Friday, January 28, 2011

Arthur Plotnik and Mark SaFranko

Marrie Stone interviews Arthur Plotnik, author of Spunk and Bite and the forthcoming Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives and Mark SaFranko, author of Hating Olivia: A Love Story.

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(Broadcast date: December, 2010)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

3rd annual reading this coming Sunday Laguna Beach Books

If you're in South Orange County (CA) on Sunday, come hear my students and me read at Laguna Beach Books, 4 p.m. The Literary Posse and Writers Block Party and I will do our 3rd annual reading at the store. No charge! And a great way to spend your late Sunday afternoon, bathed in the late day light as you listen to great writing amongst your tribe.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On Writers on Writing, Linda Gray Sexton and Jill Bialosky

Join co-host Marrie Stone as she interviews two authors on the subject suicide in memoir.  Marrie will be in conversation with Jill Bialosky, author of History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life (Atria, February 2011) and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Anne Sexton's daughter, Linda Gray Sexton, author of Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide.  

Tune in this morning at 9:00 a.m. (PT) on 88.9FM, Irvine, or listen through our live audio stream at  You can always download our podcasts at iTunes (talk/news) or right here!

Thanks for listening!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pen on Fire Salon with T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker was the featured author at the writers salon the other night here at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar, and it was another stellar evening with great talk and great guests. Jeff was here to talk about his new book, The Border Lords, which received a five star review in the Los Angeles Times yesterday (1/19/11). Here are some photos from the evening, taken by writer C.J. Bahnsen, who gratefully serves as a doorperson, along with his significant other, writer Debra Cross. (They're there in the bottom photo, along with me and Marrie Stone, writer and co-host on Writers on Writing.) Mystery Ink, Debbie Mitsch's fabulous bookstore in Huntington Beach, was on hand selling books. Our next salon will be March 15. Details to come!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valerie Trueblood and Caroline Fraser

Marrie Stone interviews Valerie Trueblood, author of Marry or Burn: Stories and Caroline Fraser, author of Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution.

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(Broadcast date: December 22, 2010)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Julia Glass

Julia Glass, author of I See You Everywhere.

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(Broadcast date: December 10, 2008)