Category Archives: New books

Tim Dorsey and the coconut cowboy

Coconut Cowboy is the 19th installment of New York Times Bestseller Tim Dorsey’s serial killer series, but don’t let that genre label fool you. Dorsey’s lethal central character, Serge A. Storms, prefers to be called a “sequential killer.” Where serial killers are … Continue reading

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Fourth Messenger and the Migration Crisis

To celebrate the release of The Fourth Messenger, I’m hosting the Craft Book Giveaway Bonanza during the Saturday, November 14, broadcast of my interview with Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng! The broadcast is paired with a great discussion of the … Continue reading

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How to get a free copy of Sarah Vowell’s new book

Her voice is like no one else’s, and so is her writing: Sarah Vowell has a new book releasing on October 20: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. What questions would you ask her about life, writing, and what made Lafayette such … Continue reading

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Sloane Crosley: “cracked in the head”

Celebrated essayist and bestselling author Sloane Crosley has made the genre leap to fiction with her latest The Clasp. Listen in to learn what made her realize she is part of a group that is “cracked in the head:” authors. Explore … Continue reading

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Karin Slaughter: Writing murder from life’s tragedies

Karin Slaughter’s debut novel, Blindsighted, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award for “Best Thriller Debut” of 2001. Since then, she’s released over a dozen books which have sold over 30 million copies. She’ll be a guest author … Continue reading

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Saturday MegaSpecial with Cokie Roberts, Larry Smith, Erin Foley, and Ali Wentworth

Saturday, July 11, tune into WCBE, 90.5FM, to hear NPR and ABC correspondent Cokie Roberts, 6-word memoirist Larry Smith, comedian Erin Foley, and writer/actor Ali Wentworth. Listen in to my talk with all of these fine people at the top of … Continue reading

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The Complex Legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“‘That’s what presidents do these days,’ we think nowadays, ‘They cover things up.’” James Tobin, professor of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University and speaker of the above quotation, offers The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win … Continue reading

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Jennifer Chiaverini tells the strange tale of the wife of Ulysses S. Grant

NYT bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, will visit Columbus’s Book Loft on March 9 for a reading and book signing, featuring her latest novel, Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule. This historical fiction re-imagines the relationship between Julia Grant, wife of Union general Ulysses S. … Continue reading

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Matt Burgess: Writing Great Characters and Ambition

Before graduating from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, Matt Burgess grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. His hometown has served as the location for both his first novel, Dogfight, A Love Story, which was a New … Continue reading

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NEIL GAIMAN and AMANDA PALMER on Craft

Traveling or working out this Thanksgiving? Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman have suggestions for you about audiobooks and what to do if you find yourself in an audio booth reading from one of your uber-popular books, like Palmer’s The Art … Continue reading

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