author interviews

We were honored to speak with bestselling and award winning Tim O'Brien this morning. 

Tim O’Brien’s novels include The Things They Carried, If I Die in a Combat Zone, In the Lake of the Woods, among others.

 

 He won the National Book Award and in 2013 he was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

 

https://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/Books/

I had the chance to talk with author Brad Meltzer before the launch of his two newest books in the I Am series - this time I Am Marie Curie and I Am Walt Disney. 

He is telling the stories of ordinary people who have changed the world.  Leaders who had lives like ours - with ups and downs, failures and successes and perseverence.  Leaders who were humble. 

www.karenauvinen.com

On the Monday morning show this week we talked with Colorado author Karen Auvinen.  Her book "Rough Beauty - Forty Seasons of Mountain Living" is out in paperback.  It's a great book - of phenology - of grief - of solace and community and mostly, a book about her amazing dog Elvis. 

http://www.vanessahua.com/a-river-of-stars/

I am someone who falls deeply into novels.  It's not uncommon for me to dream about the characters I'm reading about.... they become a part of my consciousness for the time that I'm inside a novel. 

I also rely on fiction to kind of "take me away" from my real life.  Non-fiction isn't my favorite genre, but when a novel talks about a contemporary issue that I didn't know about, I love that feeling of learning as well as diving into stories. 

www.susanmeissner.com

KAXE/KBXE focuses on the written word a lot.  Whether it's for writers with Wordish on Monday mornings at 6:50, writer essays from Steve Downing or contributors to our Sunday night program Stay Human with Michael Goldberg.....