• Salvatore Marici

    Salvatore Marici

    “All my bosses and teachers said I couldn’t write. In 2002 I submitted a poem to a magazine and it got published.” In this edition of Writers Voices, Monica and Caroline talk to poet Salvatore Marici about his work and the life that inspires it. Reading from his latest book – Fermentations, we taste the fermented garlic of his Italian Read More

  • Rhoda Orme-Johnson  – Inside Maharishi’s ashram

    Rhoda Orme-Johnson – Inside Maharishi’s ashram

    It began with a photo album, looking at pictures of the past brought it all back, the thoughts, the feelings, the perspective of that time, “The book just flowed out of me from there.” Rhoda Orme-Johnson speaks with Monica about her new book Inside Maharishi’s Ashram. A memoir about the early days of the TM movement and her time with Read More

  • John Ong

    John Ong

    Retired Professor Emeritus of Engineering John Ong spoke with Writers’ Voices almost ten years ago about his paper, “How to Look Across the Room.” In this paper, John tries to answer a question that occurred to him about 25 years prior, “how is it that I see?” He explored the subject thoroughly so that he could write about it in Read More

  • Rachelle Chase Brings History Alive in “Lost Buxton”

    Rachelle Chase Brings History Alive in “Lost Buxton”

    In this March 2017 interview, guest host Paul Gandy, board member of the Keeping History Alive Foundation in Fairfield, joins Monica to speak with Rachelle Chase about “Lost Buxton,” part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series of pictorial histories. At a time when the Jim Crow laws were in full force, there was a town in Iowa where black Read More

  • Alana Waksman

    Alana Waksman

    Alana Waksman is a young independent filmmaker, graduate of USC film school, who moved to Montana to truly experience the environment in which she planned to set her first feature-length film, “Cheyenne is Burning.” In this interview, we follow Alana along the path from high school and college theater, to short story writing, to screen writing, directing and producing.More about Read More

  • David Galef

    David Galef

    If it sometimes feel like the internet has changed how we humans do everything… well that’s not much of a stretch. It certainly has changed how (and what) we read, and write, and publish. The rising popularity of “flash fiction” or the “short-short” (that is, stories under 1000 words) may be one effect. As author David Galef explains, “Flash (fiction) Read More

  • Rich And Sandra Neil Wallace

    Rich And Sandra Neil Wallace

    Husband and wife team Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace share an interest in sports and extensive resumes in writing for kids and young adults. Rich, formerly senior editor at the ever-popular “Highlights for Children” magazine, has written more than 25 novels, many with sports themes. Sandra, the daughter of a refugee and a concentration camp survivor, overcame many barriers as Read More

  • Danya Rutenberg

    Danya Rutenberg

    Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg’s first book, “Surprised by God” told the story of her own spiritual awakening, which led her to study to become a rabbi of the Jewish faith. Then she became a mother. In “Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting,” Ruttenberg shines the light of centuries of Read More

  • Michael Bedar

    Michael Bedar

    We are a tribe of storytellers. All of us. We love stories. So what better way to convey wisdom than through story? That’s exactly what Michael Bedar, certified spirtitual nutrition counselor and renowned speaker on topics of natural healing and wellness, does in his novel, “Sweet Healing: A Whole Health Journey.” In this book we have an everyday hero, Gene, Read More

  • Amy Gottlieb

    Amy Gottlieb

    Amy Gottlieb fell in love with literature at a young age, and numbers amoung her literary influences Garcia Marquez (100 Years of Solitude), Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) and Virginia Woolf. In her debut novel, ‘The Beautiful Possible,” Gottlieb spins a tale that is at heart both a love story and a spiritual journey, but with a deep historical context. Read More

  • Michael C White

    Michael C White

    Michael C. White’s seventh novel, “Resting Places” is, as Anita Shreve says, “a beautifully crafted novel of unbearable loss and earned forgiveness.” In this interview, we learn about Michael’s writing process, how far ahead he plots, and why he gravitates towards the woman’s point of view. He cites the influence of his father as a great oral storyteller, and the Read More

  • William Anderson

    William Anderson

    Between “The Little House on the Prairie” books and TV show, there is probably no one over the age of 30 in the USA who hasn’t heard of Laura Ingalls Wilder. But very few know as much about her as today’s guest, William Anderson, who became entranced with the subject as a young boy and has devoted much of his Read More

  • Saeeda Hafiz

    Saeeda Hafiz

    We cover a lot of ground in this interview with debut author and memoirist Saeeda Hafiz. Her book, “The Healing: A Memoir of Food, Family and Yoga” is not your typical “I found the right diet/exercise regime/spirtial path and now my life is perfect.” The reality is always a bit more complicated and Saeeda was willing to expose the dark Read More

  • Ruta Sepetys

    Ruta Sepetys

    Ruta Sepetys calls herself “a seeker of lost stories.” Her first historical novel (and soon-to-be feature film), “Between Shades of Gray” is based on her own family history and tells the story of a Lithuanian family sent to Siberia by the Soviet secret police in 1941. It became a New York Times bestseller and Carnegie Medal finalist. Same with book Read More

  • Taylor Brorby

    Taylor Brorby

    Taylor Brorby is an MFA student in Iowa State University’s Creative Writing and the Environment program. While a student he co-edited, along with Stephanie Brook Trout, “Fracture: essays, poems, and stories on fracking in america,” published by Ice Cube Press of North Liberty, Iowa. Who would have thought of giving a literary perspective on the dangers of and damage done Read More

  • James R. Doty, MD

    James R. Doty, MD

    I really can’t say enough about our guest today, Dr. James R. Doty, MD and his book “Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.” The story leads us from Doty’s impoverished childhood, with an alcoholic father and extremely ill mother, to his current role as director of Read More

  • Kate Hamer

    Kate Hamer

    After a successful career in television and radio in the UK, primarily making documentaries, and raising a family, Kate Hamer decided what she really wanted to do with the rest of her life was write. She had been writing for years, but now she decided to give it her full attention, so off she went off to school for a Read More

  • Michelle Gable, I’ll See You In Paris

    Michelle Gable, I’ll See You In Paris

    This is Michelle Gable’s second appearance on Writers’ Voices in less than a year. We first interviewed her in September 2015 when the paperback of her bestselling debut novel “A Paris Apartment” came out. Now she’s touring with her second published book (and we do talk about all the unpublished ones that came before), “I’ll See You in Paris.” Both Read More

  • Clara Bensen

    Clara Bensen

    When Clara Bensen decided to write a book about her adventure traveling to Turkey, Eastern Europe and the British Isles with Jeff, a university professor she had met just weeks before, on the internet dating site, “OKCupid”, taking with them absolutely NO BAGGAGE, (not even a small backpack), the first thing she did was Google “how to write a book.” Read More

  • Brett Blumenthal 52 Small Changes

    Brett Blumenthal 52 Small Changes

    Brett Blumenthal has spent most of her adult life writing and speaking about wellness.. “52 Small Changes for the Mind” is Brett’s fourth book, building on the success of “52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You,’ which was published in 2012. Both books are based on the proven idea that small changes work, whereas trying to change Read More

  • Paul Cummins

    Paul Cummins

    How does a young, idealistic man from a privileged background become the headmaster of a private school dedicated to providing opportunity to students from all backgrounds, and from there dedicate his entire life to progressive education?  In “Confessions of a Headmaster,” Dr. Paul F Cummins tells the story behind the founding of Crossroads in Los Angeles, New Roads School and Read More

  • Judy Batalion

    Judy Batalion

    Judy Batalion’s mother was a pathological hoarder. That’s not the most interesting thing to know about Judy, but it is at the heart of her memoir, “White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daugherhood, and the Mess In Between.”.In our conversation with Judy we learn the root of this pathology, which extends back at least two generations to her grandmother, who Read More

  • Kristina McMorris

    Kristina McMorris

    Kristina McMorris started her career in the arts at the tender age of 9, hosting an Emmy-award winning TV show. She continued acting in film before opening an event planning company, which led to a stint hosting Weddings Portland Style on the WB network.  Other twists and turns in her career found Kristina becoming a professional emcee, a contributing writer for Portland Bride & Groom  magazine, and a Read More

