Author Interview – Tracy Winegar on Writing

Yesterday, we spoke with new author Tracy Winegar about her new book, “Keeping Keller.” It’s the story of a young boy who has autism and the struggles his parents face as they try to care for him without fully understanding his situation. If you missed our conversation and Tracy’s insights into autism, you can click here to get caught up. Tracy joins us again today to talk about the writing process. Thanks for being here, Tracy. When did you first have the idea to write “Keeping Keller?” The idea came to me as I was trying to sleep one night. … Continue reading

Author Interview – F.M. Meredith

Today we are joined by F.M. Meredith, (also known as Marilyn Meredith) author of “Smell of Death,” reviewed yesterday. F.M., we’re so glad you could be here. You write the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, of which “Smell of Death” is the fourth installment. What are the titles of your other books, and can you give us a brief synopsis of each? “Final Respects” is the first in the series, and it focuses on Doug Milligan and his best friend Al Bertalone. Both men are good policemen. The big difference between the two is their wives. Doug’s wife hates the fact … Continue reading

Author Interview – Camille Marchetta on Writing for Television

Thank you for joining us for part two of our conversation with Camille Marchetta, author of “The River, By Moonlight.” If you missed part one, click here. Camille, you wrote for television before you became a novelist. Can you tell us a little about that? For almost as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. And because I grew up loving films and television almost as much as books, it never occurred to me to choose one over the other. In fact, in England where I worked as an agent for a while, writers pretty much … Continue reading

Author Interview – Marcia Mickelson

Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the chance to review two novels by LDS author Marcia Mickelson, “Star Shining Brightly” and “Reasonable Doubt.” Marcia joins us today to talk about her books and her future plans. Marcia, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here. You’ve now written two books for the LDS market. Your first book, “Star Shining Brightly,” is the story of a man who goes to work as a driver for a famous Hollywood actress who eventually comes back to the Church. How did you come up with the idea … Continue reading

Media Week in Review – January 28th-February 2nd

Did you have a busy week and miss some of the great blogs here in Media Reviews? That’s okay—this summary will get you caught up to speed. We started with the week with a review of “Beyond the Horizon,” the debut novel of LDS author Judy C. Olsen. She writes of six generations of men ranging from the era of Joseph Smith down to our present day, and the lessons each of them learned. “Mr. Gumpy’s Outing” is about a proper English gentleman who agrees to take a young boy, girl, and a whole menagerie with him on his boat. … Continue reading

Media Week in Review Dec 24th – 30th

The cold temperatures make for good reading and viewing weather. Check out our recommendations from this week in Media Review. We finished out the Christmas season with Paddington Bear and the Christmas Surprise. Tristi interviewed G.G. Vandagriff, author of Cankered Roots, Of Deadly Descent, and Tangled Roots. Vandagriff’s books all feature a genealogist as the main character. Animal lovers will not want to miss the free video podcast Wild Chronicles from National Geographic. Tristi also reviewed Makeover, a new LDS young adult novel by Shannon Guymon, and Reasonable Doubt by LDS author, Marcia Mickelson. If you have a Wii, or … Continue reading