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Welcome to Lit103.3; fiction for the ears. My name is Alan Vogel, your host/reader. Each show is a podcast archive of an over the air radio broadcast on WXOJ FM 103.3, Northampton, MA. Broadcast every Tuesday at 1:00 PM, Lit103.3; fiction for the ears is a platform for short fiction, any genre or no genre at all, as well as creative non- fiction, and excerpts. I also play music which are really stories in song, as well as talk about writing, publishing, books and fiction in general.

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Excerpts from The Blood Lie by Shirley Vernick as well as from a previously unpublished essay by Saul Bellow on "A Jewish Writer in America."

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Shirley Vernick grew up in Massena, New York where the blood libel happened, as did her father, whose family was directly victimized by it. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two frisky dogs in Amherst. Shirley has written for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, national newspapers, and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Boston Universities. She graduated from Cornell University, where she was awarded the school’s Fleischmann Scholarship for Writing Achievement. This is her debut novel. For Young Adults.


Silent Hill by Larry Sweazy and Shade by Karen Condon

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Silent Hill was previously published in the anthology, Ghost Towns by Kensington Press.
Larry D. Sweazy (www.larrydsweazy.com) won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005, and was nominated for a SMFS (Short Mystery Fiction Society) Derringer award in 2007.  He has published over 40 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in, or will appear in, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys’ Life; Hardboiled, and other publications. 
Larry’s first novel, The Rattlesnake Season, featuring Texas Ranger, Josiah Wolfe, was published by Berkley in October 2009, and was finalist in the 2010 Best Books of Indiana literary competition. There will be at least three more Josiah Wolfe novels in the series.  The Scorpion Trail (#2) was published April of 2010.  The Badger’s Revenge (#3) became available in April, 2011, and The Cougar’s Prey (#4) in October of 2011.

Shade by Karen Condon. Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly this December (2011)."
  

Mama's Boy by Ken Kuhlken

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Ken Kuhlken’s stories have appeared in Esquire and dozens of other magazines and anthologies, been honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has been a frequent contributor and a columnist for the San Diego Reader. With Alan Russell, he has chronicled the madness of book tours in Road Kill and No Cats, No Chocolate.His novels are Midheaven, a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel, The Loud Adios (Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel, 1989), The Venus Deal, The Angel Gang, The Do-Re-Mi (a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel), The Vagabond Virgins, and The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles, (San Diego Book Awards Best Mystery of 2010). In Writing and the Spirit, he offers a wealth of advice to writers and everyone looking for inspiration. He resides on the web at www.kenkuhlken.net, and teaches creative writing at Perelandra College, www.perelandra.edu.


Old-Fashioned Love Song by Diana Renn and The Devil You Know by Stacey Keith

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Diana grew up in Seattle and now lives in Boston with her husband and son. She graduated from Hampshire College and earned an M.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. After graduate school, Diana taught ESL, writing, and literature, worked in educational publishing, and authored several ESL textbooks. She also traveled whenever possible, and taught English in South America.In addition to writing for young adults, Diana writes short stories and essays, which have been published in a variety of magazines and literary journals.When she’s not writing, Diana enjoys bicycling and taiko drumming. She studies taiko and occasionally performs with the group Odaiko New England. Tokyo Heist is her first novel. Visit  dianarennbooks.com or dianarenn.net for more information on Diana


Award-winning writer Stacey Keith has been on more than twenty talk shows, including "Montel Williams," "Geraldo Rivera," "Real Personal with Bob Berkowitz," "Sally Jesse Raphael," and "Joan Rivers." In addition to hundreds of radio interviews, Stacey has lectured throughout the United States and the University of Toronto.Her aspirations in the area of fiction have encompassed two Golden Heart nominations, a Maggie, two Silver Quills, a Jasmine, a Heart of the Rockies, two Mollies, and over fifteen other first-place wins in Romance Writers of America contests, of which organization she is a member.In addition to writing, Stacey works as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer to professional athletes. Visit Staceykeith.com for more information on Stacey.