  • Marie Lu

    Marie Lu

    Marie Lu is a hot commodity in the world of Young Adult fantasy fiction. She published book 1 of the very successful Legend trilogy in 2013. Like all 5 of her books so far, it was a New York Times bestseller. Born in China, Lu didn’t really understand that books had authors as a child. But once she did, and Read More

  • Laura Schroff

    Laura Schroff

    Laura Schroff is the co-author, along with Alex Tresniowski ,of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “An Invisible Thread,” based on Laura’s own story of how she befriended Maurice, a boy she met panhandling on the street.   Tune into this interview to hear the remarkable tale of serendipity that resulted in both that first book, and this version for Read More

  • Ellen Hopkins

    Ellen Hopkins

    Ellen Hopkins always wanted to be a writer. In her 30’s, she began her writing career as a freelance journalist. From there she branched out to children’s nonfiction., publishing 20 books such as “Orcas: High Seas Supermen.” As a teen and young adult, Ellen’s daughter struggled with drug addiction, and out of this sorrow came Ellen’s first novel, written in Read More

  • Bill Hoeft

    Bill Hoeft

    What was it about the deaths, just weeks apart, of Iowa City mother and daughter Ellyn and Caroline (Line) Found that inspired unpublished writer Bill Hoeft to want to tell their story? This is story of love, loss, inspiration and, perhaps most of all, community.  I doubt that anyone who knew Ellyn or Caroline will ever forget them.”Live Like Line, Love Read More

  • Julie Long

    Julie Long

    First-time novelist Julie Long was born and raised in Fairfield, Iowa. She was uprooted in her early teens, and when she next returned to Fairfield she found it had been partially taken over by…. Meditators! If you think the average small college town has a town-gown divide, you haven’t seen anything. But Julie herself had gotten into yoga, and Reiki, Read More

  • Rudy Wilson (Girl Walking Backwards)

    Rudy Wilson (Girl Walking Backwards)

    Fairfield author, Rudy Wilson, returns again for a visit on Writers’ Voices to discuss his novel, “Girl Walking Backwards” and much more. Rudy is best known for his novel, “The Red Truck”, and has an MFA in English/Fiction Writing, from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where he was a manuscript reader for admissions to the prestigious graduate writing program. Read More

  • Michael Gruenbaum

    Michael Gruenbaum

    If you only listen to one Writers’ Voices interview this month, this is the one. Michael Gruenbaum was born in Prague in 1930. At the age of 11 Michael was sent, with his mother and sister, to the Terezin concentration camp. Miraculously, they all survived, although his father, a lawyer, was killed by the Nazis.In “Somewhere There is Still a Sun,” Read More

  • Gloria Dixon

    Gloria Dixon

    If you’ve ever had the experience of having someone close to you die, you may recall feeling overwhelmed; not sure what to do. Gloria Dixon, an Iowa CPA and experienced business owner, thought she was prepared for her husband Charles’ death after a lengthy illness, but even so she soon found herself faced with a few surprises.Gloria couldn’t find a Read More

  • Valerie Gangas

    Valerie Gangas

    After her mother’s death, Valerie Gangas was in a dark place. After her first 20 minutes practicing Transcendental Meditation, that all changed. She had what some people call an “Awakening,” and the pieces of her life started falling into place. “Enlightenment is Sexy” is the story of Valerie’s journey so far, from working for the David Lynch Foudnation, meeting Oprah and eventually Read More

  • Paul Goldman

    Paul Goldman

    Paul Goldman is an Ecstatic Poet. Tune into this podcast of his June 2015 interview on Writers’ Voices to find out what that means. In Upon Your Canvas he teams up with painter Natosha Keefer to, as the title poem says “…reveal all the colors that comprise my being.” Paul’s previous boos include the self-published Wild Joy: Ruminations, and Journey Read More

  • Sukey Forbes

    Sukey Forbes

    Sukey Forbes comes from a classic “stiff-upper-lip” New England family. When her six year old daughter died suddenly from a rare genetic disorder, she was left without a clue how to get through it. In “The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death,” Sukey shares the heart-wrenching story of her daughter’s death and how Read More

  • Paula Rosenfeld

    Paula Rosenfeld

    In this episode of Writers’ Voices, guest host Bruce Miller, one of the Filmosophers on KRUU 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa, speaks with Paula Rosenfeld. Author of “The Oneness Blessing: How Deeksha Can Help You Become Your Authentic Self, Heal Your Relationships and Transform the World,” Paula talks about the experience of Awakening.From the Heart Center There has to be Read More

  • Victoria Schorr

    Victoria Schorr

    Historical fiction about real-life bandits who commandeered the Serato wilds of Brazil.  The novel, “Backlands,” brings to life early 20th century Brazil with a tangibility that transports the reader immediately to another time and another world, that of Lampiao and Maria Bonita. When one imagines bandits, nostalgia of an era may not be the first to come to mind, but Read More

  • Steve Semken

    Steve Semken

    Since founding Ice Cube Press in North Liberty, Iowa, Steve Semken has been busy publishing other authors.  Still, he finds time to write.  His seventh book,is titled “Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron.”   Orion Magazine’s late environmental book reviewer  Peter Sauer, called this hard-to define book “mythological natural history.”  We’re including it in our memoir section because this beautiful volume is that Read More

  • Xavier Cavazos

    Xavier Cavazos

    In “Diamond Grove Slave Tree,” national poetry slam team member and writing teacher Xavier Cavazos paints an unforgettable portrait of George Washington Carver in verse. From the titular poem that describes a lynching that the young Carver witnessed in Missouri, to the poem about his death, the words are spare yet powerful.Xavier Cavazos earned his MFA in Creative Writing and Read More

  • Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

    Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

    In this inspiring segment of Writers’ Voices, we meet Magnus MacFarlane- Barrow, named in 2015 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. We caught up with Magnus, who lives and works in Scotland, just before his visit to Iowa to promote his book, “The Shed that Fed a Million Children,” and Mary’s Meals, Read More

  • Christina Crook

    Christina Crook

    Is technology good, bad or indifferent? How does it impact our lives, relationships, health? For some people, technology can become all-consuming. Writer Christina Crook decided to take a 31 day break from the internet. Instead, she wrote 31 letters to a friend on a manual typewriter. This experiment quickly turned into both a book (“the Joy of Missing Out: Finding Read More

  • Warren Goldie

    Warren Goldie

    Some of the most impactful books of the last half-century fall within the genre of visionary fiction. Author Warren Goldie, currently living in Fairfield, Iowa, defines visionary fiction as novels where “…the power of the human mind is a key part of the story. Mystical experiences, visions, profound insights, paranormal experience and all sorts of fascinating phenomena drive the plot and characters—and often point Read More

  • Julia Desmond

    Julia Desmond

    Some would say that the purpose of life is to seek the Divine.  When the voice of the Divine tells you to write a book,  then it is probably a good idea to do so.  “Writings from the One: 108 Insights From the Divine” by Julia Desmond, a former investment banker turned teacher of Oneness Meditation, is the result of Read More

  • Caterina Titus

    Caterina Titus

    Writing is usually a solitary pursuit, and to publish a book requires a great deal of individual effort. There are pluses and minuses to that fact. The plus is that success is largely up to the writer, especially with the current self-publishing options, and the minus is.. it is largely up to the writer. Writing a screenplay requires much of Read More

  • Tony Kainauskas-Chris Hallinger

    Tony Kainauskas-Chris Hallinger

    Writers’ Voices introduces two first-time Fairfield authors this week. First up, the long-time proprietor of Fairfield’s sorely missed 21st Century Bookstore, Tony Kainauskas. Tony’s cousin Viktoras is known as the Father of the Raw Foods Movement, and Tony was intimately involved in the development of both that and the Transcendental Meditation movement. After retiring from a long career publishing and Read More

  • D.J. MacHale

    D.J. MacHale

    D.J. MacHale is the New York Times best-selling author of the “Pendragon” and “Morpheus Road” science fiction adventure series for young adults.  MacHale was also co-creator and producer of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” a Twilight Zone-inspired series for kids that ran on Nickelodeon for 7 seasons in the 1990’s.  This summer, book 1 of MacHale’s new trilogy, “Sylo” Read More

