Chapter One with Greg Grasso

Chapter One with Greg Grasso

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NOW ON iTUNESFor nearly five years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what …


Deadly River - Ralph Frerichs
Jul 14, 2016 • 56 min
When cholera arrived unexpectedly in Haiti in October 2010, a great mystery unfolded as disease and death decimated the population. Deadly River (Cornell University Press/ILR Press, 2016), and this supplement tell the story of cholera in Haiti, of Fren…
National Geographic Celebrates 100 Years - Ford Cochran
Jun 30, 2016 • 28 min
Travel with National Geographic photographers as they explore the most fascinating travel adventures in the United States. Take a peak the some of the most interesting “stops” along the way. Explore the world of wonderment as you travel across the U.S….
Matthew Palmer - The Wolf of Sarajevo
Jun 30, 2016 • 15 min
A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American em…
Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best
May 27, 2016 • 25 min
Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America’s xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members …
Patrick O’Donnell - Washington’s Immortals
Apr 18, 2016 • 28 min
In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered a…
Clint Emerson - 100 Deadly Skills, The SEAL’s Operative Guide.mp2
Apr 5, 2016 • 36 min
Hal Niedzviecki - Trees on Mars
Mar 2, 2016 • 36 min
The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal N…
Roberto Gonzales - Lives in Limbo
Mar 2, 2016 • 26 min
Over two million of the nation’s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two …
John Jacobs - Life is Good - Casual Interview
Feb 25, 2016 • 18 min
Life is not perfect. Life is not easy. Life is good. We see it when we believe it. Each one of us has a choice: to focus our energy on obstacles or opportunities. To fixate on our problems, or focus on solutions. We can harp on what’s wrong with …
Stephen Alvarez - Rarely Seen, Photographs of the Extraordinary
Feb 16, 2016 • 15 min
In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world’s finest photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen features striking images of places…
Simon Singer - America’s Safest City
Jan 14, 2016 • 41 min
Winner of the American Society of Criminology 2015 Michael J. Hindelang Book Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been voted by numerous publications …
Tess Gerritsen - Playing with Fire
Jan 13, 2016 • 19 min
“When you look at her, what do you see?” “She’s my daughter. Of course I think she’s perfect in every way. But…” “But?” My throat chokes to a whisper. “I’m afraid of her now.” Imagine if you were home alone and your three-year-old dau…
Robert Crais - The Promise
Jan 13, 2016 • 18 min
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fi…
Tavis Smiley - The Covenant with Black America; Ten Years Later
Jan 12, 2016 • 15 min
In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant with Black America, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller,…
Joseph Finder - Suspicion
Dec 18, 2015 • 29 min
Single father Danny Goodman would do anything — anything — to protect his teenaged daughter, Abby, from more unhappiness after her mother’s death. Struggling to keep her at the private school she loves, he accepts a favor from an unexpected benefactor…
Cecelia Tichi - Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America
Nov 13, 2015 • 36 min
Jack London (1876-1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of povert…
Sally Loughridge - Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love
Nov 3, 2015 • 30 min
This is the tale of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, too much of their family’s attention. Written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge, the book focuses on the emotional impact of his sister’s illness and treatment …
David Strange - A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform
Sep 17, 2015 • 28 min
Although the United States is a nation founded by immigrants, Alberto Gonzales and David Strange believe that national immigration policy and enforcement over the past thirty years has been inadequate. This failure by federal leaders has resulted in a …
Bert & John Jacobs - Life is Good
Sep 15, 2015 • 17 min
From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind their beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. …
Nick Bunker - An Empire on the Edge, How Britain Came to Fight America
Sep 9, 2015 • 27 min
Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led t…
David Baldacci - The Keeper
Sep 9, 2015 • 10 min
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that every…
Laurie King & Les Klinger—A Study in Sherlock
Sep 1, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode King and Klinger discuss the story collection they edited entitled a Study in Sherlock. Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original p…
Sandra Brown—Operation Thriller
Sep 1, 2015 • 22 min
In this episode Brown discusses her book Operation Thriller. Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-two New York Times bestsellers, including LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL(2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007…
David Laskin—The Children’s Blizzard
Sep 1, 2015 • 29 min
