Jan 12, 2019

Bob Drury - Valley Forge



Boby Drury has written for the New York Post, Newsday, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and GQ. He's currently a contributing editor for Men's Heath. For his books, he has written about the NFL, true crime, and the mafia. However, for the past decade, he has been writing about American military history, often with Tom Clavin, with whom he has authored Valley Forge.

Dec 29, 2018

Daniel Mason - The Winter Soldier


Daniel Mason is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University. His is also a novelist, and his books, The Piano Tuner and A Far Country, have been translated into dozens of languages, and he has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His new novel is, The Winter Soldier, about a medical student from a wealthy and aristocratic Polish family in Vienna who decides to go to the front in World War I to become a battlefield surgeon.


Dec 22, 2018

Adib Khorram - Darius the Great Is Not Okay


Adib Khorram is a graphic designer and writer who recently published his first novel Darius the Great Is Not Okay, about a bicultural teenager in Portland, Oregon, who is dealing with depression, puberty, and feeling between cultures both at home and while visiting his mother's family in Iran.


Dec 15, 2018

Marla Frazee - Little Brown


Marla Frazee is an author and illustrator of children's books. She's won two Caldecott Medals and her books include, Santa Claus, The World's Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, and The Farmer and the Clown. Today we'll be talking about her latest book, Little Brown, which is about a cranky little dog who is living in a shelter with other dogs who aren't cranky.


Dec 8, 2018

Tony DiTerlizzi - The Broken Ornament


Tony DiTerlizzi is an award winning author and illustrator. He won a Caldecott Honor for his adaptation of The Spider and the Fly. He might be most widely known for his collaboration with Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and recently he has shaded toward writing with his successful WondLa trilogy. However, he's gotten back to picture books with his new one, The Broken Ornament, which is published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.


Dec 1, 2018

Wayétu Moore - She Would Be King


Wayétu Moore is the founder of the international non-profit organization, One Moore Book. Her writing has been featured in publications such as, The Paris Review, Guernica, The Atlantic, and others.  Today, we're discussing her debut novel She Would Be King (Graywolf Press), which follows three characters who return from slavery or exile to help with the early days of Liberia's nationhood in the beginning of 19th century.


Nov 24, 2018

Glen David Gold - I Will Be Complete: A Memoir




Glen David Gold is a writer who has received great acclaim for his two historical novels, Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside. Earlier this year he published a memoir, I Will Be Complete which chronicles his unusual upbringing, his search for family, and the life-long difficulty of maintaining a relationship with his mother. The interview was conducted as part of his session at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville in October of 2018.


Nov 17, 2018

Elizabeth Heiskell - The Southern Living Party Cookbook


Linda Lloyd recently spoke with Today Show contributor and caterer extraordinaire Elizabeth Heiskell about The Southern Living Party Cookbook. It's a spirited conversation about cooking, hosting, and even enjoying the parties you throw.


Nov 10, 2018

Hampton Sides - On Desperate Ground


Hampton Sides is a best-selling author of non-fiction titles like Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and In The Kingdom of Ice. Today we'll be talking about his latest book, On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle, which is published by Doubleday.


Oct 27, 2018

Loren Long - There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake


Loren Long is a writer and illustrator of children's book who may be be best known for his Otis The Tractor series, but he has also illustrated classic stories like The Little Engine That Could, as well books written by Frank McCourt and Barack Obama. He has had two books released in 2018, Love which was written by Matt de la Pena, and There's A Hole in a Log on the Bottom of the Lake which is published by Philomel.


Oct 20, 2018

Amy Stewart - Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit



Amy Stewart's had several hit non-fiction books about the natural world including The Drunken Botanist. Recently, she's turned her attention to novels with a series of books based on the true-life exploits of one of America's first women deputy sheriff's, Constance Kopp, as well as her sisters Norma and Fleurette.  The first book was Girl Waits with Gun, followed by Lady Cop Makes Trouble, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions, and today we'll talk about the fourth installment, Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit, which is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Oct 13, 2018

Stephen Markley - Ohio


Stephen Markley has enjoyed success with a pair of non-fiction titles, Publish This Book, and Tales of Iceland. Today we're going to talk about his debut novel which was recently published to glowing reviews. It is called Ohio, and it is available from Simon & Schuster.


