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.

Marion Street Press

In this edition of WSIU Radio's In the Author's Voice  language expert and self proclaimed verbivore, Richard Lederer talks with Jeff Williams about his latest book, Amazing Words, which examines the bedazzling, beguiling and bewitching words of the English language.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews author Patricia Cornwell (www.patriciacornwell.com) about her novel, "The Bone Bed."

In this, the 20th installment in the Kay Scarpetta series, Scarpetta finds herself involved in an international disappearance case...

brightonpublishing.com

 Southern Illinois musician and writer Chris Piper is out with a new novel that traces the unique heritage and character of small towns along the Ohio River.    King Snake: Descendants of Iniquity is based on true events that reflect the anarchic spirit of the region.  WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams recently sat down with Piper to talk about the book for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

Piper will give a reading from his book on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Longbranch Coffeehouse in Carbondale from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

by: Eric Kester
www.erickester.com

As students head to college for the first time, or return to campus to continue their studies, author Eric Kester has a few quick tips and stories to share.

In his "That Book About Harvard," Kester relates experiences he can laugh about now, but worried at the time would bury him.

A 2008 Harvard grad, Kester now wants to make sure incoming students understand that everyone is insecure, and everyone has bad days.

With a background as and Air Force cryptographer, author David Hagberg spins tales that blur the lines between fact and fiction.

In "Castro's Daughter," Hagberg's latest novel featuring hero Kirk McGarvey, the story continues along a "what if" path involving the legendary Cuban dictator, a fabled city of gold and much more.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with David Hagberg for this edition of "In the Author's Voice."

The Night Circus

Jul 24, 2012

Erin Morgenstern may have been an unknown author just a few years ago, but she's burst onto the literary scene with her first novel, "The Night Circus."

Morgenstern's background in arts and performance gives her a unique perspective in bringing her characters to life. The Night Circus, as she would tell you, is not a traditional "big top" event by any means.

The story has attracted the attention of readers of all ages, and could be on the big screen sooner rather than later.

Southern Illinois native John Clore wants people to know that a little kindness goes a long way. In his book, "The Music Industry Doesn't Have To Kill You," Clore talks with legends in the music industry about how they got to the top.

In this Author's Voice segment, WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with John Clore about his experiences, and his tips and recommendations for making your way through what can be a very difficult industry.

Harper Collins

In this edition of In the Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with novelist Tilly Bagshawe about her latest book Angel of the Dark.   It's a Sidney Sheldon legacy novel.  Bagshawe talks about the book as well as the honor of being asked to carry on the Sheldon tradition.

A metal chicken named Beyonce, a stuffed monkey named Copernicus. These creations are just part of the world of Jenny Lawson. Lawson, who is perhaps better known as "The Bloggess," has written a new book and wants to share her story with both the people who know and love her as well as those who don't yet know her.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Lawson about "Let's Pretend This Never Happened," and about her blog and following.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Author Adam Stone about his new spoken word ballet, "A Life Unhappening." Also joining in the conversation is Stone's daughter and choreographer, Chelsea.

Harper

Now out in paperback is the remarkable story of Kamila Sidiqi, a young Afghan woman who found herself responsible for providing for her family after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 1996.  The Dressmaker of Khair Khana chronicles the story of Sidiqi and her family and friends.  WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talked with the book's author former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with authors Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed about their new novel The Guardian for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

DJ MacHale

Author DJ MacHale talks about his new novel The Black with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams in this edition of In the Author's Voice.

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