An award-winning classic of creative non-fiction, The Children’s Blizzard is the true story of an epic winter storm that hit the Upper Midwest on January 12, 1888. Laskin unfolds this blizzard of unprecedented suddenness and ferocity by focusing on hal…
Alex Grecian—The Devil’s Workshop
Sep 1, 2015 • 26 min
They thought he was gone, but they were wrong. Jack the Ripper is loose in London once more. Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad faces the most shocking case of its existence, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed na…
Sandra Brown - Friction
Aug 31, 2015 • 24 min
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction. Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downw…
Mike Bond—House of Jaguar
Aug 27, 2015 • 30 min
Chopper pilot and Vietnam war hero Joe Murphy finds himself in the middle of the brutal Guatemalan revolution when he witnesses an attack on a Mayan village by the Guatemalan Army and its CIA “advisors”. Badly injured, he escapes on a nightmare trek th…
Robert Cunningham - Afghanistan on the Bounce
Aug 21, 2015 • 27 min
What was it like to serve in Afghanistan? That is the question civilians often ask returning servicemembers of the armed forces. Afghanistan: On the Bounce brilliantly conveys the full range of the troops’ experiences—on patrol, in combat, in the chow …
Eve Spangler - Understanding Israel/Palistine, Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict
Aug 21, 2015 • 31 min
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the longest, ongoing hot-and-cold war of the 20th and 21st centuries. It has produced more refugees than any current conflict, generating fully one quarter of all refugees worldwide. Everyone knows that the Palestini…
Raymond Khoury—Rasputin’s Shadow
Aug 21, 2015 • 32 min
It all starts on a cold, bleak day in 1916, a mining pit in Siberia turns into a bloodbath when its miners attack each other, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men – a mysterious, horrified man of few words, and Grigory Rasputin, trusted c…
Peter Leonard - Eyes Closed Tight
Aug 13, 2015 • 30 min
O’Clair is a former Detroit homicide investigator who now owns a motel in Pompano Beach, Florida in his retirement. He runs the place with his much younger girlfriend, Virginia, who’s a knockout and can fix anything. One morning, he’s cleaning up after…
Tess Gerritsen - What’s Next?
Aug 13, 2015 • 5 min
Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. While on ma…
Jeff Deaver - Solitude Creek
Aug 13, 2015 • 14 min
Jeffery Deaver, “the master of manipulation” (Associated Press) and “the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world.” (Daily Telegraph, UK) returns with the new, long-awaited, Kathryn Dance thriller. A tragedy occurs at a sma…
David Baldacci - Memory Man
Aug 12, 2015 • 5 min
Amos Decker’s life changed forever—twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first pl…
Andrew Gerow Hodges, Jr.- Behind Nazi Lines
Aug 11, 2015 • 24 min
In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds … An elite British S.A.S. operative on an …
Joseph Finder - The Fixer
Aug 11, 2015 • 28 min
New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers his next breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep, and the danger of their discovery When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apart…
Jay Richards - Silhouette of Virtue
Aug 10, 2015 • 39 min
It is 1973. A small college town in Southern Illinois is terrorized by a spree of sadistic assaults. The rapist tells the victims—all Asian women—that he is making them pay for America’s betrayal in Vietnam. When the only other Black faculty member is …
Stephanie Sacks - What the Fork Are You Eating?
Aug 10, 2015 • 16 min
It’s labeled “natural,” “grass-fed,” or “free-roaming;” yet it might be anything but. It’s time to find out what you’re actually eating… When your groceries are labeled “low-fat,” “sugar-free,” and even “natural” and “antibiotic-free,” it’s easy t…
Mick Ebeling-Not Impossible
Jul 10, 2015 • 37 min
Mick Ebeling—a film and TV producer by trade, an optimist by nature—set out on a simple act of kindness that quickly turned into a lifelong mission. In the process he discovered that he could, indeed, change the world. And, as he recounts his own adven…
Brad Taylor-No Fortunate Son
Jul 10, 2015 • 27 min
In the latest thriller in the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of their worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive …
David Baldacci - The Escape
Nov 19, 2014 • 10 min
THE ESCAPE It’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible … until now. John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of tr…
MIke Kelly - The Bus on Jaffa Road
Nov 19, 2014 • 26 min
A Story of Middle East Terrorism and the Search for Justice After their children are killed in a terrorist bombing, three American families attempt to find out who was responsible. After winning a judgment in a U.S. court, the families encountered a…
Kira Peikoff - No Time to Die
Nov 19, 2014 • 27 min
In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department’s new Bioethics Committee, agent…
Lee Child - Personal
Nov 19, 2014 • 11 min
Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president but failed to kill him. The suspected sniper has serious skills and is a hard man to find. Reacher tracked him down once and put him in jail. Now he’s asked to hunt him again, and put him away…
John P Davidson - The Obedient Assassin
