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- Writers' Voices - 20070105 - Tony Ellis

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Tony Ellis reads from his latest poetry collection and discusses ghostwriting projects including "On the Wings of a White Horse", Oni Vitandham's story of her escape from the killing fields of Cambodia.

- Writers' Voices - 20070112 - Doug Gorney

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San Francisco-based writer Doug Gorney tells all about ghost-writing sports hero autobiographies.

- Writers' Voices - 20070126- Sharon Bousquet

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Sharon Bousqet

- Writers' Voices - 20070323 - Jeffrey Smith

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Jeffrey Smith is the author of "Seeds of Deception," the explosive expose of the health dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods, and the forthcoming "Genetic Roulette." He will share his experiences as an investigative reporter, author and world-wide speaker; including his research methods, writing process, and how he integrates his writing and speaking careers.

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Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Jennie Rothenberg-Gritz home to Fairfield and to KRUU-FM this Friday at 1 p.m.

Jennie Rothenberg-Gritz

Jennie Rothenberg-Gritz moved to Fairfield at the age of six and is an alumna of both Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and Maharishi University of Management. She earned her masters degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2002 and went on to internships at Time Out London and The Atlantic Monthly. She spent two years as senior editor at Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel, before joining the Atlantic Monthly staff full time. She is currently one of two editors responsible for all web content at The Atlantic online.

- Writers' Voices - 20070622 - Betty Sheffield

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- Writers' Voices - 20070629 - Claudia Petrick

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Claudia Petrick of the Iowa Source

 

 

Monica & Caroline interview Claudia Petrick, editor of the Iowa Source.

She discusses her 24 years as publisher of the popular regional monthly magazine based out of Fairfield.

 

 

 

- Writers' Voices - 20070706 - Marc Freeman

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- Writers' Voices - 20070824 - Jeffrey L. Smith

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Jeffrey L. Smith


Jeffrey L. Smith, founder and president of SEO Design Solutions, a Chicago web design company, discusses writing for web publications as a tool to promote yourself and establish an area of expertise. Part two features poet/performers Freddy Niagara Fonseca and Karen Carter reciting Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale."

- Writers' Voices - 20070831 - Rodney Charles

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- Writers' Voices - 20070914 - Elsa Backstrom

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- Writers' Voices - 20070928 - Janet Sussman

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Bridges by Janet SussmanAuthor, musician, and intuitive counselor Janet Sussman is Monica and Caroline's guest on Writers' Voices this week, Friday at 1 pm and Monday Oct 1 at 8 am. In addition to discussing her published works and writing process, we will be treated to some tracks from Janet's recent CD, "Subtle Bodies."

From Janet's website (www.timeportalpubs.com) :
A pioneer in the field of time and consciousness, Janet is the author of The Reality of Time (2005) and Timeshift: The Experience of Dimensional Change (1996), both published by Time Portal Publications. Both books has received consummate praise by notable individuals such as Jean Houston and Fred Alan Wolf.

As a musician, Janet works with transformational music and sound to clear and awaken the energetic centers.

- Writers' Voices - 20071012 - Jeff Porter

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Oppenheimer is Watching Me

Author Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter, author of "Oppenheimer is Watching Me" speaks about his book and writing process with Monica and Caroline.

Porter, a teacher in the English Department at the University of Iowa, specializes in literary nonfiction, documentary film, and digital media, with particular emphasis on science and technology. "Oppenheimer is Watching Me" takes literary nonfiction in a new direction by combining a very personal childhood memoir with a close-up look at some of the most historically signficant events of the time.

- Writers' Voices - 20071019 - Interview with Huston Diehl

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Dream Not of Other WorldsMonica and Caroline's guest on Writers' Voices this week is Huston Diehl, professor of English at the University of Iowa and author of "Dream Not of Other Worlds: Teaching in a Segregated Elementary School, 1970," published by the University of Iowa Press.

When Huston Diehl began teaching a fourth-grade class in a "Negro" elementary school in rural Louisa County, Virginia, the school's white superintendent assured her that he didn't expect her to teach "those children" anything.

She soon discovered how these low expectations, widely shared by the white community, impeded her students' ability to learn."

- Writers' Voices - 20071026 - Interview with Tom Savage

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Tom Savage is author of the book "A Dictionary of Iowa Place Names"

- Writers' Voices - 20071110 - Jennifer Hawthorne

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Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline continues their November theme of women's wisdom with this week's guest, award-winning author and international speaker, Jennifer Read Hawthorne.

Jennifer is co-author of four bestselling books, including Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. Both books reached #1 on the New York Times and #1 and #2 on USA Today’s best-seller lists and continue to be among the most popular of all books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

As an author and self-esteem expert, Jennifer has appeared on CNN, Sally Jesse Raphael, Pure Oxygen,
and hundreds of national, regional and local TV and radio shows. She has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and writes articles for national magazines such as Ladies Home Journal.

