Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Morning's Show


Join co-host Marrie Stone as she talks with biographer Joshua Kendall, author of "The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture" and novelist and memoirist Darin Strauss, author of "Half a Life."

Tune in this morning, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m. (PT) to KUCI, 88.9 FM in Irvine or listen online at

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

An Evening with Katie Arnoldi and Marisa Matarazzo

Join us on Tuesday, May 17, when our authors will be Katie Arnoldi and Marisa Matarazzo.

Visit the Salon page for more info, and to register.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amy Alkon and Tracy Ross

Marrie Stone interviews Amy Alkon, author of I See Rude People: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society, and Tracy Ross, author of The Source of All Things: A Memoir.

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(Broadcast date: Apr 6, 2011)

Ruta Sepetys and Alina Tugend

Marrie Stone interviews Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, and Alina Tugend, author of Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong.

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(Broadcast date: Mar 23, 2011)

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Literary Orange 2011

On an upbeat, this coming Saturday is Literary Orange, an all day fest of writers, that will take place once again at UCI. It's cheap, you get a continental breaky, lunch, and afternoon refreshments, and it's fun. I'm moderating a fiction panel and Marrie Stone, my co-host on Writers on Writing, will moderate a memoir panel. Here's more info. (Today online registration ends.) Hope to see you there.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Back from the funeral: Sam DeMarco 1946 - 2011

Back from a long five days in Pennsylvania at my brother's service and visiting with family. Difficult for a couple of reasons. When you have a complicated history with a sibling, some might imagine it's easy to see that sibling off. It's anything but. I loved my brother. We shared so many good times, and although we were born many years apart, we shared a history. The difficulties we encountered don't take away from the love, and that makes it complicated, esp. for family who knew what we went through. Friends have been the most understanding, and for that I'm grateful. My brother was cremated. The box on the table is my brother. The cemetary you see here is in Lansdale, PA, where my mother and the relatives are buried.