The First of All My Dreams Was of..., by Thomas Bergeron.

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It's fitting to begin a new season with a unique show. The First of All My Dreams was Of....is a jazz album by the Thomas Bergeron Quintet. All compositions are by Thomas Bergeron based on themes by Claude Debussy. Each cut tells a musical story of Thomas' life beginning here in the Pioneer Valley and then moving on to New York City.

Musical roots- the 50's and some discussion and a reading and more. Also, some fundraising.

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Back to the '50's- new ground for most. And More. Much More. And, yes, some fundraising.

This and that, music from Tom Waits to local artists that went national and some fundraising

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Money Medley, Songs about Alice and more.

Excerpts from Philip Roth, Jeffrey Lewis Nicolle Krauss, Fiction from Grace Paley and music from The Poison Tree

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Thoughts on mortality and aging

and

Music from The Poison Tree- an album worth featuring on a show about writing, simply because it's beautifully executed and highly evocative. The Poison Tree is Steve Salett, a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter

Dialogue a story by Deborah Vlock

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Deborah Vlock is a fiction writer and specialist in Victorian literature and culture. She's the author of the book Dickens, Novel Reading, and the Victorian Popular Theatre and multiple articles about the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as fiction in Hunger Mountain Deborah has also written a novel about a family struggling with autism, which is currently making the rounds in NYC. She lives near Boston with her husband, two adorable kids, and a cute but obnoxious Keeshond named Noo Noo. You can read more about her at www.deborahvlock.com.

Deb's short story "Dialogue" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize as well as published in Hunger Mountain in the Fall 2010 edition.  Hunger Mountain is The journal of The Vermont College of Fine Arts and can be found on the web at www.hungermtn.org/.



Music From the First Lady, Thoughts on How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu, Music and More

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Yup. it's true- music from The First Lady- recorded in the early 2000's, and it holds up.

Also

Surprises and mind-bending time travel.



Fiction from Miranda July and Grace Paley, Music and More...and some fundraising

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Coconuts by Ben Malisaw and Dart Champ by Dorothy Francis

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Ben Malisow-  Ben Malisow has been an Air Force officer, an actor, ajournalist, a schoolteacher, a college professor, and a securityconsultant, among other things. His first book 1,001 Things To Do If You Dare was published by Adams Media in 2007, and his secondTerrorism, from Chelsea House/Facts on File, came out in 2008. You can find him onlineat www.benmalisow.com.

Award winning author Dorothy Francis writes mystery books and short stories for adults and children.  Her next book KILLER IN CONTROL will be released by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in 2011.  Four Key West mystery titles are available on Amazon Kindle.

The Green Cross by Elizabeth Zelvin

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Elizabeth Zelvin is a New York psychotherapist who runs alcohol treatment programs

"The Green Cross," about a young Marrano sailor on Columbus's first voyage, was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. 


After The Shower by Karen Condon and excepts from Joyce Carol Oates


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"Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly December 2011."

After The Shower comes from a volume of stories entitled " Are You a Survivor" which Karen Condon wrote during and after her treatment for breast cancer in 2001 and 2002. The title refers to a question she was asked at a breast cancer support group theday after her diagnosis. She lives in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Brown Street Press is proud to release Karen's novel, Are you a Survivor? which went on sale on sale in November 2008.

Strange Bedfellows and The Peahen by Twist Phelan


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"Strange Bedfellows" (POLITICS NOIR) is an ironic/darkly funny tale in which every character’s actions circle back so s/he gets what s/he deserves.

"The Peahen" (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine) is a homage to Pete Dexter. Based on one of his columns and written in Dexter's understated, linear style—much happens that isn’t on the page—the story looks at the tension that arises from the influx of things foreign on formerly all-American endeavors. 