  • David And Rhoda Orme-Johnson

    David And Rhoda Orme-Johnson

    Drs. David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson are among the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation that are profiled in George Ellis’ “Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  Both of the Orme-Johnsons were founding faculty members of Maharishi International University (now known as Maharishi University of Management, or MUM) in Fairfield, IA, the home of Writers’ Voices.Dr. David Orme-Johnson is both an artist Read More

  • Daniel Leyson

    Daniel Leyson

    The subject of today’s book, Leon Leyson, stayed mostly silent about the struggles of his early life in Poland during the Holocaust. But after Steven Spielberg made the movie “Schindler’s List,” and an LA Times reporter convinced him to tell his own story as one of the youngest workers on the List, Leon began speaking publicly at churches, schools and throughout Read More

  • Suzanne Young

    Suzanne Young

    Suzanne Young is a high school teacher whose first five books went straight to the “novel graveyard.” But she kept writing, and perfecting her craft, and with her sixth effort she broke through to publishing success, in 2010. Since then she has published six young adult and crossover books, with three more on the way. In this interview we learn Read More

  • Rudy Wilson on The Writer’s Life

    Rudy Wilson on The Writer’s Life

    Rudy Wilson returns to Writers’ Voices this week to expound in articulate and inimitable fashion on the life of a dedicated writer. From the travails of Rudy’s early life and how they make their disguised appearance in his novels, to working with famed editor Gordon Lish of Alfred Knopf (who also edited Raymond Carver among many others ), to the Read More

  • George Ellis

    George Ellis

    This episode of  Writers’ Voices features George A. Ellis, the author of “A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  George’s transcribed interviews of  some of the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation movement offer an in-depth look at the many ways that individual lives have been impacted by TM.  George himself  introduced TM into Folsom Prison and other correctional institutions around the world, and Read More

  • Katie Ganshert

    Katie Ganshert

    Katie Ganshert is an Iowa writer who sets her books in small-town Iowa. Join us for this conversation about her newest book, “Wishing on Willows,” and learn how Katie got published!

  • Dr. Robert Watson

    Dr. Robert Watson

    WRiters’ Voices welcomes political commentator and history professor Dr. Robert Watson,. The professor has written over 30 books, two encyclopedia sets and more than 150 articles, essays and book chapters. He has appeared on all the major cable news networks ,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Hardball, BBC and more. Dr. Watson is also a newspaper columnist and blogs on Read More

  • Marcy Luikart

    Marcy Luikart

    For some people it is the ocean, some the desert, some mountains.    For Ralph Luikart, husband of author Marcy Luikart, it was always the Big River calling to him. A few years back, Marcy helped him fulfill a lifelong dream of building a raft and floating down the Mississippi River, and from that adventure came her first published novel, “River Read More

  • Kevin Smokler

    Kevin Smokler

    Whether you are looking for motivation to read good literature, or a cheat sheet that will allow you to discuss books you should have read, Kevin Smokler’s “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School” may be just the ticket.  Published by Prometheus Books, “Practical Classics” includes both the “old” classics – “Huck Finn,” Shakespeare, Read More

  • Nancy Kennedy (Moms)

    Nancy Kennedy (Moms)

    Nancy Kennedy, editor of the “Miracles and Moments of Grace” series from Leafwood Publishers, joins Monica and Caroline for a special Mothers’ Day interview. Learn how Nancy finds the heart-warming and tear-jerking stories that fill the Miracles and Moments of Grace series.  Previous books in the series include  “Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains” and Caroline’s favorite,“Inspiring Stories from Doctors”.  Nancy was also Read More

  • Dr. Pamela Peeke

    Dr. Pamela Peeke

    Is overeating just a result of poor willpower, or is there a deeper reason this problem affects so many people, even those who exhibit great will-power in other areas of their lives.?  This week on Writers’ Voices, best-selling author, Discovery Health TV medical host and National Institute of Health medical researcher Dr. Pamela Peeke will discuss the neuruological basis of food Read More

  • A.J. Jacobs

    A.J. Jacobs

    From serious journalist to seriously funny, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs has written it all. In this interview with Writers’ Voices, Jacobs discusses his recent experiment and the book that came out of it, “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.” The “humble” in the title is important, Read More

  • Peter Fusaro

    Peter Fusaro

    Monica Hadley and guest host and community activist Bob Ferguson interview Peter Fusaro,  noted speaker and author of 16 books including “What Went Wrong at  Enron.”  Fusaro’s passionis Green Energy and his three most recent books have been “Cut Carbon, Grow  Profits,”  “Energy & Emissions: Collision or Convergence” and  “Energy & Environmental Hedge Funds: The New Investment Paradigm.” Peter is an energy  Read More

  • Paul Stokstad

    Paul Stokstad

    In the middle of an Iowa winter, poet Paul Stokstad joins Writers’ Voices host Monica Hadley to talk love and tattoos, tennis and marketing, and of course, poetry. Paul’s third book, “Butterfuly Tattoo” is published by 1st World Publishing. It’s a far cry from his previous tomes, “How To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro” and “How to Start Your Read More

  • Norman Zierold

    Norman Zierold

    Norman Zierold has led a most interesting life, from his birth in the Amana Colonies of Iowa in 1927 clear to the present day in Fairfield, also Iowa. But in between, he traveled the world in the Navy, studied political science at Harvard University, taught in France, and then became an editor and writer in New York City and then Read More

  • Kate McGuinness

    Kate McGuinness

    Kate McGuinness just published her first novel, “Terminal Ambition,” a legal thriller that explores issues of sexual harassment and discrimination. It was put out by Kate’s publishing company Two XX Press. Kate studied writing at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Janet Fitch, who authored the Oprah Book Club selection “White Oleander.” She pursued further studies in Read More

  • Michael Perry

    Michael Perry

    Author of the best-selling memoirs “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time”, “Truck: A Love Story,” and “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting”, Michael Perry discusses his newest book “Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace”. He’s written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Orion and Salon.com and Read More

  • B.K. Loren

    B.K. Loren

    B.K. Loren joins us for a discussion of her debut novel, “Theft,” categorized by writer Ann Pancake as a riveting combination of “part environmental novel, part elegy to place, part family tragedy, part murder mystery.” Her writing has garnered Pushcart nominations, fellowships, and inclusion among Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. She has worked as a naturalist, large predator monitor for Read More

  • Rosanne Bane

    Rosanne Bane

    One of the most common problems writers face is the dreaded “writer’s block”. Our guest, Rosanne Bane, a writing and creativity teacher, has, for decades, been giving writers help with this problem. Her new book, entitled, “Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance”(Tarcher/Penguin), deals with the problems writers face in a new and innovative way. Using Read More

  • Jennie Rothenberg Gritz

    Jennie Rothenberg Gritz

    Senior Editor and Multimedia Editor at The Atlantic, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz produces an online edition of the magazine, edits TheAtlantic.com’s National Channel, and creates original videos for the website. Before being with The Atlantic, she was senior editor of Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel. Jennie grew up in Fairfield, earned her B.A. in Literature from the Maharishi Read More

  • Dr. L.E. McCullough

    Dr. L.E. McCullough

    Author/playwright Dr. Lawrence McCullough is our guest this week. Fairfield’s Way Off Broadway, Iowa’s only professional musical theater company, is currently running the production, “Orphan Train”, which is based on the book Lawrence wrote about New York orphans sent to live in Iowa. The musical runs through Aug 12th. Gov. Terry Branstadt has declared Aug 12 as Iowa Orphan Commemoration Read More

  • Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson discusses writing, marketing, and formatting ebooks and other topics related to new trends in publishing. Eric, founder of Inkslinger Industries, has written, “How to Make a Book with iBooks Author”. He created it in an ebook format. Eric explored book arts at Brown University, where he handcrafted books using techniques taught by Walter Feldman, whose artists’ books are Read More

  • Lynda Young

    Lynda Young

    Lynda Young returns for a very special conversation. Her new book, “Hope for Families of Children on the Autistic Spectrum”, is a helpful book at this time when 730,000 children in the United States between the ages of 0-21 have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her book provides useful information, encouragement, and guidance for the entire family. Lynda discusses everything from doctor Read More

