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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Neel Mullick – Dark Blossom

It is always a JOY for me to find a new author — especially on the release of their first book. Neel Mullick’s Dark Blossom is the beginning of what I predict will be a brilliant career.  There are so many things I love about Dark Blossom.   Neel handles this drama with amazing deft and talent as he slowly reveals …

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Robert A. Kaster – The Appian Way

[Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel] I just celebrated the 4th Anniversary of Joy on Paper and one of the things that I have discovered is that there are so many ‘magical threads’ that weave through the tapestry of my program. One thread leads to another… A month ago I flew north to visit my son who is completing his Ph.D. …

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Four Years of Joy…

When I was planning my 4th Anniversary program, I knew who I wanted to be my guests: Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant. I had interviewed them separately in the past — but I wanted them to come on the program together.  They intrigued me. I saw them at the Bouchercon 2018 World Mystery Convention held in October — practically in …

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Rod Pyle – 2.0

How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age  Cool Space News AM! Up, Up, and Away with Rod Pyle Looking forward to talking to Rod on March 12th at 11:00 a.m. EST about 2.0 — it is a fascinating book.  There is a great intro by Buzz Aldrin.     What people are …

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Leslie Carroll – American Princess

Leslie Carroll was one of the first guests on Joy on Paper. As every listener knows I love history — and Leslie’s historical novels are among the best. Her Marie Antoinette Trilogy is on the shelf behind my desk and I enjoy picking it up occasionally and re-reading passages. I was so thrilled to discover that she was asked to …

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