A Stanford graduate and former plaintiff’s trial lawyer, Twist Phelan writes the critically-acclaimed legal-themed Pinnacle Peak mystery series (Poisoned Pen Press). Her short stories appear in anthologies and mystery magazines and have won or been nominated for the Thriller, Ellis, and Derringer awards. Currently, Twist is finishing up a suspense novel set in the business world. Find out more at www.twistphelan.com.
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Pushback by Larry Sweazy

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Larry D. Sweazy (www.larrydsweazy.com) won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005, and was nominated for a SMFS (Short Mystery Fiction Society) Derringer award in 2007.  He has published over 40 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in, or will appear in, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys’ Life; Hardboiled, and other publications.  



Larry’s first novel, The Rattlesnake Season, featuring Texas Ranger, Josiah Wolfe, was published by Berkley in October 2009, and was finalist in the 2010 Best Books of Indiana literary competition. There will be at least three more Josiah Wolfe novels in the series.  The Scorpion Trail (#2) was published April of 2010.  The Badger’s Revenge (#3) will be available in April, 2011, and The Cougar’s Prey (#4) in October of 2011. 
 

Augie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster as well as thoughts on the songwriting of Ben Folds and Nick Hornby on the album Lonely Avenue as well as Elvis Costello on his album, National Ransom


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Augie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster as well as thoughts on the songwriting of Ben Folds and Nick Hornby on the album Lonely Avenue as well as Elvis Costello on his album, National Ransom.

Beauty, Beauty by Katherine Jamieson and Don DeLillo, Bobby Thomsom and The Shot Heard Round The World


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Memoir by Katherine Jamieson from her time spent in Africa.

Bobby Thomson  (October 25, 1923 – August 16, 201) and The Shot Heard Round The World. Excerpts from Fiction about the event by Don DeLillo,and thoughts by New York Times collumnist Bob Herbert.

Katherine Jamieson is a professor of literature, communication, and writing at Westfield State College and Holyoke Community College. She writes about food and health for magazines and newspapers.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Ms., Narrative Magazine, and locally in Edible Pioneer Valley and The Hampshire Gazette.  This piece comes from a body of creative nonfiction writing she's done about the two years shepent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guyana, South America.

MUSIC SHOW 2010


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A Bi-ANNUAL EVENT- Music and writing

2010 Fall Book Preview and a piece of non-fiction set during the '60's by Alan Vogel


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A review of 10 upcoming titles from the Fall 2010 list

and

a slice of life from the 60's by Alan Vogel

DUMB BEASTS by Clea Simon- podcast version


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June 1st, June 22nd and July 13th- Dumb Beasts by Clea Simon
as well as some comments on Aloft by Chang-Rae
Lee, Solar by Ian McEwan and some "animal music."

CleaSimon is the Cambridge, Mass., based author of such mysteries as GreyMatters and Probable Claws. Pru Marlowe, the bad-girl animal psychicintroduced in "Dumb Beasts," will make her full-length debut in themystery Dogs Don't Lie, the first in her "pet noir" series set in afictional Western Mass. town, to  be published in April, 2011, byPoisoned Pen Press. You can read more at www.cleasimon.com

Circulation by Pat Remick- podcast version


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Pat Remick is an award-winning short story author and veteran journalist, and has co-authored two non-fiction books. She is 2010 president of Sisters in Crime New England, co-chair of the Nov. 12-14, 2010, New England Crime Bake conference for mystery writers and readers, and a member of Mystery Writers of America. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and she is working on a novel. Pat blogs at PatRemick.blogspot.com and at workingstiffs.blogspot.com. Her web site is www.PatRemick.com



'Twas The Night by Anita Page and Confessions of a Good Mother by Ray Daniel- podcast version


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'Twas The Night by Anita Page

AnitaPage's short stories have appeared in The Prosecution Rests (Little,Brown), Murder New York Style (L&L Dreamspell), Word Riot,Mysterical-e, Mouth Full of Bullets, Ball State University Forum,Jewish Horizons, and Heresies. She recently completed a darktraditional mystery set in the Catskills featuring Hannah Fox and JackGrundy, who make guest appearances in "'Twas the Night," published lastfall in The Gift of Murder (Wolfmont Press). She lives in New York'sMid-Hudson Valley.

