Saturday, November 29, 2008

Book Talk Podcast - ML Rose

Susan Gray talks to Linda Weeks, one-half of the writing duo M.L. Rose, about a young country songwriter in Nashville, in the novel The Road To Eden's Ridge. Download the podcast today, or tomorrow, or whenever you're ready. No pressure. :)

Book Talk Podcast - Helen Hemphill

Download Stephen Usery's interview of Helen Hemphill about her new book for younger readers, The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, which follows a pair of young former slaves as they make their way from Tennessee to the Wild West. (Also, Helen will be at Davis-Kidd on Saturday December 6th at 1 p.m. to sign copies of the book. Drop by and tell her that you heard her on Book Talk!)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Book Talk Podcast - Tom Piazza

Stephen Usery interviews Grammy-award winning writer Tom Piazza. City of Refuge is a heart-rending tale following two families from New Orleans as they deal with Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath. Tom also discusses the political inaction during the real-world recovery process. Very strong stuff, download it today.

Book Talk Podcast - Clyde Edgerton

Download Stephen Usery's one-hour interview with Clyde Edgerton. This North Carolina native known for his novels Raney and Lunch at the Picadilly, discusses The Bible Salesman, his latest tale filled with car thieves, cats (of talking and dead varieties), family woes and of course our titular salesman.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Book Talk Video - Michael Connelly

Thanks for stopping by for our first online video for Book Talk. Please excuse Stephen's corny jokes; we normally edit those out for the radio broadcast. The audio podcast will be posted in December with additional content.

Guest: Michael Connelly
Book: The Brass Verdict
Host: Stephen Usery
Editor: Savannah Bearden
Director: Chris Carwile
Producer: Stephen Usery
Date: 28 October 2008
Location: FM89.3 WYPL Radio Studios, Memphis, TN

Book Talk - Michael Connelly from stephen usery on Vimeo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Book Talk Podcast - U of M Creative Writing and Moss Workshop

Stephen Usery welcomes back Cary Holladay and Richard Bausch from the University of Memphis to talk about the creative writing MFA program and the Moss Workshop, which is open to non-student writers of fiction.

For more information on the workshop, contact Jan Coleman at 901-678-4692 or

Book Talk this Saturday evening, November 8, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on FM 89.3 WYPL.

Carry Holladay talks about her book, A Fight in the Doctor's Office:

Richard Bausch talks about his novel Peace:

Book Talk Podcast - Haywood Smith

Linda Lloyd talks to Red Hat Club author Haywood Smith about her latest novel, Wedding Belles. Listen to the podcast and learn about this funny and poignant book, oh, and rabid raccoons.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Book Talk Podcast - Lauren Fix

Stephen Usery shifts gears and talks to the car care coach, Lauren Fix about her newest how-to book, Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car. Learn about getting your car ready for winter weather and enjoy a radio show, all at the same time!

Book Talk Podcast - Cary Holladay

Stephen Usery interviews Memphis's own Cary Holladay about her new, award-winning novella, A Fight in the Doctor's Office. After the end of the broadcast segment, Stephen talks about the socio-political symbolism he found in book, and Cary humors him as best she can. She was a terrific and patient guest. Enjoy the podcast!