Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
We have pets... and something completely different on The Book Squad this Friday.
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Friday, October 12, 2007
It's a day for the ladies on The Book Squad.
First up, we have Karrine Steffans -- no descriptor needed. The always controversial author of Confessions of a Video Vixen is back with her latest, The Vixen Diaries, in which she regales us with lessons learned after the ascent afforded her with the publication of Confessions.
Then Dari Dyrness-Olssen shares Seven Secrets For Girls: Simple Solutions to Survive Boys and Stay Sane. She says to girls that "THIS WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK THAT YOU WILL EVER READ. The information found in this book will positively affect your life FOREVER. After reading SEVEN SECRETS you will have the skills to become happier, healthier, and more satisfied with your life." We're all for that.
LaConnie Taylor-Jones , author of When I'm With You, is in the Author Spotlight.
Plus there's much more, including Wendy's World.
So join us today at noon on wmet1160.com. Hey, ladies!
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Thursday, October 4, 2007
This weekend in D.C., it's all about The 3rd Annual Capital Bookfest. Not to toot our own horn -- TOOT, TOOT! -- but The Book Squad is one of the sponsors of this event, taking place on Saturday, October 6 at the Blvd @ Cap Centre, in Largo, Maryland. Over 100 authors from a myriad of genres will be there. Three of them will appear on tomorrow's Book Squad.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007
This week, Karyn and Wendy broadcast The Book Squad from the Infinity Publishing's 8th Annual Author's Conference in sunny Valley Forge, PA. Conference attendees will attend seminars and gain strategies for producing and marketing their self-published books.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Karyn and Wendy are back with new shows for you, the devoted listeners. And, as summer winds down, we cleave to the lazy hot days of summer -- elsewhere -- by showcasing authors from the West Indies.
First up, we have award-winning Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat, whose latest work, Brother, I'm Dying, is a touching journey of how she comes to terms with tragically losing both her biological and surrogate fathers at the same time, all while preparing herself for impending motherhood.
Next, there's Jamaican author Colin Channer, often called "Bob Marley with a pen," according to Wikipedia. He discusses his latest, The Girl With the Golden Shoes, a 2007 Washington Post Spring Pick.
Also joing Karyn and Wendy is Sofia Quintero, aka Black Artemis, nuesta hermana dominicana y puertoriquena from the Bronx, holding it down with her latest Names I Call My Sister. She challenges essentialist notions of Latino culture, feminism, and street lit, all interwoven with a hip hop sensibility.
Deborah Slappey Pitts is in the Author Spotlight.
So, listen to The Book Squad tomorrow on WMET1160.com. We'll keep an iced Bacardi and Coke waiting for ya...
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Friday, September 7, 2007
... but we'll be back on September 21 with whole new guests and a brand spanking new website. In the meantime, we'll be re-running two of our most favorite shows. Listen at wmet1160.com, if you haven't been with us from the beginning.
Thanks for sticking with us for this fantastic ride that is The Book Squad. We appreciate it!
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Hope you like it. Let us know what you think by dropping a comment here or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
On Friday's Book Squad, we're meeting authors who have the courage to examine their lives through memoirs.
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
It's Manly Men Day on The Book Squad, and we've got two authors whose pursuits and life experiences have ensured -- in spades -- that they, indeed, qualify to be present.
Anthony Swofford is first up to introduce us to his next literary gem, Exit A. Unless your address is under a rock, you must know that Swofford is also the author of Jarhead, his memoir detailing his life as a Marine sniper during Desert Storm -- a book which later became a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Kevin Johnson is the featured Author Spotlight.
Plus there's an extended Wendy's World!
I know -- way too much excitement for one Friday. But join us on wmet1160.com tomorrow and MAN UP!
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
When Steve Santagati had first appeared on The Book Squad, he'd asked why he'd gotten the feeling that the show was being conducted in someone's basement, like Wayne's World or a public access show like that.
Well, as homey as it may feel on the show, we have an actual studio and have had actual guests who've written actual books.
Here some various and sundry Book Squad moments...
- Wendy and Karyn goofing off in said studio, between commercial breaks. Kudos to our crack hair and makeup team!
