Friday, March 30, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

Join us when we close Women's History Month with three authors who know women.

First up, author/producer/husband of actress Sharon Gless, Barney Rosenzweig discusses his groundbreaking TV series Cagney & Lacey, his book Cagney & Lacey... and Me, An Inside Hollywood Story OR How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blond, and his successful fight to have DVDs of Cagney & Lacey's first season released.

Then Rebecca Walker chats with us about her latest, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence. Rebecca is the author of the national bestseller Black, White, and Jewish, and yes, she's the daughter of uber-novelist Alice Walker.

And Marjorie Nightingale talks about her book Help Me Before I Go Crazy: Adventures from a Working Mother's Life, in which she humorously addresses the challenges of today's working mothers.

See you Friday at noon on!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Women's History Month with three exquisite female authors, who bring their own flavor to the mix.

First up, we have Random House author Alison Weir, the author of Innocent Traitor, her first historical novel based on the life of Lady Jane Grey.

Latina Berta Platas shows up with her own sabor, discussing what she calls "fun, sexy romance." We'll ask Berta about her novel, Cinderella Lopez, and about what's new on the horizon for her, especially her contribution to the anthology Names I Call My Sister and her participation in the 2007-2008 Femme Fantastik Tour.

Marybeth Bond, consultant, keynote speaker, and the self-professed Gutsy Traveler, takes us away on the 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America.

Atlanta author Tracie Choates is featured in Friday's Author Spotlight.

Tune in tomorrow at noon on We'll save you a spot.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

On tomorrow's Book Squad, we will be talking about self-publishing as a vehicle for authors to make their dreams come true.

John Harnish, Special Projects Director for Infinity Publishing, shares with us what he's learned in his fifty-year-plus of creating, writing, publishing, and marketing, with a focus on self-publishing and print-on-demand. His latest book, My Book's Published -- Now What? will be released later this month.

Tonya M. Evans-Walls, Esquire shows us how self-publishing has helped to maximize her client outreach efforts. Evans-Walls is a poet and an attorney practicing in areas such as literary law and intellectual property. Among her numerous publications are the self-published titles Copyright Companion for Writers, Literary Law Guide for Authors, and Contracts Companion for Writers.

Travis Hunter discusses how he went from a self-published author of The Hearts of Men in 2000 to being signed to Random House. Hunter's latest, Something to Die For, is available now in bookstores, along with his other titles.

Upper Marlboro, MD filmmaker Scott Rainey tells us the story of making Tracia Ward-Rainey's 1997 self-published book Painted Smiles into a movie.

Join us tomorrow, Friday, at noon on

Thursday, March 8, 2007

What's Next on the Book Squad

This week, we're examing fiction for our greatest national treasures -- our children.

We welcome children's book authors Jabari Asim and Ed Baker to the show.

Asim is the author of Whose Toes Are Those? and Whose Knees are These? He's also deputy editor of the Washington Post Book World. He also writes a weekly syndicated column on popular culture. His writing has appeared in Essence, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Hungry Mind Review, Emerge, and elsewhere.

Ed Baker is the author of The Story of Kitten Cuckoo. wrote and illustrated his first children’s book, A Bear in My Hair at the age of four, and by age five, Ed painted his first oil on canvas in the studio of renowned landscape artist Mark King. Ed participated in fine art exhibitions throughout his teens, and then went on to attend the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in Film and Video Studies.

Give us a listen!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

We're Off This Friday, March 2...

... but we'll be back next Friday, March 9, with children's book authors Jabari Asim and Ed Baker.

Asim is the author of Whose Toes Are Those? and Whose Knees are These? Baker has written The Story of Kitten Cuckoo. They'll share with you listeners their work, their inspirations, and their reasons for wanting to entertain the little ones.

See you next week!

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