Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why I’m So Enthusiastic About the Indie Authors I Interview

April 13, 2013

I got a curious question the other day. “Why do you gush over your authors?” a visitor to The Bookcast wanted to know. I hadn’t really thought of it in those terms. When I’m doing an interview it doesn’t feel like I’m “gushing,” although now I suppose I’ll be more self-aware. To my ear I’m simply praising the authors I interview for the fine work they’ve produced, and telling them – and you – what…

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A Hitman’s Last Chance

April 12, 2013
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Imagine creating the perfect drug – all of the highs, none of the lows. No side effects, no painful physical withdrawal, no drawbacks. Or are there? Iain Cosgrove‘s thriller “The Storm Protocol ” takes us deep into the Louisiana bayou, Thomas Eugene O’Neill, a.k.a The Street, is an Irish immigrant mob enforcer, waiting patiently with his gun amidst the sweltering heat of a southern storm. His employers, Italian American druglords Guido and Ernesto Mancini, have…

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Who Is The Serial Killer of Aspen Falls?

April 11, 2013
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Aspen Falls, Colorado harbors secrets. Secrets within a community. Secrets within a family. In Peg Brantley‘s thriller “The Missings,” Detective Chase Waters faces the task of finding out who is killing young men and women whose horribly mutilated bodies are turning up all over town Are those mutilated bodies the result of a cult .. or commerce? Detective Waters finds himself working the most interesting case of his career, but it’s also one that comes…

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How Our Brain-Stories Can Run Our Lives

April 5, 2013
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Who’s telling the story of your life, you or your brain? Searching for reasons her promising life had crumbled into obsessive thoughts and deep depression, Karen Lawrence uncovered an enigmatic past filled with deception, religious fanaticism and abuse. Now in her book “What My Heart Saw,” Karen merges fragments of childhood memory, current scientific research and insights gleaned from practicing mindfulness.to produce a deeply personal account of how our brain-stories can run our lives without…

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Meet The Voice of The Bookcast

April 2, 2013

You hear her every time you listen to an interview on The Bookcast ….. And now, in response to requests we’ve been getting for more details about our “voice,” we’d like to introducer her to you. Our announcer’s name is Krystal Woody. And she and I go way back. I mean, WAY back. Krissie is my daughter, and has had a front-row seat to my nearly-30-year, nearly 10-thousand-interview career of interviewing authors. I asked her…

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A Child Learns to Pay It Forward

April 1, 2013
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Fourth-grader — almost fifth — Shelby Summers lives four houses down from Mr. T. Shelby’s mom and dad, and Mrs. T, are very active, but when Mr. T becomes sick with cancer he wants to do something to give back to his community. And Shelby will be the perfect person to help him!

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