One Minute Conversations
Amre Cortadino
Amre Cortadino

Is “historical fantasy” a contradiction in terms? It may be. but that’s how indie author Amre Cortadino describes her novel “Valley of the Shadows.” Based very broadly on the Old Testament’s Psalm 23, this book is the first in a series.

Hear the complete interview at The Bookcast.

Hollye Dexter
Hollye Dexter

Shame is very powerful. Useful in the moment, destructive when it lingers, shame is a burden all of us carry. Unless we learn how to free ourselves of that burden. Now Hollye Dexter and Amy Ferris, along with 25 other women they reached out to share their stories of the burdens of shame they carried.

Hear the complete interview at Eye on Books.

Karen Fisher-Alaniz
Karen Fisher-Alaniz

When she was growing up Karen Fisher-Alaniz had little interest in her father’s experiences in World War II. But one day, many years later, Murray Fisher gave his daughter over 400 pages of letters he had written to his parents during the war.

From that moment on, Karen knew she could not leave questions unanswered any longer.

And what she discovered, about her own father, amazed, astonished, and humbled her in ways she never expected.

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Joni Parker
Joni Parker

Teen heroine Alex must locate the pirate spy known as The Horseman, in “Tangled Omens” by Joni Parker. In her new role as a Tracker, the fifteen-year-old Alex is on the trail of The Horseman who is in cahoots with the pirates to steal Elfin gold. And Alex is experiencing new aspects of her own gifts bestowed on her by her Titan ancestors.

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Scott Hutchins
Scott Hutchins

In “A Working Theory of Love,” the debut novel by Scott Hutchins, 30-something Neill Bassett has signed on to help develop an artificial intelligence that is based on his late father’s five-thousand-page journal. Thus Neill’s day is filled “talking” with his father’s journal, in an effort to make a computer sound more human. But can a computer - in his father’s words - help Neill’s romantic life?

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Leslie Brody
Leslie Brody

When a sudden illness strikes her husband Elliot and then all too swiftly claims his life, newspaper reporter and mother Leslie Brody finds herself a stunned and unprepared widow. But her book “The Last Kiss” does not dwell on Elliot’s death, or her loss. Instead she shows how they resolutely made the most of the time they had left together.

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Kerry Dwyer
Kerry Dwyer

British expatriate Kerry Dwyer leads her trusting French husband Bertrand on a walking tour of Ireland. In her memoir “Ramblings in Ireland” Dwyer writes of exploring the west of Ireland as a time for meditation, spiritual reflection and strengthening the bonds of life.

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Kate Kaiser
Kate Kaiser

Youngest-of-eight Kate Kaiser started writing letters to her late mother - then realized who they were really for. Her new memoir is “Letters to My Mother (But Really For My Father)”.

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Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone

America is an imperial country - Oliver Stone’s new Showtime doc series premieres Monday. In a companion book he explains why we need to acknowledge the huge mistakes the U.S. has made.

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Jim Raposa
Jim Raposa

How great it would be to hear your own song on the radio! Longtime radio and music marketing professional Jim Raposa shares insights and strategies to help you, the new or established musician, get that airplay.

Hear the complete interview at The Bookcast.