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Dori ButlerThe Case of the Lost BoyCheryl Fusco Johnson takes the hosting duties this week. Welcoming onto the show children's author Dori Butler and her publicist Michelle Bayuk. Dori has written many children's books and stories. Her book "The Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy" won the 2011 Edgar Award. She has also "ghostwritten" ten Sweet Valley Twins and Boxcar Children books.

With 20 years experience in children's publishing, Michelle F. Bayuk has been Director of Marketing at Albert Whitman &  Company since February of 2009.  Previously Michelle was Marketing Director for the Children's Book Council.  She's worked at many publishing houses, including Millbrook Press and Scholastic.

- Writer's Voice - 20130920-Sara Farizan & Sally Gary

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Loves God Likes GirlsIf You Could Be MineThis week on Writers' Voices, Monica and Caroline speak with two writers on a sensitive subject but from perspectives on opposite sides of the world.  Sara Farizan is the author of the young adult novel "If You Could Be Mine" from Algonquin Young Readers.  The American-born daughter of Iranian immigrants, Farizan writes about forbidden love in Iran, where being gay is a crime, but transgender surgery is a state-sanctioned "cure."

Our second guest, Sally Gary, comes to us with an intimate and moving memoir, "Loves God,Likes Girls" from Leafwood Publishers, about growing up gay in a conservative Christian culture.  Gary is a life-long Christian who discusses with great candor the tension between her faith and her sexuality.  A former high school debate coach, trial lawyer and college professor, Gary founded the non-profit ministry, CenterPeace, to bring this issue to light and encourage conversation and reconciliation within families and churches. 

- Writer's Voice - 20131018- Margaret Klaw

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Margaret KlawJoin Monica and Caroline this week on Writers' Voices for an inside look at the changing definition of family from a legal perspective.  Filled with interesting case histories and personal insight, "Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and The Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of A Family Lawyer" describes the impact on real people from such soietal hot-button issues as divoce, custody, marriage equality and reproductive technology.

Family law is not a high-profile specialty, yet it is an area where attorneys can have real impact on the lives of their clients. In "Keeping It Civil,"  Klaw takes us inside the courtroom and discusses strategy, how attorneys work with opposing counsel, and how to determine the best approach for each case. Would-be attorneys can learn a lot about their future career from this book, but anyone with an interest in the law will find it fascinating.  "Keeping It Civil" is published by Algonquin Books.

- Writer's Voice - 20131026- Alice Hoffman

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Alice HoffmanAlice Hoffman is one of the best-loved North American novelists of our time.  From her first novel "Property Of", written at age 21 while a student of Creative Writing at Stanford, to the upcoming "The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel" set in early 1900's New York City, her work covers a lot of ground, literally and figuratively. She has published numerous adult novels, two books of short fiction, and 8 books of fiction for children and young adults.  Among her best-known works are "Practical Magic" (which became a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) and Oprah Book Club selection "Here on Earth," a modern version of themes drawn from Emily Brone's "Wuthering Heights."

Join us on Writers' Voices this week as we discuss Hoffman's most recent (and first non-fiction) book, "Survival Lessons," which reveals the essence of what she learned while fighting cancer.

- Writer's Voice - 20131101- Hollis Seamon

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SUTHYHollis Seamon"Somebody Up There Hates You" is a young adult debut novel by Hollis Seamon. The setting is a hospice, and the hero, 17-year old Richard Casey, and his crush, Sylvie, who lives across the hall, set out to prove that kids will be kids, even if they have a terminal illness.

Seaom spent years visiting a children's hospital while caring for her son, and this book is dedicated to the young heroes she met there.  Seamon received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is a professor of English and creative writing.

Join us this week on Writers' Voices as we discuss writing humorously about a deadly serious subject.

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Inkfingerz Today's the day - that Writers' Voices announces the finalists in the 2013 Inkfingerz Writing Competition!  Our six finalists all have a Fairfield connection, and are competing for a grand prize of a publishng contract with 1st World Publishing, with a runner up prize a of full manuscript critique.

Listen in to Writers' Voices today (Friday November 8) at 1 pm or Monday November 11 at 8 am, as the finalists read from their works, then go to to the Inkfingerz Facebook page to vote for your favorite by hitting the "Like" button. The show will be available online at and Text of manuscript excerpts is available at the Writers' Voices writing competition site.  Voting continues until December 6, 1:45 pm central, when we will announce the winner live on air!

