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.

book cover for Lady Lucy's Quest
Shires Press

A new children’s book, Lady Lucy’s Quest,  tells the story of a feisty young heroine who believes in the power of the possible. 

It’s written by Karen Gross who is a former college president and former senior policy advisory at the US Department of Education. 

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams recently talked with Gross about the book and what inspired her to write a story for children.

In The Author's Voice is a web-based series of WSIU Radio.

book cover Past and Present
Seal Press

A new “how to” book suggests creative ways that we can remember loved ones who will never be forgotten.  It's a guide to how we can move beyond grief to celebrating the joy and affection of loved one's memories.    Loss survivor, author and journalist Allison Gilbert’s new book is Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.   WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Gilbert about the book for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

book cover for Alibaba
Harper Collins

Alibaba is one of the world's largest online shopping malls.  A new book, Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built chronicles the humble origins of its founder and the company that is now a $200-billion industry.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with the book's author Duncan Clark for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Author Kate DiCamillo is out with her latest novel.   The two-time Newberry Medalist ‘s latest  book for young readers is Raymie Nightingale.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with DiCamillo about the book for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Raymie Nightingale is available from Candlewick Press.    In The Author’s Voice is an online feature of WSIU Public Radio.

book cover of Pirate Hunters
Random House

Imagine scouring the globe for the remains of one of the rarest of artifacts - a 17th Century pirate ship known as the Golden Fleece.   Writer Robert Kurson chronicles the journey of two treasure hunters in search of respected British sea Captain turned pirate Joseph Bannister's infamous ship.   WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with Kurson about his book Pirate Hunters for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

book cover The 14th Colony
Minotaur Books

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry is out this week with his latest Cotton Malone adventure. The 14th Colony has what's left of the Magellan Billet working to uncover the plot of a former KGB mastermind that dates back to the Cold War.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Berry about his latest novel and a quirk in the Constitution.

book cover I Don't Know What to Believe
Central Recovery Press

The Pew Research Center's 2015 study on religion found that nearly 23% of adults in the United States have no religious affiliation.  That's up from 16% in 2007.   The Religious Landscape Study also identified that 1 in 5 US adults were raised as members of a religion but now say they have no religious affiliation.

Prayer has been part of our culture since the dawn of civilization.  A new book examines the role prayer has played in history from the ancient world to the modern era.  Author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts discusses his latest book Ten Prayers That Changed the World with WSIU's Jeff Williams for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

Isbouts is a doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University.  Ten Prayers That Changed the World is published by National Geographic.

book cover Every Child A Super Reader

March 2 is nationally recognized as Read Across America Day.  It’s a day to focus attention and awareness on the importance of the role that reading plays in student achievement.

book cover Empire of Deception
Algonquin Books

Chicago during the dawn of the Roaring Twenties was a time of unregulated madness. Writer Dean Jobb tells the story of a smooth talking lawyer named Leo Koretz who used his charisma to entice people to invest millions of dollars in a pyramid scheme rivaling the modern day exploits of Bernie Madoff.

WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Jobb about the book in this edition of In The Author's Voice.