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Hosts author Jim Christina, and OutWest's Bobbi Jean Bell, with Russ Avison every 3rd Thursday
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November 7 - Show #230 - Rosemary Poole-Carter - Only Charlotte
October 31 - Show #229 - Gloria Casale - Bioterror The Essential Threat
October 26 - Show #228 - Kristine Raymond - Finn-angled
We had a great time and conversation with writer and podcaster, Kristine Raymond last evening. A delight in every sense of the word. If you haven't read her novel, Finn-Agled, do get it and treat yourself to a delightful read. Check it out right here!
October 17 - Show #227 - Kristina Rienzi
Russ and Jim's interview was not only fun, but very informative when it comes to extraterrestrials ans the supernatural. Kristina Rienzi is a Jersy girl all around and makes no apologies about her belief in extraterrestrials and supernatural things.
October 10 - Show #226 - NEW Kathrin Hutson - Sleepwater Beat
Last evening was a great reason why we do this show. Our guest, Kathrin Hutson was a delight! She's a writer, editor, proofreader and all places east. She was a welcomed guest and, I am sure, will become a great fan of the show!
October 3 - Show #225 - NEW Bob Souza - Malice in Wonderland
Our interview with writer, consultant, tech adviser, screenwriter and retired detective, Bob Souza was not only a lot of fun, but led to many questions we weren't even thinking of asking...I guess that's the way it goes.
September 26 - Show #224 - NEW Tim Niederriter - Demon Scroll
We welcomed writer, podcaster and all around champion of all things written, Tim Niederriter to the show. Tim's take on the fantasy/sci-fi is different and well thought out. An interesting interview, give a listen!
September 19 -Show #223 -NEW Ken La Salle - Wrong Magic
We hosted writer, entrepreneur and all around good guy, Ken LaSalle to the show. Ken is one of those guys that just has it all...(as jealousy rears it's ugly head) give a listen to his show.
September 12 - Show #222 - NEW Peggy Chambers - Blooming Justice
Last evening we welcomed back Peggy Chambers and her home-spun take on everything from writing to living in general.
September 5 - Show #221 - Best of The Writer's Block - Parris Afton Bonds
From the best of "The Writer's Block" : Bobbi's and my interview with writer and novelist, Parris Afton Bonds was unique in that Parris is quite the prolific writer (45 novels) been interviewed by Charlie Rose, had kudos on Nightline and is a New York Times Best Selling Author, and she was nervous about being interviewed on our little show. Well, Parris was a delight and more than welcome to come back when she wants to! Give a listen!!!
Originally aired October 19, 2017
August 29 - Show #220 - Best of The Writer's Block - KJ Howe
From the best of "The Writer's Block": Bobbi's and my conversation with writer KJ Howe last week was not only informational, but highly entertaining as well. Her knowledge of K&R (kidnapping and retrieval) is outstanding and the great part is she is still learning all she can about it! Tune in and give a listen.
Originally aired September 21, 2017
August 22 - Show #219 - Best of The Writer's Block - Craig Johnson
From the best of "The Writer's Block" : Russ and my interview with writer and all around good guy, Craig Johnson, was nothing short of a lot of fun! We spent 50 minutes talking about Craig's new book, 'Western Star', his writing, character development and just plain stuff. You have to listen to the podcast, you, most certainly, will not be disappointed!
Originally aired August 24, 2017
August 15 - Show #218 - Best of The Writer's Block - Steve Carver and Courtney Joyner
Our conversation with Steve Carver and Court Joyner Thursday night on The Writer's Block was nothing short of fantastic. Steve's photography is something to really dig into. His use of lighting, subject and theme is outstanding. His Coffee Table Book, Unsung Heros and Villains of the Silver Screen will be available mid 2017 and believe us when we say it will be a book definitely worth purchasing for your home.
Originally aired September 1, 2016
August 8 - Show #217 - Best of The Writer's Block - Kathleen Rodgers
From the best of "The Writer's Block": The Writer's Block hosted Texas author Kathleen Rodgers to our show. A fun evening and an informative one, and, we learned Kathleen stalked her agent Jeannie Loiacano before actually signing with her...fun stuff.
Originally aired August 25, 2016
August 1 - Show #216 - Best of The Writer's Block - Richard Paolinelli
Thursday, Russ and Jim had writer Richard Paolinelli as a guest on The Writer's Block. Richard is a refreshing speaker and a knowledgeable writer of several genres.His book about the history of football in Turloc, California is filled with stories and anecdotes of football programs current and past. His fiction is descriptive and interesting. It certainly keeps the reader justified in finishing the book. In all, a great guest and an invitation to return whenever he wants to.