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Womankind

 

Women’s healthcare nurse practitioner Nancy Leigh Harless, of Wever, Iowa, has written “WOMANKIND: Connection & Wisdom Around the World,” a compilation of stories from real women across the world that Harless has encountered in her travels and experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner. From the Mayan mothers in the Belize rainforest to a race for the hospital with a laboring woman in the Kosovo countryside, the author tells the stories of the women she met, separated by land but united by the grace and strength of womankind.

Nancy will share her experiences as a writer and a nurse pracitioner on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline this Friday, Nov 16 from 1 to 2 pm, to be rebroadcast Monday Nov 19 at 8 am.

- Writers' Voices - 20071130 - Interview w/ Meryl Runion

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Meryl Runion Tune in Friday at 1pm or Monday at 8 am as Monica and Caroline welcome another powerhouse of feminine wisdom to Writers' Voices.

For over 20 years, former Fairfield resident Meryl Runion has owned and operated a training and information service company. In addition to designing, marketing and presenting customized seminars, Meryl worked as an independent contractor for the World Plan Executive Council, presenting personal development training on their behalf. For eight years, Meryl contracted extensively for SkillPath Seminars, teaching management, communication, conflict management and personal development classes worldwide.

- Writers' Voices - 20071207 - Gangaji

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GangajiGangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry,as taught by the legendary sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of India. In 1990,Gangaji (then Antoinette Roberson Varner) entered this lineage through Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji. Since that time,she has traveled the world,holding gatherings and retreats with spiritual seekers of all faiths.

- Writers' Voices - 20071214 - Muriel Nellis

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Literary and Creatie Artists

Founded by Muriel Nellis in 1981, Literary and Creative Artists is now one of the largest, most active literary agencies in the Washington DC area. With solid business relationships with all the major trade houses and their imprints, LCA currently represents over eighty writers. Their client list ranges from first-time authors to best-selling nonfiction and award-winning literary fiction writers. LCA specializes in creative extension of their authors' subjects --whether fiction or non-fiction,-- into any other appropriate cross-media opportunity to impress them onto the 'public mind'.

- Writers' Voices - 20071221 - Christmas Special

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Mother-daughter

 

Co-hosts Caroline Kilbourn and daughter Monica Hadley share some favorite Christmas stories.

 

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Maya Angelou

 

 

 
Poet, teacher and author Maya Angelou discusses her work with Monica, as well as her support of presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton. Monica then discusses a number of presidential hopeful autobiographies with several local guests.

 

- Writers' Voices - 20071228 - Maya Angelou Interview

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Maya Angelou

 

 

Poet, teacher and author Maya Angelou discusses her work with Monica and Caroline, as well as her support for presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton.

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080104 - Galen Saturley

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Former Fairfielder Galen Saturley speaks with Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley about his offerings in Blue Tree Publishing's Portrait of a Restaurant series (www.thebluetree.com). These beautiful books break new ground by combining

Portrait of a Restuarant

art photography and recipes, focusing on the best restaurants in a specific town. Galen recently published Portrait of a Restaurant: Cambridge and is Galen Saturleyworking on two more books in the series.

 

Writer's Voices airs Friday at 1pm and is rebroadcast Monday morning at 8 am.

- Writers' Voices - 20080104 - Galen Saturley

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- Writers' Voices - 20080111 - James Tipton

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Author James TiptonFormer Fairfielder James Tipton will be the featured guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline this Friday at 1 pm (rebroadcast Monday at 8 am).

Tipton will discuss his recently published historical novel "Annette Vallon: A Novel of the French Revoluion," based on the life of William Wordsworth's French lover.

What about this woman, a footnote in literary history, inspired 15 years of research and writing?

- Writers' Voices - 20080111 - James Tipton

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- Writers' Voices - 20080118 - Susan Wilson

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Susan WilsonAuthor and executive coach Susan Wilson joins Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices Friday Jan 18 at 1 pm and Monday Jan 21 at 8 am. Susan is CEO of Executive Strategies (www.execstrategies.com), working with high-performance companies and individuals. She is the author of "Gourmet Meetings on a Microwave Schedule," "Transformational Leadership," "Magnetic Leadership" and more. She also contributed to "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul" and "Intimate Moments with God." Susan uses her flair for storytelling to enhance her coaching work.

Plus, her coauthor on some of the books is Caroline's daughter-in-law, Deanne Herr.

Join us this week on Writers' Voices for another informative and entertaining interview.

- Writers' Voices - 20080118 - Susan Wilson

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- Writers' Voices - 20080125 - Meghan Dowd

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- Writers' Voices - 20080125 - Meghan Dowd

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Meghan Dowd

 

Former Fairfielder Meghan Dowd will join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voicesthis Monday Jan 28 at 8 am. Meghan has been working in LA as a script coordinator and writing assistant for television shows such as Big Shots (currently on ABC), Reunion, Haunted and Laguna Beach: The Real OC. She's back in Fairfield on a break due to the writers' strike.