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Confessions of a Good Mother by Ray Daniel

Born and bred in the Boston Area, Ray Daniel lives in the high-tech
belt West of Boston where he writes and works on reforming his Boston accent.





Time Will Tell by Twist Phelan - podcast version


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“Time Will Tell” by Twist Phelan is included in this year’s Mystery Writers of America anthology, THE PROSECUTION RESTS (Little, Brown), edited by Linda Fairstein.

A popular writer here at Lit103.3; fiction for the ears, Twist Phelan, aformer attorney as well as sportsperson, submitted "Time Will Tell",together with a note addressing some of her thoughts on craft duringthe writing of the story. I'll summarize those thoughts

as well as

spend a minute or three talking about the Massachusetts election of Republican Scott Brown and the growing ahistorical perspective ofAmerican politics, the media and Americans in general.


* I apologize to listeners. On two occasions during the broadcastI referred to Richard Powers (author of Gain), as Thomas Powers. Also, when I referred to Corporations not existing at the time of the founding of the country, I meant as they exist today.





The Flourine Murder by Camille Minichino - podcast version


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THE FLOURINE MURDER by CAMILLE MINICHINIO

Camille Minichino has published eight novels in the periodic table mystery series. She received her Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University, New York City. Her new series, The Miniature Mysteries, is based on her life long miniatures hobby. She has had a long career in research,teaching, and writing. She is currently on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco and on the staff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Camille is on the Board of the California Writers Club and NorCal Sisters in Crime.


As well as some discussion of the multiple arson that took place on December 27th in Northampton MA.

Periodic Table and Seeing Ghosts by Karen Condon as well as a discussion of The Local a film by Dan Eberle


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"Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly this December."
                                   
The Local, was an official selection of the Brooklyn International Film Festival and was released in October 2009. Dan Eberle, an independent filmmaker, wrote, directed and starred in the film. He has also made Vicissitudes (2004) and JailCity (2006)

I failed to note during the program that I tend not to talk about plot when speaking of books or movies for the reason that it's important to me that I view a movie or read a book as a blank slate without prior lnowledge and want to allow listeners the same privilege.




    
    

Thoughts About My Father; a slice of memoir- by Bill Childs and No Easy Way Out by Dan Krokos- podcast version


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Bill Childs is aProfessor of Law and Assistant Dean at Western New England College ofLaw as well as host, together with his daughter Ella and son Liam of"Spare The Rock and Spoil the Child" broadcast on WXOJ 103.3 FM as wellas WRSI  "The River" at 93.9 FM, both stations broadcasting fromNorthampton, Massachusetts, and both shows airing on Saturdays.

and

The Easy Way Out by Dan Krokos

Dan Krokos is a 23 year old student of English who also works in a gas station and writes crime novels.

Death Will Trim Your Tree by Elizabeth Zelvin- podcast version


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"Death Will Trim YourTree" appears in the holiday crime anthology THE GIFT OF MURDER, editedby John Floyd and published by Wolfmont Press to benefit the Toys forTots Foundation. ELIZABETH ZELVIN's new mystery, DEATH WILL HELP YOULEAVE HIM is in stores now.
Protagonist,recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler, alsoplays the lead in ElizabethZelvin's debut mystery novel from St.Martin's, DEATH WILL GET YOUSOBER. Zelvin is a New York psychotherapist who ran alcoholtreatmentprograms

Lucky Is Another Country by Larry Sweazy- podcast version


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Larry D. Sweazy is the author of the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger (Berkley) series, and of more than 40 short stories, non-fiction articles, and poems.  His first professionally published short story, "The Promotion", won the 2005 Spur award for Best Short Fiction, and appeared in The Best Short Mysteries of 2005 anthology (The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Best Crime and Mystery Stories (Carroll & Graf), edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg. His other short stories have appeared in, or will appear in, Boy's Life, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Amazon Shorts, Hardboiled, Terminal Fright, and other anthologies and magazines. He currently lives in Noblesville, Indiana, with his wife Rose, two dogs and a cat.