- Writer's Voice - 20131115-Katy Butler

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Katy Butler This week on Writers' Voices we welcome Katy Butler, whose searingly honest memoir about her parents' deaths, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death," is serving to open a much-needed conversation on whether extending life through medical intervention is always the right choice. It examines the ways in which our medical system encourages choices that may lead to unintended  consequences, including an increasing number of deaths in hospital intensive care units, surrounded by machines and strangers, as opposed to dying at home with loved ones.

In her book and her interview, Katy also shares a very personal account of the ways in which the extension of the dying process affect the family caregivers, both positively and negatively.  Katy Butler was awarded the Science in Society Prize from the National Association of Science Writers. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, the NY Times, Best American Essays, and Best American Science Writing.

- Writer's Voice - 20131122- Paul Gandy

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Furious Cool This week, Writers' Voices welcomes guest host Paul Gandy, local attorney, to the air as he and Monica interview Joe Henry, coauthor with his brother David of the biography "Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him."

Richard Pryor is a fascinating subject - born and raised in Peoria, Illinois into a rough world of brothels and drug-runners, he was truly a comedic trail-blazer and introduced an entire generation of white America to Black culture.

 How this book came to be is a story in itself. Over a decade ago, Joe Henry, a 4 time Grammy-winning producer, singer and songwriter, contacted Richard Pryor to get his permission to use his name in a song title ("Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation" on Joe Henry's "Scar" album.)  One thing led to another, and soon Pryor had recruited Henry and his screenwriter/producer brother David to write the script for a bio-pic.  Shortly before going into production the movie was derailed, and the Henry brothers decided to convert the wealth of material they had gathered on their (flawed) hero into this book. Tune in for a fascinating conversation!

- Writer's Voice - 20131201- Walt Martin and Magda Ott

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James Moore sits in for Monica & Caroline on Writers' Voices and talks with the creators of the acclaimed newly published book The Cosmic View of Albert Einstein: Writings on Art, Science and Peace, Walt Martin and Magda Ott. The beautifully illustrated book, published by a major New York house, is a celebration of Albert Einstein and humanity's desire to understand its place in the universe. It is available at Barnes and Noble and

A special presentation, sponsored by The Fairfield Public library, will be held Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 PM at the library. There will be big screen visuals from the book, as well as videotapes of Albert Einstein speaking on peace and Hubble's Ultra Deep Field in 3D, which is the deepest view into outer space humankind have ever achieved. There will be book signing, q & a, and free refreshments.

- Writer's Voice - 20131206- Inkfingerz Writing Competition

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InkfingerzToday's the day that Writers' Voices announces the winners in the 2013 Inkfingerz Writing Competition!  Our six finalists all have a Fairfield connection, and are competing for a grand prize of a publishng contract with 1st World Publishing, with a runner up prize a of full manuscript critique.

Listen in to Writers' Voices today (Friday December 6) at 1 pm or Monday November 9 at 8 am, as contest sponsors Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn (co-hosts of Writers' Voices) and Rodney Charles (of 1stWorld Publishing,) discuss the contest and the finalists' entries.  We will also play short excerpts of the writers reading their work.  You can listen to and/or read the full contest entries (which are 6 - 10 page excerpts of a completed book) at the Writers' Voices writing competition site. You can continue to vote on the Inkfingerz Facebook page for your favorite by hitting the "Like" button until 12:45 on Friday, while we are on the air. It is a close race. Let's show these authors some love for all their hard work!

The finalists are: "Shiny Apalaris" by Rudy Wilson, "Untold" by Amy Spitzfaden, "City of Three Rivers" by Grace Carter,  "Home Quest: Banished" by Tom Carlisle, (all novels,) "The Sprite" a short-story collection by John Michael Foster,and "On Writing By an Old Novice," poetry by Emily June Breffle.

- Writer's Voice - 20131213- Susan Nussbaum

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Good Kings Bad Kings"Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" by Susan Nussbaum, won the 2012 PEN/Bellwethr Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, among many accolades. Well known novelist Barbara Kingsolver says "This is fiction at its best...A stunning accomplishment."  The LA Review of Books called it "an easy book to love and admire."

What makes this books such a standout?  Well, start with the fact that the main characters are living in an institution for young adults with disabilities, but the story is about their lives, not their disabilities.  Nussbaum herself was hit by a car when she was in her 20's, leaving her a wheelchair-user.  She became an acclaimed playwright and disability rights activist.  In an aritcle for Huffington Post, Nussbaum wrote "Can't there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because?  where the topic doesn't ever come up?  All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character... you know, just like real people."

