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December 27 - Show #181 - From the best of "The Writer's Block" : Thursday the crew from 'The Writer's Block' spent the time reminiscing about Christmas' past with our families. It was a fun and happy hour for us. Listen and see what we felt.
Thursday, December 24th we will broadcast an encore presentation of our Christmas show and December 31st we will be broadcasting an encore of our show broadcast on December 10th with Heidi Gilbert. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and no matter your religious beliefs, a wonderful holiday season.
December 20 - Show #180 - Stanley Goldman - Left To The Mercy of a Rude Stream
Thursday's program with author Stanley Goldman was exceptional. We had a lot of interest in his book, and in his struggles writing it. Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream, was an exemplary example of a first book going big time and we not only applaud Stan Goldman in his success, but also, thank him for the privilege of giving him his first media interview on his new book.
December 13 - Show #179 - Ken LaSalle
A studio malfunction and a late start does not stop these intrepid radio hosts from completing their appointed rounds. Bob and my guest, Ken LaSalle was a hoot for his third visit. Along the way, Ken dispensed several tid-bits of experienced writer knowledge, and mixed in with folksy humor, the show turned out pretty darn good except only the right channel is working for sound...old board I guess.
December 6 - Show #178 - Johnny D. Boggs
For 50 minutes of fun, you can't beat last evening's edition of The Writer's Block. Our guest was Johnny D. Boggs and not only was Johnny a great guest, but a terrific writer and story teller as well. For a new writer, Johnny gives some great ideas, and for us old writers, we'll be stealing his ideas!
November 29 - Show #177 - Jim Jackson - Kiss of the Cockroach Queen
Thursday's show showed just what talk radio is all about. Our guest, Jim Jackson was a lot of fun, and our special guest host, Eric Heisner, just completed the madness. Give a listen and have as much fun as we had Thursday evening,
November 22 - Show #176 - John Sandford - Prey Series
As this date was Thanksgiving, we chose to rebroadcast one of our shows from earlier this year. Our interview with writer John Sandford was nothing short of terrific, and worth a repeat. We spoke with him just days before Twisted Prey was released. Cordial, charming and down to earth, John Sandford delighted all in the studio and, I'm sure. all the listeners our there that listened in live.
November 15 - Show #175 - Wes Rand - Payback is Hell
Guest Wes Rand traveled from Las Vegas to be in the studio with us and was a lot of fun. An interesting and terrific guy, Wes is the writer and creator of the Western series featuring Evil Stryker. His latest book, Payback Is Hell, is an outstanding example of modern western writing with a twist. And, we were on Facebook Live!
November 8 - Show #174 - Henry Parke - Film Editor for True West Magazine
Now on Facebook Live! Our nonsensical show with writer Henry Parke was a lot of fun for everyone. Henry is the quintessential blogger, screenwriter and all around nice guy. Film editor for True West Magazine and founder of the popular blog Henry's Western Round-Up, Henry is always interesting!
November 1 - Show #173 - Axel Howerton - Con Morte
Our interview with writer Axel Howerton was informative and a lot of fun. After all, who doesn't like talking about the mafia, and he is the publisher of Coffin Hop Press.
October 25 - Show #172 - Eleanor Kuhns - The Devil's Cold Dish
Russ and my interview with writer, Eleanor Kuhns was, if nothing else, highly informative and extremely interesting. Her knowledge of writing and the early New England Settlers is something everyone should read about
October 18 - Show #171 - Ruth Ramsey - Candle of Dreams
Bobbi and my interview with writer Ruth Ramsey last evening went splendiferously! Ruth is a great lady and quite the author. Her book, Candle of Dreams, is gaining some traction and you owe it to yourselves to give a read!
October 11 - Show #170 - Jackie Carr - Martyr
A small taste of last Thursday's frivolity in the studio with writer, Jackie Carr. Good guest, great conversation and an enjoyable read...what The Writer's Block is all about! Listen in and see for yourself!!!
October 4 - Show #169 - Steena Holmes - The Forgotten Ones
After two faulty starts, we finally got an interview started with writer Steena Holmes. Her newest book, The Forgotten Ones, was a study in guilt, insanity and familial lies, leading to revelations no one could have guessed. Her writing is snappy, coherent and sometimes full of innuendo.
September 27 - Show #168 - Stanley Swan - Undertakings of An Undertaker
September 20 - Show #167 - John E. Mariott - Tall Tales & Long Lenses
Jim Christina's interview with writer and world class photographer, John E. Marriott turned out to be a fascinating look into wildlife photography by a terrific photojournalist. John's new book, Tall Tales and Long Lenses, is chock full of amazing wildlife photos and chronicles his ascent into photography, then into the wild! Give a listen!
September 13 - Show #166 - Dr. Lewena Bayer - The 30% Solution
Apparently civility takes many forms and this week was no different. Writer, Dr. Lew Bayer's book, The 30% Solution, led us down the path to being and feeling better about ourselves and our situations in the work place, and apparently, ex-wives.