Tune in to hear Meghan decribe what she calls a "great job, we get to joke around all day and tell crazy stories, and eventually we have a workable storyline for an episode."

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080201 - Olabisi Gwamna

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Author Olabisi Gwamna with Monica & Caroline

 

In honor of the publication of "Dancing With Shadows and Other Stories", Writers' Voices will be rebroadcasting Monica & Caroline's interview with Iowa Wesleyan professor and author Olabisi Gwamna.

In this book, Bisi spins tales of her early life in Nigeria. Bisi now lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband and four sons.


Fridays at 1pm right here on KRUU-FM.

[Rebroadcast Monday mornings at 8am.]

- Writers' Voices - 20080208 - Dr. Laurel Parnell

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Dr. Laurel ParnellMonica
and Caroline welcome psychologist and teacher Dr. Laurel Parnell,
author of "Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing
Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation" to Writers' Voices. Learn
about resource tapping and its development by practitioners of EMDR
(Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing) healing therapies.

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080208 - Dr. Laurel Parnell

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- Writers' Voices - 20080215 - Susan Klopfer

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Where Rebels Roost

 

This Friday at 1 pm and Monday at 8 am, Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Mt. Pleasant author and speaker Susan Klopfer. Ms. Klopfer, an award-winning journalist and formerly an acquisitions and development editor for Prentice Hall, is the author of "Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisted," which follows the history of African Americans and their struggle for civil rights in the Mississippi Delta region.

Ms. Klopfer's prior publications include "The Emmett Till Book," and a number of computer how-to books. Her speaking topics include "There is a Book Inside You - How to Get It Out" and "How to Market Your Book and Services on the Internet."

Join us this week on Writers Voices for another stimulating conversation about books and writing.

- Writers' Voices - 20080215 - Susan Klopfer

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Join Monica and special guest host Paul Gandy as they welcome former Fairfieldjessica hawthorne-castro resident Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Writers' Voices.

Hawthorne-Castro was formerly a successful television literary agent for Hollywood's Endeavor Agency, representing writers, directors and producers for television and feature films. In this capacity, she assisted the creators of several top-rated TV programs, such as Entourage, The Office, Heroes, 24, and Law and Order. Jessica has since joined forces with her father, Tim Hawthorne, as the next generation of Hawthorne Direct, a Fairfield-based full-service television advertising agency.

Listen in Friday at 1pm or Monday at 8am as Jessica explains why "the writer" rules in television, how the internet is changing the rules of the game, and what it takes to make it as a writer in Hollywood.

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Fairfield artist/poet Elaine Duncan discusses creativity, breaking boundaries, and her uncommon book, "Feathered Space." (See www.featheredspace.com)

Children's writer and writing teacher Cheryl Fusco Johnson describes the joys of attending the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival - see http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/. This will be Cheryl's 21st year teaching at the festival.

- Writers' Voices - 20080307 Elaine Duncan

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- Writers' Voices - 20080321 - Allan Hamilton

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A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals his experiences-in and out of the operating room-with apparitions, angels, exorcism, and after-death survival, and shares the lessons he learned.
Scalpel
A young burn victim remains in a coma until a ghost appears.
A doctor discovers he can predict when a patient will die.
A clinically dead patient later recounts extraordinary details about the private lives of her caregivers.
A physician needs the help of a Navajo shaman to exorcise the spirit of his dead patient.

These things really happened-and neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton was involved in every one of them, and many more. Based on thirty years of medical experience, The Scalpel and the Soul tells the unspoken stories behind remarkable patients and strange events, and shares the moral and spiritual lessons found in them.

- Writers' Voices - 20080321 - Allan Hamilton

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- Writers' Voices - 20080328 - Anya Lobos

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Rustin Larson

They tell me that April is National Poetry Month, so help celebrate this momentous occasion by tuning into Writers' Voices Monday at 8 am as Caroline and Monica interview Fairfield poets Rustin Larson and Matthew McLeod.

We'll be talking about the role of poetry in America in the 21st
century, what motivates these poets, and more. Plus, we'll get to hear
some great poems!

Fridays at 1pm CST Rebroadcast Mondays at 8am

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- Writers' Voices - 20080411 - Deborah Madison

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This week's guest, Deborah Madison, is the founding chef of the renowned Deborah Madison restaurant Greens and is the author of "Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmer's Markets" and half a dozen other vegetarian cookbooks.

She is active in the Slow Food movement, and is on the board of the Seed Savers Exchange and The Southwest Grassfed Livestock Local FlavorsAssociation. Deborah writes for culinate.com and gourmet.com, and has contributed to Cooking Light, Williams Sonoma's Taste, Vegetarian Times, Gourmet, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Garden Design, Fine Cooking, Organic Style, The LA Times, Orion, and others.

