Chris Hewitt, who has worked for the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune publications, is the Book Editor at the Star Tribune, where he also writes movie reviews. Chris gave an interesting interview with Alan, covering everything from the hundreds of books he receives to review, how he selects the ones which he reviews, and talked about some of his favorite books. He is not reluctant to mention that a book disappoints him after a reading.
Carla Hagen and Susan Thurston joined Alan Miller for the November program. Both are award-winning writers, and both have won the Midwest Independent Publisher Award in different years.
Carla’s “Muskeg” is set in the 1930s and is localized.
Susan’s epic, “Sister of Grendel” tackled the ancient tale of Beowulf with a new twist.
Both discussed their careers and are working on new novels.
Don’t Get On the Banned Wagon
Deviating from the usual format presenting two authors and discussing their craft, this program – which we title “Don’t Get On the Banned Wagon” – features the Hon. Paul Anderson, MN Supreme Court (ret.) Justice, and Alan Miller discussing book banning, censorship, and the threats to democracy and literature.
ROB JUNG recently completed the third volume of a trilogy, the latest entitled “Judgment Day.” Jung who is an attorney, publisher, and host of the popular monthly “Minnesota Mystery Night” has a wide variety of talents, recently guest-hosted this TV monthly, and is a connoisseur of fine wines, art, and a fly fisherman.
NEWELL SEARLE completed his first venture into fiction with “The Copy Desk Murders,” after a storied career as an award-winning non-fiction writer. Featured in his mystery writing he endeavors to portray the complexity of life in southern Minnesota. He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture in Minnesota.
Apologies to Rob Jung, who we named by mistake “Young” in the video!
JOHN BAIRD ROGERS has always been a story teller, and utilizes his background in finance, technology and biotech in his books. He is working presently on a trilogy built around two divergent characters, Joe Mayfield and Louise (Weezy) Napolitano. His fiction is in the mystery, thriller genre.
MATT GOLDMAN is an Emmy Award winning television writer who became a NY Times Best-selling author. He has been nominated for the Shamus Award, among others, crafted the Nils Shapiro detective series, and recently diverted to the newly acclaimed, “A Good Family,” a family drama/mystery.