Good Kings Bad Kings" is Nussbaum's first novel. Please join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how this book came to be, and how it has made a difference.

- Writer's Voice - 20131220- Elizabeth Partridge

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Migrant MotherThis photo, "Migrant Mother," is one of the most famous Depression-Era photographs.  "Dorothea Lange" Grab a Hunk of Lightning," by Elizabeth Partridge, tells the story behind this and many other famous and lesser known works by Dorthea Lange.  Perhaps most fascinating of all is the story of how Lange became a photographer.  Join us this week on Writers' Voices, as Partidge, Lange's goddaughter, talks about producing this companion book to the PBS American Masters episode on Lange which will air in 2014.  

Partridge was an acupuncturist for 20 years before she closed her practice to focus on writing.  She has written over a dozen books and is on the core faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

- Writer's Voice - 20140103- John Viviano

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Silent MagicWhen long time Fairfielder John Viviano semi-retired from business consulting, he turned to writing action adventure novels that contain some spiritual knowledge and an element of romance.  The first two books, "Silent Magic: Book One of the Adventures, Romance and Enlightenment of Clay St. Clair and Nancy Picararo" and "Quantum Silence" were released in paperback and E-book format in 2013.  Book Three, "The Sixteen Kalas of Silence" is scheduled for release in 2014. The main character, Clay St. Clair, is a former Army Ranger and part-time FBI contractor who, needless to say, gets drawn into saving the world from nefarious plots.

Join us this week on Writers' Voices as we discuss with John the process of writing and publishing an action adventure trilogy, and why he chose this genre to impart spiritual knowledge.

- Writer's Voice - 20140110-Jo Ann Fore and Wade Kernohan

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Jo Ann Fore This week on Writers' Voices we will be diving into two seemingly disparate forms of creative expression, but perhaps we will find unexpected similarities between them. 

First, we will be joined by popular blogger Jo Ann Fore, author of "When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Lifes' Hurts and Using Your Story to Make a Difference."  In this book, Jo Ann shares her own history as a victim of abuse and poor life choices and how she found her voice, as well as the stories of many other women who have broken the shell of silence and found healing through speaking out (or writing.) Jo Ann is also the founder of the web site, which encourages others to use writing as a healing tool.

Then, at 1:30, we welcome Fairfield resident Wade Kernohan, who was recommended to us by his publisher Rodney Charles of 1st World Publishing, also of Fairfield.  Rodney says Wade's book, "Marks on a Page" is the most unusual he has ever published.  The book is described as "an assemblage of ink strokes"  that become "expressive ideas that demonstrate the relevance of abstract art..."  and as a way to "expand your expressive repetoire."  Perhaps another way of finding your voice, symbolically?

Join us for these explorations!

- Writer's Voice - 20140117- Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony HorowitzIt's not every day that Monica and Caroline interview a writer and then see him on television that night - but the day that we recorded this in-depth interview with Anthony Horowitz, one of Britain's most popluar and best-loved writers who earlier this week was honored as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (just two steps shy of knighthood), he was featured on the PBS special, "How Sherlock Changed the World."  That was due to his most recent adult novel, "House of Silk," a Sherlock Holmes novel written at the behest of the Conan Doyle Estate and publlished in November 2011.  (Sherlock changed the world because of the advances in crime detection that resulted from the methods employed in his fictional adventures).  The "House of Silk," by the way, reads just like Conan Doyle's books - and is one of the best novels I've read in years.

But that's not actually the book we are focusing on today, which is  "Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin."

- Writer's Voice - 20140124- David Menasche

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The Priority list If you've been listening to Writers' Voices for awhile, you probably know that Caroline is a retired English teacher, as is our guest today, David Menasche.  After reading his book, Caroline says she wished she had been able to read it while she was still teaching.

David taught high school English at a magnet school in the Miami area.  At the age of 34 he was diagnosed with a brain cancer and told he had a few months to live.  David continued teaching for six more years - as he explained to students who asked him why he wasn't out doing what he loved in the short time left to him; he was.  Then, in 2012, David's lost most of his vision and much of the mobility on his left side and had to quit teaching.  But he was not a man to sit around waiting to die.  Instead, he decided to couch-surf around the country, visiting friends and former students.  Within days of putting the word out on Facebook, he had invitations for over 100 places to stay.  Along the way, he recorded his conversations and emailed himself notes about his journey, which he turned into a book after returning home.  

Tune into Writers' Voices for an inspiring conversation with a man who gets our vote for Teacher of the Decade.