Originally aired April 21, 2016
July 25 - Show #215 - LIVE in the Studio
Jim and Russ were in the studio and Bobbi called in - LIVE - for one final time before Jim moves out of the area. Repeats of past shows will play through August and early September while Jim gets settled in his new home. We talk about Jim's latest book, "Jefferson's Chance" and hit on other literary topics.
July 18 - Show #214 - Best of the Writer's Block - Chuck Walsh
Books - "A Splintered Dream" and "Shadows of Iron Mountain"
We welcomed South Carolina writer, Chuck Walsh to the Writer's Block. It was an informative and delightful evening with both Bobbi and me learning something. Chuck would be welcome back anytime to our studio.
Originally aired March 17, 2016
July 11 - Show #213 - Best of the Writer's Block - Craig Johnson
Thursday we had as a guest Craig Johnson, the creator of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the main character in the TV series "Longmire". Craig is a wonderfully creative and honest write, extremely easy to interview and a ball to talk to. Craig gave us the real skinny on what he does, how he developed Walt Longmire and how he developed Walt Longmire's world. Craig is welcome to come back any time he wants. Thanks for a great evening, Craig.
Originally aired January 7, 2016
July 4 - Show #212 - Best of the Writer's Block - Joe Herrington
Bobbi and I hosted Joe Herrington, poet, yarn teller and author of the fabulous book, 'Tekoa'. We spent a wonderful hour with Joe and several times he had us in stitched with his stories. Give a listen, I am fairly certain you won't be disappointed.
Originally aired December 3, 2015
June 27 - Show #211 - Best of the Writer's Block - Claire Fullerton
Bobbi and I hosted writer Claire Fullerton to the Writer's Block. Claire is an outstanding writer and is welcome here whenever she wants to come back. Her ideas are insightful and well thought out, and her sense of humor is great and we laughed a good deal of the show. Give the podcast a listen, it's a lot of fun.
Originally aired October 15, 2015
June 20 - Show #210 - Best of the Writer's Block - Margaret Brownley
Western Romance author Margaret gave us an insightful hour of stories, ideas, history and anecdotes referencing her years as a New York Times Best Selling Author. A wonderful evening. We thank you, Margaret.
Originally aired June 4, 2015
June 13 - Show #209 - Peggy Chambers - Blooming Justice
This was our final show in the studio - with everyone on hand. Great conversation with author Peggy Chambers! Hosts Jim Christina and Bobbi Jean Bell return in Fall 2019.
June 6 - Show #208 - Kimberly Stuart - Heart Land
We truly enjoyed having writer Kimberly Stuart with us last evening. A delightful addition to our Writer's Block podcast family and a experience for all of us last evening, a fun show to listen to along with learning from. Give a listen right here!
May 30 - Show #207 - Eliot Parker - A Knife's Edge
Last week's interview with writer Eliot Parker is, as always, informative, fun and a little on the outlandish side. Eliot is a fabulous guest and always welcome on The Writer's Block when the Bookie can fit him in! Give a listen right here!
May 23 - Show #206 - Marc Watson - Death Dresses Poorly
Talking with writer, Marc Watson, was not only fun, but informative and actually some loud guffaws in the studio. Not only is Marc a great writer, but a humorist as well an welcome on this show anytime he can make it! Give a listen and see if you don't agree...
May 21 - Show #205 - Chera Thompson and Neal Johnson - A Time to Wander
Hosts Jim and Russ' One on One interview with writers Chera Thompson and Neal Johnson was a hoot. Both great folks, good writers and a lot of fun to talk to. Their book, A Time to Wander, is a semi autobiographical look at their time at Kent State in Ohio during the turbulent early 70s. Give a listen.
May 16 - Show #204 - JM Landels - Overature
Hosts Jim and Bob had a lot of fun with writer J.M. Landels. Not only is she a great writer of fantasy fiction, but, she lives it herself, in that she is a swords woman and equestrian to boot! Don't miss it on LA Talk Radio, you can catch the interview right here!
May 9 - Show #203 - Eva Wing - Chasing Rainbows NYC
Our interview with writer, Hermi Hanlon was interesting, to say the least. Writing as Eve Wing, the novel, Chasing Rainbows, NYC is definitely an adult novel. The heroine spends a lot of time chasing and capturing men, all the while heading in a direct course for her murder. Told with a certain angst, Rainbows is worth the read, but be warned, the sory is realistic and the sex scenes steamy!
