Archive for November, 2009

Melinda Blau Interview

November 29th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

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Do you believe in consequential strangers, people who seem at first glance to be unimportant but somehow end up playing a pivotal role in you life? Join me while I chat with Melinda Blau who reports about relationships and social trends, and has written a dozen books. Listen to her as she talks about her new book, Consequential Strangers: The Power of People Who Don’t Seem to Matter. You will find yourself thinking these seemingly inconsequential people do matter. . . and just knowing that  useful little piece of information will empower you.

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David Baldacci Interview

November 21st, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

 

true-blueDavid Baldacci’s “TRUE BLUE”, at this writing is the number one best-selling book in the nation. His other books “Absolute Power,” “Total Control,” “The Winner” and “The Simple Truth,” have also been best-sellers and main selections of the Book Of The Month Club. Each has sold millions of copies world-wide and been translated into dozens of other languages. Absolute Power and Total Control were major motion pictures and the newer books have been optioned and will probably follow soon. David Baldacci, who the Arizona Republic has called “the newest superstar of the thriller genre,” is a former lawyer who lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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James Ellroy Interview

November 14th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

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One of the most original and outspoken voices now writing, James Elroy,  “The Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction” earned great respect and loyal fans from his L.A. Quartet The Black Dalhia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz. He joins me to talk about his latest, Blood’s A Rover, and about his life which is rich, dark and fascinating. A character in the best sense of the word. . . .you’d best hold on to your seats for this one.

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Richard Peck Interview

November 7th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

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It may sound strange, but Richard Peck reminds me somehow of a James Ellroy for youngsters. This Newberry-Award-winner, and National Book-Award-finalist, with sixty or seventy books to his credit, mines the fields of horror, caper, mystery, the occult, and history for his legions of young-adult fans. He enthralls them and enraptures them because he is a natural story-teller. Peck’s mind works in unusual and original ways; nor is he a shrinking violet when asked for opinions. He voices them in the same commanding, and intimidating manner as Ellroy. He is bright, articulate, talented and fun. Do listen to Richard and I discuss Peck’s world.

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