  • Anne Greenwood Brown

    Anne Greenwood Brown

    Join us for this lively interview with Anne Greenwood Brown. Ann grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, leaning over the bow, and wondering what amazing thing might flash by. In her book, “Lies Beneath,” she answers that question. “Lies Beneath” is a Young Adult fantasy about three scary mermaids and their more compassionate brother. Anne lives in Read More

  • Nancy Kennedy (Doctors)

    Nancy Kennedy (Doctors)

    Nancy B. Kennedy has gathered a collection of inspiring stories from all branches of medicine in her book, “Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Doctors”, the second in her “Miracles and Moments of Grace” book series. From family doctors, military doctors, dentists, neurosurgeons, missionary doctors and more, they each tell their stories, both tragic and triumphant, from around Read More

  • Larry Baker

    Larry Baker

    Larry Baker, an Iowa City writer, returns to Writers’ Voices to discuss his new book, “Love and Other Delusions”. This book puts a fresh perspective on a story of a married woman’s affair with a younger man. It is a complicated and confusing journey inside a relationship. Larry’s other books include, “Athens, America” and “The Flamingo Rising”. He is also Read More

  • Sharelle Byars Moranville

    Sharelle Byars Moranville, the award-winning versatile author of fiction for all ages, has had her recent book, “The Hop”, published by Disney/Hyperion. The book chronicles the intertwined stories of Tad, a small toad trying to save his home, and Taylor, a girl determined to stop her grandmother’s pond from being turned into a strip mall as their quests take many Read More

  • Polly Frost

    Polly Frost

    Humorist, Polly Frost is the guest on this episode of Writers’ Voices. Polly will be presenting her one-person show, “How To Survive Your Adult Relationship with Your Family”, Saturday, May 19 at The Englert Theatre, in Iowa City. Combining anecdotes, storytelling, and humorous tips, Polly takes a heartfelt and humorous exploration of what families go through as they grow and Read More

  • Priscilla Warner

    Our guest, Priscilla Warner, has written the new book, “Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life”. For years, Priscilla struggled to overcome anxiety and panic attacks despite having a loving family and a successful book (“The Faith Club”). In this book, she chronicles her journey and transition from panic into peace. Experiencing spiritual chanting, meditative Read More

  • Frank Meeink

    In “Autobiography of a Recovering SkinHead: The Frank Meeink Story as Told to Jody M. Roy, Ph.D.”, you’ll find the raw true life story of Frank Meeink, from his angry childhood that found an outlet in the Neo-Nazi movement through his time in prison, encountering fellow prisoners of all backgrounds and race, that first caused him to question his anger Read More

  • Cheryl Wilfong

    Our guest this week is a Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher, who brings her two passions together in her book, “The Meditative Gardener”. Cheryl Wilfong guides readers in practical easy-to-follow practices to bring full awareness into your gardening through sitting, walking, strolling or bending over in your garden. This book helps show you how to enjoy your garden, just Read More

  • Caroline Preston

    Caroline Preston

    Caroline Preston has created the first ever scrapbook novel, “The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures”. Growing up enamored with her families scrapbooks, she has collected a large collection of vintage ephemera, including vintage postcards, magazine ads, ticket stubs, catalog pages, fabric swatches, fashion spreads, menus, and more. All of which she uses to capture the spirit of Read More

  • Wendy McClure

    Wendy McClure

    Author, editor, blogger, and humorist, Wendy McClure is the author of “The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie”; also a recently released e-book, “Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse and Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder”, that explores her fascination and obsession with all things Read More

  • Rae Bryant

    Rae Bryant

    Emerging writer, Rae Bryant is a teacher at the John Hopkins University graduate writing program and is editor-in-chief of the program’s new literary and arts journal. “The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals”, Her short story collection, is a Pen Hemingway and Pushcart award nominee. This collection pushes the boundaries and explores all the humor and tragedy found in everyday modern Read More

  • Beth Howard

    Beth Howard

    Join Cheryl Fusco Johnson for a delightful conversation with Iowa native, Beth Howard. Beth has recently written “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie”. A journalist for more than 25 years, Beth recounts the sudden loss of her husband and her healing journey that took her across the country and back to her roots in Iowa. Beth currently Read More

  • Luis Alberto Urrea

    Luis Alberto Urrea

    Luis Alberto Urrea, the 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, discusses his most recent novel, “Queen of America”. Following beloved healer and “Saint of Cabora”, Teresita Urrea, as she flees with her father from Mexico, the book, a sequel to Urrea’s “The Hummingbird’s Daughter”, takes the reader on a journey through turn of the century New York, San Francisco, St. Read More

  • Michael H. Shuman

    Michael H. Shuman

    Author, economist, attorney, and entrepreneur, Michael H. Shuman has authored, coauthored, or edited eight books, including, the award-winning, “The Small-Mart Revolution”, “Going Local”, and, his newest, “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity”(Chelsea Green Publishing). In this book, Michael shows investors how to use their money to help Read More

  • Khakendra Pun

    Khakendra Pun

    Village in Nepal. Growing up in poverty, Khakendra dreamed of coming to America for a better life. His dream came true in 1991, arriving in San Francisco and embarking on an entirely new journey. In his book “Nueli Cried in the Himalayas”, Khakendra tells the story of his life, describes the life of his people, and shows the healing power Read More

  • Dr. Brenda Hunter And Kristen Blair

    Dr. Brenda Hunter And Kristen Blair

    In today’s fast moving, media entrench culture, kids are forced to deal with situations their parents never had to face. In their new book “From Santa To Sexting: Helping Your Child Safely Navigate Middle School and Shape the Choices that Last a Lifetime”, Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristen Blair, tackle difficult topics, such as media, experimentation with sex, alcohol, and Read More

  • Deborah Halverson

    Deborah Halverson

    For 10 years, Deborah Halverson edited children’s books before starting to write herself. She is the author of teen novels “Honk If You Hate Me” and “Big Mouth”. Her most recent book, “Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies”, gives aspiring writers for young adults writing exercises, tips, and more. She has also written three books in a forthcoming series for Read More

  • Dan Buettner

    Dan Buettner

    Dan Buettner is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Zones and the author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”. In 2004, Dan worked with National Geographic and some of the world’s top longevity experts to identify places around the world where people lived measurably better. That research provided the Read More

  • Allan Lokos

    Allan Lokos

    Don’t miss out on this very inspirational Writers’ Voices! Allan Lokos, the founder and guiding teacher of New York City’s Community Meditation Center, has written “Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living”. In our fast paced, ever changing culture, patience is often our most needed, but least cultivated virtue. Allan’s book lays out a helpful and compelling path to deeper patience. Read More

  • Seth Braun

    Seth Braun

    Author, speaker, and consultant, Seth Braun discusses his new book, “Indestructible Success: Creativity, Leadership and The Art of Small Business”, and shares about his passion for helping others reach their fullest potential. In his book, Seth lays out a blueprint for both inner and outer success. His book explains how to build your mind, heart and actions so that you Read More

  • Melissa Tosetti

    Melissa Tosetti

    Author, speaker, and teacher, Melissa Tosetti founded the online magazine, The Savvy Life, and, with coauthor Kevin Gibbons, wrote the book “Living the Savvy Life: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living” (Morgan James Publishing 2011). Her book explores ways the reader can save money, so you have more to spend in the areas that are important Read More

  • Larry Brooks

    Larry Brooks

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson discusses storytelling this week with Larry Brooks. A critically acclaimed best-selling author of six psychological thrillers, Larry has written “Story Engineering”. The book describes six core competencies that any writer should master. Larry is also the creator and editor of Storyfix.com, an award winning instructional writing site. Don’t miss this fantastic informational conversation!