- Writer's Voice - 20140131 - Laurie Halse Anderson

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Laurie Halse AndersonThis week's guest on Writers' Voices is one of the most influential writers for young adults today. Laurie Halse Anderson's first young adult novel, "Speak" is the story of a young vicitm of sexual assault and is used in classrooms across the nation. Never one to avoid the tough subjects, her most recent book, "The Impossible Knife of Memory" is inspired by Anderson's own childhood, growing up with a father suffering from war-induced PTSD.  Already it is allowing teens who are living with this issue an opportunity for understanding and healing.

In speaking with Writers' Voices, Anderson tells about her journey from her early career as a journalist, why she began writing children's books, and her successful transition to young adult fiction. In addition to contemporary novels, she also has published a number of historical novels for young adults including the "Seeds of America" trilogy. The first book of that series, "Chains" takes the unusual perspective of a run-away slave during the American Revolution, and shines light on the little-known truth that at the time of the Declaration of Independence, even the Northern states were slave states. 

Join us this week on Writers' Voices for this fascinating conversation on writing for young adults.

- Writer's Voice - 20140207 - Elizabeth Scarboro

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My Foreign CitiesFirst, a little explanation as to the title of this post.  I read the end of this book on an airplane and although no one around me seemed to notice, I was, quite obviously, crying. So be forewarned.

When you are young and in love, "until death do us part" seems like a daunting amount of forever.  Unless the one you love suffers from something like cystic fibrosis. Elizabeth Scarboro and her high school sweetheart/first husband, Stephen, refused to let his illness define their lives or love, but they could not avoid its impact.Elizabeth Scarboro

Scarboro's story, "My Foreign Cities" was an Oprah Book of the Week and named by Library Journal as one of the bestmemoirs of the year.  Previously, Scarboro published two novels for children.  Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and more.

Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn what it takes to share such a personal story with the world.

- Writer's Voice - 20140221 - Craig Pearson

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Supreme AwakeningThis week on Writer's Voices, Monica and Caroline welcome MUM Executive Vice President Craig Pearson to discuss his recently released book, "The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time  - and How We Can Cultivate Them." The product of research Dr. Pearson did for his doctoral dissertation, this book allows the reader to share the enlightened experiences of people throughout history. By gathering these many stories from across history, from saints and mystics, writers, world leaders, even athletes,Craig Pearson Dr. Pearson provides a unique perspective on what is obviously a universal experience.  

Many of the people profiled within are expected, people who are well-known for their spiritual experiences - Buddha, St. Teresa of Avila, Thoreau, Rumi. But there are many surprises here as well - Anwar Sadat, Einstein, Plato and many more.  I was most fascinated by these stories.  It made me realize that the accomplishments of many great persons may have been a direct result of their experiences with other states of consciousness.

Dr. Pearson is also the author of "The Complete Book of Yogic Flying."

- Writer's Voice - 20140314 - Jane Isay

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Secrets and LiesThis week's guest on Writers' Voices spent 40 years as an editor, working with some of the top writers in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, including Anna Freud and Mary Pipher ("Reviving Ophelia"). When she retired, she turned to writing books about family relationships.  Jane Isay considers herself  "a mapmaker, sketching out the routes to conflict and acceptance, to anger and to love."

In Isay's most recent book, "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives,"  she reveals the secret that deeply impacted her first marriage.  By sharing her own and other's stories of secrets kept and seJane Isaycrets found, she illustrates the many ways that secrets affect family relationships and cause emotional distress, but also provides guidance in how to move past the pain, guilt and blame.

Join Monicaand Caroline for an intriguing conversation with a woman who knows both sides of the desk when it comes to writing and publishing.

- Writer's Voice - 20140321 - Robert Lautner

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Road to Reckoning"The Lord made men, but Sam Colt mad them equal."  This week on Writers' Voices we go back in time, to 1837, when the idea of a revolver that could shoot 6 times without reloading was novel - and the basis for this taut, suspenseful young adult novel set in the wilds of Pennsylvania during a depression. 

Robert Lautner, who lives in a wooden cabin in Wales, had a childhood fascination with guns and loved the legend of Colt creating a wooden revolver in order to get a patent for his invention. The seed for  "Road to Reckoning" was "What type of man could walk into a room filled with armed murderers with only a wooden gun?"

"Road to Reckoning" is a most unusual combination of fast-moving action, compelling characters, rich historical detail, and literary language. It was a February Book Club selection by BBC Radio 2 and has garnered much attention - understandably so!  Join us this week for a look at this fascinating era in American history.