- Writers' Voices - 20080411 - Deborah Madison

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- Writers' Voices - 20070413-Allen Cobb

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Cave paintingsFairfield Poet Allen Cobb reads from his just-published collection, "Cave Paintings," and describes the latest phenomenon in publishing - print on demand. Listen for a thorough description of the techncial and financial details of this new method of self-publishing.

- Writers' Voices - 20080416 - Shanta Small

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Shanta SmallShanta Small, formerly of Fairfield, is currently the Associate Director of PublicityPenguin
and Marketing at Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, Inc.
She has worked with both adult and children's book authors, including
Judy Collins (The Seven T's), Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way), Martha
Frankel (Hats & Eyeglasses), Carl Hiaasen (Flush), Markus Zusak
(The Book Thief), and John Feinstein (Last Shot).

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080425 - Sherri Brooks Vinton

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Sherri Brooks VintonA cross-country motorcycle tour brought Sherri Brooks Vinton face-to-face with the negative impacts of industrial agriculture and compelled her to trade in her career as a dot.com executive to begin a quest for food raised with integrity. Her first book, The Real Food ReReal Food Revivalvival: Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel, (Tarcher/Penguin) is a result of that search and offers practical tips for eaters who, like herself, want a more delicious, sustainable future. The Real Food Revival was a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Selection and was nominated for the 2005 “Books for a Better Life” award.

Sherri Brooks Vinton will be a featured speaker at Fairfield's EcoFair on May 3. Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices, broadcasting live Friday April 25 at 1 pm, to meet this author at the forefront of the Real Food movement. Rebroadcast Monday April 28, 8 am.

You can learn more about Sherri and her "Sustainable Solutions" at http://www.sherribrooksvinton.com/index.htm.

- Writers' Voices - 20080502 - Bernie DeKoven

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Funsmith Bernie DeKoven

 

Monica Hadley interviews funsmith Bernie DeKoven, author of The Well-Played Game and Junkyard Sports, who was a part of Junkfest, this year's Youth Arts Festival.

- Writers' Voices - 20080523 - Jennie Rothenberg

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Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes former Fairfield resident Jennie Rothenberg-Gritz back to the show on Friday May 23 at 1pm to discuss her recent ventures into multimedia story tellilng and her behind-the-scenes coverage of the David Lynch weekend for The Atlantic Monthly.

Jennie Gritz

 

 

Jennie is an alumna of both Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and Maharishi University of Management. She earned her masters degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2002 and went on to internships at Time Out London and The Atlantic Monthly. She spent two years as senior editor at Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel, before joining the Atlantic Monthly staff full time. She is currently one of two editors responsible for all web content at The Atlantic online.

- Writers' Voices - 20080530 - Karen Lemansky

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- Writers' Voices - 20080613 - Abby Marks Beale

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Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices Friday June 13 at 1 pm as they speak with a writer who is also a reading expert.Speed Reading

The tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading teach readers how to speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals and also build their personal reading confidence and competence.

Abby Marks Beale

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080627 - Daphne Gray Grant

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- Writers' Voices - 20080704 - Marilyn Nelson

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Marily Nelson

Marilyn Nelson, former Poet Laureate of Connecticut, English professor, and founder of Soul Mountain Retreat for poets, is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Among her 12 published books and 3 chapbooks are two National Book Award finalists, Newberry Honor Books and a Coretta Scott King Honor book. She has received numerous other honors and awards for her writing and teaching.

In recent years, Nelson has focused largely on writing poems that explore African American history using traditional poetic forms such as the sonnet. Although written for adults, they have been
published as illustrated books for young adults, receiving widespread acclaim. In "A Wreath for Emmet Till" she uses a very complex form, the heroic crown sonnet, to tell a tragic story from our not-so-ancient past.

Join Monica and Caroline Monday morning at 8am for a delightful wide-ranging conversation with poet Marilyn Nelson.

- Writers' Voices - 20080718 - Mike Palacek

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"Terse and funny and dry as a dead Iowa corn snake baking in the sun. Palecek delivers a quick, deadpan slap to reactionary, mindless post-9/11 America. The sting is delightful."

Mark Morford, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Mike Palecek

 

Mike Palecek was a peace prisoner in the 1980's, serving time in county jails and federal prisons for civil disobedience at Offutt Air Force Base.

During the 1990s he was a reporter for small-town newspapers in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota. The small newspaper Ruth and Mike owned in southeast Minnesota was named the Newspaper of the Year for 1994 by the Minnesota Newspaper Association.

- Writers' Voices - 20080711 - Cyndi Dale

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- Writers' Voices - 20080801 - Randy Hobler

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- Writers' Voices - 20080829 - Natalie Goldberg

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Old Friend From Far Away

 

 

Tune into KRUU 100.1 FM this Friday at 1 pm to hear Natalie Goldberg live on Writers’ Voices.
Ms. Goldberg is the author of “Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The
Writer Within” (1986), which sold over one million copies and was
translated into fourteen languages.