Common Sense by Ben Malisow - podcast version


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Ben Malisow-  Ben Malisow has been an Air Force officer, an actor, a journalist, a schoolteacher, a college professor, and a security consultant, among other things. His first book1,001 Things To Do If You Dare was published by Adams Media in 2007, and his second Terrorism, from Chelsea House/Facts on File, came out in2008. You can find him on line at www.benmalisow.com.

Time Tracker by G. Miki Hayden podcast version


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G. Miki Hayden’s, The Maids, which played on this show last year won the 2004 Edgar Award for best mystery short story. The written version of this story is nowavailable in a story format for Sony Reader.

In our premier year she contributed her story, Rock on Rock to the show, the written version of which is still in our archives.

Miki is also the author of The Naked Writer, a comprehensive style and composition book for all levels of writers, as well as
her intructional, "Writing the Mystery," which was also nominated for three awards.

Miki is available for private coaching at Ghayden2@nyc.rr.com, but also teaches at Writer’s Digest online.



When In Rome by Dorothy Francis and Get Yourself a Face by Gail Farrelly - podcast version


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Dorothy Francis writes mystery shortstories and novels from her home studios in Iowa and the Florida Keys. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime,Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Short MysteryFiction Society.  Her latest novel, EDEN PALMS MURDER is now availableat libraries and book stories. This story won a Derringer Award in 1999awarded by the Short Mystery Fiction Society.


Gail Farrellywrites mystery novels, articles about the mystery field, and Op-Eds. She also publishes satire pieces (Gail Farrelly's satire and parodystories) on TheSpoof.com, a British website.  Her first mystery, BeanedIn Boston: Murder at a Finance Convention,  was named to the WashingtonIrving Book Selection List.  Gail's other books are Duped ByDerivatives: A Manhattan Murder and Creamed at Commencement: AGraduation Mystery.  She's working on a fourth mystery, The VirtualHeiress.  Gail shares a website (www.FarrellySistersOnline.com) withher sister Rita, also a mystery writer; first chapters of the Farrellymysteries are available on the website.
   

The Murder Cache by Beth Groundwater- podcast version

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Beth Groundwater's first mystery novel, A REAL BASKET CASE, was published in March, 2007 and was nominated for a Best First Novel Agatha Award. The second in the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, was just released this May. It is set in Breckenridge, CO and opens with a death on the ski slope. As Kirkus Review said, "Groundwater's second leaves the bunny slope behind, offering some genuine black-diamond thrills." Between writing spurts, Beth defends her garden from marauding mule deer and wild rabbits and tries to avoid getting black-and-blue on the black and blue ski slopes of Colorado. Please visit her website at bethgroundwater.com/ . "The Murder Cache" first appeared in The Map of Murder anthology, published February, 2007. This anthology was an Award-Winner in the Short Story Fiction category of the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards.

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Beth Groundwater, bethgroundwater.com/
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REAL BASKET CASE, Five Star, 3/2007, Best First Novel Agatha Nominee
TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, Five Star, May 2009

STICKERS by Daniel Scott - podcast version as read by Walter Mantani


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Daniel Scott has authored twoshort-story collections, Some of Us have to Get Up in the Morning andPay This Amount. HIs work has also appeared or is forthcoming in manynational and international magazines including StoryQuarterly, TheSouthern Anthology, River Oak Review, The Dublin Quarterly, ClockwatchReview, Quercus Review, Confrontation, Press and Berkeley FictionReview.  He is the recipient of an Artists’ Fellowship from the NewYork Foundation for the Arts as well as a Ludwig Vogelstein FoundationGrant, a Millay Colony for the Arts Residency and two MacDowell ColonyFellowships. A Massachusetts native, He now lives in New York. Daniel can be reached at www.danielscottonline.com

Guestreader Walter Mantani is co-host of the Valley Free Radio show,"Shootin' From The Hip," every Monday at 1:00 PM on WXOJ-LP  FM 103.3Northampton, MA.