  • Sharron McElmeel

    Sharron McElmeel

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson hosts this conversation with long-time educator, Sharron McElmeel. Sharron is an award-winning literacy advocate, author of educational materials, and publicist for many Iowa authors. She has been awarded with Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year and nominated as Iowa’s Teacher of the Year. She has written extensively on integrating literature into every part of curriculum. Don’t miss Read More

  • Rick Hanson 2012

    Writers’ Voices welcomes back best-selling author, Dr. Rick Hanson. The author of “Buddha’s Brain”, which has been published in 21 languages, Dr. Hanson recently wrote “Just One Thing: Developing a ‘Buddha Brain’”, a pocket-sized companion to “Buddha’s Brain”. Featuring many quick, easy, yet helpful practices to change the neurocircuitry in our brains to enable us to have greater happiness, love Read More

  • Dr. Bruce Hopkins

    Environmental educator, writer and historian, Dr. Bruce Hopkins has written the book “When Foxes Wore Red Vests”, a collection of poetry, essays, drawings and photographs that show how sense-of-place can serve as a role-model for future generations, as well as helping us learn how we can best inhabit our communities and the natural world around us. Dr. Hopkins career has Read More

  • Barry Spector

    Harvard grauduate, Barry Spector is the author of “Madness At The Gates Of The City: The Myth Of American Innocence” (2011, Regent Press). Dissecting America’s belief in innocence, this book explains how that has allowed America to re-enact old patterns that cause us to subvert our goals and miss the deeper meaning in events. Through his book, Mr. Spector uses Read More

  • Jeanette Hopkins-Wendy Cavanaugh

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson speaks with three Iowan children’s books creators on this week’s Writers’ Voices. First, conversations with the writer and illustrator of “The Juggler”(published by Ice Cube Press). “The Juggler” follows the wiry and tan young farmer, who desperately wants to be a great juggler. Children’s author and educator, Jeanette Hopkins provided the words, with artist Stormy Mochal providing Read More

  • Lynda Young  And Janet Thompson

    Lynda Young And Janet Thompson

    Writers’ Voices welcomes two guests with books helping others deal with difficult life issues. Over 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year, dramatically altering their lives and lives of their families. Lynda Young has written a helpful and compassionate book to give support to those families. “Hope for Families of Children with Cancer” presents encouraging short stories, Read More

  • Delia Ray

    Listen to a conversation with Young Adult book author, Delia Ray. Her most recent book, “Here Lies Linc”, a Junior Library Guild Selection, describes what happens when young Lincoln Crenshaw Jr. investigates a curse connected with an ominous statue in a nearby cemetery. A graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Delia Ray wrote two nonfiction books while working as an Read More

  • Jerry Yellin

    Jerry Yellin

    Current Fairfield resident, World War II veteran, and co-director of Operation Warrior Wellness, Jerry Yellin is the author of four books, including his most recent, “The Blackened Canteen”. In this interview he will discuss “The Resilient Warrior: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War”, which describes the pain of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome experienced by returning veterans and the ways Transcendental Read More

  • Robert Sessions

    Philosopher Robert Sessions, author of “Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions”, believes that our modern culture makes it very difficult for us to develop a coherent identity. His book, filled with quotes and examples from ancient wisdom to modern politics, uses personal stories and philosophical musings to discuss the way everyday distractions keep us from being ourselves. Robert Read More

  • Frances Moore Lappé

    Frances Moore Lappé

    We have a very special Writers’ Voices interview with author and activist, Frances Moore Lappé. “Diet For A Small Planet”, her first book, sold millions of copies and has received praise from around the world. She has since authored 17 other books, including her newest “EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want”. She is the Read More

  • Dori Butler-Michelle Bayuk

    Dori Butler-Michelle Bayuk

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson welcomes children’s author Dori Butler and her publicist Michelle Bayuk. Dori is the author of many children’s books and stories. Her book “The Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy” won the 2011 Edgar Award. Dori has been “ghostwriter” for ten Sweet Valley Twins and Boxcar Children books. With 20 years experience in children’s publishing, Michelle F. Read More

  • Zachary Michael Jack

    Zachary Michael Jack

    Seventh-generation Iowan, Zachary Michael Jack has written the book, “Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown”. It tells of his attempts to love fresh, love local. Travelling across the state of Iowa, giving lectures and signing books, Zachary tests his theory that the girl of his dreams may be closer than he imagines. Zachary Jack has authored Read More

  • Diane Wilson

    Diane Wilson

    Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimper who made a living along the Texas Gulf Coast, was driven to activism when she discovered her area was number one in the nation for toxic waste disposal. Through determination and hard work, Diane convinced local plastic manufacturers to sign a zero-discharge agreement. She has become a strong and vocal determined activist who has taken on Read More

  • Kristen Moeller

    Kristen Moeller

    Tune in for an exciting interview, as our guest is an expert in “disrupting the ordinary” and tries to help others do the same. Kristen Moeller, author, speaker, personal coach, and radio show host, has recently written the book “Waiting for Jack: Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie”. After struggling with addictions to drugs, alcohol, and food, Kristen realized her transference Read More

  • Wendy Henrichs

    2011 saw two children’s books released by Iowa author Wendy Henrichs. “I Am Tama, Lucky Cat” (Peachtree) retells the 17th-century Japanese legend behind the beckoning cat figurines commonly displayed in Japanese shops and restaurants, with pictures by award-winning illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi. “When Anju Loved Being an Elephant” (Sleeping Bear Press), illustrated by accomplished artist John Butler, reveals how a lonely Read More

  • Andrew Edlin

    Andrew Edlin

    This Writers’ Voices features an interview with local Fairfield author, Andrew Edlin. Andrew Edlin was born in Brighton, U.K. and currently lives in Fairfield, Iowa. Andrew has written the fantasy novel “Inaccessible: Dragon Retreat”, which was self-published and is being released through e-book applications. Taking place in 1961, when the few solitary dragons are threatened as their invisibility begins to Read More

  • Monte Schulz

    Monte Schulz

    Monte Schulz, son of famed Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, is our guest. Monte is the author of several books, including his upcoming novel, “The Big Town”, the third book in Schulz’s trilogy of books delving into the American psyche during the Jazz Age. The book follows the story of a failed businessman, whose future prosperity hinges on a secret proposition Read More

  • Walter Bargen And Mary Swander

    Walter Bargen And Mary Swander

    Writer’s Voices has the honor of having two State Poets Laureate on this show, Iowa’s curent Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, and former State Poet Laureate of Missouri, Walter Bargen. They are both featured in the recently released anthology, “An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the States Poet Laureate”. This collection gives a glimpse into the heart of our nation, by collecting Read More

  • Zoe Ghahremani

    This episode features a discussion with author Zoe Ghahremani, author of “Sky of Red Poppies”. The book, Zoe’s first, starts with a strange friendship between two women coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. The book is a glimpse into a part of the world that many people in western civilization are unaware. Read More

  • Michael R. Rosmann

    Michael R. Rosmann Ph.D., psychologist and small Iowa farmer, discusses the fulfillment found in life’s simple pleasures. His book, “Excellent Joy: Fishing, Farming, Hunting, and Psychology”, is a collection of essays exploring the reasons why humans have engaged in these activities for generations. One starts to wonder, in a society that keeps telling us to buy more and consume more, Read More

  • John Rainey

    John Rainey

    This Writers’ Voices takes a focus on screen writing with guest John Rainey. John began as a professional actor, but worked his way into becoming one of the industry’s most sought after script consultants. Creative Screenwriting magazine voted John #1 script analyst in the country. He has professionally analyzed and consulted on thousands of scripts. John worked as script consultant Read More

  • Rudy Wilson (On Writing)

    Rudy Wilson (On Writing)

    This show welcomes back Fairfield, IA based writer, Rudy Wilson. In this interview, Rudy talks about the writing process, his current work, and much more. Wilson’s books include “The Red Truck”, “Sonja’s Blue,” and more. Rudy was honored with the James Michener Fellowship, a CCLM-GE Award for Fiction published in “The Paris Review”. He has also been awarded an NEA Read More

  • Phyllis Khare

    Phyllis Khare

    Social media has become one of the most popular tools for online marketing. Facebook has become a part of our everyday lives. To have an effective marketing campaign in our current culture, it is necessary to learn the tools of social media, especially Facebook. Our guest is Phyllis Khare, co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies.” Her book guides the Read More

  • Dr. Norman Rosenthal

    Dr. Norman Rosenthal

    Writers’ Voices welcomes world-renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Norman Rosenthal, to discuss his most recent book, “Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation”. This wide-ranging book uses stories, research, and his own clinical experience to show the benefits and value of TM. Interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, and Laura Dern are also featured. Dr. Rosenthal Read More

