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    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a compilation...
    • Gene Perret interview, 1984 January

    • Wit and humor - Authorship
    • Gene Perret discusses his book, “How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor.” He begins by talking about how he writes jokes for comedians Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller. He began writing jokes when he sent Phyllis Diller some lines, and she decided...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2002

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance,” and Jerry Weist’s biography of him, “Bradbury: An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor.” Martinson begins by reading an excerpt from “Let’s All Kill Constance.” Bradbury talks...
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Europe - Fiction; Americans - Europe - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Europe - Fiction
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene discuss their novel, “The Twilight of Courage.” They describe how the book took one year to write with 8 months of research and 4 months of writing. The novel is a historical fiction account of events during World War II. ...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • Nancy Horan interview

    • Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 - Fiction; Borthwick, Mamah Bouton, 1869-1914 - Fiction; Architects - Fiction
    • Nancy Horan discusses her novel, “Loving Frank.” She begins by explaining that the book is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s time living in Oak Park, IL and how he falls in love with his client Mamah Cheney. Horan talks about what it was like to write...
    • Charles Higham interview, 2005 February 14

    • Taylor, William Desmond, 1877-1922; Murder - Investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Motion picture producers and directors - California - Los Angeles -Biography
    • Charles Higham discusses his book, “Murder in Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that the director King Vidor was a friend of his and before he died Vidor asked him to use his papers to write the history of the murder of William Desmond Taylor. He...
    • Ian J. Morrison interview, 1996

    • Organizational change - Management
    • Ian J. Morrison discusses his book, “The Second Curve.” He begins by explaining that the book took 4 months to write and predicts what can be done for companies in the future. He compares Walmart and Kmart and says that Walmart did a better job...
    • Sonya Sones interview

    • Middle-aged women - Poetry; Self-realization in women - Poetry
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, “The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to write about things that have been happening in her life as she gets older. Martinson asks Sones to read a passage about a mother’s...
    • Earlene Fowler interview, 2006 June 19

    • Widows - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction; Ranch life - California - Fiction
    • Earlene Fowler discusses her book, “The Saddlemaker’s Wife.” She begins by discussing why she decided to write her first stand-alone book after writing twelve books in the same series. She shares how the benefits of writing a stand-alone book...
    • Ray Shannon interview, 2003

    • Executives - Fiction
    • Ray Shannon discusses his novel, “Man Eater.” He begins by explaining how his real name is Gar Anthony Haywood, but he decided to write this book under an alias so his readers wouldn’t get confused. He says the book is about a gangster who gets...
    • Chaya M. Burstein interview

    • Jews - Juvenile literature; Jews - Miscellanea; Judaism - Miscellanea; Judaism - History; Jews - History
    • Chaya M. Burstein discusses her book, “The Jewish Kids Catalog.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to write this book to teach Jewish children about their background and heritage. She also did the illustrations throughout the book. She...
    • Steven Kotler interview, 1999

    • Cabala - Fiction; Sacred books - Fiction
    • Steven Kotler discusses his novel, “The Angle Quickest for Flight.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the search for religious truth. He talks about his research process, and that the novel took 10 years to write. He discusses how...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who goes...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2005

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Language; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Literary style; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Quotations; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; American wit and humor; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Benjamin Franklin’s Humor.” He begins by explaining that Franklin wrote his own book of proverbs, and wrote satire stories for his brother’s newspaper. Franklin would also write satirical letters to editors...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • Hal Ackerman interview, 2004

    • Motion picture authorship
    • Hal Ackerman discusses his book, “Write Screenplays that Sell: The Ackerman Way.” Ackerman says screenwriting takes a lot of time and effort and that stories come from the character’s desires. He talks about the accomplishments of some of his...
    • Karleen Koen interview, 1986

    • Paris (France) - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Great Britain - History - 18th century - Fiction; Nobility - Fiction; Arranged marriage - Fiction
    • Karleen Koen discusses her book, “Through a Glass Darkly.” She begins by explaining her background in English literature and how it led her to write historical fiction set in the eighteenth century. She goes on to discuss her career before she...
    • Tom McNeal interview, 1997

    • City and town life – Fiction; Nebraska – Fiction;
    • Tom begins the interview talking about Americana and how one’s setting forms an integral part of the rules that shape life. For the majority of the interview, Tom discusses the characters and that he wanted to ensure that the characters and not the...

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