A Stab in the Heart by Twist Phelan- podcast version


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A retired trial lawyer and former commodities trader, Twist Phelan writes the critically-acclaimed Pinnacle Peak series, legal-themed mysteries featuring endurance sports. Her latest book, FALSE FORTUNE (Poisoned Pen Press), was a Rocky Award finalist. In researching her books, Twist has paddled the open ocean, bicycled across the country, and roped steers. But she's still scared to light the barbecue.

Lenny in Love by Steven Wander and Beleaguered by Ben Malisow- podcast


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March 31st and April 7th - LENNY IN LOVE by Steven Wander and BELEAGUERED by Ben Malisow

StevenWander- Steven H. Wander, currently an adjunct professor of Art Historyat the University of Connecticut, Stamford was formerly assistantprofessor and chair of the Art History department at the University ofCalifornia, Irvine, from 1976-80.  Between then and now he ran thefamily jewelry business with branches in New York, Paris, France andTexas.  The short story is the opening chapter of a novel based on theevents of December 5, 1991 when his safe was burglarized, and thethieves made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry(insured).  The novel was accepted for publication, but contract issuesprevented its appearance.
 
He was educated at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley and received his doctorate from StanfordUniversity.  In addition to the two novels he has written, the second athriller about the True Cross, entitled Cross, Double Cross, hispublications consist of scholarly articles on the Cyprus Plates, whichare currently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum in New Yorkaccording to his proposed arrangement, Westminster Abbey, the YorkMinster Chapter House, and Wenceslaus Hollar’s engravings of the tombsof Old St. Paul’s, London.  His current project is a full-lengthreevaluation of the Joshua Roll, a tenth-century Byzantine manuscriptabout which he recently spoke at Oxford University.

ProfessorWander has been the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Grant for GraduateStudy Abroad to the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1973-74,  the UCLACenter for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Award in 1975, anAmerican Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-aid for RecentRecipients of the PhD in 1977, and in 2006 he was a member of theNational Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Trajan’s Column:Narratives of War, Civilization, and Commemoration in the Roman Empireat the American Academy in Rome.


BenMalisow-  Ben Malisow has been an Air Force officer, an actor, ajournalist, a schoolteacher, a college professor, and a securityconsultant, among other things. His first book 1,001 Things To Do IfYou Dare was published by Adams Media in 2007, and his secondTerrorism, from Chelsea House/Facts on File, came out in 2008. You can find him onlineat www.benmalisow.com. And his dad is a really nice guy.


Mercy 101 by Pat Remick - podcast version


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Award-winning mystery short story writer Pat Remick also is a national freelance journalist, New Hampshire municipal employee working on a statewide tax issue, non-fiction author and veteran news reporter. Her short story “Mercy 101” won the prestigious Al Blanchard Award in 2007 and was published in ““Still Waters: Crime Stories by New England Writers.” Her story “Circulation” is part of the 2008 New England anthology “Deadfall” out this November. She is working on a mystery novel tentatively titled “Murder Most Municipal.”
 
Pat co-authored two professional development books with husband and fellow mystery writer Frank Cook, the most recent being "21 Things Every Future Engineer Should Know." Over the years, she has worked for such news outlets as United Press International, CNN, AARP Bulletin, Discovery.com, n ewspapers and newsletters.
 
Pat is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She and Frank live in Portsmouth, NH, with their two sons. Her often humorous blog, PatRemick.blogspot.com, is called “It’s All Novel Material.”  www.PatRemick.com
 

Triple Header- Colin Campbell- podcast version

                 

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Read By Valley Free Radio's own star of "The NighClub with his wife Linda Kennedy, as well as Match of the Day, perhaps the only show dedicated to soccor in the greater Western Massachusetts Northampton area. Eddie hails, as does author Colin Campbell from England

Author Colin Campbell:
Ex-policeman.  Ex-soldier.  International tennis player.  And full-time crime writer.    Author of twelve novels and a novella Colin Campbell has also written numerous short stories and is a retired police officer in West Yorkshire, having tackled crime on the streets of one of the UK’s busiest cities for 30 years.