  • Kristine Carlson

    Kristine Carlson

    Don’t miss this inspiring discussion with international best-selling author, Kristine Carlson. Her new book, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff For Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More”, is the first new installment in nine years of the “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” series (originally started by her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson). This new book presents Read More

  • Jeni Reeves Illustrator

    Jeni Reeves Illustrator

    On this Writers’ Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson visits with children’s book illustrator, Jeni Reeves. Jeni has been illustrating children’s picture books, since 1998, for the Lerner Publishing Group. Her work ranging from American biography and history to world culture and folklore, She recently began illustrating for a new series, ‘History Speaks’ which dramatizes important events in U. S. history. Jeni Read More

  • Suzanne Taylor

    Writers’ Voices host, Monica Hadley, along with “Filmosopher” Bruce Miller, dive into the topic of crop circles with a discussion with filmmaker Suzanne Taylor. Her film, “What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery”, speaks with a number of crop circle researchers and aficionados, from visionary artists, philosophers, scientists, educators and farmers, who discuss their thoughts and theories about this Read More

  • Jonathan Maxwell

    This episode features a conversation with Georgia-based writer, Jonathan Maxwell. Jonathan has written the book “Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS”. The book has received several awards and rave reviews. In this book, Jonathan explores the reasons why so many well-educated professionals, from doctors, scientists, lawyers, etc., willingly joined the Nazi SS, the notorious group that spearheaded the Read More

  • Marianne Dietze

    Marianne Dietze

    Listen in for a very touching conversation with Marianne Dietzel. Marianne has written “Laughing in a Waterfall: A Mother’s Memoir”. The book shows examples of how to create a new culture around the threshold of death and keep a living connection to those on the other side. The memoir tells Marianne’s emotional and spiritual journey following the death of her Read More

  • Colleen Bradford Krantz

    In 2002, a railcar filled with the bodies of eleven undocumented immigrants, rolled into the farming community of Denison, Iowa. These eleven Central Americans and Mexicans had been locked inside a baking railcar by smugglers and left to die a horrific death. Journalist Colleen Bradford Krantz talks about her new book “Train To Nowhere: Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation”. Her Read More

  • Jan Blazanin

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson takes the hosting reins once again. Cheryl will be speaking with author Jan Blazanin of Des Moines. Jan’s newest book, “A & L Do Summer”, follows the adventures of two teenage girls in rural Iowa during the summer before their senior year. A former middle school teacher, Jan currently lives on eleven acres, presents writers workshops, teaches Read More

  • Bonnie Michaels

    Internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author, Bonnie Michaels, is the guest on Writers’ Voices this week. Bonnie, along with Allison Blankenship, has written the book “Upside: How To Zig, When Life Zags”. During a time when many people are experiencing sudden changes, “Upside” shows ways to create a sustainable, inspiring lifestyle no matter what life may bring. The book presents Read More

  • Sophy Burnham

    Writers’ Voices welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Sophy Burnham, to the show. Sophy’s most famous book, “A Book of Angels”, has recently been re-released. The book is an exploration of angels through a wide collection of stories, history, and literature related to human encounters with angels. “The Art of Intuition”, Sophy’s most recent book, explores many facets of intuition; Read More

  • Stephen Hopson

    Stephen Hopson

    On this Writers’ Voices, we’ll be speaking with Stephen Hopson. Stephen was born deaf, but had the dream at a young age to become a pilot. He made aviation history, as an adult, by becoming the world’s first deaf instrument-rated pilot. For 15 years, he also had a very successful career on Wall Street. In 1996 he had an epiphany Read More

  • Kathy Brodsky

    Kathy Brodsky

    Children’s book author, Kathy Brodsky, makes a visit to Writers’ Voices. “The Winner Is…”, her most recent book, tells the humorous story of a dog who tries to be someone else in order to win a contest. Her other books include,“My Bent Tree”, “The Inside Story”, “Just Sniffing Around” and “Purrsnikitty”. Having worked as a psychotherapist for almost 40 years, Read More

  • Anne Lamott

    Anne Lamott

    Tune in to this very special Writers’ Voices as we welcome one of our favorite authors, Anne Lamott. “Imperfect Birds” is Lamott’s most recent novel. It tells of seventeen-year old Rosie Ferguson, who’s seemingly perfect life is shown false as the truth about her addiction and deceit is exposed and her parents are forced to deal with the consequences. Lamott, Read More

  • Anola Pickett

    Anola Pickett

    Cheryl Fusco Johnson takes hosting duties on this Writers’ Voices with guest Anola Pickett. Anola is the author of a historical juvenile fiction novel “Wasatch Summer”, published by Cedar Fort. The book tells the coming of age tale of eleven-year old Hannah Turner as she faces unlikely dangers as she watches her family’s sheep in the mountains. A former teacher Read More

  • Bob Saar

    Bob Saar

    This show features an interview with Bob Saar, from Burlington, Iowa. His most recent novel is titled “In Memory of David’s Buick”. The book tells the story of Iowa songwriter Bucky Minnow, who’s song David’s Buick, was ripped off by booking agent, Buddy Payola, and Dusty Bodine, who uses Bucky’s song and a magic guitar to return to fame. To Read More

  • Susan Collins

    Susan Collins

    The Midwest Writing Center, in Davenport, Iowa, has for over 30 years been offering opportunities and resources for writers and readers throughout the Quad Cities region and beyond. On this Writers’ Voices, we will be having a conversation with Susan Collins, the Writing Center’s Board President. The Midwest Writing Center offers a space for readings, writer’s retreat, book clubs, book Read More

  • Brent Marchant

    Everyone from Oprah to Larry King and in movies like What The Bleep?! and The Secret has been talking about Concious Creation. This week’s Writers’ Voices will be discussing conscious creation and the movies. Monica Hadley and guest co-host Bruce Miller, of KRUU’s The Filmoshophers, will be talking with Brent Marchant, author of “Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to Read More

  • Leigh Michaels

    Leigh Michaels

    It might help to get into a romantic mood for this Writers’ Voices because our guest this week is Ottumwa-native Leigh Michaels. Leigh, the author of over 80 romance novels with over 35 million copies of her novels published, has had her work translated in over 25 languages and published in more than 120 countries. “The Mistress’ House”, her most Read More

  • Mary Helen Stefaniak

    Mary Helen Stefaniak

    Listen in to this episode of Writers’ Voices for a delightful interview with Mary Helen Stefaniak. “The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel”, Stefaniak’s most recent book, takes readers from the American South to the banks of the Tigris River and back again. The book, which takes place during Depression-era Georgia, tells of what happens when a new, unconventional and Read More

  • Wendy Delsol

    Wendy Delsol

    On this Writers’ Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with author Wendy Delsol. After studying at UCLA Writers’ Extension Program and at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, she sold a young adult novel, “Stork”, to Candlewick Press. That book was released last October. “Stork” tells of Kat Leblanc, a fashion minded 16-year-old who moves from L.A. to a small town in Read More

  • Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    This Writers’ Voices features Cheryl Fusco Johnson speaking with children’s book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Jacqueline’s most recent book is “The Chiru of High Tibet”. The book tells the true story of how a scientist and four mountain men set out to save the antelope-like creature called the chiru. Chirus are sought for their incredibly soft wool, however they can Read More

  • Bruce Miller

    Join in for a delightful conversation about movies, books and much more on this Writers’ Voices. Bruce Miller, host of KRUU-FM’s “The Filmospohers”, joins Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn to discuss the movies and current films from a spiritual perspective and more. The Filmosophers, co-hosted with Chris Busch, features Bruce and Chris giving their filmosophy on the movies and having Read More

  • Sherry Ellis  And Carolyn Moncel

    Sherry Ellis And Carolyn Moncel

    Writers’ Voices featues two guests this week. First, Sherry Ellis returns to the show to discuss her newest book, “Now Write! Screenwriting: Screenwriting Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers”. Like previous installments in this series, this book offers the aspiring screenwriter many exercises and much advice from working movie and television writers and other experts in the business. The Read More

  • Shann Vander Leek

    Shann Vander Leek

    Writers’ Voices welcomes Shann Vander Leek, author of “Life On Your Terms”. The book compiles over 40 interviews Shann conducted with successful entrepreneurs from around the world, who have discovered how to live their lives their way. The book shares their encouragement, advice and secrets for finding your own entrepreneurial freedom. Shann Vander Leek is an author, yoga instructor, motivational Read More