May 2 - Show #202 - Jim Christina - That's All You Get
We had a ball with just the hosts of The Writer's Block talking about anything and everything.
April 25 - Show #201 - Jack J. Hersch - Death March Escape
Russ and JIm's interview with writer Jack Hersch last evening was, to say the least, informative. Jack's narrative of his father's escape from a Nazi Death march, twice, was compelling radio and even better book. Give a listen.
April 18 - Show #200 - Barry Solloway- Who's Killing the Liberals
After a false start, our show took off last evening with a great political writer and story teller, Barry Solloway. His book, 'Who's Killing the Liberals' is a terrific read, a true page burner. Give a listen right here, at LA Talk Radio, The Writer's Block!
April 11 - Show #199 - John Hegenberger - Pandora Block
This week's guest is a must hear. Not only were Bob Brill, Bobbi Jean Bell and me in the studio all at the same time, but our guest was the phenomenal writer, John Hegenberger. John's character, Stan Wade has found his way into a new book, Short Fall, and his new Sci-fi books, Oxymoron, and Pandora Block.
April 9 - Show #198 - Juni Fisher - Girls From Centro
Juni Fisher was our guest on a special Writer's Block last evening. From award winning singer/songwriter to a new novelist, Juni tells a story that captures one and throws them into another time and another place. We were honored to have her on with us and a visit by our travelling Bobbi Jean Bell IN STUDIO! Give a listen.
April 4 - Show #197 - Patrick Brown - Pennington's Hoax
Our interview with returning author, Patrick Brown, went as expected. Patrick is such a nice man and a terrific writer, chronicling life which isn't always as we think it should be. Give a listen!
March 28 - Show #196 - Mike Blakely - A Sinister Splendor
Our interview last Thursday with singer/songwriter and author Mike Blakely was a blast! A dedicated performer and writer, Mikes music and books transcend the current and can and do transform the listener and reader into a time of long ago.
March 21 - Show #195 - Irene O'Garden - Risking The Rapids
Our conversation with writer, Irene O'Garden was like talking with one of my own siblings. Coming from a dysfunctional 50s family, like a lot of us were, it's easy to understand the need to connect later in life. Listen in and see if you don't agree.
March 14 - Show #194 - Judy Coder - Mountain Charley: A Folk Opera
Our interview with performing Western artist, composer, singer/songwriter, Judy Coder last evening was a lot of fun. Not only is Judy multi-talented, but has a sense of humor and a great willingness to impart her knowledge forward. Thanks for a great show!
March 7 - Show #193 - Jim Jones - Lights of Cimarron
Author, songwriter, and performer Jim Jones joined us on the Writer's Block radio show. We chatted about his newest book "Lights of Cimarron" and his music which has developed some intricacies not normally seen in the western music scene. Give a listen, then pick up Jim's latest CD and be quite pleasantly surprised.
February 28 - Show #192 - Chuck Redmond
A Cottonwood Stand
Russ and Jim had a lot of fun with new Writer, Chuck Redman. Chuck's book, A Cottonwood Stand tells the story of old and new Nebraska in a way most people would never imagine. Give a listen!
February 26 - Show #191 - Detective Tom Lange
Our special interview with Detective Tom Lange abut the Laurel Canyon and the OJ Simpson murders last evening on The Writer's Block One on One show was extremely informative and most certainly, an eye opener.
February 21 - Show #190 - Carol Graham Pereira - Helder's Story
Last evening we inaugurated writer Carol Graham Pereira to the world of live radio when she guested on the Writer's Block. A very charming and open guest, she spoke candidly about her time with her husband, Helder, as he fought a twelve year battle with cancer. A fascinating read and one definitely recommended for folks interested in knowing about California's Dying With Dignity law.
February 14 - Show #189 - Jack Adler - The Sperm Farm
Like we say, it's always fun having a return writer on The Writer's Block and Jack Adler was no exception. Jack has a way of transporting you to a different time and place. See for yourself. His current book, The Sperm Farm, is selling on Amazon and all on-line booksellers. Give it a try!
February 7 - Show #188 - Michael Brady - Into The Shadows: Assissination Corps
It's always fun welcoming past guests back to The Writer's Block and last night's guest is no exception. Michael Brady is a great writer of the spy craft and espionage set in various locations featuring a protagonist named, Michael Brennan. Pick it up and give a read, Into The Shadows: Assassination Corps.