University of Iowa writing teacher Cheryl Fusco Johnson will join co-host Caroline Kilbourn
to delve into Ms. Goldberg’s latest book, “Old Friend from Far Away:
The Practice of Writing Memoir.” Cheryl says “If this book doesn’t get
you writing, nothing will.”

The interview will be rebroadcast Monday at 8 am.

- Writers' Voices - 20080905 Debengle- Dianeglass

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Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Iowans Diane Glass and Deb Engle, coauthors of "Tending Your Inner Garden: A notebook of personal transformation and renewal."

 

Tune in to hear about this program of spirituality and creativity just for women, based on the cycles of Nature as a model of change. "Tending Your Inner Garden" encourages women to use journaling, art and meditation to get in touch with their inner desires and find fulfillment.

Tending Inner Garden

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080926 Mary Swander

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Click here for Mary Swander's website

Award-winning author Mary Swander
talks with us about her memoir, "Out of this world: A Journey of Healing" this Friday on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline

In addition to her two memoirs, three books of poetry, and other creative works, Ms. Swander has published individual poems, essays, short stories and articles in such places as The Nation, National Gardening Magazine, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Poetry magazine.

- Writers' Voices - 20081003 Robert McDowell

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Robert McDowell

 

 

Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM this Monday at 8am to hear Robert McDowell on Writers' Voices. We'll be discussing his book, Poetry as Spiritual Practice.

At once an engaging technical primer on the mechanics and terminology
of poetry, a profound meditation on the relationship between poetry and
the Divine, and an inspirational guide for integrating poetry into
daily spiritual practice, Poetry as Spiritual Practice will become a cherished companion, inviting you to recognize poetry as "the pure sound and shape of your spirit."

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080919 Dr. Loreen Herwaldt

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Our guest this week on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline is Iowa City physiPatient Listeningcian Loreen Herwaldt,
who uses the illness narratives of two dozen writer-patients to teach
listening skills to medical students, residents, physicians, and other
health care providers.

Herwaldt skillfully pares each narrative down to its
most basic elements, rendering them into powerful found poems that she
has used successfully in her role as a teacher and in her own practice.
Drawing from narratives by writers who are both emerging and well
known, each poem reveals the experience of illness and treatment from
the patient's perspective.

Join us on Writers' Voices Friday at 1 pm or Monday 8
am for insights on the use of poetry in the practice of medicine from
Dr. Loreen Herwaldt, author of "Patient Listening: A Doctor's Guide."

- Writers' Voices - 20080912 Melissa Delbridge

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Delbridge knows sorrow like she knows the rhythm
of her own heart. . . . Fans of Carson McCullers won't want to miss
this one—witty, tragic, and relentlessly wise.”—Booklist, starred review

Family Bible

Melissa Delbridge, author of this intense, funny and
tragic memoir of growing up in the deep South, joins Monica and
Caroline on Writers' Voices this week. "Family Bible" was published by
the University of Iowa Press as part of their Sightline Books: the Iowa
Series in Literary Nonfiction.

Delbridge has published essays and short stories in the Antioch Review, Southern Humanities Review, Third Coast, and other journals. She is an archivist in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Join us Friday at 1 pm or Monday at 8 am for this exploration of the modern memoir form.

- Writers' Voices - 20081128 - Gregory Paul Johnson

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Gregory Paul Johnson

Put Your Life on a Diet: Lessons Learned Living in 140 Square Feet is the ultimate resource for living a simpler life as well as leaving behind a smaller environmental footprint and living a healthier life for you and the planet. In this book, author Gregory Paul Johnson guides us in five significant areas -- housing, food, technology, utilities, and transportation.


Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline
warmly welcomes author Gregory Paul Johnson, as well as guest host Steve Cooperman, this Friday, November 28 at 1pm. Steve Cooperman is a former journalist and KRUU show host who is currently involved in numerous community projects. Steve put his own life on a diet about a year ago when he moved into a 500 sq ft cottage with a wood stove, close to the town square, greatly reducing driving miles.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Insight author Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline. Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM Friday Jan 9, 1pm, or Monday Jan 12, 8am. Dr. Taylor, a brain scientist, had a stroke and recovered to tell the story of how her consciousness shifted during the experience. One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2008, and featured on Oprah, Dr. Taylor feels that greater peace is possible by choosing to cultivate our right-brained consciousness, and that this is a message worth spreading.

Dr. Taylor first became interested in the functions of the mind when she was a child, growing up with a brother with schizophrenia. She has devoted her career to the study of severe mental illnesses as a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Insight author Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline. Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM Friday Jan 9, 1pm, or Monday Jan 12, 8am.
Dr. Taylor, a brain scientist, had a stroke and recovered to tell the story of how her consciousness shifted during the experience. One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2008, and featured on Oprah, Dr. Taylor feels that greater peace is possible by choosing to cultivate our right-brained consciousness, and that this is a message worth spreading.