Nov 19, 2014 • 39 min
A dark and riveting thriller that reimagines the life and mission of the Spanish nationalist enlisted to murder Leon Trotsky: Based on a true chapter of world history and ten years of research, here is the story of the real-life reluctant soldier and k…
James Lee Burke—Wayfaring Stranger
Aug 20, 2014 • 32 min
In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man’s unforgettable life—connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to heroic acts at the Battle of the Bulge and finally to …
Eric Leuthardt—RedDevil 4
Aug 20, 2014 • 23 min
RedDevil 4 is spine-tingling techno-thriller based on cutting edge research from surgeon and inventor Eric C. Leuthardt.Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Hagan Maerici is on the verge of a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that could change the way we th…
Mike Bond - Casual Conversation
Aug 10, 2014 • 26 min
Bestselling author, environmental activist, human rights and war correspondent, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike Bond has lived and worked in over thirty countries on seven continents. His works have been translated into many la…
Allan Topol—The Spanish Revenge
Aug 8, 2014 • 35 min
Craig Page, the bold and daring EU Director of Counterterrorism, becomes the focal point of an effort to stop the feared terrorist Ahmed Sadi, whose goal is to provoke a Muslim uprising in Western Europe. Ahmed, a Muslim fanatic born in Paris to paren…
Greg Zuckerman—The Frackers
Jul 25, 2014 • 23 min
In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world’s fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi A…
Nelson DeMille—The Quest
Jul 7, 2014 • 29 min
An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerf…
Andrew Peterson—Forced to Kill
Jul 7, 2014 • 18 min
Trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride is the sole survivor of Montez de Oca, the brutal Nicaraguan interrogator who tortured countless souls to death before vanishing fourteen years ago. Though McBride’s body—as well as his soul—still bear the scars…
Barbara Hendricks—Lifting My Voice: A Memoir
Jul 6, 2014 • 38 min
Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important internati…
Chris Pegula—From Dude to Dad
Jul 6, 2014 • 20 min
From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner …
Ridley Pearson—The Red Room
Jul 6, 2014 • 28 min
John Knox is an expert at surveillance and delicate, international dealings. So he is understandably thrown when David “Sarge” Dulwich, his contact at Rutherford Risk, hands him a photo of a transaction he recently facilitated in the Middle East. More …
Jeff Deaver—The Kill Room
Jul 1, 2014 • 37 min
Robert Moreno, an American citizen living in South America, is shot in the Bahamas by a sniper. The killing was commissioned by the U.S. government, who received a tip-off that Moreno was planning a terrorist attack on a U.S. oil company headquarters. …
Daniel James Brown—The Boys in the Boat
Jul 1, 2014 • 12 min
They thought he was gone, but they were wrong. Jack the Ripper is loose in London once more. Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad faces the most shocking case of its existence, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed na…
Lee Childs—A Wanted Man
Jun 20, 2014 • 13 min
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping s…
David Baldacci—The Target
May 19, 2014 • 13 min
The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would m…
Jeff Deaver —The Skin Collector
May 18, 2014 • 25 min
In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme-the nation’s most renowned investigator and forensic detective. Now, a new killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme mu…
Dale Brown—Starfire
May 16, 2014 • 32 min
With the death of his heroic father, bomber and space warfare veteran Patrick McLanahan, Bradley McLanahan must now fly solo, leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world’s first orbiting solar power plant. Starfire will not only …
Mariana Cook —Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution
May 8, 2014 • 26 min
New York-based photographer Mariana Cook is known for her character studies of persons both in and out of the public eye. Among her previous bestselling photobooks are Mathematicians, Faces of Science, Mothers and Sons and Fathers and Daughters. Her la…
Stephen White—An Informal Discussion
Apr 18, 2014 • 31 min
Stephen White is the author of the New York Times bestselling Alan Gregory novels. In his books, he draws upon over fifteen years of clinical practice as a psychologist to create intriguing plots and complex, believable characters. ——————————…
Peter Leonard—Eyes Closed Tight
Apr 12, 2014 • 30 min
O’Clair is a former Detroit homicide investigator who now owns a motel in Pompano Beach, Florida in his retirement. He runs the place with his much younger girlfriend, Virginia, who’s a knockout and can fix anything. One morning, he’s cleaning up after…
Mark Rubinstein—The Foot Soldier
Apr 8, 2014 • 26 min
Right after college graduation, Costa, a lower-middle-class kid from Buffalo, New York, is drafted into the US army and plunged into the Vietnam War. The Foot Solder catapults the reader back to the conflict that changed America. This is a compellin…
Teresa Tamura—Minidoka An American Concentration Camp
Apr 8, 2014 • 41 min
