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.

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.

In The Author's Voice is a regular feature on wsiunews.org and is a listener supported service of Southern Illinois University.

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
Harper

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
www.killernashville.com

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.

book cover Six of Crows
Henry Holt and Company

Author Leigh Bardugo talks with WSIU's Jeff Williams about her latest fantasy-adventure novel Six of Crows for this installment of In The Author's Voice.

book cover for the shift
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

A new book chronicles a day in the life of a nurse.   Theresa Brown is an RN, author and frequent columnist on health care issues from the nurse's perspective.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Brown about her new book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives.

Lynn Johnson/National Geographic

Illinois and 22 other states allow the medical use of marijuana. The origin of cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to the healers of ancient China. But what do we really know about the science of marijuana? Despite the fact that marijuana has been around for centuries very little scientific research has been conducted.  

History Publishing

April marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Most school children learn about the escapades of John Wilkes Booth and his assignation of President Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865.   But most people probably don't recognize the name John Surratt; let alone his connection to the conspiracy that ended in the death of the country's 16th president.

CBS

On this Thanksgiving holiday we pause to give thanks and reflect on the culture and tradition of Thanksgiving.  

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with writer and blogger Rebecca Rupp about her recent work on the National Geographic Channel's new miniseries Eat: The Story of Food.

Welcome to this edition of In the Author's Voice!  In the spring of 2012 a commencement speech given by high school English teacher David McCullough, Jr. went viral.  

His message to the graduating class: 'you are not special.' That speech is now the basis of a new book.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with McCullough about his view of the student experience and his new book You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements.

In the Author's Voice is a listener supported service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and WSIU Radio.

Pegasus Books

Acclaimed Novelist Laura Benedict is a southern Illinois based writer.  Her latest work, Bliss House, was just released.  She is a self-described author of "dark suspense."  

In this edition of In the Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Benedict about her new book and how she got started writing scary novels...

Bliss House is now in bookstores. 

George Jelinek was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 at the age of 45.  The Australian Professor of Emergency Medicine has been successful at using dietary and lifestyle changes to successfully manage his MS. 

Jelinek is the author of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery and Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.  He talks about his personal experience with MS and his research for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

Candlewick Press

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with children's author Kate DiCamillo about her latest novel for young readers Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Radio and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Author Christina Rasmussen is a crisis intervention counselor.  Her book Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again is now out in paperback.  In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Rasmussen about her book and the personal experience that helped shape her philosophy on dealing with loss.

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Radio and Southern Illinois University.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews author Alan Weisman about his new book, "Countdown."

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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with National Geographic's Andrew Evans about "National Geographic: Four Seasons of Travel."

The book is available at National Geographic's website. You can follow Andrew Evans on twitter: @WheresAndrew.

National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary.  A special edition of National Geographic magazine is now on newsstands.  

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with National Geographic's Director of Photography Sara Leen about the magazine and its dedication to photojournalism.

In this edition of In the Author's Voice,  Collen Coble talks about her latest novel Rosemary Cottage.   The second installment in her Hope Beach series is on book shelves this week. 

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams recently talked with Coble about the book and her work.

Coble is a best selling author with more than 2-million books in print.  She lives with her husband in Indiana.

Simon Mayo: "Itch"

May 16, 2013

If you're looking for some summer reading to help keep the kids entertained - as well as mom and dad - you might want to consider a new series from first time author, BBC Radio host Simon Mayo.  

WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Mayo about his debut novel Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

In the Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Public Radio and Southern Illinois University Carbdondale.

WSIU Radio's Reading Baseball host Pete Peterson is out with a new book about one of Pittsburgh's most beloved professional sports figures.

WSIU Radio's Brad Palmer sat down with Peterson to talk about his new book  Pops: The Willie Stargell Story.
 


Peterson signed copies of the book last weekend in Pittsburgh as part of the book launching.  Pops: The Willie Stargell Story is available at Barnes & Noble as well as on amazon.com.
 

Just in time for your summer reading list, author Sherryl Woods is out with a new series Ocean Breeze.  WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams recently talked with Woods about the series and how the former journalist got her  start writing novels for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

In the Author's Voice on wsiunews.org  is a listener supported service of WSIU Public Radio.

Chas Fagan, C-Span

C-Span is in the middle of a new season of it's history series  First Ladies:Influence and Image.  Monday's segment features Mary Todd Lincoln.

WSIU's Jeff Williams talked with C-Span Executive Producer Mark Farkas about the First Lady and the series.
 


That's Mark Farkas the Executive Producer of C-Span's history series  First Ladies: Influence and Image.  Monday's segment is on Mary Todd Lincoln.  It airs on C-Span at 8:00 pm. 

Brannan Street Books

In this Edition of  In the Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with behavioral therapist Dr. Debora Phillips about her newly released revised edition of How To Fall Out Of Love.  

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