Dr. Taylor first became interested in the functions of the mind when she was a child, growing up with a brother with schizophrenia. She has devoted her career to the study of severe mental illnesses as a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist.

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Dieppe CrossingA story about friendship, life and adventures take center stage as Betty L. McLane-Iles creates a book that will surely inspire you. Dieppe Crossing takes you to the days of the resistance and retribution of the Spanish Civil War, the French Resistance, and the Occupation of France and back toward the present

Betty McLane-Iles has een a Professor of French at Truman State University in northeast Missouri since 1982. She works on historical biography and fiction, frequently in partnership with her husband, Lawrence Irvine Iles, a British historian and Labour politician. Her perspective on art and life has been strongly influenced by her congressional service, travels, teaching, community and union activism, and by the progressive
humanitarian principles of the European and Quebecois women leaders she has known.

Iowa City Author Thomas Dean on Writers' Voices

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Thomas DeThomas Deanan“A beautifully written memoir . . . a moving journey through the author's personal life and its continual relationship to the landscape he accepts and honors.” -
Jim Heynen
Thomas Dean is a writer and editor with a deep interest in our connections to place, our relationship with the natural world, and the cultural life of the Midwest. A pushcart Prize nominee, Dean has recently published a book of personal essays, Under a Midland Sky (Ice
Cube Press, 2008). This collection focuses on Midwesters life through the experience of seasons, weather, and other phenomena in the sky, exploring Dean's personal efforts at finding home, as well as ruminations on what it means for all of us to seek a sense of place.

Christian author Janet Thompson on Writers' Voices

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Janet ThompsonPlease help us welcome Janet Thompson to Writers' Voices
this Friday at 1pm. Janet has been prolific in sharing her personal experiences with Breast Cancer, once being and then having a "prodigal daughter", and in Christian mentoring. In addition to being a speaker and mentor, Janet is the author of three books, with three more in the works, and is the founder of About His Work Ministries and Publishing.

"Dear God, They Say It's Cancer" is the book that Janet wished he had when she was going through breast cancer. "Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter" offers hope through the success stories of both herself and her daughter. "Woman to Woman Mentoring" is Janet's answer to a call from God that has become her life's passion. She has also published a Bible study series entitled, "Mentoring God's Way".

Janet is currently working on three books, "Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby?", "Lunch with Jesus", and "The Team that Jesus Built".

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Writers' Voices celebrates the Fairfield Film Festival by interviewing MUM Filmmakers Geoff Boothby and Cullen Thomas about their film, Wormtooth NationWormtooth Nation this Friday, Feb 6, at 1pm.

Originally conceived as a "steampunk Midsummer Night's Dream set in an underground city where no one ever dies", Wormtooth nation is a 9 part series available for viewing at http://theskyisfree.com or this weekend at the Film Festival.

Steampunk is a genre of retrospective science fiction in which fanciful technologies are suggested, even after we know better. Steam-powered space ships or coal-burning robots would be examples of
"steampunk".

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Elaine Aron

In her national bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, author Elaine Aron, Ph.D. defines a distinct personality trait that affects as many as one out of every five people. According to Dr. Aron's definition, the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment.
The HSP personality trait has been accepted into mainstream psychology. Dr. Aron's findings have been published in Counseling Today, Counseling and Human Development, and the prestigious Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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Karol Truman will be our guest on Writers' Voices this week.  We will be discussing her book, "Feeligns Buried Alive Never Die."

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Fran Capo

 

Besides being a motivational speaker, adventurer, actress, comedian, mother, and Guinness Book of World Records holder for fastest talking female, Fran Capo is also the author of 10 books and working on her 11th.

Please join us on Writers Voices as we talk with Fran about three of her books, Adrenalin Adventures about fun and unusual things to do, Almost a Wise Guy, a novel about her father's escapades between the Mob and law enforcement, and Hopeville; City of Light, a children's book that emerged from an angelic encounter.

Fran Capo has been on over 250 television shows, including Entertainment Tonight,Larry King Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Good Morning America, Nick at Night, Discovery Channel, and the Martha Stewart Show.

Steve Semken on Writers' Voices

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Ice Cube PressSharing, creating and learning since 1993, Ice Cube Press
books have specialized in Midwestern stories about the world in which we live. Sometimes this means examining the wild and the natural, sometimes we must pay attention to the social, the human, even the reptilian.

Who and what have helped us evolve in our place? ICP books tread deeply into new ideas such as living with topsoil, exploring tornadoes, blizzards, sometimes digging down to Devonian fossil beds. At other times ICP books explore humor, or landscape art. Whether it’s weather patterns, food, or prairies.

