Susan Thurston & James Bennets   (3-22-2024)

SUSAN THURSTON and JAMES BENNETTS joined Alan Miller in the first interview from our new studio in Eagan, on March 22, 2024.

Susan is a return visitor, working on a new novel to follow her award-winning “Sister of Grendel,” which introduced a new character to the classic “Beowulf.” She is also an accomplished poet.

James’ second novel, “Catechism” is an ambitious thriller/mystery which takes on some of the scandals of the Catholic Church, and he, also, is working on a new novel.

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Mike Faricy and Christine Husom   (2-23-2024)

CHRISTINE HUSOM is a national best-selling author and has just published the 10th volume in her Winnebago County Mystery series, Deputy #714 is Down. She has also published four previous books and appeared on the first “Writers Corner” telecast.

MIKE FARICY is a prolific author who has written four different crime series, and a total of over 70 books, has been referred to as the Master of the Bizarre. He divides his time between Minnesota and Dublin, Ireland.

Together they discussed the techniques they employ in their writing, and shared some of their writing secrets.

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Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune     (1-19-2024)

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.

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Authors Carla Hagen and Susan Thurston   (11-17-2023)

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.

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“Don’t Get On the Banned Wagon”   (10-20-2023)

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.

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