Monday, February 18, 2019

Ep 6 - Karen Odden & The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
by Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare



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KAREN ODDEN
Karen Odden

Karen Odden received her Ph.D. in English literature from New York University and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She formerly served as the assistant editor for the academic journal Victorian Literature and Culture, and her essays of literary criticism have appeared in numerous other journals as well as in Barnes and Noble editions of books by Dickens and Trollope. Her first novel, A LADY IN THE SMOKE, was a USA Today bestseller and won the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for ebook fiction. Her second book, A DANGEROUS DUET, also set in 1870s England, is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook from HarperCollins; and her next book, A TRACE OF DECEIT, about a young woman painter at the Slade Art School in 1875 London, will be out later this year. KarenOdden.com

Twitter @Karen_Odden
Instagram @Karen_M_Odden


A DANGEROUS DUET
by Karen Odden
A Dangerous Duet
by Karen Odden



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A Lady in the Smoke: A Victorian Mystery

Mentions

BOOKS
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Becoming a Reader (Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood) by J.A. Appleyard
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (An Alafair Tucker Mystery) by Donis Casey
The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships by Michael P. Nichols
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal
These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner
A Vision of Light (A Margaret of Ashbury Novel) by Judith Merkle Riley


PODCASTS
Authors Stories with Hank Garner
Karen's Episode of Author Stories


MISC
Tucson Festival of Books


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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ep 5 - Katy Grant & To Kill a Mockingbird

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 
by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee



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Katy Grant

Storyteller

KATY GRANT

Katy is the author of seven novels for middle readers, ages 8 to 12. Her series SUMMER CAMP SECRETS, published by Aladdin, Simon & Schuster features six novels set during one summer at a girls’ camp, each with a different protagonist. HIDE AND SEEK, published by Peachtree Publishers, has been on many state reading lists, including a Grand Canyon Reader Award nomination, 2012-13; Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award master list, 2012-13; and Society of School Librarians International Book Awards honor book, 2011. She and her husband Eric live in Flagstaff with their dog Murphy and their cat Scout. Since she never really grew up, Flagstaff’s outdoor lifestyle suits her just fine, and she spends a lot of time wandering in the woods. She travels as often as she can, having checked England, Ireland, Italy, and Vietnam off her bucket list. Next stop: Peru. www.katygrant.com 



Summer Camp Secrets:
Friends Fornever by
Katy Grant

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Hide & Seek
Summer Camp Secrets: Rumors
Summer Camp Secrets: Tug-of-War
Summer Camp Secets: Pranked
Summer Camp Secrets: Fearless
Summer Camp Sectets: Acting Out 


Mentions

BOOKS
Beneath the Wheel by Herman Hesse
The Brothers Karamozov by Feodor Dostoevsky
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
Tweak: Growing Up on Amphetamines by Nic Sheff
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (aka Love, Simon)


MISC
PBS Special - American Masters: Harper Lee
Truman Capote reading Breakfast at Tiffany's

Young Mark Twain (via Tweet from Saladin Ahmed)



















Young Ernest Hemingway



















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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ep 4 - K.A. Bedford & The Sea and the Summer

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THE SEA AND THE SUMMER
by George Turner

The Sea and the Summer
by George Turner


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Storyteller

K.A. "Adrian" Bedford



KA Bedford is an Australian writer who lives in Perth. Adrian is best known for his books TIME MACHINES REPAIRED WHILE-U-WAIT (2008), and BLACK LIGHT (2015). His books TIME MACHINES REPAIRED WHILE-U-WAIT and ECLIPSE won the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction, and ORBITAL BURN and PARADOX RESOLUTIONS were Aurealis Award Finalists. He was also short-listed for the Western Australian Science Fiction Association Tin Duck Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. He can be found at his website, LittleKnownAuthor.com.
Twitter: @kabedford
Instagram: @bedford_adrian
Soundcloud: Adrian Bedford
Allihoopa: @KABedford (Closing as of 1/17/19)


Time Machines Repaired
While-U-Wait by
K.A. Bedford


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Orbital Burn (with the cybernetically enhanced canine, aka Dog)
Eclipse
Hydrogen Steel
Paradox Resolution
Black Light

Mentions

MOVIES/TV
Robby the Robot
Forbidden Planet
Land of the Lost
Lost in Space
Pigs in Space (Muppets)
"Bugger" Dog Toyota Commericial (0:31)

BOOKS
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

MISC
"Bugger"
Holden Commodore
University of Edinburgh's Fundamentals of Music Theory
Udemy
The Sea and the Summer Review


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Monday, December 31, 2018

Ep 3 - Deborah (Nelle) Lewis & Anne of Green Gables

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (Dover Evergreen Classics)
by L.M. Montgomery








Storyteller


DEBORAH (NELLE) LEWIS

Deborah "Nelle" Lewis is a fiction writer best known for her Sam Carter Mystery Series set in Cleveland. The first two books in the series are out and the third releases in Spring 2019. She splits her time between Phoenix and Cleveland searching high and low for the oddest stories and characters she can find. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter. You can find her at www.dlwrites.com or on Instagram @WriterDebLewis where she obsesses over her adorable dog, Coupe.



Clueless in Cleveland:
A Sam Carter Mystery by Nelle Lewis




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Mentions 

FILM
Anne with an E
Anne of Green Gables (1985)
The Princess Bride
Star Wars
The Secret Garden (1987)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

BOOKS
Shel Silverstein
V.I. Warshawski
The Secret Garden
I Need a New Butt

MISC
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter
WriteNow! Annual Writers Conference
Sisters in Crime National Organization

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Ep 2 - Bill Konigsberg & Tales of the City

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TALES OF THE CITY
by Armistead Maupin
Tales of the City 
by Armistead Maupin



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Storyteller

BILL KONIGSBERG


Bill Konigsberg is an award-winning author who lives just outside of Phoenix. He lives with his husband, Chuck, and their two Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford, who complete them. Bill has four published books and has a fifth on the way: Out of the Pocket, his 2008 debut, won the Lambda Literary Award. Openly Straight won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. The Porcupine of Truth won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Stonewall Book Award. Honestly Ben, the sequel to Openly Straight, was released in 2017 and received three starred reviews. In January of 2019, The Music of What Happens will be released. He can be found at billkonigsberg.com.
Instagram: @bkonigsberg Twitter: @BillKonigsberg

The Music of What Happens
by Bill Konigsberg


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Mentions

Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop
Wikipedia: Armistead Maupin (Zodiac Reference
Video: Armistead Maupin on Inspector Dave Toschi & Zodiac Case

FILM
Tales of the City Miniseries

BOOKS
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Rabbit & Robot Andrew Smith
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer


Plus the early book cover from when Bill found the book.
Tales of the City (Early Cover)
by Armistead Maupin





















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