Authors On Tour – Live!
Summary: "Authors On Tour - Live" is a free weekly podcast featuring best-selling authors ranging from Al Franken to Joan Didion reading from and discussing their newest books. The website for "Authors On Tour - Live" includes a schedule of upcoming author podcasts, archives plus a place where listeners an create a "ReviewCast."
Eli Gottlieb, author of several critically acclaimed novels, including the 2008 Indie Next pick Now You See Him, reads from and discusses his new novel Best Boy, a September, 2015, Indie Next pick. Written astonishingly in the first-person voice of an autistic adult man, Best Boy is a piercing, achingly funny, shattering novel no reader will forget. ($24.95) Liveright Publishing ISBN # 9781631490477. You can visit Eli Gottlieb‘s official web site as well.
Ten years ago, Jena Lee Nardella was a fresh-out-of-college, twenty-something with the lofty goal of truly changing the world. Armed with a diploma, a thousand dollars, and a dream to build one thousand wells in Africa, she joined forces with Dan Haseltine, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay to found the non-profit Blood: Water. Nardella, accompanied by Haseltine, discusses her memoir One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It, in which she shares how her passion for saving the world grew into a humbler long-term calling of loving the world in all its brokenness. ($24.00) Howard Books ISBN # 9781501107436. You can visit Jena Lee Nardella‘s official web site as well.
Alex, the storyteller in Forget Me Not unfurls the multicolored banner that is his family history. In vivid and rich narration, from his grandfather’s bull fighting ranch in Mexico and his father’s chiropractic education in Iowa, to his own search for self and the women he cannot forget, Alejandro is both guide and lost soul. Through three generations and across four continents, this tale of yearning, searching, loss and forgiveness grabs the reader on every level and yanks you through turmoil, depravity, tenderness and awakening. A late-night page turner, this is not a book you will soon forget. ($14.99) You can visit Jacqueline Falcomer‘s official web site as well.
Acclaimed for his satire, humor, and surprisingly deep characters, Christopher Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including the international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job and You Suck. Moore discuss his new novel Secondhand Souls, the eagerly anticipated sequel to A Dirty Job. ($26.99) William Morrow ISBN # 9780061779787. You can visit Christopher Moore‘s official web site as well.
Scott Ian is co-founder, guitarist, and chief lyricist of the acclaimed metal bands Anthrax and Stormtroopers of Death. Ian discuss his new book I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax, his fast-paced, humorous, and revealing memoir of the band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didn’t have to be mutually exclusive. I’m the Man is a blistering hard rock memoir, one that is astonishing in its candor and deftly told by the man who’s kept the institution of Anthrax alive for more than thirty years. ($28.99) Da Capo Press ISBN # 9780306823343. You can visit Scott Ian‘s official web site as well.
Jennifer McMahon, the author of six novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell, reads from and discusses The Night Sister, an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets. ($25.95) Doubleday ISBN # 9780385538510. You can visit Jennifer McMahon‘s official web site as well.
Val Brelinski was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia, and her writing has been published in VQR and The Rumpus. Brelinski reads from and discusses her debut novel The Girl Who Slept With God, a critically acclaimed literary achievement about a family’s desperate need for truth, love, purity, and redemption. ($27.95) Viking ISBN # 9780525427421. You can visit Val Brelinski‘s official web site as well.
Boulder, Colorado writer Carrie Vaughn is the bestselling author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy books, as well as the standalone novels After the Golden Age and Discord’s Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn discusses Kitty Saves the World, the fourteenth and final novel in the series featuring everybody’s favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature, Kitty Norville. ($7.99) Tor ISBN # 9780765368706. You can visit Carrie Vaughn‘s official web site as well.
C.J. Box is the author of more than a dozen novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, an Edgar Award and is an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Box reads from and discusses his new novel Badlands, a masterpiece of suspense set in a time and place that readers won’t soon forget. ($26.99) Minotaur ISBN # 9780312583217. You can visit C.J. Box‘s official web site as well.
Award-winning, bestselling Colorado author Helen Thorpe, reads from and discusses the new paperback edition of her book Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War. This powerfully moving account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, shows how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. Deeply reported and beautifully written, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking. ($17.00) Scribner ISBN # 9781451668117. You can visit Helen Thorpe‘s official web site as well.
Senator Gary Hart represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Shield, The Cloak, and Restoration of the Republic. Hart has lectured at Yale, the University of California, and Oxford, where he earned a doctor of philosophy in politics. A lifelong Democratic reformer, he is currently a professor at the University of Colorado, a distinguished fellow at the New America Foundation, and chairman of the American Security Project. Hart discusses his new book, The Republic of Conscience, a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. ($25.95) Blue Rider Press ISBN # 9780399175237. You can visit Gary Hart‘s official web site as well.
A Denver jazz legend, Charlie Burrell joined the Denver Symphony in 1949 as the first person of color under contract with a major orchestra. In 1959 he moved to San Francisco to become the first person of color in the San Francisco Orchestra. In his more than 60 years as a professional musician, he played for conductors including Arthur Fiedler and Pierre Monteux, and worked with a who’s who of jazz greats – appearing on stage with the likes of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Lionel Hampton. Author Mitch Handelsman is currently professor of psychology and a CU President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Denver and a trumpet player who plays jazz and blues in the Denver area. Burrell and Handelsman read from and discuss and their new book The Life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music. ($19.99) Createspace ISBN # 9781502896452.
Laura Lane McNeal reads from and discusses the new paperback edition of her debut novel Dollbaby, a big-hearted coming-of-age story set in civil rights-era New Orleans-a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets. “A vivid portrayal of post-war New Orleans, lush and evocative in its descriptions, McNeal’s unique voice shines through surprising and pleasing the reader. Fans of Pat Conroy and Sue Monk Kidd will enjoy this new Southern talent.” — Library Journal (starred review) ($16.00) Penguin ISBN # 9780143127499. You can visit Laura Lane McNeal‘s official web site as well.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton, the author of the national bestsellers Viper Pilot and Lords of the Sky, as well as a novel, The Mercenary, discusses his new book The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War. Using first-hand accounts, declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, and featuring unpublished photographs, The Hunter Killers takes readers into the skies, and up close to the bloody duels that left half the Weasels dead or captured. At its center are the men who risked everything to fight the most dangerous anti-aircraft weapons the world had seen. ($27.99) William Morrow ISBN # 9780062375131.
Andrew Hartman, associate professor of history at Illinois State University and the author of Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School, discusses his new book A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars. As an ever-more partisan, but also an ever-more diverse and accepting America continues to find its way in a changing world, A War for the Soul of America reminds us of how we got here, and what all the shouting has really been about. ($30.00) University of Chicago Press ISBN # 9780226254500.