September 6 - Show #165 - Johnnie Bernhard
A Good Girl & How We Came to Be
Our conversation with writer Johnnie Bernhard last evening went as we had hoped. Our listeners got a lot of information and more, some wonderful insights into an award winning writer.
August 30 - Show #164 - Claire Fullerton - Mourning Dove
Our guest, Claire Fullerton, was, as usual, warm, gregarious and a lot of fun. Claire's book Mourning Dove reflects life in Memphis society in the 70's and early 80's and most certainly gives us insight into the lives of the gentried class in the latter part of the century. Claire is always welcome back to The Writer's Block and we hope she visits often!
August 23 - Show #163 - Miranda Oh - Chin Up Tits Out
Our interview with writer, Miranda Oh, was not only fun, but this lady has energy to burn. And guys, she's single, however, I should warn you that first date she want you to read her books to see if there will be a second date...no foolin'.
August 16 - Show #162 - Laura Lovett - Losing Cadence & Finding Sophie
Our conversation with writer, entrepreneur, psychologist and mom, Laura Lovett last evening was not only informational but a lot of fun as well...had her phone not died, it would have been a bit longer, but, things happen on live radio. Suffice to say, Laura was delightful, ready to take on the motley crew at The Writer's Block and getting ready to start Happy Hour in Hawaii.
August 9 - Show #161 - Jenna Greene - Imagine & Reality
The writer, Jenna Greene, is not only a writer of renown, but a gal after our own hearts. Her comments regarding her writing style and process were not only lively but a lot of fun. And, it appears, she writes drunk and edits, sober. Our kind of gal...and quite possibly the best admission we have ever had on The Writer's Block...now, we know she was kidding, but hey, it's all good time...
August 2 - Show #160 - Tony Phillips - Fires of Orc
Our conversation with writer Tony Phillips was a lot of fun. Tony is smart, articulate, fun and a terrific writer. His conversation regarding his writing process was spot on and, he even took time to tolerate our inane nonsensical banter.
July 26 - Show #159 - Jim Christina - End of Line
Last Thursday was very interesting in that Russ and I talked about one of my books, End of Line and writing in general, Bobbi Jean called in and we spoke about the show and writing and ended the hour late...oh well. Give a listen right here at LA Talk Radio!!!
July 19 - Show #158 - Tosca Lee The Progeny & Firstborn
Read more about this interview on the OutWest Scout Blog
We were fortunate enough to have as a guest this week, writer Tosca Lee. Her book The Progeny'and it's sequel, Firstborn are hitting the racks and flying off of shelves across the nation. This New York Times best selling author has it all. Great story telling, humor, and a huge desire to please the [readers that enjoy her books. Give a listen!
July 12 - Show #157 - Philip S. Donlay
Read more about this interview on the OutWest Scout Blog
Writer Philip Donlay always brings fun, excitement and great stories to the show and this show was no different. His new book, Speed the Dawn is a thriller of the first kind. Set in Northern California, the novel sets the story and the scenarios ablaze with action and actual fire. This is a novel you can't miss. Check out his show here.
July 5 - Show #156 - Edward Willett
Our conversation with writer Edward Willett this was fun, educational and occasionally, somewhat nonsensical.
June 28 - Show #155 - Bob Brill
Being with Bob Brill in the studio as a co-host is always a treat, but having him as the featured guest is and can be terribly dangerous. Bob is one person that can go several different directions at once, and oft times does. But, a fun evening as all the Writer's Block family was there to join the festivities...including the old stand-by...Almond Tequila!
June 21- Show #154 - Michael Brady
Our interview with writer Michael Brady opened a whole new world to us not involved in the intelligent services. Michael's writing is concise, clear and easily readable with a story line unlike most others
June 14 - Show #153 - Thomas E. Simmons
Our interview with writer Thomas E. Simmons ( Tommy ) was not only fun, but educational in ways we never expected. Taking us on a journey from 1864 to 1916, he introduced us to a great old southern family and to some wonderful characters! Give a listen!!!
June 7 - Show #152 - John Arthur Long - "The Mean"
Our interview with writer John Arthur Long was as expected, full of high school angst, and the travails of High School staff that don't always have the answers. His book, The Mean gave us a look into the minds of not only the students, but faculty as well...well written and highly readable. Give a listen!!!
May 31 - Show #151 - Roy M. Griffis
Our interview with writer, Roy Griffis, (Griff to his friends) was a lot of fun. Not only is Griff a terrific writer, but as Bob said, "It's hard to write a protagonist that's a different sex as the writer, yet Griff Pulled it off wonderfully. His series By The Hands of Men is a terrific look at turn of the century England and Russia during and after WWI. You can listen right here!