January 31 - Show #187 - J.T. Bishop - High Child
Our fun interview with writer J.T. Bishop was a lot of fun and after all the problems we had getting her on the show, it turned out to be well worth the effort.
January 24 - Show #186 - Peter James - Absolute Proof
After finally cornering writer, Peter James, Russ and I had a great conversation with him from England. Peter is an exceptional writer and one that belongs on the top shelves of book stores. If you haven't read his novel, Absolute Proof, you need to. Wonderful read and chock full of surprises.
January 22- Show #185 - Samantha Brown & Alyssa Ortiz - Vivid Arts
Last evening's Writer's Block Special show was not only fun but we got to talk to two quite lovely young women that publish an on-line monthly magazine, Vivid Arts Magazine. Very well done and some beautiful photography. Go check it out at vividartsmagazine.com These two women are destined for big things!
January 17 - Show #184 - Howard Kaplan - Spy's Gamble
Our interview with writer Howard Kaplan was a great example of a fine writer willing to share experiences and ideas with others. If you have the opportunity, check out the film, The Damascus Cover, on Netflix and Hulu, written by said author, Howard Kaplan.
January 10 - Show #183 - Dawn Greenfield Ireland - Prophecy of Thol
Dawn Greenfield Ireland is a lot of things, but one thing she is not, is boring. Being a writer, publisher and editor has given her a unique view on all aspects of writing. For you new writers out there, it would be an experience to listen to the show, learn a little something and enjoy an enjoyable conversation.
January 3 - Show #182 - Ken Becker - The Expat Files: My Life in Journalism
Our conversation with ex-pat writer, Ken Becker was a trip through the 60's and 70's. Ken is a terrific chronicler of days gone by and his life as an Ex-pat now living in Canada. Give a listen.
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
January 5 - Michael B. Druxman
January 12 - Gary Williams
January 26 - Lori Spangler
February 2 - John Hagenburger
February 9 - Richard Paolinelli
February 16 - Philip Donlay
February 23 - Jodi Cain Smith
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
- May 21 - C. Courtney Joyner (see photo L) - Author, Screenwriter, Film Historian
- May 28 - Joyce Fitzpatrick - Documentary Filmmaker, Screenwriter
- June 4 - Margaret Brownley -Western Romance Writer
- June 11 - Eric H. Heisner and Al P. Bringas - Western Fiction Writer and Artist
- June 18 - J.R. Sanders - Fiction & Non-Fiction Writer
- June 25 - Dale Jackson - Western Fiction Writer
- July 2 - Janet Squires - Writer Historical Fiction, Children's Author
July 9 - Jim Christina - Western Fiction Writer, Publisher, Founder and Host of "The Writer's Block Radio Show"
- July 16 - John Bergstrom - Singer, Songwriter, Performer
- July 23 - Ed Erdelac - Writer, Westerns, "Weird Westerns'
- July 30 - Henry Parke - Film Editor for True West Magazine, creator "Henry's Western Round-up,"screenwriter, film historian
- August 6 - Wayne Diehl -Author
- August 13 - Charlie LeSueur - Author, Western Film and TV Historian
- August 20 - Todd W. Embry -Science Fiction Author
- August 27 - Candace Wade & Penny Langley: Authors "The Horse Sluts: The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of Their Yeehaw"|
- September 3 - Dr. Charlotte Laws, author "Rebel in High Heels"
- September 10 - John T. Biggs - Fiction Author, "Sacred Alarm Clock," "Popsicle Styx," and "Owl Dreams"
- September 17 - Peter Sherayko - Author, Western historian, owner Caravan West Productions
- September 24 - Patrick Shanahan - Author
- October 1 - Jim Jones - Author, Singer, Songwriter, Performer
- October 8 - Pamela Malz - Author of four mystery/thriller novels
- October 15- Claire Fullerton -Author
- October 22 - D K Christie -Author
- October 29 - Gary Phillips - Author Short Story Writer - contributor to "Asian Pulp"
Henry Parke- Henry's Western Round-up
November 5 - Andria Kidd - Cowgirl Poet
- November 12 - John Hegenberger - Author
- November 19 - Troy Andrew Smith - Western Fiction Author, Poet, Songwriter, Screenwriter
December 3 - Joe Herrington - Cowboy Poet and Storyteller
- December 10 - Heidi Schussman - Author
- December 17 - Celebrate the Holidays
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