Brunt, Amor Towles, Delia Ephron, Jeffrey Deaver, Sharyn McCrumb, Mike Resnick and Angela Hunt.

Special guests and celebrities...

What people say about Joy on Paper...

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Lawrence Block

MWA Grand Master

“I was on ‘Joy on Paper,’ Patzi Gil’s marvelous radio program, along with Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, and Warren Moore.”

Rikki Klieman

 "Fairy Tales Can Come True"

“Well, that was so much fun. Thank you for this opportunity. You have the very best voice with perfect diction. You made me feel as if I had known you for years.”

Stephen Hunter

Pulitzer Prize Winner

"Patzi, this has been a good  interview. I'm very pleased…you know I could be interviewed by you for the rest of my life…can we just keep doing this forever…"

Jonathan Santlofer Interview
Jonathan Santlofer

"Thank you, Patzi. It is always a 'joy' to talk to you.  You're the best."

Neal F. Litherland

 "The Literary Mercenary"

“If you’ve never heard of ‘Joy on Paper’ then allow me to be the bearer of glad tidings. This what you’re looking for...The host is Patzi Gil, referred to on-air as ‘PatZi (with a Z),’ and she wants to give a platform to authors like you.

Nicholas Guy Smith

 "That Voice" - An Audible Narrator

“Thanks, PatZi Gil, for the radio interview about my narration of ‘A Gentleman In Moscow’.”

VIPs of the Publishing World 

Pegasus Books

Claiborne Hancock founded Pegasus in 2005 and, along with Associate Publisher Jessica Case, has built the company into an indie house that publishes over one hundred books annually. They publish top quality nonfiction and fiction. Visit their website to see a list of their authors. 


Founder and CEO Mark Corker talks about his goal of giving every author the opportunity to publish their books. 

Smashwords is the world's leading ebook publishing platform for indie authors and independent presses. Since it was founded in 2008 they have published almost a half million titles.

From Penguin Classics

Paul Buckley, Editor, and Elda Rotor discussed the art and artists behind the breathtaking covers of Penguin Classics. The personal stories of the illustrators -- and their thinking behind their art -- is fascinating. Every author needs this book. It is inspiring!

Jane Friedman

Publishing Expert

Dave Chesson


Dave Chesson Kindlepreneur Interview

Joe Yazbeck

Famed Speaker 

Julie Schoerke

JKS Communications

Brenda Drake

Founder, Pitch Wars

Betsy Drake Interview

Eli Gonzalez

The Ghost Publishing

To find your favorite author go to the Interview Pages and scroll through the list.

Joy on Paper is proud help authors promote their books