Oct 6, 2018

Sheila Turnage - The Law of Finders Keepers



Sheila Turnage has written several non-fiction books, but has found great success with her Mo and Dale middle grade novel series. The first, Three Times Lucky was a Newberry Honor book and an Edgar finalist. It was followed by The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even, and today we'll talk about book four, The Law of Finders Keeperswhich is published by Kathy Dawson Books.

Sep 29, 2018

Reed Farrel Coleman - Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind


Reed Farrell Coleman is a novelist and poet who has won many awards including four Shamus awards and a Barry, a Macavity, and an Anthony, and has written several series including his much lauded Mo Prager series, and the recent Gus Murphy series. Today, we'll be talking about the fifth Jesse Stone novel that he as written for the Parker estate; it's called Robert B. Parker's Colorblind.


Sep 22, 2018

Rea Frey - Not Her Daughter


Linda Lloyd talks to Rea Frey about her debut novel, Not Her Daughter. Rea is a successful nonfiction author, but she challenged herself to write a novel in just a few weeks. Revisions took a bit longer, but what emerged is a tale of a kidnapping that is complicated by emotions that aren't typical for the stories we've already read about child abduction.


Sep 15, 2018

Inman Majors - Penelope Lemon: Game On!


Inman Majors is a novelist originally from Knoxville, TN who is now a professor at James Madison University in Virginia. His novels are Swimming in the Sky, Wonderdog, The Millionaires, Love's Winning Plays, and the recently released Penelope Lemon: Game On! which is available from Yellow Shoe Fiction, a series from LSU Press. We recorded the interview in his brother's back yard in Nashville, TN, so don't alarmed when you hear sounds both natural and man-made in the background.


Sep 8, 2018

Jeremy Finley - The Darkest Time of Night



Jeremy Finley is an investigative reporter for a television station in Nashville, TN, but today we're going to be talking about his debut novel, The Darkest Time of Night, which is the story of a woman desperately trying to find her abducted grandson without revealing to people the otherworldly culprits she believes to be responsible.


Sep 1, 2018

Vince Vawter - Copyboy


Vince Vawter has over forty years experience in the newspaper industry. In 2013, he published his first autobiographically inspire novel Paperboy, which was widely acclaimed and won a Newberry Honor. Today we'll be talking about its sequel, Copyboy, which is published by Capstone. His protagonist, Victor Vollmer has a stutter, much like Vince has. In order to honor Vince and Victor's situation, I won't be editing our conversation as I normally do. It has only been cut for length. You'll hear Vince in his true voice, and you'll hear me in mine.


Aug 25, 2018

Debby Schriver - Whispering in the Daylight



Debby Schriver to the program today. Debby is a writer of nonfiction who lives in Knoxville, TN and her previous books include, To Read My Heart, the Journal of Rachel Van Dyke 1810-1811, In the Footsteps of Champions: The University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers, the First Three Decades, Ice ’n’ Go: Score in Sports and Life,co-written with noted athletic trainer, Jenny Moshak. Today we'll be talking about her most recent book, Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of Tony Alamo’s Christian Ministry and Their Journey to Freedom, which looks at the religious cult started by Tony and Susan Alamo in the late 1960s in Southern California and expanded to Western Arkansas in the mid 1970s and continued to exploit adults and children alike for five decades.


Aug 18, 2018

Lisa Patton - Rush


Lisa Patton is a native Memphian and the author of the novels, Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, Yankee Doodle Dixie, and Southern as a Second Language. Today we'll be talking about her new novel, Rush, which follows three different women in the world of a southern university sorority.


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