Four books have been published in the UK, one of which is being adapted for TV as a two-hour drama.  He counts Lee Child, Reginald Hill, Caroline Carver, and Stephen Booth among his fans.

And he is currently world doubles champion (over 50s) at the World Police/Fire Games 2007 in Adelaide.

PUBLISHED WORK

•    DARKWATER TOWERS.  Blackie & Co Publishers.
•    THROUGH THE RUINS OF MIDNIGHT.  Pen Press.
•    BALLAD OF THE ONE LEGGED MAN.  Pen Press.
•    GARGOYLES – SKYLIGHTS AND ROOFSCAPES.  Pen Press.



The Apprentice Assassin by A. P. Littlewood, Those Stepford Guys by Winifred Seery, Marys Ribbon and Aunt Agnes Comes for A while by Pamela Tyree Griffin- podcast version


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YOUR SWEET MAN by Libby Hellmann podcast version


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YOUR SWEET MAN by Libby Hellmann. Libby Hellmann has published over 12 short stories, and edited the acclaimed crime fiction anthology, CHICAGO BLUES, which was released in October, 2007 by Bleak House Books. She served as National president of Sisters in Crime, and was president of the Midwest Mystery Writers of America chapter. Your Sweet Man was included in that anthology. Libby has published five novels in the The Ellie Foreman series, the latest of which is Easy Innocence. In hard cover through Poisoned Pen Press and in paperback through Berkley Prime Crime. Learn more at her website www.libbyhellmann.com        
A transplant from Washington, D.C., Libby has lived in the Chicago area thirty years. When not writing fiction, she conducts executive training programs in presentation skills, speech delivery, and media interviews. She also writes video scripts, articles, and speeches. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Film Production from New York University. After an eight year stint in television news, including PBS and NBC, she spent eight years at Burson-Marsteller, the large public relations firm.

Libby lives on the North Shore of Chicago with her family. Sadly, her Beagle, shamelessly named Shiloh, recently passed on. She is represented by the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency.-

Word of Mouth by Stephen Rogers and and The Runt by Daniel Scott- podcast version


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WORD OF MOUTH by Stephen Rogers appeared in HandHeldCrime, Feb 2002. Over five hundred of Stephen's stories and poems have been selected to appear in more than two hundred publications.His website, www.stephendrogers.com, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely information.
 




RUNT by Daniel Scott has authored two short-story collections, Some of Us have to Get Up in the Morning and Pay This Amount. HIs work has also appeared or is forthcoming in many national and international magazines including StoryQuarterly, The Southern Anthology, River Oak Review, The Dublin Quarterly, Clockwatch Review, Quercus Review, Confrontation, Press and Berkeley Fiction Review.  He is the recipient of an Artists’ Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant, a Millay Colony for the Arts Residency and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships. A Massachusetts native, He now lives in New York. Daniel can be reached at www.danielscottonline.com

The Maids by G. Miki Hayden- podcast version


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G. Miki Hayden’s, The Maids, won the 2004 Edgar Award for best mystery short story. Last year she contributed her story, Rock on Rock to the show, which can be found in our archives. Miki is also the author of The Naked Writer, a comprehensive style and composition book for all levels of writers, as well as her instructional, "Writing the Mystery," which was also nominated for three awards.

Miki is available for private coaching at Ghayden2@nyc.rr.com, but also teaches at Writer’s Digest online. 