Ice Cube Press has earned a number of awards, including A Kansas Book Award, A Midwest Connections Pick and the Radish Magazine Award. ICP has worked closely with groups such as Humanities Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

Ron Khare on Writers' Voices

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The Sharp Knife of Forced Simplicity; the Numinous Rebellion is the intriging title that we will discuss this week on Writers' Voices. Sharp Knife
What does it mean to truly be an American? How much freedom does a person have in the world? What is "forced simplicity" and why is it a sharp knife? When do problems really start to become a problem? What is real power and how can we use it in life? Is idealism the dream of the immature, or a path to fulfillment? What does "numinous" mean anyway?
These are some of the questions that local author and philosopher Ron Khare tackles in surpsising ways in this collection of essays.
"The writing is clean and clear, and the insights are informed with the passion and excitement of original discovery." -- Angela Mailander, Ph.D.

Business Writer Paul Lima on Writers' Voices

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Paul Lima

 

Our guest this week on Writers' Voices is Toronto-based business writer and business writing trainer Paul Lima. Paul has written several books on writing, including "The Six-Figure Freelancer; How to Find, Price, and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments", "The Business of Freelance Writing; How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell them to Newspapers and Magazines", and "How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days."

Paul also offers seminars and workshops on search engine optimization, presentations and speeches, media interviews, copywriting, media release writing, and effective emailing.

Please join Monica Hadley and her cohost/mom Caroline this Friday at 1pm to hear from this experienced writer.

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Monica and Caroline get to sit on the other side of the table this week as guest host Chamaigne Montana interviews them about Writers' Voices, started in 2006.  Daughter and Mother team are also writers, musicians, and songwriters themselves.  Quite the dynamic duo, they have performed around Fairifield for many years.  Caroline Kilbourn has been in radio for 50 years, hosting "Talk About Town" in Fairfield and a current program on Christian radio in Burlington.  Tune in to learn more.

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Thomas Gates

 

Thomas Gates is a contributing author of “Thank God I, Book 2”. Book 1 was a best seller. He is also the author of “Nobody Gets out of Here Dead!”, coming out in August. Many years ago, when Thomas was 22, he had an extensive near death experience. As a result, he now inspires and empowers audiences with his presentations, workshops, training programs and consultations as he shares the unique healing gifts and insights that came from his remarkable near death journey.

In his workshops he gives simple, yet powerful techniques to enjoy greater physical, emotional, and spiritual well being and teaches a self treatment healing method.

Please join us for what promises to be a rewarding conversation with Thomas Gates on Writers' Voices, this Friday, April 10 at 1pm.

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Chicken Soup CoverBook publishers call George Foster “the besIssat
book cover designer in the country,” “a master at designing book covers that sell,” “a creative person’s dream to work with,” and even “a lucky charm.” He has designed the cover for more than a thousand books for publishers large and small including Simon & Schuster, Harcourt Brace, Pearson Education, St. Martin’s Press, and early books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Mr. Foster wrote the chapter on book cover design for the perennial bestseller “1001 Ways to Market Your Books” and will be featured in a new book to be published in August 2009, “The Writer’s
Essential Toolbox”.

Please join Monica and Caroline this Friday on Writers' Voices at 1pm on KRUU to help us welcome local artist George Foster.

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Lance OKonesCarol Bodensteiner

Please join us this week for Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline as we hear from two local authors.

Carol Bodensteiner will join us from 1 to 1:30 to talk about her book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl. While she then heads to the Fairfield Public Library to give a talk at 2pm, we’ll be joined by another Iowa author, Lance OKones, from 1:30 to 2:00.

Father & Son, Rodney & Aman Charles on Writers' Voices

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This week on Writers' Voices, Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will talk with Fairfield's own Rodney Charles, founder of 1st World Publishing, and his son Aman Charles, author of Camp Ghoulog, among others.
Camp GhoulogMiracles of the Saints

Both have a passion for publishing and want to encourage others to give it a whirl. Aman says, "I love writing books because I learn so much while I am writing them." Rodney says, "I'd love to see more Fairfield authors get published. You can make money and just have a blast
promoting books."

In this interview, we will discuss Aman's Camp Ghoulog, Rodney's best seller Miracles of the Saints, and the wonderful world of publishing.

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Visits with the AmishPlease join us on Writers' Voices this week to welcome Linda Egenes, adjunct faculty member at MUM and author of Visits with the Amish. Linda visited with her Old Order Amish neighbors in Southeast Iowa for thirteen years before writing this informative book. She has also written about the Amish for Cobblestone, Plain, Iowa Source, and the Plain Reader. Hosted this week by Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn, this is an episode not to be missed by anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Amish culture. “Direct, respectful, and informative, Visits with the Amish takes us into the very homes and businesses of the plain people. There we enter a culture so different from the American mainstream that we are forced to examine our own spiritual beliefs, identities, and values. This slim, quiet book should assume a big place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in anthropology, religion, folklore, or the Amish culture."--Mary Swander

Maximum Security author Alan Gompers on Writers' Voices

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Maximum SecurityAlan Gompers, author of Maximum Security - The True Meaning of Freedom, will be our guest on Writers' Voices this Friday, May 22, at 1pm.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montanab will take a look inside this profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.