May 24 - Show #150, Richard Paolinelli
This show was special in that it not only showcased a previous host on the show,, but took a look at an author finishing another author's work after a death. A fascinating show, including the widow of the original writer and the editor of the work. Richard Paolinelli was, as usual, smart. fast and intelligent in his explanations of the process...give a listen!
May 17 - Show #149, 3rd Anniversary- Ryter Rong - Ireland Calls My Name
Our guest on the Writer's Block was local author, Ryter Rong discussing her book, Ireland Calls My Name. A great journey into Ireland, Barbados and America of the 1600's, showing us a side of our history and culture few knew. Give a listen, discover for yourself, the wonderfulness of Ryter Rong's book and her early American history!
May 10-Show #148, Wayne Avrashow
The folks at The Writer's Block had the honor of interviewing writer and attorney, Wayne Avrashow. A compelling book about a rock star running for the Senate. Gripping and extremely interesting. Give it a read and give a listen to the show.
May 3 -Show #147, Mike Papantonio - Law and Vengeance
Our interview with Florida attorney and writer, Mike Papantonio was a lot of fun. His book, Law and Vengeance is a great read with wonderful characterizations and a plot that just doesn't let go.
April 26 - Show #146, - Bruce Olav Solheim
Bruce Olav Solheim is, if anything, a true believer in paranormal activities. Bruce's book, available the end of June (tentative) is chock full of paranormal stories and scenarios fit to make things go bump in the night.
April 19 -Show #145, John Sandford
Our interview with writer John Sandford was nothing short of terrific. Cordial, charming and down to earth, John Sandford delighted all in the studio and, I'm sure. all the listeners our there that listened in live.
April 12 - Show #144, Karen E. Lee - The Full Catastrophe, A Memoir
Our interview with writer Karen E. Lee was a wealth of information regarding marital abuse and how it can and does affect thousands of women yearly. Her book, The Full Catastrophe, A Memoir, was a fascinating read and highly informative, although because of the subject matter, a little hard to read, mostly because we don't, as a society, like to think we can and do behave that way. Give a listen right here...learn what a lot of folks already have, we are the best at what we do!!
April 5 - Show #143, John Leonard Pielmeier - Hook's Tale
Our interview with writer John Leonard Pielmeier was a total blast. Not only is John a wonderful writer, but his reading of a passage of his book, Hook's Tale, was nothing short of terrific!
March 29 - Peggy A. Wheeler
March 22 - Kelly Charron
March 15 - Peggy Chambers
March 8 - Erin Pringle
March 1 - Bianca Marais
February 22 - Sharon Weil
February 15 - Melissa Carrigee
February 8 - Ankit Shukla
February 1 - John T. Biggs
January 25 - Mark Reynolds
January 18 - Peter Gajdics
January 11- Mickey Mikkelson
Jaunary 4 - Rick Ferguson
March 2 - Rosa Latimer
March 9 - Dr. Reggie R. Padin
March 16 - Jack Struble
March 23 - Amanda Matti
March 30 - Ruth Ramsey
April 6 - Lynette Grace Powell
April 13- Joe Herrington and Mary Kaye
April 20 - Margaret Brownley and Almeda Bradshaw
April 27 - Kathleen Rodgers
May 4 - Bracha Goetz
May 11 - Ona Russell
May 18 - Eliot Parker
May 25 - Peggy Wheeler
June 1 - Travis Norwood
June 8 - Doug Figgs
June 15 - Chelsea Hickman and Michael Druxman
June 22 - Eric Heisner and Al Bringas
June 29 - Henry Parke and C. Courtney Joyner
July 6 - Chris Formant
July 13 - Maggie Espinosa
July 20 - Jeff McArthur
July 27- Gary Phillips
August 3 - Caroline Giammanco
August 10 - Patrick Brown
August 17 - Chuck Walsh
August 24 - Craig Johnson
August 31 - Mike Bond
September 7 - 2 hour show on the topics of literary agents, editors, publishing and independent publishing with guests:
Richard Paolinelli, Jeff McArthur, Claire Fullerton, Kathleen Rodgers, Henry Parke, JR Sanders and Gerry Christina
September 14 - Sarah L. Johnson
September 21 - K.J. Howe
September 28 - Suzy Vadori
October 5 - Adam Dreece
October 12 - Katie Salidas
October 19 - Parris Afton Bonds
October 26 - Rochelle Wisoff Fields
November 2 - Price Ainsworth
November 9 - Eric Heisner, Al Bringas
November 16 - Stephanie Osborn
November 23 - Joe Herrington
November 30 - Robert J. Sawyer
December 7 - Marina Fontaine
December 14 - Bobbi Jean Bell
December 21 - Jack Adler
December 28 - Eric C. Anderson
If you are interested in being on the show in 2019, please contact, "The Bookie," Gerry Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the show's scheduling opportunities. Post information about your books, blog, CD releases, upcoming events on our Facebook page.Call in live, during the show to share your current news, 818-602-4929.