Shoulders by Colin Campbell and Vendetta Olympics by Daniel Tomasulo- podcast version

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Shoulders by Colin Campbell- Ex-policeman.  Ex-soldier.  International tennis player.  And full-time crime writer.    Author of twelve novels and a novella Colin Campbell has also written numerous short stories and is a retired police officer in West Yorkshire, having tackled crime on the streets of one of the UK’s busiest cities for 30 years.

Four books have been published in the UK, one of which is being adapted for TV as a two-hour drama.  He counts Lee Child, Reginald Hill, Caroline Carver, and Stephen Booth among his fans.

And he is currently world doubles champion (over 50s) at the World Police/Fire Games 2007 in Adelaide.

PUBLISHED WORK

•    DARKWATER TOWERS.  Blackie & Co Publishers.
•    THROUGH THE RUINS OF MIDNIGHT.  Pen Press.
•    BALLAD OF THE ONE LEGGED MAN.  Pen Press.
•    GARGOYLES – SKYLIGHTS AND ROOFSCAPES.  Pen Press.




Vendetta Olympics by Daniel Tomasulo- Dan Tomasulo is a licensed psychologist and psychodrama trainer in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a former a visiting faculty member on fellowship at Princeton University. His first popular –press debut, Confessions of a Former Child:  A Therapist’s Memoir was published earlier this year. Kirkus Reviews called it “Disquietingly funny, stuffed with entertaining details and penetrating insights.” 
 
Dr. Tomasulo is a former stand-up comic and comedy writer, and the first psychologist to be honored with the Statewide Healthcare Provider Award by the ARC of New Jersey.  He has an MFA from the New School in New York City, and is also co-author of Healing Trauma: The Power of Group Treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the American Psychological Association’s first book on psychotherapy for people with Intellectual disabilities.

Lily-Ray by Karen Condon and Only Child by Jennifer Bouchard- podcast version

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Lily-Ray by Karen Condon - "Karen Condon has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She recently won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers.  Another of her stories will appear in Story Quarterly December 2011."

She wrote the stories in Are You a Survivor duringand after her treatment for breast cancer in 2001 and 2002. The titlerefers to a question she was asked at a breast cancer support group theday after her diagnosis. She lives in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Brown Street Press is proud to release Karen's novel, Are you a Survivor?. It will go on sale in November 1st 2008.
         
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Only Child by Jennifer Bouchard - Jennifer Bouchard is a writer and high school English teacher. She has
writtennumerous articles on education and literature for EBSCO Publishing. Herwork also has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. She received aB.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, anM.Ed.in English from Framingham State College, and is currentlypursuing an M.F.A in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut StateUniversity. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband anddaughter.

Lovers Only, Friends Optional by Lisa Smith-Overton podcast version

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Lisa Smith-Overton is a freelance writer and photographer published in both fiction and non-fiction.  Her short story, The Travels of Mary Magdalene won the short story prize in the 2006 CT State University System Fiction and Poetry Contest and was published in the Connecticut Review.  A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, she is currently a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts program in professional writing at Western Connecticut State University.

The Last Pork Chop by Bayard- audio podcast version

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Bayard has had 150 stories published in the last 10 years in dozens of literary magazines. Bayard has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize 9 times, and is the editor of a literary magazine entitled Happy. Bayard is also visual artist of note, with sculptural pieces in major private and corporate collections, and is currently represented by Schroder-Romero in New York and GV Art in London. He has recently been an artist-in-residence at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and was featured in Contemporary Textiles.

SYLVIE HAS GONE TO THE DELI by Elizabeth Esse Kahrs- WEB ONLY PODCAST DUE TO EXPLICIT CONTENT

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Elizabeth Esse Kahrs is a freelance journalist and fiction writer. She has been a columnist for Parent and Kids/Boston for the past six years. An excerpt from her novel, The Trouble in My Mirror, appeared in the Fearless Voices section of the The Huffington Post. You can find more of her work in The Boston Globe, the Baby Journal, Static Movement, and Shine. Elizabeth graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. A native of suburban New York, she lives with her husband and two children on Boston’s South Shore. The Trouble in My Mirror is her first novel.