- F.O.T.B.S. (Friend of The Book Squad) Lori Bryant Woolridge, meeting her public at Karibu, Bowie Town Center, Bowie, MD, where she signed her latest, Weapons of Mass Seduction, July 2007.
- Karyn and F.O.T.B.S. Jason Miccolo Johnson, author of Soul Sanctuary, in studio during the show, July 2007.
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
Karyn's down in Florida trying to be The Ultimate Author. Wendy's in D.C. with her ultimate family. So they've selected their two favorite interviews for rebroadcast.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007
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Friday, July 27, 2007
It's deja vu all over again on The Book Squad today. We're ending the month of Jult by checking in with past guests to see what they've been doing.
First up is John Callahan, from our Writing While Dead show. He returns to further discuss the process of resurrecting Ralph Ellison's novel Juneteenth -- from a manuscript allegedly destroyed by fire in 1967, to having it grace the world's bookshelves decades later. He'll also share with us his latest, A Man You Could Love, in which he poses the question: Can politics be an expression of love? Let's as the latest iteration of the Sharks and The Jets here in D.C.
Remember Jason Miccolo Johnson, the author of Soul Sanctuary, his photographic essay of the Black Church? He'd been a guest on our Spirituality show. A Washington DC resident, Miccolo Johnson has photographed the African Methodist Episcopal Church in an official capacity for a quarter of a century. He'll chat with us about what he's got percolating.
And you can't forget Karen Rose Smith from our Valentine's Day show. She has written fifty-nine romance novels. Her latest, The Bracelet, is #60. She'll be talking about the book and the miraculous feat of writing sixty romance novels.
Plus there's more Wendy's World.
So join us on wmet1160.com today at noon. Hey... haven't I seen you before?
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Thursday, July 19, 2007
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Friday, July 13, 2007
We're back! Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday.
This week, we're talking to the authors of debut novels.
First up, Savannah J. Frierson joins us to discuss her first born Being Plumville, a story of interracial love and friendship down south. Frierson is a recent graduate of Harvard University who concentrated in African and African-American Studies and English. Frierson won the Dorothy Hicks Lee Prize for her creative thesis on African-American literature. She is originally from Blythewood, South Carolina, and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Local D.C.-area author Shauna Seliy is also in the house with us. Her novel When We Get There, which received a starred review from Booklist (that's a good thing, people) explores one boy's coming-of-age over the course of a long, eventful, brutally cold winter.
There's also Wendy's World, Around Town, and Karyn chats her experiences with reality TV on The Ultimate Author.
So join us on today at noon on http://www.wmet1160.com/. If it's your first time, we'll be gentle...
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Thursday, July 5, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Come join us on wmet1160.com. Think of us as the appetizer before your Fourth of July meal of burgers and dogs!
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Friday, June 22, 2007
Welcome to our WWD show. "WWD?" you may ask. It's Writing While Dead, and it's not as sinister as you might think.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
It's June, and t'is the season to be wed. So, on The Book Squad, we'll be talking about weddings, whether you need ideas from a preeminent lifestyle guru, whether you want to run away to tie the knot, or whether your focus is on using the actual wedding ceremony as a tool to build your relationship as a couple.
The preeminent lifestyle guru in the house is Colin Cowie, discussing his eponymous Colin Cowie's Extraordinary Weddings: From a Glimmer of an Idea to a Legendary Event. You've seen Colin over the years on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and Extra! 'Nuff said.
For the couple wanting to chuck the familiar trappings of home in favor of a destination wedding, we have Carley Roney and JoAnn Gregoli, authors of The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings. Carley is the co-founder of TheKnot.com, the number one wedding brand worldwide. JoAnn, who has planned over one-hundred destination weddings, is the owner of Elegant Occasions, Inc.
Those into wedding preparation as a relationship builder can learn a thing or two from two PhDs: Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski, authors of The Smart Couple's Guide to the Wedding of Your Dreams: Planning Together for Less Stress and More Joy. Judith and Jim, who are also a married couple, are two of the country's most respected and pioneering authorities on successful relationships.
Toria Wyrick is in the Author Spotlight. And today's Man-spondent on the subject of love and marriage is David Kletzkin.
So join us on wmet1160.com. We don't require a lifetime commitment -- just one hour out of your day.
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