  • Elise Ballard

    Elise Ballard

    Epiphanies. They are the sudden realizations that can change lives. On this Writers’ Voices, we will be speaking with Elise Ballard about her book, “Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform”. Elise had an epiphany and set out to find out if others have also experienced such a moment. They have. Her book collects over fifty Read More

  • Robert And Connie Boyer

    Robert And Connie Boyer

    Expanding love and improving relationships is at the heart of this week’s Writers’ Voices. Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with husband and wife writing team, Robert and Connie Boyer, about their book, “Heart & Mind: A Perfect Union”. Their book focuses on the uniting of the heart’s pull of love and the mind’s push of duty. According to the Boyers, this Read More

  • Susan Klauber

    Susan Klauber

    Writers’ Voices explores spirituality and other cultures this week. Author and poet Susan Klauber discusses her newest book “Sound of the Sacred Beads: A Poet’s Journey into India”. The book follows Susan’s journeys through India and its holiest places. She explores the culture, people, ancient wisdom, and mystery that she found there. Since 1983, Susan has been based in Fairfield Read More

  • Rebecca Janni

    Rebecca Janni

    On this Writers’ Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with children’s book author, Rebecca Janni. Rebecca recently sold four books, despite having four young children at home. Dutton Children’s Books released her first picture book, “Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse”, in 2010 and has purchased two sequels, including “Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots”, slated for publication in June 2011.  Another slated Read More

  • Dean Klinkenberg

    Dean Klinkenberg

    The Mississippi River is one of this country’s largest iconic features. It has played a monumental role in our nation’s history, business, and culture. Listen into this week’s Writers’ Voices as Cheryl Fusco-Johnson interviews with travel writer, Dean Klinkenberg. Dean has travelled 75,000 miles since 1997 along the Mississippi, researching the culture and history, talking to locals, to learn more Read More

  • Ronald Ringsrud

    Ronald Ringsrud

    Tune in to this Writers’ Voices for a captivating journey into the world of emeralds. Ronald Ringsrud is the owner of a wholesale emerald importing company based out of Saratoga, California and Bogotá, Columbia. He has written the book “Emeralds: A Passionate Guide”. The book takes a look into the history and attraction of the emerald, as well as the Read More

  • Markos Moulitsas

    Markos Moulitsas

    Writers’ Voices speaks with one of the most influential and controversial writers’ on today’s political scene, Markos Moulitsas. Markos is the author of “American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right.” Moulitsas’ journey to writing took him through journalism, military service and law school to become 26th on PC World’s list of “The Most Read More

  • Michael Cuddehe

    Michael Cuddehe

    Listen to this Writers’ Voices for a thought-provoking conversation Michael Cuddehe. He is the author of “Chronicle of Catastrophe: A Contemporaneous History of the Bush Years”. The book presents Michael’s real-time reflections of the markets, political issues, economy and global developments during the George W. Bush administration in order to put America’s current economic troubles in context. For over 30-years, Read More

  • Francis Thicke

    Francis Thicke

    Today Monica Hadley talks with the Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Francis Thicke. They will discuss his book and campaign. The message in “A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture”, is clear: plan for the end of inexpensive oil in agriculture. It is an engaging and fast read, grounded in Thicke’s experiences as an organic dairy farmer Read More

  • Ari Berman

    Ari Berman

    Writers’ Voices host Monica Hadley, along with special guest host Cheryl Fusco-Johnson, interview Ari Berman. They discuss his book “Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics”

  • Linda Joy

    Linda Joy

    Writers’ Voices welcomes Linda Joy to the show this week. Monica and Caroline will be talking with Linda about her upcoming anthology, “A Juicy, Joyful Life: Inspiration from Women Who Have Found the Sweetness in Every Day”, which she Linda Joy compiled. The book shares the personal stories of over 40 women about how they overcame their biggest obstacles, discovered Read More

  • Dr. Charlotte Reznick

    Dr. Charlotte Reznick

    This week Writers’ Voices will have a fascinating interview with author and child educational psychologist, Dr. Charlotte Reznick. Dr. Reznick is the author of “The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success,” an L.A. Times bestselling book, published by Perigee/Penguin. She will be sharing her insight into imagery techniques that she has Read More

  • Matt Hoover

    Matt Hoover

    Writers’ Voices host Monica Hadley interview Matt Hoover contestant on c. They discuss his book “Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight”.

  • Sallie Felton

    Sallie Felton

    The theme of Sallie Felton’s work is, in her words, “Start Where You Stand.”  This life coach, author, radio show host, facilitator, hypnotherapist, and inspirational speaker uses the metaphor of a tree to depict life balance, and a tree certainly does start where it stands!    Felton’s insightful and penetrating questions gave me pause, and I thought I had life balance under control already. 20 Read More

  • Linda Egenes

    Linda Egenes

    Monica and Caroline bring back one of our favorite guests, Linda Egenes, to discuss her latest book “Super Healthy Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Maharishi Ayuveda.” Linda previously worked with her coauthor,  Dr. Kumuda Reddy, to produce “For a Blissful Baby: Healthy and Happy Pregnancy with Maharishi Vedic Medicine.” The new book picks up where that one left off, at about Read More

  • Steven And Reefka Schneider

    In this book, Steven Schneider’s poetry employs the technique of ekphrasis, which are poems about art. His inspirations are the moving portraits done by his wife, Reefka Schneider, of people who live and work along the U.S.-Mexico border. The poems, which celebrate the region’s culture but do not ignore the economic realities of many of its citizens, have been elegantly Read More

  • Lucia René

    Lucia René

    We loved talking with Lucia René, who has been a professional actress, a computer science consultant, a teacher of self-discovery, and more recently, a writer. Lucia’s 40 year exploration of consciousness has drawn her to the practices of Hinduism, Zen, Vadriyana Buddhism, and Advaita and a 17-year apprenticeship to an enlightened master of American Buddhism, mysticism, and psychic development. She Read More

  • Rick Jarow

    Rick Jarow

    In this interview, we speak with Rick Jarow, author of The Alchemy of Abundance. E.H. Rick Jarow, Ph.D. has transformed the way the world thinks about work, purpose and vocation. As the author of Creating the Work You Love, he has been called the pioneer of the anti-career movement. He has helped thousands open to their intuition, transform their values Read More

  • Diana Leaf Christian

    Diana Leaf Christian

    Diana Leaf Christian is sought after internationally as an author, speaker, and consultant to eco-villages, co-housing communities, and other types of intentional communities.  Her first book was Finding Community: How to join an eco-village or intentional community. Her second is Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Eco-Villages and Intentional Communities. Diana was editor of Communities Magazine for 14 Read More

  • Carol De Giere

    Carol De Giere

    In our second “Oz” themed show, Carol de Giere speaks with Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn about the making of Wizard of Oz Prequel “Wicked” and what she learned about the show’s composer through writing her book, Defying Gravity: the Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. From writing Godspell’s score at age 23 through the making of Read More

  • Evan Schwartz

    Evan Schwartz

    Writers Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz through biographer Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story. Schwartz reveals the life experiences and spiritual teachings that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a a real yellow brick road  and a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair, this is a fascinating Read More

  • Michael Linenberger

    Michael Linenberger

    Efficiency Guru Michael Linenberger is a renowned teacher, consultant, speaker and author. His “Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook”, was the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running. His new Master Your Workday Now! Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are will help you you maximize your productivity Read More

  • Jeff Klein

    Jeff Klein

    In Working for Good, Jeff teaches business applications of five key concepts: Awareness, Embodiment, Connection, Collaboration, and Integration. An enthusiastic practitioner and proponent of conscious business, Jeff Klein was one of the visionaries and driving forces behind several endeavors you’ve undoubtedly heard of: the career of musician Yanni, Seeds of Change (the organic open pollinated seed company), Private Music (a record Read More

  • Christine Arylo

    Christine Arylo

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Christine Arylo speaks on the self-love, and the international holiday she created to celebrate it.  Her book, Choosing Me Before We, gives tips and tools for discovering your core values in partnership, and encourages you not to settle for less. You may have seen Christine featured on many national TV shows, but we were Read More

  • Michael Gates-Gill

    Michael Gates-Gill

    Michael Gates-Gill is the author of “How Starbucks Saved My Life”, a riches to rags story of finding greater happiness and fulfillment in the simple life.  The response to his first book was overwhelming.  In response, Michael distilled many of the life lessons learned into this new book, “How to Save Your Own Life”.

