May 2011 Write On! Radio Archives

5/3/2011 Write On Radio!

We speak with Elizabeth Berg about her newest novel, Once Upon a Time There Was You. Elizabeth Berg is the author of more than 20 books, among them The Last Time I Saw You and Home Safe.

We also talk with Eric Dregni about his newest book, Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America. It’s an exploration of historic sites, tales, and traditions—often quite bizarre—of this colony of Scandinavia in the Midwest. Eric Dregni is the author of many other books, including Never Trust a Thin Cook and other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital.

5/10/2011 Write On Radio!

We speak with Mark Levine about his book The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts and Services of 45 Self-Publishing Companies Analyzed, Ranked, and Exposed, now in its 4th edition.

Also, we talk with Jan Adams about her newest book, Football Wife: Coming of Age with the NFL as Mrs. Karl Kassulke, a memoir that chronicles the joys and privileges of the elite celebrity life, while also revealing the dark side to such privilege.

5/17/2011 Write On Radio!

We speak with Richard Horan about his book Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers. Richard Horan is also a novelist, English teacher and book reviewer. His novel Goose Music was a finalist for the Great Lakes Fiction Award and won the ForeWord Book of the Year Bronze Medal.

Also, we talk with novelist Sheila O’Connor about her newest book, Sparrow Road. Sheila O’Connor is also the author of the novels Where No Gods Came (winner of the Minnesota Book Award and more) and Tokens of Grace. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and her work has been recognized by the Bush Foundation, Loft McKnight and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

5/24/2011 Write On Radio!

We speak with Nina Revoyr about her fourth novel, Wingshooters. It is one of O: Oprah Magazine’s Books to Watch For, an IndieBound Indie Next Selection, and a Midwest Connections Pick. Booklist called it a shattering northern variation on To Kill a Mockingbird.

We also speak with novelist Arthur Phillips about his newest book, The Tragedy of Arthur. Arthur Phillips is the author of several award-winning novels, including Prague and The Song Is You.

5/31/2011 Write On Radio!

Our Tuesday, May 31st show is devoted to the subject of LGBT Children’s and Young adult literature. Our guests include:

Marion Dane Bauer, who has been publishing for thirty-five years and is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults ranging from picture books and early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, to young adult novels. Her novel On My Honor won a Newbery Honor Award in 1987.

Brian Farrey, whose debut YA novel, With or Without You, was published by Simon Pulse in May 2011. He is the acquiring editor for Flux, the young adult imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide. He blogs at

Arthur A. Levine, who has been a children’s book editor for twenty-seven years, and is the U.S. editor of the bestselling Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Also an author, he wrote the picture book Monday is One Day when he was at home with his (then infant) son and thinking about how much he was going to miss him when he went back to work.

David LaRochelle, who has been writing and illustrating books for young people for over twenty years. His young adult novel, Absolutely Positively Not, tells the humorous story of 16-year-old Steven DeNarski, desperately trying to convince the world and himself that he is absolutely, positively not gay. The book was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award.