Cheryl Fusco Johnson's Audio

- The Studio - 20140609 - Jill Esbaum

57:55 minutes (53.02 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Always rollicking, often rhyming, and sometimes historical, Jill Esbaum's 17 kids' books have snagged tons of awards. Released by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2014, her two newest children's picture books, I Hatched! and I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!, were inspired by Iowa farm life. Jill and her husband raise corn, soybeans, and hundreds of pigs on a farm near Dixon, Iowa.

The five new kids' books Jill has out this year also include National Geographic Kids' Angry Birds Playground: Rain Forest. To find out how Jill's fondness for farmland and familiarity with hard work fuel her successful writing and publishing career, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Jill this week!

59:37 minutes (54.58 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Beth HowardTurn your blog posts into best-selling books! Learn to do that and more at FAIRfest 2014's writing events! Yes! Like Mission Creek in Iowa City, FAIRfest 2014 will offer programs (all free!) for people of all ages who love writing and books! Five creative, wonderful past guests of The Studio created these events.

- The Studio - 20140526 - Afton Hallauer

60:00 minutes (54.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Fizz, Boom Fun! Extending beyond storytime, free Fairfield Public Library activities this summer include insect and animal zoos, science movies, Lego days, and much, much more. Youth Services Director Afton Hallauer has tons of science-related programs planned to keep your kids happy and their reading and science skills fresh.

Learn all about the library's free summer kids' programs and about other organizations' children's activites 1:00-4:30 PM Saturday, June 7th at the library. Even FAIRfest has something special for kids this year: author Jeanette Hopkins will lead a story hour replete with singing, dancing, and juggling at the library 2:00-3:00PM Saturday, June 21st. For a detailed description of the many ways you can head off your kids' summer complaints about boredom, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Afton this week.

- The Studio - 20140519 - Beth Howard

60:00 minutes (54.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ms American Pie Book Cover

 

Beth Howard's new book busts pie-baking myths and boasts 80 diverse and tasty recipes. Released by Race Point Publishing, Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House instantly sold out. (You can still buy it; the publisher put out a second printing.) What accounts for this book's wild popularity? Beth deeply reveres pie's community-building aspects while eschewing contemporary stipulations that frighten modern bakers.

Take it from the baker who made Steven Speilberg coconut cream pie, Dick Van Dyke strawberry rhubarb, and Barbra Steisand lemon meringue: baking pie can be simple and fun. Becoming a confident pie baker could lead you to greater adventures. Find out how on The Studio with Cheryl and Beth Howard this week.

- The Studio - 201405012 - April Henry

59:20 minutes (54.33 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Body in the Woods book cover



New York Times best-selling author April Henry has two new thrillers coming out this spring. Aimed at young adults, The Body in the Woods focuses on a teen trio newly inducted into a Portland, Oregan search-and-rescue team. Penned with national TV legal analyst Lise Wiehl, A Deadly Business (for adult readers) features single-mom Mia Quinn, who prosecutes Violent Crimes in Seattle courtrooms. April's had 17 books published.

- The Studio - 20140428 - Julie Ham

60:00 minutes (54.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- The Studio - 20140421 - Troy Dunn

59:58 minutes (54.9 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Troy Dunn created two hit TV series, The Locator and APB with Troy Dunn, to reunite separated friends and families. To strengthen your family relationships, he wrote Family: the Good F-Word, The Life-Changing Action Plan for Building Your Best Family. Packed with quizzes, worksheets, and thought-provoking statistics, Troy's new book provides common sense tools people can use to foster happier and more stable relationships. To hear Troy debunk popular myths about marriage, discuss relationship roadblocks, and reveal the right way to fight with your spouse or partner, tune in to The Studio with Chery and Troy this week. 

- The Studio - 20140414 - Jim Belilove

60:00 minutes (54.93 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jim Belilove

Twenty-five years ago business strategist Jim Belilove and artist Harri Aalto recognized undeveloped possibilities inherent in emerging waterjet technology.

Headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, the company they founded, Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc., is the largest and most experienced independent waterjet fabrication and design company in the U.S.

What exactly does Creative Edge do to marble, granite, and a host of other flooring materials to make their products so coveted and unique? And how did Jim and Harri translate their appreciation for new technology into global leadership in the waterjet fabrication and design arena?

During this episode of The Studio with Cheryl, Jim answers these questions and shares details about Creative Edge's Gigantic Premium Floor Products Remnant Sale taking place 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 19th at 601 S. 23rd Street in Fairfield.

- The Studio - 20140401 - Darcy Pattison

59:39 minutes (54.62 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Independent publisher Darcy Pattison discusses her new nonfiction picture book, Aboyomi, and her latest childrens's novel, Saucy and Bubba, a contemporary Hansel and Gretel tale that explores the tangled threads of a family touched by grief, alcoholism, and economic frailty. During this second visit to The Studio, Darcy also discusses novel revision techniques and how she researches nonfiction. Acclaimed by major review media, Darcy's books have been translated into eight languages. Be sure to tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Darcy this week to learn how this prolific author accomplishes all that she does.  

- The Studio - 20140310 - Tom North

57:45 minutes (52.87 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A 1968 film starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, Yours, Mine, and Ours purportedly told the true story of Tom North's youth as part of the happy, blended Beardsley-North family, which ultimately included 20 children. Tom recently dispelled the "one big happy family" myth that this movie created by writing and independently publishing a memoir. An Amazon Best Seller, Tom North's book, True North: The Shocking Truth About Yours, Mine, and Ours was listed by The Washington Times as Recommended Reading, garnered rave reviews by Writers Digest, and won a Living Now Award Gold Medal. 

Tom, a graduate of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management), will read from and sign copies of True North at 1:30 PM, Saturday, March 15th in Revelations Cafe and Book Store. Tom is a financial investment advisor, and he lives in Carmel, California with his wife, Connie.

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