  • Sherry Ellis

    Sherry Ellis

    Sherry Ellis talks about her new book, Now Write! Non-Fiction. This is an essential handbook for non-fiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today’s masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more! During the second half-hour of the show, John Sorflatten talks about the  Fairfield Art Walk Film Expo, February 5-6, 2010.  Read More

  • Janice Taylor

    Janice Taylor

    Janice Taylor, author of  “Our Lady of Weight Loss; Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal”, uses her comedic genius to inspire audiences that it is possible to trim down.  Need more help?  You can join her kick-in-the-tush club or try a helping of her “sage advice”.  Her own “Permanent Fat Removal” story is quite Read More

  • David Daniels

    David Daniels

    Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School. He served as co-director of the First International Enneagram Conference at Stanford University in August 1994 and has taught the enneagram system internationally for 15 years.  He is also a founding director of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). His newly re-released version of The Essential Read More

  • Ravi Batra

    Special Guest Host Attorney Paul Gandy, who specializes in issues related to consumer debt, joins Writers’ Voices as we explore economic crisis. Our guest is world-renowned economist Dr. Ravi Batra.  In his book, The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos, Batra argues that nations pass cyclically through three eras where society is alternately dominated Read More

  • Stephen Covey

    Stephen Covey

    Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana talk with Dr. Steven Covey about his latest book, “Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times”. Dr. Covey’s previous book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has been named the #1 most influential business book of the Twentieth Century. Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life Read More

  • David Simon

    David Simon

    Dr. David Simon, neurologist and co-founder of the Chopra Center,  has a personal mission to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century.  He has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, and he continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind-body medicine. At the Read More

  • Hope Edelman

    How does a mainstream mother end up taking her three-year-old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize?  It is definitely a story worth writing about and we’re so glad she did.  The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed her and her family.

  • Rick Hanson 2009

    In this interview, Wellspring Institute co-founder Rick Hanson discusses his latest book, “Buddha’s Brain”. This book is co-authored by Richard Mendius, MD. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, meditation teacher, and contemplative neuro-science researcher. He graduated the University of California, Los Angeles summa cum laude, and cofounded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

  • Constantine Darling

    Constantine Darling

    In this interview, we talk with Constantine Darling , about his new book,  “Romancing Sleep” (co-authored by Terrri Salvatore-Swahn).  Constantine has led intensive study groups for 30 years, exploring meditation, Gurjieffian philosophy, Chi Gong, deep sleep and dream recall, power dreaming and dream linking. He helps people uncover deeper layers of sleep, leading to transformative dream recall.  Constantine holds four Read More

  • Mariel Hemingway

    Mariel Hemingway

    Mariel Hemingway was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized as the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.  At the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick”.  Four years later, she earned an Oscar nomination for her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan”.  She has since made 30 films Read More

  • Catherine Clinton

    Catherine Clinton, speaks to us about her book, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life. Abraham Lincoln’s wife Mary has remained a historical enigma. In this definitive, magisterial biography, Catherine Clinton draws on important new research to give us a fresh look into the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln at a time when the nation was being tested as never before. Catherine Clinton Read More

  • Fran Kennedy

    Frances Kennedy speaks with us about her award winning childrens’ book,  The Pickle Patch Bathtub. Iowa’s first lady Christy Vilsack selected this book to be given to each of Iowa’s 42,000 kindergartners in 2006.  Christy was then delighted to find out as she toured the state, that this book also struck a chord with Iowa’s senior citizens. The Pickle Patch Read More

  • Victoria Moran

    Victoria Moran

    Bestselling author Victoria Moran speaks about her book Living A Charmed Life, which offers fifty action-inspiring essays that show us how to custom craft our very own blessed lives, even during hard times.  She covers topics such as living richly, how to be completely and utterly yourself, and staying close to what makes you come alive.  Victoria believes that this Read More

  • Marina Spense

    Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do, by Marina Spense, helps readers successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, with practical actions and spiritual insights. Marina’s years in the aggressive, fast-paced atmosphere of Wall Street and her experience with career change lead her to develop her “Stress-Free Career Change System”. Read More

  • Ariane De Bonvoisin

    This interview features Ariane de Bonvoisin, author and creator of The First 30 Days book and media company. This project is focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional. The First30Days management team is comprised of seasoned former executives from a variety of media companies, including CNN, About.com,  International Data Group, Sony, and News Corporation.

  • Steve Sisgold

    Steve Sisgold has modeled and taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. He attributes his success as an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman to his heart-felt commitment to embody his true calling.  He daily affirms to himself the words of Ghandhi:  ‘Your life is Read More

  • Gary Douglas And Dain Heer

    Gary Douglas and Dain Heer, partners in Access Energy Transformation work, discuss their book Talk to the Animals.  This book details how to use Access Energy Transformation to work intuitively with animals. It is filled with amazing stories of successful healing (both animal and human) and dramatic improvements in relationships with animals.  This book is a fascinating read, and represents Read More

  • Mary Foster & Alan Gompers

    Two engaging guests talk about spiritual freedom from different perspectives. First, Mary Foster, speaks of her contribution to Thank God I, Book 2. This book is a compilation of stories about finding gratitude for life experiences which were at first painful or traumatic.  Book 2 has been eagerly anticipated after the bestselling success of Book 1.  Thomas Gates who is Read More

  • Alan Gompers

    Maximum Security – The True Meaning of Freedom, by Alan Gompers, is a profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.  Alan Gompers takes us on his journey navigating the dangerous waters of prison and ironically finding unshakable peace.

  • Linda Egenes

    Linda Egenes is an adjunct faculty member at Maharishi University of Management and author of  Visits with the Amish. Linda became acquainted with some Amish neighbors while they were working on a construction project at MUM.  A student writing project turned into thirteen years of visiting with and writing about her Old Order Amish friends and neighbors in Southeast Iowa.  Read More

  • Paul Lima

    Toronto-based business writer and business writing trainer Paul Lima speaks about his several books on writing, including “The Six-Figure Freelancer; How to Find, Price, and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments“, “The Business of Freelance Writing; How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell them to Newspapers and Magazines”, and “How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days.” In addition to being Read More

  • Ron Khare

    “The Sharp Knife of Forced Simplicity; the Numinous Rebellion” is the intriguing title that we discuss in this podcast. Local Fairfield Iowa author and philosopher Ron Khare asks, “What does it mean to truly be an American?”  “How much freedom does a person have in the world?” “When do problems really start to become a problem?” “What is real power Read More

  • Karol Truman

    Karol Truman, author of “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die”, takes readers on a journey to the center of their being, or Be-ing with this book about how to release feelings so that we can create the life we truly want. Cover artist Valerieann J. Skinner says, “Karol has taught me to look deeply, always seeing the golden thread– the part Read More

  • Elaine Aron

    In her national bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, authorElaine Aron, Ph.D.  defines and describes a distinct personality trait that represents 20% of us.  The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment. The Read More

  • Thomas Dean

    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 through the experience of seasons, Read More

  • Ravi Batra

    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 excess taxes from the American Read More

  • Richard Heinberg

    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 appeared in such journals asTransition Read More

  • Laurie Keinlen

    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 Psychology Suite101. Laurie tells us Read More

  • Jim Heynen

    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 next several years, he was Read More

  • Gregory Paul Johnson

    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 significant areas — housing, food, Read More

  • Jerry Yellin

    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 Canteen”, he tells the story Read More

  • John Shors

    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 his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa. Read More

  • Natalie Goldberg

    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 joins as guest host this Read More

  • Randolph Hobler

    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 critical life mistakes he made Read More

  • Kathi Macias-Train of Thought Method

    Kathi Macias-Train of Thought Method

    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. In this interview, Kathy reveals Read More

  • Mike Palecek

    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 1990s he was a reporter Read More

  • Daphne Gray Grant on Inspiration

    Daphne Gray Grant on Inspiration

    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 and her background.Check out Daphne’s Read More