Saturday, October 29, 2011

Podcast - Robert Morgan "Lions of the West"

Stephen Usery interviews acclaimed novelist and poet Robert Morgan. Best known for his novel Gap Creek, Morgan has been branching out into biography recently, and his new book Lions of the West takes a look at ten men who played huge roles in America's expansion from the original thirteen colonies all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Podcast - Diana Abu Jaber "Birds of Paradise"

Stephen Usery interviews Diana Abu Jaber about her new novel, Birds of Paradise. Set in southern Florida in 2005, a family struggles with after effects of a runaway daughter who stays in just enough touch to keep the wounds open as her mother, father, and brother all try to move forward in their lives.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Podcast - Kami Garcia "Beautiful Chaos"

Stephen Usery interviews Kami Garcia, co-author of the Caster Chronicles series about the third installment, Beautiful Chaos. Human high-schooler Ethan Wate and his magical girlfriend Lena Duchannes fight against the ancient evil in her family that threatens to not only ruin the school year, but could also bring about the end of the world.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Podcast - Mark Greaney "Ballistic"

In Ballistic,the third installment of Mark Greaney's The Gray Man series, Court Gentry finds his way to Mexico and gets mixed up with narcotraficantes. We also talk about a possible film version of The Gray Man and his recent collaboration with Tom Clancy.

Podcast - R.J. Ellory "A Simple Act of Violence"

Stephen Usery interviews R.J. Ellory about his Theakston prize-winning novel, A Simple Act of Violence. Washington D.C. homicide detective Robert Miller is hunting a serial killer whose secrets could shake the foundation of the nation. They also talk about RJ's blues rock band, The Whiskey Poets.

Podcast - Eoin Colfer "Plugged"

Eoin Colfer, the man behind the Artemis Fowl juggernaut, has decided to get into the adult crime fiction game, as well. In Plugged, Daniel McEvoy is an Irish ex-millitary expat living in New Jersey. Working as a bouncer at the crummiest casino in town, he gives the bum's rush to a lawyer who doesn't respect the law. Hijinks, hilarity, and bloodshed ensue.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Podcast - Lisa Patton - "Yankee Doodle Dixie"

Stephen Usery interviews former Memphian Lisa Patton about her second novel Yankee Doodle Dixie. A sequel to Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter, Yankee Doodle Dixie finds Leelee Satterfield back in Memphis and having trouble readjusting to home after having run an inn in Vermont for over a year. A new job in radio makes things more interesting than Leelee could have ever imagined.