Tag Archives: Authors

Ted Bell

overkillTed Bell called in to talk about his newest novel, the 10th in the Lord Alexander Hawke series, “Overkill.”  We discussed his history in and love of Chicago, why it’s been three years since “Patriot,” how the film adaptation is progressing, how his books go over in Russia, and a potential Trump/Putin buddy comedy.

Christine Lahti

lahti bookEmmy, Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director Christine Lahti called in to discuss her new book, “True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age.”  We discussed how the book began as a series of readings and might end up as a film, what makes someone an unreliable narrator, and our attempted careers as mimes.

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

confidence codeKatty Kay and Claire Shipman are the New York Times bestselling authors of “The Confidence Code.”  Their new book is “The Confidence Code for Girls.”  We discussed the particular challenges facing girls academically, how we can empower our daughters, and why we need to show them it’s okay to fail.  My daughter will understand this quite well when she’s old enough to listen to this radio program.

Peter Swanson

beautiful liesBest-selling novelist Peter Swanson called in to talk about his latest book “All the Beautiful Lies,” which is being called “a diabolically clever tale of passion, obsession, revenge and cold-blooded murder.”  Peter and I discussed why this might not be the perfect bedtime book for me, his writing process, and how to spot an author’s influences.

Jeff Benedict

tiger woodsJeff Benedict is the co-author, along with Armen Keteyian, of the new biography “Tiger Woods.”  Jeff discussed the lengthy process of researching and writing the book, how a biographer needs to remain both immersed in and detached from his subject, and Tiger’s performance at the 2018 Masters.

Andrew Santella

SoonAndrew Santella called in to talk about his new book “Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, From Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me.”  Discussion topics included procrastination versus laziness, the creative possibilities provided by a deadline, the Beatles, and 16-inch softball.

Carl Hoffman

y648Carl Hoffman is a New York Times Bestselling Author who called in to discuss his new book “The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure.”  We talked about his travels to Borneo, the true tales that inspired the story, the 80 countries Carl has visited, and the one U.S. state he hasn’t.  The book is indeed a “ripping yarn.”

Emma Gray

resistanceEmma Gray is the Executive Women’s Editor at HuffPost and the author of “A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance,” which is the best and most impactful book I’ve read all year.  In fact, after reading it I ordered 10 copies to be sent to others I know will feel the same way after reading it.  A very important book from an outstanding writer.

Mark Greaney

Mark Greaney is a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and creator of the Gray Man series.  His newest book is Agent in Place.  We discussed his writing process, working through deadlines, creating realistic dialogue, and the distinction between the story and storytelling.

Rachel Stavis

Rachel Stavis is the world’s only non-denominational exorcist, and she shares her stories in the new book “Sister of Darkness: The Chronicles of a Modern Exorcist.”  We discussed how she discovered her abilities, the mental and physical challenges of performing an exorcism, and why we attract “attachments.”