In The Author's Voice

  • Local Host Jeff Williams, Jennifer Fuller

In the Author's Voice is a regular web feature of WSIU Public Radio.  WSIU hosts talk with local and national Author's about their works.

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says some 28% of adults in the United States drink enough to put them at risk of dependency or other alcohol related abuses.  A new book takes an alternative approach to recovery from alcohol addiction that is different from the traditional 12-step process.   The authors are Jack Canfield who created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and recovery expert Dave Andrews.    WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Andrews for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Author Colleen Coble is back with the next installment in her Sunset Cove series.  Mermaid Moon is out in paperback this week.  Readers get introduced to Mallory Davis as she returns to her Maine home for the first time in 15 years.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Coble for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Imagine a time in the not to distant future when Alzheimer's no longer exists.  The search for the fountain of youth has largely been a work of science fiction.  But science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough.  Dr. Michael Fossel is a physician and an expert in the science of cell aging and human aging.    WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Dr. Fossel about his book The Telomerase Revolution for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with author, journalist and Salon founder David Talbot about his latest book The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

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With medical marijuana now legally available in Illinois, the state's pilot program is hitting full stride.  In fact, according to national statistics, 23 states and the District of Columbia have some form of legal marijuana usage.

As the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Paris continues to unfold, Canadian journalist and military historian Gwynne Dyer suggests the western world and specifically the United States does not need to be overly concerned with the rise of the so called "Islamic State."    For this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU's Jeff Williams talked with Dyer about his new book Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East.  The conversation was recorded just days before the the November 13th terrorist attack in Paris.

book cover of The Gift of Failure

A column in the Atlantic by Educator, author and writer Jessica Lahey on over-parenting and why parents should let their children fail generated overwhelming response.  Her new book The Gift of Failure examines what parents should know in order to help their children succeed.   Lahey recently talked with WSIU's Jeff Williams for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Ciril Jazbec/National Geographic

Weather patterns are shifting, ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising.   Climate change is the subject of the November issue of National Geographic magazine.  The entire issues is dedicated to exploring the issue as well as examining remedial actions.    WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with National Geographic magazine's Dennis Dimick for this edition of In The Author's Voice.   You can view the online edition here.

book cover of Killer Nashville Noir-Cold Blooded

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the Killer Nashville Writers' Conference. To commemorate the milestone a new anthology of mystery and horror short stories written by more than a dozen conference participants is now on bookshelves.   WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with conference organizer Clay Stafford about "Killer Nashville Noir-Cold Blooded" for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

book cover Side-Yard Superhero
Five Star Publications

Author and educator Rick Niece reflects on life growing up in a small Ohio town and his journey back in his latest book Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher.   WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Niece about the book in this edition of In The Author's Voice.