After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 — the same year my parents graduated from Caldwell High School — President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. Roosevelt’s mandate confined 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Am…
Dee Williams—The Big Tiny
Apr 2, 2014 • 32 min
Dee Williams’s life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted t…
Chris Pan Launois—L’American, A Photojournalist’s Life
Oct 2, 2013 • 29 min
Chris Pan Launois talks about his father John Launois and the part he played as one of the most celebrated photojournalist on modern times. ____________________ Before television, the great picture magazines captured world events for millions of read…
Mark Rubinstein—Love Gone Mad
Sep 23, 2013 • 26 min
When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion’s nest into which they’ve stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after th…
Allan Topel—The Russian Endgame
Sep 17, 2013 • 25 min
When former KGB agent Dimitri Orlov orchestrates an alliance between two world powers bent on domination, he unleashes a powerful chain of events that will rock the Western World. The agenda? Eliminate the President of the United States and seize class…
Caroline Stossinger—A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
May 8, 2013 • 29 min
The subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life—an inspiri…
William Gladstone—The Power of Twelve
Mar 31, 2013 • 28 min
The year 2012 didn’t mark the end of civilization as many had mistakenly predicted. Rather, it marked a turning point in human consciousness, a shift toward a more humanistic, less violent existence.——————-But not if Arnold Wheeler can help it.—…
Mark Rubinstein—Mad Dog House
Feb 5, 2013 • 25 min
Right after college graduation, Costa, a lower-middle-class kid from Buffalo, New York, is drafted into the US army and plunged into the Vietnam War. The Foot Solder catapults the reader back to the conflict that changed America.This is a compelling no…
Larry Bond & Jim Defelice—Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War
Jan 17, 2013 • 29 min
Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War, an explosive new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.As depression and drought wrack China, the country’s new premier has launched a deadly war with Vietnam. The assault has left …
Mary Morgan Rockerfeller—Beginning With The End, A Story of Twin Loss
Aug 20, 2012 • 37 min
In1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amidst the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Ma…
David Baldacci—The Innocent
Aug 18, 2012 • 26 min
America has enemies—ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can’t stop. That’s when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Will Robie may have just m…
Lisa Gardner—An Informal Discussion
Jul 9, 2012 • 28 min
Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times crime thriller novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, her work as a research…
Susan Hertog—Ann Morrow Lindbergh: Her Life
Jul 9, 2012 • 25 min
In this episode, Hertog discusses her book Ann Morrow Lindbergh: Her Life. An illuminating portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh—loyal wife, devoted mother, pioneering aviator, and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling Gift from the Sea. Drawing…
Steve Berry—The Columbus Affair
Apr 9, 2012 • 25 min
A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of…
Vince Flynn—Kill Shot
Apr 9, 2012 • 31 min
In the year since the CIA trained and then unleashed him, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each swift and untraceable kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 c…
Larry Bond—Red Storm Rising
Mar 1, 2012 • 33 min
Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs, experts in seaborne commando operations, are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitiv…
Larry Bond—Red Dragon Rising
Feb 15, 2012 • 33 min
More than twenty years ago, Larry Bond helped Tom Clancy write Red Storm Rising, the iconic techno thriller of the Cold War era. Now he returns (with Jim DeFelice) to start a classic series for our era, Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising, which imagines th…
Jeffrey Deaver—An Informal Discussion
Jan 26, 2012 • 38 min
An informal discussion with Jeff Deaver. We talked about traveling, cooking, drinking good wine, and a look into his creative process, work discipline and some humorous life stories. Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His…
Tess Gerritsen—On her career, work ethic and family.
Jan 20, 2012 • 30 min
A fun chat with Tess and my co-host, Karen Peterson. Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career.While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel…
Ridley Pearson—An Informal Discussion
Dec 1, 2011 • 30 min
Ridley Pearson is a New York Times best-selling author with nearly 30 adult suspense novels and over 15 children’s adventure novels published in 22 languages in 70 countries. He has had his novels adapted to both network television and the stage. He ha…
David O. Stewart—American Emperor
Dec 1, 2011 • 27 min
The author discusses his book American EmperorThis vivid biography portrays Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decades.
Alexandra Fuller—Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
May 8, 2011 • 30 min
In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter,…