He takes us on his journey with him through high finance, selling drugs, navigating the dangerous waters of prison, and finding unshakable peace. A former con-man, in this book he describes a spiritual awakining, profound insights, and inner peace with clarity that can't be faked.

Ellen Greene on Writers' Voices

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Ellen Greene

For twenty years, Ellen Greene kept a running list of the thoughtful, funny, touching things that her husband said and did. She wrote them down secretly, and each Valentines Day, he would find pages from her "Sweet Things List" tucked inside a card.

In this beautiful tribute to a man and a marriage, Greene intersperses selections from her "Sweet Things List" with recollections from their years together. Heartrending and frank, this unabashed love story tells of selfless acts and shared adventures, as it reminds us once again to pay attention to the goodness in our lives and our relationships.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this week's episode of Writers' Voices with Ellen Greene talking about her book, "Remember the Sweet Things".

Mary Foster and Alan Gompers on Writers' Voices

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Mary FosterTwo guests on Writers' Voices this week will talk about Alan Gompersspiritual freedom.

Mary Foster from 1 to 1:30 will talk about her contribution to Thank God I, book 2. This is a book with stories of finding gratitude for painful experiences. Book 1 was a best seller and Book 2 has been eagerly anticipated. Mary will be doing a book signing at Revelations on Sunday June 7 at 1pm along with Thomas Gates who is a contributing author to books 1 and 2.

Kevin Roose on Writers' Voices

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Kevin RooseWhat would happen if a student at one of America’s most secular colleges spent a semester at Reverend Jerry Falwell’s “Bible Boot Camp” for young evangelicals?

The Unlikely Disciple answers that question, following Brown University sophomore Kevin Roose during his semester as a new transfer student at Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical Christian college.

Hoping to connect with his conservative Christian peers, Roose leaps across the God Divide and embeds himself among Liberty’s 10,000 undergraduates, who call themselves “Champions for Christ.” At Liberty, he sings in Rev. Falwell’s church choir, takes classes like Evangelism 101, and makes surprising discoveries about the true nature of America’s culture war.

The chronicle of Roose’s journey is timely, hilarious, and thought-provoking, and will inspire and entertain believers and non-believers alike.

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Talk to the Animals

Join us on Writers' Voices this week as we talk with Gary Douglas and Dain Heer, founder and partner in Access Energy Transformation work. We will be discussing their book, Talk to the Animals, a primer on using Access work to intuitively communicate with animals. Filled with amazing stories of successful healing and dramatic improvements in relationships with animals, this book was a fascinating read, and represents a unique approach in the world of animal communication. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this weeks' episode of Writers' Voices.

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Rudy Wilson, "The Red Truck"

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The Red TruckMonica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana speak with Fairfield's own Rudy Wilson about his book, Sonja's Blue, a collection of short stories, many of which have been published in journals or are excerpted from his novels.

Rudy Wilson, author of four books, best known for THE RED TRUCK, has an MFA in English/Fiction Writing, from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where he was a manuscript reader for admissions to the prestigious graduate writing program. He taught Fiction Writing Workshops there for one year, on a Teaching-Writing Fellowship.

Wilson has received a James Michener Fellowship, a CCLM-GE Award for Fiction published in THE PARIS REVIEW, and an NEA Fellowship for Fiction, in 1989.

Wilson has appeared in Gordon Lish's QUARTERLY, and has three stories in the Winter '94 Indiana Review.

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Father Rookey

This week Monica and Caroline will be talking with author Kathleen Quasey and Father Rookey about her biography of Father Rookey titled Healer of Souls.

 92-year old Father Rookey and his biographer are driving up from Chicago for this inerveiw.

Glowing reports of his healing ministry have been heard around Fairfield. Born October 12, 1916 in Superior, Wisconsin, Father Rookey entered the Servite Seminary in Hillside, Illinois in 1930. He studied theology, philosophy and music at Loyola and DePaul Universities in Chicago. In 1941 he was ordained at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago.

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As of 2011 over 235,000 books have been self-published, and the growing trend towards e-books makes this an even more feasible option for authors. But what would make a traditionally-published author decide to go independent?  Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week as they discuss this with Sabrina Ricci, whose essay, "Why Traditionally Published Authors are Going Indie" recently appeared on Huffington Post.  

Ricci is a freelance writer whose own self-published novella, "The 13th Cycle" is widely available online.  She was also the co-founder and publisher of FictionBrigade, a micropublisher of flash fiction ebooks. FictionBrigade's ebook "Espresso Fiction" is an award-winning finalist in the 'E-book: General Fiction' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Previously, Ricci worked for traditional publishers Random House and Simon & Schuster.