- Writer's Voice - 20140328 - Julia Desmond

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Writings from The OneThose of you who listen to Writers' Voices regularly know that, on Fridays, our live broadcast follows "The Filmosophers" featuring Chris Busch and Bruce Miller.  Bruce is a freqent source of recomendations for Writers' Voices and has also stepped in as co-host several times (including last week at a moment's notice), and we are pleased to welcome him back as co-host this week.  Our guest,  Julia Desmond, comes highly recommended by Bruce.Julia Desmond

Julia, a Wisconsin native, is a former investment banker and now serves as a "spiritual teacher for the modern world."  She teaches Oneness Meditation, and wrote this book to inspire others to experience their own insights from the divine.  Tune in for what promises to be an enlightening conversation!

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Three Fairfield womenWomen Who Write join Monica and Caroline in the studio this week to share examples of free writing done in classes led by Rae Bird, and writing groups that sprouted from Rae's classes. Pictured at the mike, from left to right, are Mary Ellen Maguire,  Laya Hawthorne and Sallee Garst Haerr.

According to these women, Rae Bird helps to create a safe space for women to develop their creative voice, being supportive and encouraging while pushing her students to go deeper.  The focus is on free writing and sharing the result, not critiquing, although the women acknowledge that there is a time and place for critique groups.  The works the women read on  air are honest, intimate, and remarkably polished considering they are only lightly edited.

Once we have the show archived, we will also post the manuscripts on so listeners can read them as well. In the meantime, enjoy these wise and melodious voices of Fairfield Women Who Write.

- Writer's Voice - 20140418 - Mary Rockefeller Morgan

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When Grief Calls ForthWhen Mary Rockefeller Morgan's twin brother Michael disappeared off the remote coast of New Guinea in 1961, at the age of 23, her loss was both deeply personal and extremely public, as the event was front page news around the world.  In this touching memoir, Morgan discusses grief, healing, and her life-long work as a psychotherapist specializMary Morganing in twin loss and bereavement counseling.  Morgan is also Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary on genetic determinism and the American dream.

Join us on Writers' Voices this week for what promises to be a moving conversation.

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Craig Nelson How much interesting conversation Age of Radianceabout books and writing can one squeeze into an hour of live radio?  This week on Writers' Voices we are trying for the maximum.  At 1 pm Friday (rebroadcast at 8 am Monday) we welcome New York Times bestselling author Craig Nelson with his latest, "The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Age." Nelson begins with an unknown German physicist working in a "Frankenstein-style lab" in the 1800's, and carries us through the fascinating lives of the Curies, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller, clear up to the modern nuclear disasters. Let me just say about this book - I had no idea that learning about science could be so intriguing!  Nelson's previous books include "Rocket Men" and "Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations."

From science, we turn to the spiritiual. For our second half-hour, Monica and Caroline will be Laura Weinbergjoined by local creative Laura Goldman Weinberg, who will be presenting her inspired book "I AM:365 Inspirational Messages from the Great I AM" along with four booklets and a CD of nondemoninational hymns, at Revelations Cafe in Fairfield on Saturday, May 17.  Laura's expression of her inner voice cover a full range of forms, from devotional messages to poetry, children's stories to music.

- Writer's Voice - 20140530

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Markos MoulitsasThis week on Writers' Voices we went to the archives and brought back our interview with Markos Moulitsas. Markos is the author of "American Taliban: How War, Sex,

American Taliban

 Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right." The book is a no holds barred treatise on the similarities between the radical conservatives in our own country and Islamic terrorists. Citing examples of fear of change, heavy use of militaristic solutions, disdain for non-traditional lifestyles, and their ultimate goals of imposing their own worldview on the rest of society.

Markos, the founder and publisher of the progressive community blog Daily Kos, was named "the single most successful entreprenuer of the progressive movement" by the New York Times magazine writer Matt Bai. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 through 1992. He is also the author of two previous books.

- Writer's Voice - 20140613 - Bruce Miller

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Curiosity's CatsBruce Joshua Miller has worked in the book industry for thirty-five years, much of it as a sales rep (he was named Publisher's Weekly Sales Rep of the Year in 2013).  Miller previously edited two books and has written for public radio, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications.  In "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research" Miller commissioned thirteen authors to write original essays that read like fiction and tell the real story behind the story. More than anything, these fascinating explorations of hands-on research make the case for the importance of libraries and archives even in today's wired world.

Curiosity's Cats was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Any writer who needs to research (and I think that means every writer), and readers who like to see behind the curtain will definitely want to tune in to this weeks Writers Voices!