Thomas Dean is a writer and editor with a deep interest in our connections to place, our relationship with the natural world, and the cultural life of the Midwest. Dean is a well deserved pushcart Prize nominee. He has recently published a book of personal essays, Under a Midland Sky, which focuses on Midwestern life Read More
Renowned economist and New York Times best selling author, Dr. Ravi Batra returns to Writers’ Voices to talk about what we have to look forward to with the economy. This interview focuses on his book, Greenspan’s Fraud, a hard-hitting and comprehensive look at Alan Greenspan’s career. Greenomics, Batra argues, has extracted trillions of dollars in Read More
Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and the author of eight books including The Oil Depletion Protocol, The Party’s Over, Powerdown, and Peak Everything. Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. He writes a regular column for The Ecologist, and his essays and articles have Read More
Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline warmly welcomes author Laurie Kienlen. Laurie is primarily a non-fiction writer of magazine and e-zine articles. She specializing in health and wellness. Her articles have been published in Reader’s Digest, MSN Health, Woman’s Day, Glow, Spirituality and Health, Natural Health, Alive, and more. She is the Feature Writer for Read More
In 1939, in the small Iowa town of Ridgeway, a young man just about to graduate from high school, spend his entire savings of $12.50 on a 35mm Argus AF camera. Everett Kuntz made a camera case from a worn-out boot, a clasp from his mother’s purse, and scraps from a tin can. For the Read More
Put Your Life on a Diet: Lessons Learned Living in 140 Square Feet is the ultimate resource for living a simpler life. Author Gregory Paul Johnson also intended this book as a resource for learning how to leave behind a smaller environmental footprint and live a healthier life. Gregory Paul Johnson guides us in five Read More
Our guest on Writers’ Voices this week is Jerry Yellin, author of “Of War and Weddings” and “The Blackened Canteen”. Of interest to local Fairfield people is that Jerry is also a co-founder of LISCO. (Local Internet Service Company) Mr. Yellin was an honored fighter pilot in the 1940s. In his latest book, “The Blackened Read More
John Shors’ novel Beside a Burning Sea is our topic for this interview. John Shors lived for several years in Kyoto, Japan, where he taught English after graduating from Colorado College. He later trekked across Asia on a shoestring budget, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. He became a newspaper reporter after returning to Read More
Natalie Goldberg is our guest this week on Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline. She is the author of “Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within” (1986). So far, Writing Down the Bones has sold over one million copies, and has been translated into fourteen languages. University of Iowa writing teacher Cheryl Fusco Johnson Read More
Our guest this week on Writers’ Voices is Randy Hobler. He is a composer, lyricist and book writer of the bio-musical fantasy Banjo Boy, which tells the story of how the ghost of Meredith Wilson (author of The Music Man) goes back in time to attempt to invisibly persuade his teenage self to avoid three Read More
Kathi Macias is an award winning writer who has authored 22 books and ghostwritten several others. She is a former newspaper columnist and string reporter, and has also taught creative and business writing. She has appeared on many radio and television programs and is a popular speaker at churches, retreats, women’s clubs and writers’ conferences. Read More
Iowa Terror takes on 9/11 through the story of Jesus Iowa, an immigrant who experiences Sept. 11, 2001, along with the rest of America, except that he understands what was really happening. Author Mike Palecek was a peace prisoner in the 1980’s, serving time in county jails and federal prisons for civil disobedience. During the Read More
Are you tired of waiting for inspiration to strike? Daphne Gray Grant can help. Is your slow writing costing you money and hurting your career? Writing was never easy for Daphne either, so she worked hard to figure out way to make it easier. Listen in to hear this industry veteran talk about her books Read More
Join Monica and Caroline as they speak with a writer who is also a speed reading expert. The tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Speed Reading teach readers how to speed through articles, and professional journals and also build their personal reading confidence and competence. Author Abby Marks Beale is the Read More
Karen Lamansky tells us that a wood stove installation often pays for itself within two to four years. Her book, “Design Ideas for Fireplaces” helps the reader make a fireplace or a wood stove into a work of art that enhances the beauty of the home.
“Dark Birthright” is a story reflecting the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of 17th century Scotland. It paints a dynamic picture of life in the Highlands, fishing communities, and a village of witches worshiping the Goddess. Author Jeanne Treat was born and raised in Western New York, near the shores of the Niagara. She is Read More
Former Fairfielder James Tipton visits with Monica and Caroline about his recently published historical novel. “Annette Vallon: A Novel of the French Revoluion,” is based on the life of William Wordsworth’s French lover. What about this woman, a footnote in literary history, inspired 15 years of research and writing? Listen in to find out INTERVIEW CONTENTS Read More
In this interview, Monica and Caroline welcome another powerhouse of feminine wisdom to Writers’ Voices. For over 20 years, former Fairfield resident Meryl Runion has owned and operated a training and information service company. She designs, markets, and presents customized seminars, and also works as an independent contractor for the World Plan Executive Council. She Read More
Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline continues their November 2007 theme of women’s wisdom with international speaker and award-winning author Jennifer Read Hawthorne. Jennifer is co-author of four bestselling books, including Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul. Both books reached #1 on the New York Times and #1 Read More
Angeles Arrien is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She conducts workshops and lectures worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions together. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. Angeles Arrien is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. She Read More
Fairfield’s Hilary Kurtz gives us a report on her experiences at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
Comedy writer Patricia Draznin is our guest on Writers’ Voices this week. She discusses her writing background and comedy writing tips. She offers her writing services to newspapers or even to “make fun of something that’s important to you”. We think you’ll enjoy getting to know this talented writer with innovative ideas for marketing her Read More
Janet Atwood says that following your passions is no longer a luxury. Her book, The Passion Test gives a simple, powerful way to discover your passions so that you can align your life with what matters most to you, starting now. Hosts Monica and Caroline find out from Janet how she found her own passion, Read More
Hilary Kurtz, editor of the Fairfield Weekly Reader and a good friend of Writers’ Voices, joins us to celebrate Valentine’s Day by chatting with Monica and Caroline about the best relationship books.
Donny Colby joins us on Writers’ Voices to talk about her experience of writing in cafes.
Local Fairfield writers Chrystel Guerin and Paul Merrill join Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn for our Writers’ Voices debut show! The discussion is a lively one about writers groups. Listen in to find out how Chrystel and Paul got involved and what their writers’ group has meant to them.